Game of Thrones Prequel Pilot, NYPD Blue Revival, Stargirl, and other TV Show Casting
Game of Thrones Prequel Pilot, NYPD Blue Revival, Stargirl, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: HBO, Epix, The CW, Amazon Prime Video, AMC, DC Universe, NBC, and ABC. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
Austin Amelio has been cast in his The Walking Dead role of former Savior Dwight in Fear the Walking Dead.
Batwoman (The CW)
David Nutter has been selected to direct the pilot episode of the potential TV series and Caroline Dries will be writing its script.
Ruby Rose will star in the pilot as Kate Kane / Batwoman.
Swamp Thing (DC Universe)
Leonardo Nam has been cast as Harlan Edwards, “a gay CDC specialist who is Abby’s (Crystal Reed) second-in-command.”
The actress joins already cast Virginia Madsen, Crystal Reed, and Maria Sten.
Swamp Thing‘s plot synopsis: “Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.”
Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman will write the screenplays for the series.
Len Wiseman will direct the pilot episode.
The TV series will premiere in 2019.
Goliath (Amazon Prime Video)
Illeana Douglas has been cast as Rita, “a keno-addicted casino barfly who fills Billy in on the local gossip.”
This actress joins already cast: Dennis Quaid and Amy Brenneman.
Goliath: Season 3’s plot synopsis: “In season 3, the unexpected death of an old friend leads Billy McBride (Thornton) to take a case in the drought-stricken Central Valley where he comes face-to-face with a new Goliath: a billionaire rancher (Dennis Quaid) and his sister (Amy Brenneman). As Billy and his team pursue the truth, old enemies and personal demons resurface, forcing him to confront his own mortality. Douglas will play Rita, a keno-addicted casino barfly who fills Billy in on the local gossip.”
Game of Throne Prequel Pilot (HBO)
S.J. Clarkson has been selected to direct the pilot episode of the potential prequel TV series.
Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo have all been cast in unspecified roles.
These actresses and actors join already cast Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse.
Game of Thrones‘ prequel series plot synopsis: “The untitled pilot takes the prequel concept to a new level as it is set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. The series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
The Game of Thrones prequel series is written by Jane Goldman.
This is Us (NBC)
Phylicia Rashad has been cast as Carol, Beth’s mother. “The character will make her debut in the second half of the third season in an episode that will focus specifically on Beth’s backstory.”
This guest actress joins these already cast guest actors and actresses: Katey Sagal, Sylvester Stallone, Jane Kaczmarek, Denis O’Hare, Sam Trammell, Seth Meyers, and Katie Couric.
This is Us: Season 3’s plot synopsis: it “explores Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) courtship and more heartbreaking journeys for some of the Pearsons.”
NYPD Blue Revival (ABC)
Kim Delaney will reprise her role of Diane Russell from the original series.
Bill Brochtrup will reprise his role of John Irvin from the original series.
NYPD Blue Revival pilot episode’s plot synopsis: “The pilot and potential series will center on an adult Theo Sipowicz who is attempting to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father [Andy Sipowicz]’s murder.”
Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton wrote the pilot episode screenplay. Steven Bochco will direct it.
Stargirl (DC Universe)
Luke Wilson has been cast as Pat Dugan, a mechanic.
Pat Dugan once went by the less-than-inspired superhero name of Stripesy, sidekick to a young hero known as the Star-Spangled-Kid and later Starman of the legendary Justice Society of America. Today, Pat has left his sidekick life behind him. But when his new step-daughter, Curtney Whitmore, discovers Pat’s secret past and takes on Starman’s legacy to become Stargirl, Pat is forced to come out of retirement and once again become a sidekick — to his step-daughter — this time piloting a 15-foot robot called Stripe.
This actor joins already cast: Henry Thomas, Joy Osmanski, Neil Hopkins, Nelson Lee, Joel McHale, Giancarlo Esposito, Anjelika Washington, and Brec Bassinger.
Stargirl‘s plot synopsis: “Stargirl will follows the story of Courtney Whitmore who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.
Geoff Johns will be writing the screenplays for the series.
Godfather of Harlem (Epix)
Kathrine Narducci has been cast as Olympia Gigante, “the long-suffering wife of mafia boss Vincent ‘Chin’ Gigante (D’Onofrio). Fiercely protective of her husband, she acts as an intermediary between her stepdaughter Stella (Lucy Fry) and Chin as their relationship spirals into madness.”
This actor joins already cast: Nigél Thatch, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Forest Whitaker.
Godfather of Harlem‘s plot synopsis: “Godfather of Harlem tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.”
John Ridley will direct the pilot episode of TV series.
The series may premiere in 2019.
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