Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises) is set as the male lead opposite Mena Suvari in Amazon Studios’ drama pilot Hysteria, from Shaun Cassidy, Alcon Entertainment and Universal TV. It centers on Dr. Logan Harlow (Suvari), an exceptionally bright but socially awkward neurologist/psychiatrist at the University of Texas Medical School who travels to her hometown of Austin to investigate a mysterious epidemic among high school girls that might be spreading through technology. Stewart, repped by ICM Partners and attorney Alan Hergott, will play a local man who is trying to reconnect with his family after he had an affair with the family babysitter and now finds the girl not wanting to let go. Stewart most recently was seen in Transcendence.
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Johnathon Schaech has joined the cast of History’s miniseries Texas Rising, from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America. It details the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Schaech, repped by APA and Risa Shapiro at The Schiff Company, will play Colonel Sherman, the blustering Kentucky aristocrat who thinks Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) is a disastrous commander and challenges his orders at every opportunity. Schaech just wrapped the sci-fi thriller Vice and recently completed an arc on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.