TV Casting Category

Katie Leclerc, 26, will guest star on the fifth season of NBC’s hit comedy “Community,” according to a report by TVLine. Leclerc, who suffers from a degenerative inner-ear condition known as Meniere’s disease, is set to play the role of Carol. The character is described as a “pretty, sweet and hearing-impaired woman who’s teaching Abed (Danny Pudi) sign language.” There is no word yet on when the show’s fifth season is set to premiere, but it is expected sometime in early 2014. Leclerc is best known to audiences for herRead More
Joel Fry
Filming for “Game of Thrones” season four began almost three months ago, but this latest bit of news means casting is nearly complete. EW reports that British actor Joel Fry will play Hizdahr zo Loraq, a wealthy Meereenese nobleman who becomes embroiled in the affairs of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her quest for the Iron Throne. Last season, Daenerys and her increasing army of followers conquered the cities of Astapor and Yunkai in Slaver’s Bay. So with those two plot points already off the book agenda, it only makes sense thatRead More
MARCH 2014 UPDATE: E! has picked up “The Royals” to series. It will premiere in 2015. E!’s pilot “The Royals” has moved forward in its casting process, adding newcomers William Moseley, Haley Lu Richardson and Australian beauty Alexandra Park, Deadline reports. The brand new series, set in a Hamlet-esque British monarch, introduces a fictional royal family that has just suffered the loss of their eldest son, Prince Robert, the King-to-be. Next in line for the throne is Prince Liam (Moseley), as previously disclosed by Deadline. Prince Liam is in love with Ophelia (Richardson), a young American womanRead More

Posted On September 26, 2013By Melanie AbernathyIn Television, TV Casting

TV: Martin Freeman to Star in New FX Drama “Fargo”

FX has taken another step forward in pre-production of miniseries “Fargo,” a remake of the original film by the Coen brothers, by casting the lovable Martin Freeman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeman will play the main character, Lester Nygaard, a depressed insurance salesman whose life turns upside down when a stranger, Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thorton), arrives in town. The show will follow new crimes, characters and humor, while still keeping it similar to the Oscar winning pic. Production is set to begin October in Calgary and Canada, hopefullyRead More
AMC’s mega-hit show “The Walking Dead” has added two new zombie-slaying ladies to the cast of the upcoming fourth season. Newcomer Alanna Masterson will be hopping on the bandwagon as an unknown character at the moment, Deadline reports. It is said that she will be introduced in the middle of the fourth season as a new survivor in the zombie infested world. Also joining the cast is “Twilight” star Christian Serratos, who was cast in early September as Rosita Espinoza, a badass-beauty that survived the apocalypse, according to Deadline. Both Masterson and Serratos have options toRead More
E! pilot “Songbyrd” is snapping up actresses quickly, with Rumer Willis joining the recently cast “One Tree Hill” star Bethany Joy Lenz to play Lenz’s sister, Mickey. “Songbyrd” follows Lenz’s Lauren Byrd, a talented singer-songwriter who finds that she needs to hire a team to help her steer her way through her quick rise to fame. Deadline reports that Willis’ Mickey, an introverted law school dropout, joins the team, but begins to hone her own song-writing skills as she helps her sister navigate her newfound fame – which will inevitablyRead More
Those Disney alum sure are growing up! “Hannah Montana” star Emily Osment has signed on to headline a new ABC Family comedy pilot, which has “High School Musical”‘s Ashley Tisdale producing, reports Deadline. Titled “Young and Hungry,” the new multi-camera show will follow Osment’s Gabi, a blogger who is hired as a chef for a young technology entrepreneur in San Francisco. Gabi is “blunt and klutzy and has an outrageous sense of style. But not only does she have a true gift for cooking, she has the ability to figureRead More
The multitalented Bethany Joy Lenz has signed on to “Songbyrd,” a new scripted E! pilot. TVLine reports that the ex-“One Tree Hill” star has been cast as the lead in the new series about Lauren Byrd (Lenz), a brilliant songwriter who brings in a team to help her through this crazy process. All the while, her ex-fiancée turns out to not be the same man she once knew, forcing her to forget the past and find real inspiration for the sake of her success and those she loves. The new pilotRead More
NBC’s pirate adventure series “Crossbones” has added three pretty faces to its cast. Deadline reports that Richard Coyle has been cast as the co-lead in this pirate fantasy, along with Claire Foy and Tracy Ifeachor. The TV series is set in 1715, on a chaotic New Providence island that is ruled by Captain Blackbeard (John Malkovich). To take control of the chaos, an undercover assassin Tom Lowe (Coyle) is sent in to take him out. But Lowe struggles with the task when he finds himself agreeing with Blackbeard’s morals and soonRead More
Ruth Negga has booked a recurring role on ABC’S Marvel series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”, Deadline reports. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was created by “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon, is produced by ABC and Marvel Studios, and is considered a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which thus far has only consisted of feature films. The official synopsis: “Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) puts together a small team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to handle strange new cases. Each case will test the team in cooperation and ingenuity as they try to work together figuring outRead More