Devon Aoki has landed a major recurring guest role on the hit CW drama Arrow from Warner Bros TV. Aoki will play Tatsu Yamashiro, a character that first appeared in the Green Arrow origin series graphic novels published by DC Comics. She is a Japanese martial arts expert who wields a deadly sword, a blade from which her codename Katana is derived. In Arrow, Tatsu will be one of Oliver’s mentors in the flashbacks and a critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day. Aoki, repped by Schiffco, appeared in features including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City, D.E.B.S. and War.
Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) and PJ Boudousque (Pretty Little Liars) have joined Syfy’s six-hour event series Ascension. The castings were first reported by our sister pub TV Line. Set aboard the starship Ascension, it follows hundreds of men, women and children sent on a century-long covert mission to populate a new world. But as they approach the point of no return 50 years into the journey, the murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. Roth will play Dr. Juliet Bryce, the head doctor aboard Ascension. Boudousque will play James Toback, a maintenance worker on the starship.