Wednesday, September 4, 2013

TV News - 'Arrow' Casts Its Amanda Waller; 'Hot in Cleveland' Star To Guest on 'We Are Men'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Oscar winner tapped to direct House of Cards episode.

Downton Abbey star to voice The Tomorrow People computer.

Once Upon a Time finds its Prince Eric.

Plus additional updates for FX's American Horror Story: Coven; USA's Horizon (pilot); CBS' The Good Wife; FX's Tyrant (pilot); Starz's Outlander; and E!'s The Royals (pilot).

Gil McKinney (Supernatural, Friday Night Lights) will appear in a multi-episode arc on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He will appear as Prince Eric, the love interest of Ariel the mermaid (JoAnna Garcia Swisher). He will debut in the third season's sixth episode.

Jodie Foster has been tapped to direct an episode of the upcoming second season of Netflix's House of Cards. The Oscar-winning actress' relationship with Netflix started earlier this year when she directed the third episode of Orange Is the New Black's first season.

FX's American Horror Story: Coven has tapped newcomer Alexander Dreymon for a recurring role. He will play the handsome young man who moves in next door to the Academy.

Kara Killmer has joined the cast of the USA drama pilot Horizon. She will play Anna, a beautiful, high-class call girl who is far more than she appears.

Jane Leeves (FrasierHot in Cleveland) has booked a guest spot on an upcoming episode of CBS' new comedy series We Are Men. She will play Vanessa, a hairstylist at the on-site salon with whom Frank (Tony Shalhoub) has a long-standing weekly appointment. She will appear in the sixth episode of the season.

Jennifer Finnigan (Monday Mornings), Anne Winters and Noah Silver have joined the cast of the FX drama pilot Tyrant. The projects tells the story of an unassuming American family - Barry (Adam Rayner); his strong, smart and idealistic wife Molly (Finnigan); and their kids Emma (Winters) and Sammy (Silver) - drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle East nation.

Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens has joined the cast of The CW's new drama series The Tomorrow People. He will voice the series' "biological computer," TIM.

Spartacus vet Cynthia Addai-Robinson has landed a major role on the second season of The CW's Arrow. She will play Amanda Waller, a baddie employed by A.R.G.U.S., a clandestine agency that has a mysterious agenda and possesses key information about the Arrow.

Graham McTavish (The Hobbit) and Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot) have joined the cast of Starz's new drama series Outlander. They will play brothers Dougal (McTavish) and Colum MacKenzie (Lewis) who are uncles to lead Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).

Jason O'Mara (Vegas, Terra Nova) has been tapped for a recurring role on CBS' The Good Wife. He will play Colin, a wild-eyed Irish attorney who has spent a decade successfully defending gang members and crime families. Now he is looking for a home at a corporate law firm where he clashes with the more conservative culture.

Elizabeth Hurley (Gossip Girl) has landed a starring role on the E! drama pilot The Royals from Mark Schwahn. She will play the sexy, devious and conflicted Queen Helena, who struggles to cope with the death of her oldest son and the crisis of confidence this creates with her husband, King Simon, while working to deter the growing relationship between her middle son, now the heir apparent, and his American girlfriend.