Doom Patrol, The I-Land, On Becoming A God In Central Florida, and other TV Show Casting
Doom Patrol, The I-Land, On Becoming A God In Central Florida, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: DC Universe, Syfy, ABC, The CW, Netflix, Amazon Prime, NewTV, YouTube Premium, and TNT. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Doom Patrol (DC Universe)
Matt Bomer has been cast as the voice of Larry Trainor / Negative Man. “Actor Matthew Zuk will provide the physical performance of the character on set in costume, replacing Riley Shanahan, who was previously announced in the role.”
Negative Man, aka Larry Trainor, is a founding member of the Doom Patrol. Trainor was exposed to a radioactive field in the atmosphere while piloting a test plane, which left him radioactive, and gave him the ability to release a negatively charged energy being from his body — or the Negative Man. This being can fly at high speed, cause solid objects to explode, and pass through solid materials. After his accident, Trainor is forced to wear specially treated bandages over his entire body to protect bystanders from his radioactivity.
This actor joins already cast Alan Tudyk, Brendan Fraser, Joivan Wade, April Bowlby, Bruno Bichir, Jack Michaels, and Dwain Murphy.
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 is writing the series.
Harley Quinn (DC Universe)
Kaley Cuoco has been cast as the voice of Harley Quinn.
This actress joins already cast: Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale, and Chris Meloni.
Emmett Scanlan has been cast as Lobo, “a Czarnian (originally Velorpian) bounty hunter who, as a nearly indestructible anti-hero, drives a space-faring motorcycle across the cosmos in search of his next target.”
The Conners (ABC)
Justin Long has been cast as Neil, the love interest of Darlene Connor.
This actor joins already cast: Juliette Lewis and Maya Lynne Robinson.
Black Lightning (The CW)
Erika Alexander has been cast as Perenna, “a therapist with telepathic abilities that works with Jennifer (series co-star China Anne McClain) to help her handle her manifesting powers and the complex bundle of emotions they stir up.”
Aaron Glenane has been cast as The Last Australian, “a scrappy tailie charmer from Perth with an intense desire to survive because as far as he knows, he is the Last Australian.”
Fiona Vroom has been cast as Miss Gillies, “an encouraging and well-rounded school teacher who is responsible for educating Snowpiercer’s next generation.”
This actor joins already cast: Aleks Paunovic, Iddo Goldberg, Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, and Annalise Basso.
Snowpiercer‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Jacques Lob and the movie by Joon-ho Bong, “Snowpiercer takes place in a world that has been transformed into a frozen wasteland, with the mankind’s last survivors gathered on a train that travels non-stop around the globe.”
Josh Friedman wrote the screenplay for the Scott Derrickson-directed pilot episode.
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Sam McCarthy has been cast as Charlie, “Jen’s (Applegate) older, edgier son. Like his mom, Charlie harbors a simmering anger as he tries to grapple with the sudden loss of his dad.”
This actress joins already cast Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.
Liz Feldman wrote the screenplays for the TV series.
The I-Land (Netflix)
Kyle Schmid has been cast as Moses, “a bit of a hippie who has a generally laid-back vibe, even in the face of real danger.”
This actor joins already cast: Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez, and Alex Pettyfer.
The I-Land’s plot synopsis: “The I-Land, when ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.”
Neil Labute wrote the screenplays for the series.
Panic (Amazon Prime Video)
Ray Nicholson has been cast as Ray Hanrahan, who is described as big, “good-looking and dangerous, Ray is the only kid you’d expect to succeed in a town like Carp: a high school apex predator. He has a long memory and a short fuse.”
Will Chase has been cast as Sheriff Kean, “a man with an intimidating presence who keeps the local kids on edge. He lost his son to the competition and is hellbent on putting an end to the game for good.”
Kevin Alves has been cast as Bishop, who is “messy and kind of cute with a big heart, he is the best friend of Heather (Olivia Welch). Bishop has more of a chance than anyone to escape Carp but appreciates where he’s at in life at the moment — especially now that he’s done with high school forever. He would support Heather and Natalie (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut) no matter what but is very worried when both join the competition.”
Panic‘s plot synopsis: “Panic centers on a forgotten rural town where every year the graduating seniors risk their lives in an illegal, high-stakes game to win life-changing money–and a chance to escape. Anonymous judges force the players through a series of challenges that will compel them to confront their deepest fears – and upend their ideas of who they are, who to trust, and who they might become. This year, 47 players — three of them played by Olivia Welch, Mike Faist and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut — will compete for the biggest pot ever. All of them will be changed. Only one will win.”
Lauren Oliver wrote the screenplays for the series, based on her book.
50 States of Fear (NewTV)
Sam Raimi has been selected as the director.
Veronica Mars (Hulu)
Jason Dohring, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, and David Starzyk are all reprising their previous roles on the revival TV series.
Veronica Mars‘ plot synopsis: “Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.”
Charmed (The CW)
Nick Hargrove has been cast as Parker, president of the Phi Delta Upsilon fraternity. “Parker is the quintessential upper-class pretty boy with a wild streak and a sensitive side. His charm and confidence catch Maggie’s (Sarah Jeffery) eye when he defends her from a rude customer at her waitressing job.”
On Becoming A God In Central Florida (YouTube Premium)
Julie Benz has been cast as Carole Wilkes, “a “big-haired” and “buxom” FAM wife who’s much farther up the pyramid than Krystal. Having fully embraced her role as a subordinate, Carol sees herself as an authority figure for other FAM women, on how to be the ideal FAM wife. While she’s a real stickler for the rules, Carol can have a way of surprising those around her.”
On Becoming A God is set near Orlando in the early 1990s. It centers on Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst), a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who will eventually scheme her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise: the cultish, flag waving, multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin.
Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky wrote the screenplays for the series.
Swamp Thing (DC Universe)
Jennifer Beals has been cast as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, a tough as nails and pragmatic, Cable’s fierce devotion to her son, Matt, is rivaled only by her sworn duty to serve and protect the town of Marais. As the community she has dedicated her life to defending is beset by strange forces, she must double down in her efforts to safeguard everyone she holds dear.
This actress joins already cast Crystal Reed and Maria Sten.
Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman will write the screenplays for the series.
Len Wiseman will direct the pilot episode.
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