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TV Casting: AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Y: THE LAST MAN, April Bowlby is Elasti-Woman in DOOM PATROL, & More

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American Horror Story, Y: The Last Man, Doom Patrol, and other TV Show Casting

American Horror Story, Y: The Last Man, Doom Patrol, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: FX, BBC, Netflix, The CW, and Apple. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.

Y: The Last Man (FX)

Barry Koeoghan has been cast as Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth.

Diane Lane has been cast as Senator Jennifer Brown, Yorick’s mother.

Imogen Poots has been cast as Hero Brown, the sister of Yorick.

Lashana Lynch has been cast as Agent 355.

Juliana Canfield has been cast as Beth, the love interest of Yorick.

Marin Ireland has been cast as Nora.

Y‘s plot synopsis: based on the DC comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, “All of the men are dead. But one. Y: The Last Man traverses a world of women — exploring gender, race, class and survival.”

Melina Matsoukas will direct the pilot episode.

Dead  to Me (Netflix)

Christina Applegate has been cast as Jen, “a poised and put-together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with. Jen has been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit and run.”

Liz Feldman wrote the screenplays for the TV series.

The Long Song (BBC)

Tamara Lawrance has been cast as July, “a strong-willed young female slave on a Jamaican plantation, played by Lawrance, who goes from being a slave to the mother of a gentleman. The story is told from July’s perspective as she looks back over her life.”

Hayley Atwell has been cast as Caroline Mortimer, the odious mistress of July.

Jack Lowden has been cast as Godfrey.

Doña Croll has been cast Old July.

Sharon Duncan-Brewster has been cast as Kitty.

Ayesha Antoine has been cast as Molly.

Arinzé Kene has been cast as Thomas.

Ansu Kabia has been cast as James Richards.

Jordan Bolger has been cast as Nimrod.

Joy Richardson has been cast as Miss Rose.

Madeleine Mantock has been cast as Miss Clara.

Leo Bill has been cast as John Howarth.

The Long Song‘s plot synopsis: “The Long Song starts in 1838 on the British-ruled Caribbean island as three hundred years of slavery came to a chaotic end.”

David Heyman is directing the mini-series.

See (Apple)

Jason Momoa has been cast as Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader, and guardian.

Steven Knight wrote the screenplays for the Francis Lawrence-directed TV series.

See‘s plot synopsis: “The eight-episode series is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future.”

Doom Patrol

April Bowlby will reprise her casting as Rita Farr a.k.a. Elasti-Woman / Elasti-Girl from Titans.

Doom Patrol‘s plot synopsis: “Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl (Bowlby), and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities – but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find.

Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Jeremy Carver will write the screenplays for the series.

In the Dark (The CW)

Rich Sommer has been cast as Dean, “a salt-of-the-earth cop.”

This actor joins already cast Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, and Keston John.

In the Dark’s plot synopsis: “In the Dark centers on Murphy (Mattfeld), a flawed and irreverent woman who just happens to be blind and is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend, Tyson. When the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind — the guide-dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Sommer’s Dean is a salt-of-the-earth cop. He’s called in to investigate when Murphy claims she has discovered Tyson’s dead body in an alley. He’s put on the case because he has a blind daughter, and it’s thought that he may be sensitive to Murphy’s situation. He also initially thinks that Murphy’s claim was the result of a drunken delusion. But as Murphy cleans up her act and presses the police to investigate, Dean begins to lend credence to her claims.”

Corinne Kingsbury wrote the screenplays for the Michael Showalter-directed TV series.

American Horror Story (FX)

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors join already cast: Joan Collins, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Billie Lourd.

American Horror Story: Season 8 will premiere on September 12, 2018 at 10/9c.

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