Snowpiercer, The Man in the High Castle, Batwoman, and other TV Show Casting
Snowpiercer, The Man in the High Castle, Batwoman, 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, TNT, Apple, Amazon Prime Video, Showtime, and HBO. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Batwoman (The CW)
Ruby Rose has been cast as Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman, who “armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind…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 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 will be writing the screenplays for Batwoman.
Kate Kane will make her first appearance in the TV DC Universe on the annual crossover on The CW in December 2018.
No series order yet has been made for a Batwoman TV series.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Skylar Astin has been cast as Greg (previously played by Santino Fontana), the former love interest for Rebecca Bunch. The “series will see Astin’s version emerge as a “reimagined” version of the character after having been absent for the third season of the series.”
This actor joins previously cast: Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, David Hull, and Scott Michael Foster.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3’s plot synopsis: “Rebecca Bunch, a distraught young woman who is dealing with the fallout of being left at the altar.”
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4 will begin airing on The CW on October 12, 2018.
Iddo Goldberg has been cast as Bennett, “one of the engineers who designed the train and also holds some of the hidden secrets of the train as well.”
This actor joins already cast: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan 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.
The Man In The High Castle (Amazon Prime Video)
Frances Turner has been cast in Season 4 as Bell Mallory, a “girl who has escaped from a Nazi concentration camp into the Japanese Pacific states, where she will meet”…Elijah before becoming a “guerilla members of the BCR, a movement dedicated to the liberation of African-Americans.”
Clé Bennett has been cast in Season 4 as Elijah, a militant Black nationalist…who becomes a “guerilla members of the BCR, a movement dedicated to the liberation of African-Americans.”
Rich Ting has been cast in Season 4 as Captain Iijima, a “driven and ambitious young detective in the Kempeitai and Kido’s close deputy.”
This actress and actors join already cast: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, and Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rufus Sewell.
The Man In The High Castle‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Philip K. Dick, “Season 2 of the one-hour drama series The Man in the High Castle continues to explore what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. While Germany controls much of the East Coast and Japan controls the West Coast, the Rocky Mountains have become a “neutral zone”—and ground zero for a resistance, led by a mysterious figure known only as “the Man in the High Castle.” While some citizens struggle against the fear, oppression and inequality, others accept their lives, as compromised and unfulfilling as they might be. But after a series of enigmatic films surface depicting a world vastly different from their own, some begin to question the very nature of their reality.”
The Man In The High Castle: Season 3 will begin airing on Amazon on October 5, 2018. The Man In The High Castle: Season 4 has no premiere date yet.
Hedy Lamarr Mini-series (Showtime)
Gal Gadot is in talks to play Austrian-born, 1940s’ Hollywood actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who during World War II, helped create a radio guidance system for allied torpedoes that utilized spectrum and frequency.
Sarah Treem is in talks to write the screenplays for the mini-series.
Dylan Schombing, Adelynn Spoon, and Lily Rose Smith have been cast in unspecified roles.
These actors and actress join already cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard.
Watchmen‘s plot synopsis: based on the comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, “Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
Damon Lindelof is writing the screenplays for the series.
Nicole Kassell is directing the pilot episode.
Abigail Spencer has been cast as a relentless femme fatale, “who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.”
Josh Corbin is writing the screenplay for the Jonathan Van Tulleken-directed hyper-kinetic revenge TV series.
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