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TV Casting: JUPITER’S LEGACY; BATWOMAN; Emily Deschanel in ANIMAL KINGDOM, & More

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Jupiter’s Legacy, Batwoman, Animal Kingdom, and other TV Show Casting

Jupiter’s Legacy, Batwoman, Animal Kingdom, 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, Amazon Prime, Netflix, CBS, Fox, NBC, CBS All Access, and TNT. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.

Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix)

Josh Duhamel has been cast as Sheldon Sampson / The Utopian

Leslie Bibb has been cast as Grace Sampson / Lady Liberty

This actor and actress join already cast Andrew Horton, Elena Kampouris, Ben Daniels, and Matt Lanter.

Jupiter’s Legacy‘s plot synopsis: based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, “After venturing to a mysterious island with a handful of their friends in 1932, they gained superhuman abilities and established themselves as the first generation of superheroes. They soon formed the Union of Justice. Years later, Sheldon and Grace had two children, Chloe and Brandon, who inherited their own set of powers. However, Chloe and Brandon also developed a cynical attitude toward superheroes and struggled to find their places in the shadow of their famous parents.”

Steven S. DeKnight will write and direct the pilot episode of series.

The Hunt (Amazon Prime)

Dylan Baker has been cast as Biff Simpson.

Jerrika Hinton has been cast as Millie Malone.

Greg Austin has been cast as Travis Leich.

Saul Rubinek has been cast as Murray Markowitz.

Carol Kane has been cast as Mindy Markowitz.

Catherine Tate, Tiffany Boone, Saul Rubinek, Lena Olin, and Carol Kane have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors and actresses join already cast Logan Lerman and Al Pacino.

The Hunt‘s plot synopsis: “The Hunt will tell the story of a group known as the Hunters living in New York City in 1977. The Hunters discover that hundreds of former high-ranking Nazi officials are living among them and conspiring to create the Fourth Reich in the U.S. The group then sets out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans. The story is inspired by real-life events.”

Batwoman (The CW)

Rachel Skarsten has been cast as Elizabeth Kane / Alice / Red Alice, the leader of the Wonderland Gang, and “the identical twin sister of Kate Kane/Batwoman. She is a high-ranking member of the Religion of Crime. She is both maniacal and charming and has made it her mission to undermine Gotham’s sense of security.”

These actresses and actor join already cast Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, and Nicole Kang,

Batwoman‘s plot synopsis: “It centers on Kate Kane (Rose) who soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”

Caroline Dries wrote the screenplay for the pilot episode that David Nutter will direct.

FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)

Julian McMahon has been cast as Jess LaCroix, “a top tier agent who tackles extreme cases and oversees the FBI’s Most Wanted Unit.”

Keisha Castle-Hughes has been cast as Lynn Khanna, “a cowboy boot-wearing FBI analyst from a conservative Dallas family. She is a master of data-mining and social engineering with a sharp, earthy sense of humor. Lynn is tough, playful and young in years but an old soul at heart.”

Craig Turk is writing the pilot episode for the series.

Talent (Fox)

Graham Yost has been selected as the writer for the straight-to-series TV order.

Talent‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, Paul Azaceta, “Nicole Dane, the sole survivor of a tragic accident in which 148 people were killed. While her survival is seen as a miracle, Nicole soon discovers she has inherited the talents of those who perished. With her newfound abilities in tow, she sets off on a journey to “bring closure to unfinished stories” while attempting to solve the mystery behind the horrific accident.”

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)

Ginnifer Goodwin has been cast in unspecified role.

This actress joins already cast: Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby, Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, Greg Kinnear, DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams, Steven Yeun, and Jacob Tremblay.

Jordan Peele will be the show’s host.

This is Us (NBC)

Carl Lumbly has been cast as Beth’s father, Abe Clarke.

Rachel Naomi Hilson has been cast as teen Beth.

Akira Akbar has been cast as young Beth.

This actor and actresses join already cast in Season 3: 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.”

The Expanse (Amazon Prime)

Burn Gorman has been cast as Adolphus Murtry, “chief of security for Royal Charter Energy, and known for being both cunning and ruthless. And possibly a little bit psychotic.”

Prism (NBC)

Mykelti Williamson has been cast as Judge Henley.

This actress joins already cast Malin Akerman.

Prism’s plot synopsis: “Prism is described as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking, Is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.”

Daniel Barnz will write and direct the series.

Locke & Key (Netflix)

Thomas Mitchell Barnet has been cast as Sam Lesser, “a troubled, sensitive young man who longs for a connection and will go to desperate lengths to find one. His vulnerability makes him an easy target for Dodge’s manipulation.”

Asha Bromfield has been cast as Zadie, “a spunky, horror nerd and lone female member of the “Savini Squad” — that is, until Kinsey Locke arrives at Matheson Academy.”

This actor and actress join already cast Darby Stanchfield, Jackson Robert Scott, Emilia Jones, and Connor Jessup.

Locke & Key‘s plot synopsis: based on the comic book by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, “Locke & Key is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.”

Carlton Cuse, Joe Hill, and Aron Eli Coleite wrote the screenplay for the pilot episode of this TV series.

Emergence (NBC)

Allison Tolman has been cast as Jo, “the police chief on Long Island’s Peconic Bay. Newly divorced from Alex, Jo lives with her 14-year-old daughter, Bree, and her ex-firefighter father, Ed.”

Emergence‘s plot synopsis: “Emergence is a character-driven genre thriller that centers around a police chief (Tolman) who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.”

Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters are writing the screenplays for the Paul McGuigan-directed series.

Interrogation (CBS All Access)

Kodi Smit-McPhee has been cast as “a troubled and homeless teen who meets Gallner’s character at a drug-rehabilitation center, where they became quick friends. To those who met him he was remembered as mysterious and known for his violent confrontations over drugs and sex.”

This actor joins already cast: Kyle Gallner, Peter Sarsgaard, and David Strathairn.

Interrogation‘s plot synopsis: “Interrogation is an original concept based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man (Gallner) was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. He is sentenced to life in prison and spends the next two decades fighting to prove his innocence. Since the episodes are made to be watched in any order, the audience will jump back and forth in time, witnessing this man’s story unfold in multiple timelines.”

Animal Kingdom (TNT)

Emily Deschanel has been cast as Angela. “Recently released from prison, Angela is Julia’s (Pope’s deceased twin sister) former best friend, a recovering junkie who arrives at the Cody house trying to snake her way back into the family’s good graces. She’s a survivor, scrappy, manipulative and an addict. Angela’s history as Julia’s drug buddy gives her power as she tries to seduce Pope (Shawn Hatosy), is hated by J (Finn Cole) and under suspicion by Smurf (Ellen Barkin).”

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