Supergirl, Fargo, Star Trek, and other TV Show Casting
Supergirl, Fargo, Star Trek, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: CBS All Access, Apple, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, FX, Netflix, and The CW. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Patrick Stewart Star Trek (CBS All Access)
Patrick Stewart has been cast as Star Fleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard once again in a new Star Trek series.
Patrick Stewart Star Trek series’ plot synopsis: “The new series, which is not a Star Trek: Next Generation reboot, will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life.”
“I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”
Central Park Five (Netflix)
Niecy Nash has been cast as Delores Wise, mother of Korey Wise.
Aunjanue Ellis has been cast as Sharone Salaam, mother of Yusef Salaam.
Kylie Bunbury has been cast as Angie Richardson, sister of Kevin Richardson.
Marsha Stephanie Blake has been cast as Linda McCray, mother of Antron McCray.
Storm Reid has been cast as Lisa, a friend of Korey Wise.
These actresses join already cast: 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.
Sylvia Hoeks has been cast as Queen Kane, “a spiritual and military political head.”
Archie Madekwe has been cast as Kofun, “an intelligent son.”
Yadira Guevara-Prip has been cast as a Bow Lion, a young warrior.
Nesta Cooper has been cast as Haniwa, “a proud and determined young daughter.”
They join already cast Jason Momoa.
See‘s plot synopsis: “See is a high concept series takes place in a future where humanity has lost the ability to perceive the world with sight. The survivors have learned how to rely on their other senses to get by, but the birth of twins with sight will throw the new society into chaos.”
Steven Knight wrote the screenplays for the Francis Lawrence-directed series.
See will premiere on Apple in 2019.
Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video)
Michael Kelly has been cast as Mike November in Season 2, “a smart, seasoned career field officer in the CIA who works with both Jack Ryan and Jim Greer.”
Noomi Rapace has been cast as Harriet “Harry” Baumann in Season 2, “a highly capable, sharply intelligent and intoxicatingly charming BND agent (German’s Secret Intelligence) who crosses paths with Jack Ryan in South America.”
John Hoogenakker has been cast as Matice in Season 2, “a tough and salty American who works black ops for the CIA.”
This actor joins already cast: John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce.
Jack Ryan: Season 2’s plot synopsis: “In Season 2, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America.”
Season 1 will premiere on August 31. Season 2 will premiere sometime in 2019.
Less Than Zero (Hulu)
Lily Donoghue has been cast as Blair, Clay’s former girlfriend.
Cooper Koch has been cast as Julian, Clay’s childhood friend who is suffering from a drug issue.
Keenan Jolliff has been cast as Rip, Julian’s drug dealer.
Ronen Rubinstein has been cast as Trent, a friend of Clay’s who’s a model at UCLA.
James Bloor has been cast as Daniel, an outsider from Clay’s high school who is just as troubled as them.
Less than Zero‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, “Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope.
Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay’s holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.”
Bosch (Amazon Prime Video)
Ryan Hurst has been cast as Hector Bonner, “a former client of attorney Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers), currently working as her investigator.”
This actor joins already cast: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Madison Lintz, and Lance Reddick.
Supergirl (The CW)
Brent Spiner has been cast as United States Vice President Baker, “an unlikely leader who will nonetheless step up in a big way when his country needs him.”
This actor joins already cast: Rhona Mitra, Robert Baker, Sam Witwer, Nicole Maines, Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, Katie McGrath, Jess Rath, and David Harewood.
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Linda Cardellini has been cast as Judy, an “outgoing free spirit who exudes both warmth and pathos as she struggles to deal with a personal tragedy. Judy desperately needs someone to connect with and finds a common ground and support system in Jen.”
This actress joins already cast Christina Applegate.
Liz Feldman wrote the screenplays for the TV series.
Chris Rock has been cast as “the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his son’s enemy as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads.
Fargo: Season 4’s plot synopsis: “In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy – that of exploitation, graft, and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.”
Noah Hawley will be the writer and director of Season 4.
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