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TV Casting: THE FLASH, THE ELEPHANT MAN, Hugh Laurie in AVENUE 5, & More

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The Flash, The Elephant Man, Avenue 5, and other TV Show Casting

The Flash, The Elephant Man, Avenue 5, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: The CW, Showtime, DC Universe Streaming Service, Netflix, BBC, and HBO. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.

Avenue 5 (HBO)

Hugh Laurie has been cast as Ryan Clark, “the captain of the titular Avenue 5…a charming and in-control American captain.”

The Flash (The CW)

Kyle Secor has been cast as Dr. Thomas Snow, Caitlin Snow’s father. Dr. Thomas Snow is described as “an extremely intelligent genetic scientist who has been absent for decades. When he returns to Central City, he will try his best to make up for lost time with Caitlin. However, he also has a big secret that he will keep from his daughter.”

The actor joins previously cast Chris Klein and Kiana Madeira in Season 5.

The Flash: Season 5 will begin airing on The CW on October 9, 2018.

Doom Patrol (DC Universe Streaming Service)

Brendan Fraser has been cast as the voice of Cliff Steele a.k.a. Robotman and appear in flashbacks as Steele. Steele was a “was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.”

This actor joins already cast 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.”

Riverdale (The CW)

Anthony Michael Hall has been cast as Principal Featherhead, the longstanding principal at Riverdale High.
The episode that he will appear is entitled “The Midnight Club” and will air on November 07, 2018.

Another Life (Netflix)

Selma Blair has been cast as Harper Glass, a 21st-century media influencer “who uses journalism, social media, and keen intelligence in an attempt to break one of the biggest stories in human history.”

Another Life‘s plot synopsis: “centers on astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Sackhoff), who is focused on searching for alien intelligence. She leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As Niko and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.”

The creator and showrunner of the series is Aaron Martin.

Supergirl (The CW)

Bruce Boxleitner has been cast as United States Vice President Baker, “an unlikely leader who will nonetheless step up in a big way when his country needs him.”

This actor joins already cast: Rhona Mitra, Robert Baker, Sam Witwer, and Nicole Maines in Season 4.

Supergirl: Season 4 will begin airing on The CW on October 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.

iZombie (The CW)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been cast as “one of two members of the Seattle City Council who didn’t leave the city after the wall was erected.”

iZombie: Season 5 will premiere on The CW in 2019.

Queen Fur (Showtime)

Kim Dickens has been cast as Macy Dunleavy’s mom, “a former local beauty queen.”

Michael Mosley has been cast as Todd, “a local gun salesman.”

Jon Foster has been cast as Rob, “Macy’s older brother, an ex-Marine plagued with anxieties.”

Joshua Mikel has been cast as Ryan, “an associate of Todd.”

Keith Machekanyanga has been cast as Ralph, “a small time criminal who fancies himself an entrepreneur.”

Spencer Howell has been cast as Jim, “the youngest member of Rita and Macy’s family.”

Queen Fur’s plot synopsis: “Queen Fur is set in a small town in Central Florida – a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. And at the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington) – a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.”

The director of pilot episode will be Sian Heder.

The Elephant Man (BBC)

Charlie Heaton has been cast as Joseph Merrick a.k.a. The Elephant Man.

The Elephant Man‘s plot synopsis: “The story starts from the beginning in Leicestershire with his working-class family. This will also shine a light on the beginnings of the development of the physical deformities and his transformation into the titular Elephant Man. BBC One’s The Elephant Man will then move towards covering his time in the work-houses after his relationship with his father dissipated before moving into the freak shows that would cement his place in history.

The drama will then cover his time at the London Hospital towards the end of his life and the development of his friendship with Dr. Frederick Treves before his death at the age of 27.”

Neil McKay wrote the screenplays for the Richard Laxton-directed mini-series.

Lucifer (Netflix)

Graham McTavish has been cast as Father Kinley, a [good-hearted] priest literally Hell bent on protecting his followers from [Lucifer.]

This actor joins already cast Inbar Lavi in Season 4.

Lucifer‘s plot synopsis: “Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals.”

What/If (Netflix)

Jane Levy has been cast as Lisa.

This actress joins already cast 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.”

Phillip Noyce is writing and directing the streaming TV series.

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