Beth Malone (Fun Home) has been tapped for a recurring role in BrainDead, CBS’ comic-thriller series set in the world of Washington, D.C., politics. The show, set to premiere June 13, comes from Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of The Good Wife. Malone will lay Claudia, a grim, smart, ultra-liberal newscaster for an ultra-liberal news station. Malone received a Tony nomination for Fun Home and also has been cast in the Taylor Hackford-helmed The Comedian. She’s repped by BRS/GAGE and Sweet 180.
Jennifer Marsala has booked a recurring role in Taken, NBC’s straight-to-series adaptation of the hit movie franchise. Written and executive produced by Alex Cary (Homeland), who serves as showrunner, the Taken TV series is a modern-day prequel to the film franchise that depicts how Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) developed and sharpened his particular set of skills. Marsala will play Riley, a member of the incredibly fast-thinking/acting OPCON team whose job it is to act quickly in support of the team on the ground. However, this team occasionally ventures into the field, the world and the corridors of power. Marsala, repped by Global Artists Agency and Media One Management Group, most recently recurred on Aquarius, Lie to Me and Homeland.