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TV Casting: FLASH, POWERS, Charisma Carpenter in SONS OF ANARCHY

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The Flash, Powers, Sons of Anarchy, 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, Sony Playstation Network, and FX.

Public Morals (TNT)

Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Presumed Innocent) and Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Boomtown) have book major recurring roles on Ed Burns’ TNT drama series Public Morals…Dennehy will play Joseph “Big Red” Patton, a powerful mobster who controls the west side of Manhattan. McDonough…will play Rusty, Joseph’s youngest son who is charming and handsome but ultimately power-hungry and dangerous.

In The Heat Of The Night (Showtime)

In The Heat Of The Night, a present-day drama series based on the Oscar-winning 1967 MGM feature, has been put on fast-track development at Showtime. The project, written and directed by Tate Taylor…was put together by the Fargo team of MGM TV and producer Warren Littlefield.

The Slap (NBC)

Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) has been cast in NBC’s eight-episode miniseries The Slap…Sadoski…will play Gary, something of a hippie, husband to Rosie (Melissa George) and father to Hugo. Cajoled by his wife into attending Hector’s birthday party, Gary quickly gets irritated when talk turns to getting into the right preschool and “getting ahead.” Fueled by too many beers, he gets into a heated discussion with Harry, ready to press charges when Harry slaps his son.

The Knick (Cinemax)

Michael Nathanson (Side Effects, The Wolf Of Wall Street) has been upped to series regular in the second season of Cinemax’s period drama The Knick…Nathanson…will reprise his role as Dr. Levi Zinberg — a brilliant surgeon and inventor who is the nemesis to Dr John W. Thackery (Owen) — which he played in Episodes 8 and 10 of Season 1.

Bosch (Amazon)

Sarah Clarke (Twilight, Covert Affairs) and Christina Ferraro (NCIS: Los Angeles) have booked recurring roles on Amazon’s drama pilot Bosch…Clarke…will play Bosch’s ex-wife, a former FBI profiler who’s now re-married and working in Vegas as a professional poker player. She’s set for a five-episode arc. Ferraro…will play Mary Andrada, a coroner’s investigator who assists Bosch on various crime scenes.

The Man In The High Castle (Amazon)

Geoffrey Blake (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13) has landed a recurring role in Amazon pilot The Man In The High Castle…Blake…will play Doc, a mechanic who supplies doses of Benzedrine to his truckers to keep them on the road.

The Flash (The CW)

Victor Garber will recur on CW’s superhero series The Flash as Dr. Martin Stein, a brilliant but arrogant nuclear physicist who has sacrificed everything, including a marriage, for his work in transmutation. After he discovers the particle accelerator has fused him with the younger, more impulsive Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), he races to find a way to separate the two before it’s too late.

Andy Mientus has been cast to play Hartley Rathaway, the DC villain who also goes by Pied Pipe

Rathaway was left hearing-impaired by the same S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator that gave Barry (Grant Gustin) super speed. But being a genius in science, he creates a catalogue of sonic weapons to punish his former mentor Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) — by taking on his new protege, The Flash.

Mientus’ Pied Piper will appear in the eleventh and twelfth episodes of “The Flash’s” first season.

Your Family Or Mine (TBS)

Cynthia Stevenson (Happiness, Life Unexpected) has landed the last major role on TBS’ new comedy series Your Family Or Mine…Your Family Or Mine focuses on young couple Kelli (Kat Foster) and Oliver (Kyle Howard) and alternates between the two sides of the their family. The pilot featured Oliver’s side, with Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams playing his parents and Danny Comden and Andrew Lees as his brothers. Stevenson will play Jan Durnin, the matriarch of the Durnin family and Kelli’s mother. She loves her eccentric husband Gil, and her three daughters but wishes two of them didn’t still live at home.

Narcos (Netflix)

Ana De La Reguera has booked a role in Netflix’s drama series Narcos…De La Reguera will play Elisa, a quiet, beautiful woman who hides her good looks and athletic build in baggy clothes and shaggy hair. She is a real woman of the Comuna, working with children in her comuna and teaching them dance, with secret ties to guerilla extremists.

Maurice Compte is set as a series regular in the upcoming Netflix series “Narcos.”

Compte will play a cop on the show, which stars Brazilian thesp Wagner Moura as drug trafficker and politician Pablo Escobar.

School Of Rock (Nickelodeon)

Tony Cavalero has been tapped to take on the role [Dewey Finn] played by Jack Black in the 2003 Paramount feature. School Of Rock centers on Finn, a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school as he teaches his eccentric, unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock ‘n’ roll.

Sin City Saints (Yahoo)

Andrew Santino (Mixology), Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife, The Comeback) and Tom Arnold (Sons Of Anarchy, Roseanne) are set as leads in Yahoo’s eight-episode comedy Sin City Saints…Bryan Gordon (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office)…will also direct. Santino will play Jake Tullus, the Saints’ unpredictable and charismatic owner, who made his fortune as an internet disruptor in the field of Big Data. Akerman will play Dusty Halford, a Stanford-educated lawyer who is the special assistant to the Commissioner, and Arnold will play Kevin Freeman, a private casino host who happens to know all the city’s secrets. B.K. Cannon (Switched At Birth), Justin Chon (Twilight), Keith Powers (Pretty Little Liars), Rick Fox (One Tree Hill) and former NBA player Baron Davis round out the cast.

Other Space (Yahoo)

Bess Rous (Murder In The First) has joined the cast of Yahoo comedy series Other Space, written and created by Paul Feig…Rous…plays Karen, sister to the captain of the ship and the most competitive and sarcastic crew member.

Powers (Sony Playstation Network)

Justice Leak has booked a role opposite Eddie Izzard and Sharlto Copley in Powers…Leak…will play Kutter, a rude, media-ready charming detective with half a night school law degree.

Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Charisma Carpenter has landed a guest role in an episode of “Sons of Anarchy’s” final season.

Carpenter…will play Carol, a conservative administrative director at a medical facility. Further details on her character are being kept secret.

Self Promotion (MTV)

Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing) has been cast as the lead in Self Promotion, MTV’s dark comedy pilot that will be directed by Zach Braff. Also cast in bloomthe project is Nicole Bloom (Shameless).

Self Promotion centers on overworked assistant Katie Preston (Krosney) who discovers that her dragon lady boss is missing (or worse). Things get messy fast, with Katie, believing she’ll be the prime suspect, covering up the crime scene. She starts calling the shots in her boss’s “absence,” and goes full CSI to find out what actually happened and exonerate herself.

Bloom will play Katie’s law student roommate Winter, an odd mix of a little bit naughty librarian and a little bit stoner. She immediately tries to strategize a plan for Katie who is looking like the prime suspect in what could be a murder case.

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Source: Variety, Deadline

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