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TV Casting: DOOM PATROL, THE WALKING DEAD, Anna Friel & Others in DEEP WATER, & More

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Doom Patrol, The Walking Dead, Deep Water, and other TV Show Casting

Doom Patrol, The Walking Dead, Deep Water, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: ITV, DC Universe, AMC, The CW, TNT, Showtime, Netflix, and BBC. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.

Deep Water (ITV)

Anna Friel has been cast as Lisa Kallisto, a mother of three “who juggles her hectic family life with running a business. Chaotic and disorganised, Lisa, is married to Joe who works night and day as a taxi driver.”

Sinead Keenan has been cast as Physiotherapist Roz, who once had “a thriving private practice, but the debts run up by her soulmate Winston leave the family facing financial ruin. If she can pay off their debts they will get their lives back on track. Roz is offered help from an unexpected quarter. The decision she makes could change the course of her life.”

Rosalind Eleazar has been cast as Kate Riverty, “wealthy and attractive and with a well-drilled and highly organised family life. Mother to Lucinda and Fergus, and married to Guy, Kate invites her friend Lisa and husband Joe to dinner, but the evening goes spectacularly wrong for Lisa after she makes a spontaneous decision.”

Deep Water‘s plot synopsis: “The series is a female-led relationship drama…focuses on the lives of three women living in the Lake District, a modern look at family and the pressures of juggling busy lives.”

Anna Symon wrote the screenplays for the six-part mini-series based on the books by Paula Daly.

What/If (Netflix)

Blake Jenner has been cast as Sean, an EMT married to Lisa, a scientist-entrepreneur. The couple are struggling newlyweds “who accept a powerful woman’s (Zellweger) ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall.”

This actress joins already cast Jane Levy and Renée Zellweger.

What/If‘s plot synopsis: “What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.”

Mike Kelley is writing the streaming TV series directed by Phillip Noyce.

Doom Patrol (DC Universe)

Alan Tudyk has been cast as Eric Morden a.k.a. Mr. Nobody. “After exposure to unknown experiments by ex-Nazis in post-war Paraguay, the man formerly known as Eric Morden emerges as a living shadow able to drain the sanity of others as the enigmatic, and totally insane, Mr. Nobody.”

This actor joins already cast 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.

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Ryan Hurst has been cast as Beta, “the right-hand man to Alpha, the leader of The Whisperers.”

This actor joins already cast in Season 9: Samantha Morton, Cassady McClincy, Nadia Hilker, Lauren Ridloff, and Eleanor Matsuura.

The Walking Dead: Season 9’s plot synopsis: “The ninth season will jump forward in time following the events of the group’s All Out War with Negan and his Saviors and will highlight a changing infrastructure in the physical world as Rick works to build the more peaceful utopia that his late son, Carl, envisioned.”

The Walking Dead: Season 9 will premiere on AMC on October 7, 2018.

Billions (Showtime)

Samantha Mathis has been cast as Sara Hammon, “the new COO of Taylor Mason Capital. The character will be introduced by Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to help run the newly formed company and protect it — and Taylor — from Axe’s (Damian Lewis) aggression.”

Billions: Season 4 will premiere on Showtime on 2019.

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime)

Eric Lange has been cast as General Whitcroft, “John Smith’s (Rufus Sewell) second in command and an old Army friend of his.”

Unbelievable (Netflix)

Eric Lange has been cast in unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever.

An Unbelievable Story of Rape‘s plot synopsis: “The eight-episode series is based on This American Life radio episode “Anatomy of Doubt” as well as the Pulitzer Prize-winning article by the Marshall Project and ProPublic, which tells the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path at the truth.”

T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong wrote the screenplays for the episodes.

Lisa Cholodenko is directing the first three episodes.

Snowpiercer (TNT)

Aleks Paunovic has been cast as Bojan Boscovic, “a large, fearsome looking man with frostbite scars and stumped ears. Bojan is a Breachworker, performing one of the most dangerous jobs on the train. He’s used to the cold and hazards of the job, comfortable enough to joke about his life being at risk.”

This actor joins already cast: Iddo Goldberg, Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey SumnerSusan 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.

All American (The CW)

Hunter Clowdus has been cast as J.J., “the life of every Beverly High party and a linebacker on Spencer’s new team.”

This actor joins previously cast Daniel Ezra.

All American‘s plot synopsis: inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger, “All American centers on Spencer (Daniel Ezra) a rising high school football player from South L.A. When he is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide.”

April Blair wrote the screenplays for the series.

The Trial of Christine Keeler (BBC)

Sophie Cookson has been cast as Christine Keeler, 19-year old party girl “who was involved in a relationship with John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War in Harold Macmillan’s Conservative government. He initially lied to the House of Commons about the affair and the incident became a global scandal after it emerged that Keeler may have simultaneously been involved with a Soviet naval attaché.”

Amanda Coe wrote the screenplays for the six-part mini-series.

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