Stanistan, The Flash, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on USA and The CW.
The Flash (The CW)
Dominic Purcell has boarded The CW comic-book drama as a DC Comics villain…Purcell will play Mick Rory, a pyromaniac who finds an outlet for his obsession with fire when he teams up with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Miller) and becomes the villain known as Heatwave. Miller was cast in The Flash back in July and makes his debut in episode four. Purcell’s character will also be heard from in that same episode.
HBO has put in development Elisabeth, an hourlong romantic drama that has Patricia Clarkson attached to star and executive produce. The series, set in the world of international politics, hails from Canadian filmmaker Ruba Nadda and Alan Poul. Nadda will write the script, direct the potential pilot and executive produce alongside Clarkson and Poul.
Jennifer Carpenter will lead the cast of USA’s hourlong pilot Stanistan…Carpenter will play Public Affairs Officer Marcie Post, daughter of a well-respected diplomat and the newly appointed spin-master for all U.S. government activity in the [Middle Eastern country of Stanistan].
Stanistan was written by Andy Parker
Show Me A Hero (HBO)
Latanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters and Daniel Stern have joined the growing cast of HBO’s miniseries Show Me A Hero from The Wire co-creator David Simon…Richardson Jackso…will play Norma O’Neal, the stoic, hardworking home health aide who has struggled to raise a family in Yonkers’ worst projects, even as her own health fails her. Paul…will play Doreen Henderson, a young woman born in Yonkers public housing but raised in the suburbs, is drawn back to the projects, where her life spirals out of control. Peters plays Robert Mayhawk, the consultant hired to help educate tenants bound for the townhouses about life in their new neighborhood. Stern will play Oscar Newman, a sometimes-abrasive urban planner who developed a unique plan for public housing in Yonkers, earning the enmity of the opponents.
Members Only (ABC)
John Stamos…has been tapped as the male lead of ABC’s midseason drama series Members Only.
Stamos will play female lead Mickey (Natalie Zea)’s fast-talking hedge-fund billionaire husband whose marriage to Mickey has bought him what his money never could: membership.
John Stamos ABC Comedy Series Project
The comedy series project, written by Danny Chun (The Office), will have [John Stamos] play a version of himself — a charismatic lifelong ladies man whose life is upended when he discovers that he has a grown son who is nothing like him.
If There Be Thorns (Lifetime)
The third novel in V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic series, If There Be Thorns follows Christopher (Jason Lewis, Sex and the City, Brothers & Sisters) and Cathy Dollanganger (Rachael Carpani, McLeod’s Daughters) as they live together as man and wife in California with Cathy’s two sons, who are unaware of the nature of their parents’ relationship. Mason Cook (Legends) will play Cathy’s son, Bart.
Lewis and Carpani take over roles played by Wyatt Nash and Rose McIver, respectively, in Petals on the Wind, and before that, Mason Dye and Kiernan Shipka in Flowers in the Attic.
Point Of Honor (Amazon)
Chris O’Shea and James Harvey Ward are set as series regulars in Point Of Honor, Amazon’s Civil War family drama pilot from Carlton Cuse and Randall Wallace…O’Shea…will play Robert Sumner, a lieutenant in the Union army and husband of Virginian Lorelei Rhodes. Ward…will play Cutler, the cruel, heartless overseer of the slaves working in the Rhodes’ fields.
The Man In The High Castle (Amazon)
Cary Tagawa…has booked a series regular role on Amazon pilot The Man In The High Castle from The X-Files alum Frank Spotnitz and Scott Free…Tagawa will play Tagomi, the head of Japan’s Trade Mission to San Francisco who really is a spy and works with Nazi double agent Rudolph Wegener to collect valuable intelligence on the Third Reich’s every move.
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