Karen Pittman (Begin Again) has been tapped for a recurring role on the third season of FX’s Cold War drama The Americans. She will play Lisa, a struggling mother and recovering alcoholic who works on the assembly line of a highly classified Defense Department project and just became the Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor of newly sober Michele. But what Lisa doesn’t know is that Michele is actually an alias being used by covert KGB spy Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who wants information on Lisa’s classified project — and their fast friendship is belied by Elizabeth’s ulterior motives. Talentworks-repped Pittman is on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced.
Gloria Reuben (Lincoln) has booked a recurring role in USA Network’s cyber-crime drama pilot Mr Robot. The project, from Universal Cable Prods, centers on a young programmer, Elliot (Rami Malek), who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations recruiting him to bring down corporate America. Reuben will play Elliot’s psychologist Krista, who is trying her best to break through their frustratingly silent sessions together. Reuben, repped by APA, Lasher Group, and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP, most recently starred in Lifetime movie Happy Face Killer. Other TV credits include ER, Raising The Bar and Falling Skies.
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