Joel Johnstone (Getting On, The Newsroom) has been cast in ABC’s 10-episode drama series The Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s book and directed by Nick Cassavetes, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Johnstone, repped by BRS/Gage and Working Entertainment, will play Gus Grissom, an average student and athlete who may be the least likely astronaut but proves himself to be one of NASA’s top men. He’s an extraordinary engineer who flies on the Mercury and Gemini missions, and becomes the first man to go into space twice.
Rahart Adams (Nowhere Boys) has landed a series regular role in Nickelodeon’s, Every Witch Way. It centers on a teenage girl who deals with moving to a new town, growing up and falling in love, all while realizing that she’s a witch. Adams, repped by Intellectual Artists Management and Triple Talent Management in Australia, will play Jax, a rebel wizard who uses his powers every chance he gets and is willing to do anything to get what he wants.
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