Friday, August 30, 2013

TV News - 'Chicago PD,' 'Star-Crossed,' 'Outlander' & 'Looking' Add New Series Regulars & Recurring Roles; Plus 2 More Updates!

The Mindy Project tabs Mad Men star as third love interest for its leading lady.

2 join the cast of the AMC drama pilot Line of Sight.

Olafur Darri Olafsson (The Deep) and Omar Metwally (The Twilight Saga) have been cast on the AMC drama pilot Line of Sight. Olafsson will play Edgar, a powerful and immovable man who knows more than anyone about the crash, yet not quite everything. Metwally will play Dave, a man fundamentally altered by the experience of the crash.

Stephen Walters (Layer Cake) and Annette Badland (Doctor Who) have landed recurring roles on Starz's new drama series Outlander. Walters will play Angus Mhor, a member of Clan McKenzie who is a hard drinker always looking for a fight - especially against Brits. Badland will play Mrs. Fitzgibbons, a quick-witted woman who is the glue that holds Castle Leoch together.

Russell Tovey (Being Human UK) is joining the cast of HBO's upcoming comedy series Looking. He will play Kevin, an accomplished video game creator who has achieved financial and critical success at a young age. He will interact very closely with Patrick (Jonathan Groff).

Melrose Place vet Stephanie Jacobsen has been cast in a recurring role on The CW's midseason drama series Star-Crossed. She will play Eva, a charismatic biology teacher at Marshall High School who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Atrians.

FOX's The Mindy Project has tapped Ben Feldman (Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva) as a new love interest for Mindy (Mindy Kaling) in its second season. EP Jack Burditt describes his characters as "an arts and culture writer and a bit of a snob - he kind of looks down on Mindy's taste. There's an attraction there, but also a divide between them. He'll say things and she has no idea what he's talking about." He joins Justified's Timothy Olyphant and It's Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton as suitors for the series' leading lady in the early parts of its second year.

The Killing alum Elias Koteas is the latest to join NBC's midseason drama series Chicago PD as a new series regular. He will play Alvin Olinsky, a long-term undercover detective in the Intelligence Unit. He was in uniform with Voight (Jason Beghe) and together they share a secret over a fellow cop's death.