White City, Selfie, Show Me A Hero, and other television productions have all made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on AMC, HBO, ABC.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Brian Patrick Wade has been cast as The Absorbing Man, Crusher Creel, in the second season of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., according to Marvel.com. Creel will make his debut in the Season 2 premiere, airing September 23 on ABC.
From the comics, Carl “Crusher’ Creel was a common criminal until Loki made him a pawn in his battles against Thor by granting him the ability to absorb the properties of any substance he touches. Since then, he has been a member of the Master of Evil and allied with The Wrecking Crew.
We Hate Paul Revere (AMC)
Olafur Darri Olafsson has been cast as Ethan Allen in AMC’s half-hour comedy pilot We Hate Paul Revere. Written, executive produced and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner, the story revolves around two brothers living in Colonial Boston who are not fans of local industrialist and activist Paul Revere (Ron Livingston).
The Expanse (Syfy)
Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House Of Saddam, House Of Sand And Fog) and Steven Strait (Magic City) have joined the cast of Syfy’s The Expanse, a series based on James S.A. Corey’s series of novels…Aghdashloo…will play Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks of Earth’s governing body without once standing for election. Strait…plays Holden, an officer on the ice-carrying freighter the Canterbury. Holden is a natural leader who’s not sure he wants responsibility but soon will have no choice when he is drawn into a dangerous plot.
Brian Huskey has booked a recurring role on the ABC/Warner Bros. TV single camera comedy Selfie from Emily Kapnek. Selfie follows twentysomething Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) as she rebrands her social media image with the help of marketing guru Henry (John Cho). On the show, Huskey will be playing Larry, a clueless lab technician at a children’s pharmaceutical company, who has a real, unrequited fondness of Henry. Larry’s random presence adds complications to Henry’s My Fair Lady-like makeover of Eliza.
Members Only (ABC)
Rebecca Forsythe (Rake, CSI) is also set to recur on an ABC series, the network’s midseason drama Members Only. She will play the part of Eve, a gorgeous, smart and privileged yet sensible teen born into wealth and privilege.
Show Me A Hero (HBO)
Winona Ryder (The Iceman, Black Swan), Alfred Molina (Matador, Monday Mornings) and Jon Bernthal (The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Walking Dead) have been cast opposite Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener in HBO’s six-hour miniseries Show Me A Hero from The Wire co-creator David Simon.
Ryder…will play Vinni Restiano, the Yonkers councilwoman and confidante to Wasicsko, who lost her seat after her housing vote only to stage a comeback four years later and become City Council president. Molina will play Councilman Henry J. “Hank” Spallone, a tough-talking ex-NYPD detective from the Bronx who became the demagogic voice of the housing opponents. Bernthal will play Michael H. Sussman, a hard-driving Harvard-trained lawyer who represented the NAACP when it joined the government’s anti-segregation case against Yonkers.
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk) joins Emmy-winning actress Edie Falco in NURSE JACKIE, the SHOWTIME comedy about a flawed emergency room nurse. Shalhoub stars in a recurring role as Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs – a friend.
The Dovekeepers (CBS)
Rachel Brosnahan (Manhattan, House Of Cards) is set to star opposite Cote de Pablo in CBS’ The Dovekeepers, a four-hour miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to air in 2015…Brosnahan will play the lead of the four central characters, Yael, a uniquely beautiful and fearless young woman whose mother died in childbirth and whose father forever blames her for that loss. During the dangerous journey they make together through the desert, Yael has a whirlwind romance that will haunt her life even after they arrive at Masada. Yet, Yael is able to find comfort from her supportive warrior brother, Amram (Diego Boneta), and kinship from her fellow dovekeeper, Shirah (de Pablo), as the two women fight for survival in a crumbling world.
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (BBC)
The producers previously said that Benedict Cumberbatch would play Richard III…[and] Judi Dench would play Cecily, Duchess of York
Hugh Bonneville…will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester in the first part of a two-part adaptation of Henry VI.
Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, After Earth) will portray Queen Margaret across all three films. Keeley Hawes…will play Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI part 2 and Richard III, while Tom Sturridge (On the Road) has been cast as Henry VI in both parts of that production.
Dominic Cooke will direct all three films based on adapted screenplays from Ben Power.
Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Joe Morton, Enlisted‘s Geoff Stults and Spin City‘s Barry Bostwick have boarded the comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
The single-camera comedy centers on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other.
Stults will recur as Mitch, Mallory’s (Brooklyn Decker) husband of seven years. The character is an OBGYN and father of two who is always on call and trying to do the best he can with juggling his husband/father and doctor duties.
Morton will appear as Jason, one of Frankie and Sol’s (Sam Waterston) oldest, dearest friends. In future episodes he will not only help Frankie navigate the world of divorce, but he will also help Sol grow more comfortable being “out.”
Bostwick is set as Bill, an old friend of Grace and Robert’s (Martin Sheen) who is also newly divorced and knows exactly what Grace is going through. The question is: Could he be the answer to her problems?
Grace and Frankie…is written and created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris
State Of Affairs (NBC)
Courtney B. Vance and James Remar have booked guest roles on NBC’s fall drama series State Of Affairs...Vance will recur as First Gentleman Marshall Payton, a Stanford Law grad working as a pro bono counsel for advocacy groups and husband of the president. Remar plays Syd, a former CIA agent who now runs a “clandestine service.” His assistance is often requested by Charleston Tucker (Heigl), who Syd feels an obligation to help due to his loyalty to her grandfather.
Jennifer Hasty has joined the cast of ABC’s fall comedy Selfie. Written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson…Hasty will recur as Joan, Eliza’s punishing co-worker at the children’s pharmaceutical company whom Eliza tries to be friends with.
White City (AMC)
Stephen Gaghan is set to direct White City, AMC’s geopolitical drama pilot focused on Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan. The show focuses on Jon Liston, a war junkie who has spent the better part of the last decade in Kabul with a front-row seat to the carnage.
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