Shadowhunters, FBI, Supergirl, and other TV Show Casting
Shadowhunters, FBI, Supergirl, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: CBS, Freeform, TNT, BBC, Netflix, The CW, and Bravo. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Supergirl (The CW)
Nicole Maines has been cast as Nia Nal, a “soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl.” Nal will be the newest addition to the CatCo Worldwide Media reporting team.
This actress joins previously cast April Parker Jones, who will play Colonel Haley, career military woman who lives and dies by the orders of her commanding officers. Dedicated to her country, she always acts in its best interest — even if it’s not her own.
Supergirl: Season 3 starred: Melissa Benoist, Katie McGrath, Chyler Leigh, Emma Tremblay, Odette Annable, Carl Lumbly, Adrian Pasdar, David Harewood, Yael Grobglas, Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, Chris Wood, and David Harewood.
Sela Ward has been cast as Dana Mosier, an unspecified character on the show.
This actress joins already cast: Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, and Ebonée Noel.
Craig Turk wrote the screenplay for the Niels Oplev-directed pilot episode.
The series will make its premiere on September 25, 2018.
Luke Baines has been cast as Jonathan Morgenstern, “the main villain in the remaining episodes of the third and final season…Previously hiding behind the identify of Sebastian Verlac, played by Will Tudor, Baines’ character was reborn at the end of the spring finale and is the true form of Clary’s (Katherine McNamara) brother. Jonathan’s return will present Clary and the Shadowhunters with a new level of evil that they can’t even imagine.”
Shadowhunters stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa, Alisha Wainwright, and Harry Shum Jr.
Based on the Mortal Instruments novels, the TV series will end its run in 2019 with a 12-episode season.
Elisabeth Shue has been cast as Constance Young, a “former beauty queen turned small town bureaucrat…whose life is thrown into turmoil after her husband’s mysterious death. Realizing she and her family are on the verge of financial ruin, Constance turns to cooking the books at City Hall, while simultaneously trying to reinvent herself through the hyper-competitive world of direct-sales cosmetics.”
KC Perry wrote the screenplay for the Jesse Peretz-directed pilot episode.
Giri/Haji (BBC One / Netflix)
Kelly Macdonald has been cast as Sarah, a “London-based forensics lecturer and policewoman who forms an unlikely friendship with a Japanese detective searching for his brother who has become entangled with the Yakuza.”
Giri/Haji‘s plot synopsis: “The eight-part series follows middle-aged Tokyo detective Kenzo who travels to London in search of his wayward younger brother Yuto. Once thought dead, Yuto is now believed to be posing as a Yakuza gangster in London and wanted for the murder of a Japanese businessman there.”
Joe Barton will write the screenplays for the Julian Farino-directed series.
Dirty John (Bravo)
Keiko Agena has been cast as Debra’s coworker Nancy.
John Karna has been cast as Jimmy, Terra’s (Garner) boyfriend.
Sprague Grayden has been cast as John’s first wife Tonia.
Cliff Chamberlain has been cast as Ethan, John’s best man from his first marriage.
These actors and actresses join already cast: Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Julia Garner, Juno Temple, Jean Smart, and Kevin Zegers.
Dirty John‘s plot synopsis: “Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It centers on John Meehan (Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell (Britton) off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies. The series chronicles the true story of how a romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation.”
Alexandra Cunningham wrote the screenplays for the Jeffrey Reiner-direct series.
This series will premiere in late 2018.
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