Katja Herbers (De storm) has been cast in WGN America‘s 13-episode scripted series Manhattan, from writer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme, Skydance TV, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate TV. Set during the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, NM, Manhattan follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families. Herbers, repped by All Star Agency and Lasher Group, will play Helen Price, a member of Frank Winter’s team and one of the few female physicists assigned to the Manhattan Project.She joins previously cast John Benjamin Hickey, Daniel Stern, Rachel Brosnahan, Ashley Zukerman, and Harry Lloyd. Herbers is.
Griffin Gluck (Back In The Game) has signed as a series regular in Fox’s drama Red Band Society from Amblin Television and ABC Studios. Based on the acclaimed Spanish series Polseres Vermelles by Albert Espinosa, Red Band Society is a coming-of-age drama, which explores with dark humor the daily lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital who become unlikely friends. Gluck will play Charlie, a smart, insightful and mischievous 13-year-old hospital patient who’s been in a coma for a year because of an accident. Under its new model, Fox gave Red Band Society a go on a “series prototype”, a pilot-type production order, plus additional backup scripts. Gluck is repped by Paradigm and Leslie Allan-Rice Management.