Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire) has joined FX’s new drama series Tyrant, from Howard Gordon, Craig Wright, Gideon Raff, 20th TV and Keshet. It tells the story of an unassuming American family — Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed (Adam Rayner), his American wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) and children — drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Schmidt, repped by ICM Partners and Davis/Spylios, will recur as Molly’s younger sister, Jenna.
Joining USA Network’s six episode event series DIG, from Raff, Tim Kring and Keshet, is Angela Bettis. It centers on an FBI agent (Jason Isaacs) stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a woman archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making. Working alongside Debbie (Lauren Ambrose), Faye (Bettis) is another devout follower of evangelist Ted Billingham (David Costabile). Bettis is repped by Benderspink.