Stranger Times, The Player, Luke Cage, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on Netflix and NBC.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
– Finn Wolfhard will co-star in the series as Mike, a bullied 12-year-old who becomes an unlikely hero in the quest to save his best friend.
– Millie Brown will portray a mysterious character that Mike meets in the woods.
– Gaten Matarazzo will play Dustin.
– Caleb McLaughlin will play Lucas, an opinionated friend of Mike’s.
– Noah Schnapp portrays Will in the series, a small and sensitive boy who doesn’t fit into the 1980’s definition of normal, who vanishes into thin air.
– Natalia Dyer will play Nancy, Mike’s older sister.
– Charlie Heaton portrays Jonathan, Will’s teenage brother.
The Duffer Brothers are writing, directing and co-showrunning the series
Luke Cage (Netflix)
Alfre Woodard is finalizing a deal to star opposite Mike Colter in Luke Cage
Woodard will play a lead character listed on the breakdown as Minetta, a powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage’s life. No one is commenting, but I hear she may actually be playing a version of Marvel villain Black Mariah, a nemesis to Luke Cage as well as Iron Fist. In the comics, she is a professional criminal and a drug dealer.
The Player (NBC)
Daisy Betts (Chicago Fire, Last Resort) is set for a recurring arc on NBC’s drama series The Player…Betts…will play Alex’s (Philip Winchester) ex-wife.
Shades Of Blue (NBC)
Antonio Jaramillo (Savages) has been cast in a recurring role opposite Jennifer Lopez on NBC’s new drama series Shades Of Blue…Jaramillo…will play Miguel Zepeda an ex-boyfriend of Harlee Santos (Lopez).
Blood & Oil (ABC)
Wilson Bethel (The Astronaut Wives Club) has joined ABC’s new fall drama series Blood & Oil in a recurring role…Bethel will play Finn, a charismatic but poor businessman, who owns a food truck, and partners up with Kess (Keston John) and Ada’ (Yaani King).
Finding Carter (MTV)
Jackson Rathbone (Twilight franchise) has booked a major recurring role on MTV’s Finding Carter. He will play Jared, a charismatic guy with a good business sense. Although, his core values waiver when he falls for an underaged teen (Kathryn Prescott) and engages in shady/questionable business practices.