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TV Casting: THE LIBRARIANS, EXTANT, TEXAS RISING, OUTLANDER, CUZ-BROS

Rebecca Romijn

The Librarians, Extant, Texas Rising, Outlander, Cuz-Bros, and other TV shows have all made recent TV show casting news. These shows air on CBS, History, Lifetime, Starz, and TNT respectively.

The Librarians (TNT)

The series will have a female lead played by Rebecca Romijn, returning to TNT where she played one of the leads in King & Maxwell. Noah Wyle, who toplined the movies, is executive producing and reprising his role in a recurring capacity because he is the star of another TNT series, Falling Skies. Romijn leads a cast that includes Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage), Lindy Booth (Copper) and John Kim (Neighbors) as well as John Larroquette. Joining Wyle from the movies are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, who also will reprise their roles, with Matt Frewer (TNT’s Falling Skies) also set to recur.

the Library has recruited four people from around the world: Eve Baird (Romijn), a highly skilled counter-terrorism agent who is responsible for protecting the group and keeping them all alive; Jake Stone (Kane), an Oklahoma oil worker with an IQ of 190 and an encyclopedic knowledge of art history; Cassandra (Booth), a quirky young woman with the special gift of auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval, known as synesthesia; and Ezekiel Jones (Kim), a master of new technologies and aficionado of old classic crimes who enjoys playing the role of international man of mystery. Overseeing the new team of Librarians is the cantankerous Jenkins (Larroquette), an expert in ancient lore who has been working out of the Library’s branch office for longer than anyone knows. Together, they must tangle with many adversaries, chief of whom is the Serpent Brotherhood, an ancient cult led by the mysterious immortal Dulaque (Frewer).

Texas Rising (History)

Geoffrey Blake (Forrest Gump) and Dillon Lane (Bucket And Skinner’s Epic Adventures) have joined the cast of History’s miniseries Texas Rising (working title)…Blake…will play Colonel George Hockley, Sam Houston’s most trusted confidant and adviser, who senses the unrest among the men before the Alamo, but supports Houston even as others question his leadership. Lane will play Yancey Burns, one of the youngest Rangers who goes on a dangerous mission to help rescue his friend Truett Fincham’s family.

Extant  (CBS)

Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) has landed a recurring role in CBS‘ upcoming summer drama series Extant… Ferrer…will play Katie Sparks, the athletic, intelligent astronaut who is the daughter of ISEA Director Alvin Sparks (O’Neill). Known for being a problem-solver and over-achiever, she is forced to make a terrifying decision when faced with unimaginable terror.

Outlaw Prophet (Lifetime)

Joey King (The Conjuring, Oz The Great And Powerful) has been cast in Lifetime’s original movie Outlaw Prophet from Sony Pictures Television…King will play Elissa Wall, the battered young woman who brings Jeffs (Tony Goldwyn) to justice.

Outlander (Starz)

Scottish actor Steven Cree (Brave) has joined the cast of Starz’s new series Outlander…Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Cree…will play Ian Murray, Jenny’s husband and Jamie’s best friend since childhood, who lost part of his leg during battle with the English.

Cuz-Bros (CBS)

Parker Young is set as the co-lead opposite his Enlisted co-star Geoff Stults in CBS’ multi-camera odd-couple comedy pilot Cuz-Bros…It centers on Nick (Stults), a successful, suave ladies man working as a sportscaster for a local Los Angeles TV station whose perfect life gets turned enlistedcropped2upside down when his mess of a cousin, Barry (Young), needs a place to stay. Barry is sweet, clueless and naive with an uncanny ability to say/do the wrong thing at the wrong time, even though he means really well.

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Source: Deadline

 

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  • mentdijinn

    Looking forward to the new series #TheLibrarians with Christian Kane.. loved him and all the other directors/writers/producers of the show #Leverage.. a lot of whom are also involved with this project as well!! Can’t miss show for me.. and please do check out Christian’s new movie… http://www.50to1themovie.com #50to1 it is awesomeness.. he is a very versatile actor/singer!! ?

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