Stargirl, The 100, Proven Innocent, and other TV Show Casting
Stargirl, The 100, Proven Innocent, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: DC Universe, Fox, Epix, The CW, and TNT. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Stargirl (DC Universe)
Brec Bassinger has been cast as Courtney Whitmore a.k.a. Stargirl, who is “smart, athletic and above all else kind. 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)
Nigél Thatch has been cast as Malcolm X, “a former Harlem hustler who becomes the prime spokesperson for the Nation of Islam and a world-wide icon. His fierce advocacy of eye-for-an-eye violence against white oppression has made him a lightning rod in the civil rights movement, loved by some, hated by many. His former street mentor Bumpy Johnson will become his closest friend, confidant and protector against a score of enemies.”
This actor joins already cast: 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.
The 100 (The CW)
J.R. Bourne has been cast as Russell, “a charismatic leader, a visionary and pioneer who will face the difficult moral choices…Russell rules over a peaceful society will cross paths with Clarke (Eliza Taylor), whom he’ll develop a complicated relationship.”
Proven Innocent (Fox)
Laurie Holden has been cast as Greta Bellows, “the wife of Gore Bellows (Grammer), the hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney. She is shrewd and sexy, a Lady Macbeth type. Smooth and driven, she’s got her eyes on the prize and wants her husband to win the Attorney General race, possibly even more than he does.”
This actress joins already cast: Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith, Nikki M. James, and Clare O’Connor.
Proven Innocent‘s plot synopsis: “follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice.”
David Elliott wrote the screenplays for the TV series. Patricia Riggen directed the pilot episode.
Black Lightning (The CW)
Kearran Giovanni has been cast as Cutter, “a smart, proud, tough and beautiful woman more than able to best a man in combat — a mercenary trained by British intelligence.”
Black Lightning‘s plot synopsis: “Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school…is pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”
Kerry O’Malley has been cast as Lilah Folger, a former corporate lawyer who came from old money. She fiercely protects her own, in particular her daughter LJ (Annalise Basso) and the rest of first class with whom she shares a vested interest in maintaining their security and privilege.
This actress joins already cast: Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
Snowpiercer‘s plot synopsis: “Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, It centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.”
Arrowverse – The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl (The CW)
Jeremy Davies has been cast as Dr. John Deegan, “a doctor at Arkham Asylum in Gotham City.”
This actor joins already cast: Cassandra Jean Amell and Elizabeth Tulloch.
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