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The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Game of Thrones, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on The CW and HBO.

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Legendary film actor (and Tudors vet) Max von Sydow (Minority Report, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is set to take over the role of Three-Eyed Raven

Bran’s mystical tutor was last seen in HBO hit’s Season 4 finale portrayed by Struan Rodger.

Supergirl (CBS)

Jenna Dewan-Tatum has joined CBS’ “Supergirl” in a recurring capacity to play Lucy Lane

The actress will play the younger sister to Lois Lane…Lucy Lane is described as brash and funny and just as successful as her older sister.

Arrow (The CW)

The Flash (The CW)

Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)

Falk Hentschel has been cast as Carter Hall/Hawkman in Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. This version of the character is described as, “the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders (portrayed by Ciara Renee). Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as Hawkman.” It’s also been confirmed that Hentschel will first appear in the crossover episodes of Arrow and The Flash before moving on to the spinoff.

Royal Family Thanksgiving (TV One)

Royal Family Christmas (TV One)

Vivica A. Fox, Romeo Miller, Richard Lawson and Debbi Morgan will star in TV One holiday movies “Royal Family Thanksgiving” and “Royal Family Christmas”

Tichina Arnold and Ricky Harris co-star in both films…The films will follow the Royal family, whose Thanksgiving is kicked off with a break-up ruse perpetrated by the family patriarchs (Lawson and Morgan) to get their children home for the holidays.

In the sequel “Royal Family Christmas,” the children played by Miller, Eric Myrick, Chelsea Tavares and Taquilla Whitfield, scheme to reunite their parents in time for Christmas.

Roadies (Showtime)

Carla Gugino has been hired to replace Christina Hendricks as the female lead of Cameron Crowe’s new Showtime pilot “Roadies”

The hour-long comedy follows a rock band on tour, though it focuses on the behind-the-scenes players. Gugino will play the band’s production manager, while Luke Wilson will play the tour manager she must work with closely.

Tanc Sade (Matador, Gilmore Girls) has booked a lead role in Showtime’s hourlong comedy pilot Roadies…Sade…will play Christopher House, the tortured songwriter and guitarist for the Staton-House band. Single with several broken relationships behind him, House is a loner with a sardonic sense of humor.

12 Monkeys (Syfy)

Scottie Thompson (Skyline, Star Trek) has been cast in a recurring role on Syfy’s drama 12 Monkeys…Thompson will play Mantis, a calculating and menacing time traveler.

The Affair (Showtime)

Actress Brooke Lyons has joined the Showtime drama in a recurring role as a new woman who may come between Dominic West and Ruth Wilson’s characters

Lyons will play Eden, Noah’s (West) publicist, who will appear in three episodes. Flirtatious with Noah but highly effective at her job, she also becomes a source of intimidation for Allison (Wilson).

The Young Pope (HBO, Sky)

James Cromwell is in as Cardinal Michael Spencer, Lenny’s mentor. Silvio Orlando (The Caiman) is set as Secretary of State Cardinal Voiello; Scott Shepherd (And So It Goes) will play Cardinal Dussolier; and Belgian actress Cécile de France (The Kid With A Bike) will play Sofia, who is in charge of marketing in Vatican City…Javier Cámara is set to play Cardinal Gutierrez, Vatican City Master of Ceremonies;…Ludivine Sagnier is Esther, the wife of a Swiss guard; and Toni Bertorelli (Passion Of The Christ) has been cast as Cardinal Caltanissetta.

Additional cast members include: Guy Boyd, Andre Gregory, Sebastian Roché, Marcello Romolo, Ignazio Oliva, Vladimir Bibic and Nadie Kammalaweera.

American Crime (ABC)

Trevor Jackson has booked a series-regular role on Season 2 of John Ridley’s ABC drama series American Crime. He plays Aaron Lacroix, a standout student at an elite private school who finds himself at the center of a scandal involving the sexual assault of a fellow student, which brings suspicion upon himself and his entire family.

Empire (Fox)

Colony (USA)

Adam Busch has signed on to multi-episode recurring arcs on the second season of Fox smash Empire and USA Network’s new alien-occupation drama Colony. In Empire, he will play Chase One, a sexy, gifted, avant-garde gay artist who’s doing a photo shoot, and is infatuated with his male star.

In…Colony, Busch will play Owen, Bram’s science teacher who hates the forced-curriculum he has to teach now that they’ve been colonized. A sort-of mentor to Bram, he is hip and nerdy at the same time, a relatable guy who avidly studies astronomy and other sciences to figure out what exactly is happening in their world.

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