TV Show Casting

TV Casting: TAKEN, THE WALKING DEAD, Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, & Jean Smart in LEGION

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Taken, The Walking Dead, Legion, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on NBC, AMC, and FX.

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House of Cards (Netflix)

Joel Kinnaman has been cast in the TV series in an unspecified role.

The Exorcist (Fox)

Rupert Wyatt has been selected to direct the pilot episode of the potential new series while Jeremy Slater is writing the TV adaptation.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox)

Christina Milian has been cast as Magenta in the revival. for Fox’s revival.

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Alicia Witt has been cast in the horror TV show. Since season 6 has already wrapped production, it is believed she will be showing up in Season 7.

BrainDead (CBS)

Tony Shalhoub  has been cast as Republican senator Red Wheatus. Wheatus, though a deal-maker, is not a person that likes to compromise and would rather destroy government than to do so.

Milo Murphy’s Law (Disney XD)

“Weird Al” Yankovic has been cast as the voice of Milo, the lead character in the upcoming series along with: Sabrina Carpenter, Mekai Curtis, Chrissie Fit, Vincent Martella, Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams, Sarah Chalke, and Jemaine Clement.

Murphy’s Law introduces Milo, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake and the personification of Murphy’s Law, which states anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Suffering from Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law condition (EHML), Milo always looks to make the best of the cards he’s been dealt and his endless optimism and enthusiasm can turn any catastrophe into a wild adventure. Yankovic (“Eat It,” “Like Surgeon”) will also sing the opening theme song and will perform original songs as his character Milo Murphy throughout the series.

Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Curtis (Kirby Buckets) co-star as Milo’s friends Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood. Povenmire and Marsh will also voice pistachio protectors Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish.

The rest of the cast includes Slater (Mr. Robot) as a school crossing guard and Milo’s foe Elliot Decker; Williams (Desperate Housewives) as Zack’s mom Eileen Underwood; Chalke (Scrubs) as science teacher Mrs. Murawski; Clement (Flight of the Conchords) as popular television show character Dr. Zone; Mackenzie Phillips (American Graffiti) as Principal Milder; Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie) as classmate Amanda Lopez; Martella (Phineas and Ferb) as classmate Bradley Nicholson; Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) as Milo’s dad Martin Murphy; Pamela Adlon (Californication) as Milo’s mom Brigette Murphy; Kate Micucci (When in Rome) as Milo’s sister Sara Murphy; Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb) as Milo’s dog Diogee; Gregory Michael Cipes (Ultimate Spider-Man) as classmate Mort Schaeffer; Michael Culross (Phineas and Ferb) as high school teacher Kyle Drako and Kevin Michael Richardson (The 7D) as Coach Nolan Mitchell.

Midnight Texas (NBC)

Niels Arden Oplev will direct the pilot episode of Midnight Texas. The series is described as: “Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place.”

Chunk & Bean (ABC)

Chris Kocho will direct the pilot episode of Chunk & Bean, which was written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan. The show is about two families that each has a delinquent amongst them, the aforementioned Chuck and Bean.

Dream Team (ABC)

Marc Buckland will direct the pilot episode of Dream Team, which was written by Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel. The show revolves around Marty Schumacher, a soccer coach looking to replicate his past success with a new team of divergent players and accompanying parents.

 

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A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

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