‘The 100’ Ups Tasya Teles To Regular; ‘Supergirl’s Floriana Lima To Return As Recurring
We’ll be seeing a lot more of Echo in The 100‘s Season 5. Tasya Teles, who has recurred on the CW serialized sci-fi drama since Season 2, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fifth season. Echo was last seen in Wednesday’s Season 4 finale escaping Praimfaya with Bellamy (Bob Morley) and Raven (Lindsey Morgan) on a rocket to the Ark. When we next see Echo, it will be six years after she blasted off to outer space. Teles’ promotion was first reported by tvgui… Read
Emma Booth Cast In Universal’s ‘Extinction’; Andy Buckley Horror Indie ‘All Light Will End’
Australian actress Emma Booth is reuniting her Hounds of Love director Ben Young in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Extinction, starring Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan. Good Universe and Mandeville Films are producing the film, which is slated for release January 26. It follows a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on brutality and destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to… Read
‘This Is Us’ Casting Director Discusses Reason Why New York Talents Are Being Discovered Later In Their Careers
When casting a television series, there can be few tasks more daunting than piecing together a believable TV family—as any viewer of NBC’s hit series This Is Us can surely tell you, family is complicated. This is the task casting director Tiffany Little Canfield took on, alongside her New York partner, Bernard Telsey, playing a critical role in the series’ success in bringing together one of the most beloved families on television.
Canfield’s assignment was… Read
Casting Directors Will “Explore Every Option” In Effort To Unionize On Broadway
UPDATE 2 PM: Responding to the Broadway League statement regarding arbitration (see below), Local 817 president Tom O’Donnell told Deadline that the Hollywood studios had a similar response when the casting directors sought union recognition more than a decade ago. The studios said the National Labor Relations Board should decide whether they would have to recognize the Teamsters as legitimate bargaining agents for the casting directors. But soon after, O’Donnell said… Read
Sophia Bush Departing ‘Chicago P.D.’ After Four Seasons
EXCLUSIVE: Chicago P.D. female lead Sophia Bush is leaving the NBC cop drama series after four seasons, I have learned. She is the second key Chicago P.D. player to depart, along with co-creator/showrunner Matt Olmstead, who left in March.
I hear Bush is leaving on her own accord. A possible exit for the actress was hinted in the recent Season 4 finale of Chicago P.D, which saw her character, Detective Erin Lindsay, on the verge of accepting a job with the FBI in New… Read
Eva Longoria Joins ‘Overboard’ Remake From MGM & Pantelion Films
EXCLUSIVE: Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg’s romantic comedy Overboard, the MGM/ Pantelion Films re-imaging to the 1980s pic that starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
The role-reversal adaption follows a spoiled playboy (Derbez) from one of Mexico's wealthiest families who falls overboard off his yacht and develops amnesia only to be convinced by Kate (Faris), a single… Read
T.J. Miller Moving Out Of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Ahead Of Season 5
T.J. Miller, who plays the bong-hitting, forward-failing, quasi-entrepreneur Erlich Bachman on HBO's Silicon Valley, won't be back for the series' just-announced fifth season. “The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agree that T.J. will not return for Season 5,” HBO said in a statement.
Miller’s blustery, pompous and hilarious character has been a key part of the Emmy-nominated series since its 2014 launch. But the actor and comic has been busy… Read
‘Channel Zero’: Brandon Scott & Holland Roden Join Season 3 Of Syfy Anthology
UPDATED: Brandon Scott (Guerrilla) and Teen Wolf‘s Holland Roden are set as series leads for the third installment of Syfy anthology series Channel Zero. Also joining as a lead is Olivia Luccardi (Person to Person). There’s no official title or logline yet for the third season, which is scheduled to premiere in 2018.
Each installment of the Channel Zero anthology is based on a "creepypasta" (user-generated horror stories published online). The first installment, the… Read
‘Goliath’ Ups Diana Hopper To Series Regular; Dominic Fumusa Also Cast
Billy McBride will be seeing a lot more of his daughter Denise in the upcoming season of Amazon drama series Goliath. Diana Hopper, who recurred throughout the first season as Denise McBride, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. In addition, Nurse Jackie alum Dominic Fumusa has signed on in a recurring role.
In the upcoming season Billy’s (Billy Bob Thornton) newfound millions turned Denise into a trust fund kid, but his drinking and emotional distance have… Read
Fox’s ‘Star’ Ups Miss Lawrence To Series Regular For Season 2
We’ll be seeing more of Miss Lawrence on Season 2 of Fox’s hit music drama series Star. After heavily recurring in Season 1 as breakout character Miss Bruce, Miss Lawrence has been promoted to series regular for the second season.
Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business. Miss Lawrence joins series stars… Read
‘Supernatural’: Mark Sheppard Won’t Return As Regular In Season 13
Not a surprise, but it’s official. Mark Sheppard, who recurred since 2009 before being promoted to series regular in Season 10 on the CW’s Supernatural, won’t be returning as a regular for Season 13.
Sheppard’s character Crowley was one of many who died in the finale, sacrificing his own life to seal the rift between worlds. His official departure was made fairly clear in Sheppard’s Tuesday night Instagram post in which he wrote "So to all my #spnfamily everywhere… my… Read
‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey, Violett Beane & More Are Game For ‘Truth Or Dare’ From Blumhouse
EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Posey and The Flash‘s Violett Beane are set for Blumhouse’s upcoming horror thriller Truth Or Dare along with Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, and Sophia Taylor Ali rounding out the cast that already includes previously announced headliner Lucy Hale. Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of the pic, which is scheduled to go before cameras next month.
The film centers on a college student in Mexico who is conned into playing a supernatural version of Truth or Dare… Read