Supergirl, Central Park Five, Shameless, and other TV Show Casting
Supergirl, Central Park Five, Shameless, 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, Showtime, Netflix, BBC, Amazon Prime, and Showtime. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Supergirl (The CW)
Anthony Konechny has been cast as Agent Jensen, an agent “recruited by Alex Danvers to work for the DEO but is having a hard time trying to find his place in the organization.”
This actor joins already cast: Bruce Boxleitner, Rhona Mitra, Robert Baker, Sam Witwer, Nicole Maines, Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, Katie McGrath, Jess Rath, and David Harewood.
Supergirl: Season 4 will begin airing on The CW on October 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Charmed (The CW)
Gina Rodriguez has been hired to direct the eleventh episode of the first season of the reboot TV series.
This director joins already cast: Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffrey.
Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin currently write the screenplays for the series.
Central Park Five (Netflix)
Famke Janssen has been cast as Nancy Ryan, “a Manhattan prosecutor who led the reinvestigation of the Central Park Five case.”
Aurora Perrineau has been cast as Tanya, “the girlfriend of Raymond Santana, Jr. after he was released from prison.”
William Sadler has been cast as Michael Sheehan, “a New York City detective.”
Chris Chalk has been cast as adult Yuself Salaam.
Freddy Miyares has been cast as adult Raymond Santana.
Justin Cunningham has been cast as adult Kevin Richardson.
Ethan Herisse has been cast as young Yusef Salaam.
Marquis Rodriguez has been cast as young Raymond Santana, Jr.
Caleel Harris has been cast as young Antron McCray.
Asante Black has been cast as young Kevin Richardson.
Joshua Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Blair Underwood, Omar Dorsey, and Adepero Oduye have been cast in unspecified roles.
These actresses join already cast: Storm Reid, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Kylie Bunbury, Aunjanue Ellis, Niecy Nash, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome, and Jovan Adepo.
Central Park Five‘s plot synopsis: “Based on a true story that gripped the country, the limited series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four episode limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.”
Ava Duvernay will be write and direct the series.
Central Park Five will premiere on Netflix in 2019.
Fleabag (BBC, Amazon Prime)
Andrew Scott has been cast in an unspecified role.
This actor joins already cast (from Season 1): Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Brett Gelman, Olivia Colman, Bill Paterson, Hugh Dennis, Hugh Skinner, Jamie Demetriou, Jenny Rainsford, and Sian Clifford.
Fleabag’s plot synopsis: based on the play by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Killing Eve), as she hurls herself at modern living in London.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge also writes the screenplays for the Harry Bradbeer-directed TV series.
The Loudest Voice in the Room (Showtime)
Kari Skogland has been hired to direct the first two episodes.
This director joins already cast Russell Crowe.
The Loudest Voice in the Room‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Gabriel Sherman, “In today’s politically charged media landscape, no figure loomed larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, molding Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of Donald Trump, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in Ailes’ life, including an initial meeting with Richard Nixon on the set of The Mike Douglas Show that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Told through multiple points of view, the limited series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.”
The first episode was written Tom McCarthy and Gabriel Sherman.
Katey Sagal has been cast as Ingrid Jones, “a crazed psych patient that Frank (William H. Macy) encounters in the E.R., and with whom he is immediately smitten.”
Courteney Cox has been cast as Jen Wagner, “a famous actress who’s had a problem in the past with booze. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) is hired as her sober companion when she’s in town, and she takes him on a wild ride in search of a cocktail.”
These actress join already cast: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Richard Flood, and Christian Isaiah.
Shameless: Season 9’s plot synopsis: “In season nine of SHAMELESS, political fervor hits the South Side, and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands. Frank (Macy) sees financial opportunity in campaigning and decides to give voice to the underrepresented South Side working man. Fiona (Rossum) tries to build on her success with her apartment building and takes an expensive gamble hoping to catapult herself into the upper echelon. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) distracts himself from the challenges of sobriety by taking in Eddie’s niece, Xan (Amirah Johnson).
Ian (Cameron Monaghan) faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn. Debbie (Emma Kenney) fights for equal pay and combats harassment, and her efforts lead her to an unexpected realization. Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) sets his sights on West Point and prepares himself for cadet life. Liam (Christian Isaiah) must develop a new skillset to survive outside of his cushy private school walls. Kevin (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) juggle the demands of raising the twins with running the Alibi as they attempt to transform the bar into a socially conscious business.”
Shameless: Season 9 will begin airing on Showtime in September 9 at 9 p.m.
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