Thursday, September 5, 2013

TV News - Walton Goggins Joins 'Community'; 'Enlisted' Co-Star Lends Voice to 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Trio join Syfy drama pilot Dominion.

2 Switched at Birth alums join Beauty and the Beast.

Geoff Stults gets a love interest on Enlisted.

Plus additional updates for Syfy's Defiance; AMC's Line of Sight (pilot); and MTV's Happyland (pilot).

Justified star Walton Goggins will guest star on the upcoming fifth season of NBC's Community. He will play Mr. Stone, a mysterious man who approaches the study group with "a dangerous accusation, a tantalizing offer and a devious plan that will change the group forever."

FOX's new comedy Enlisted has drafted Mircea Monroe (Hart of Dixie, Episodes) for a guest spot this fall. She will play a civilian liaison who books entertainment for the troops and who dated Pete (Geoff Stults) for eight months. Their future is up in the air as he never broke up with her before being deployed.

William Atherton (Die Hard) and Anna Hopkins (Nikita) will appear on Syfy's Defiance. Atherton will play Viceroy Mercado, an E-Rep official with a secret who is ruthless, sarcastic and fond of using "old Earth" references. Hopkins will play Jessica "Berlin" Rai, a soldier and documentarian who makes propaganda films that shine a positive light on E-Rep's occupation of Defiance.

Enlisted co-star Keith David has been tapped to voice the Cheshire Cat on ABC's new drama series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. The character will first appear in the series' premiere.

Switched at Birth recurring players Annie Ilonzeh and Blair Redford will appear in multi-episode arcs on The CW's Beauty and the Beast. Ilonzeh will play Beth, a high school friend of Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and a strong-willed, dynamic journalist who causes big problems for Cat when she's an eyewitness to a frightening assault. Redford will play Zach, a long-lost Army buddy of Vincent's (Jay Ryan) who turns out to be a terrifying opponent and a dangerous threat.

Darren Pettie (Mad Men, Ringer) has joined the cast of the AMC drama pilot Line of Sight. Details on his character have not been released.

Bianca Santos (The Fosters), Zulay Henao (Love Thy Neighbor), Shane Harper (Awkward), Katherine McNamara (Contest), Cameron Moulene (Raising Hope), Brady Smith (White Collar) and Ryan Rottman (90210) will star on the MTV comedy pilot Happyland. The theme park-set project centers on Lucy (Santos), a cynical teen working as a greeter at the park where her single mother (Henao) has played a fairytale princess for 15 years. Harper will play Ian, the handsome son of the park's new president (Smith), a new hire at the park who is smitten by feisty Lucy. McNamara will play Harper, a resident of the park who goes after Ian despite the fact that she has a boyfriend, Will (Moulene), a character performer at the park. Rottman will play Ian's brother.

Christopher Egan (Kings), Alan Dale (Lost) and Tom Wisdom (Mile High) have been cast on the Syfy drama pilot Dominion. Set 25 years after a catastrophic war between humans and angels, the series follows the perilous journey of Alex Lannen (Egan), a rebellious young soldier who discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity. Dale will play Rysen, the general who led the humans to victory against the angels during the Extermination War. Now ruler of Vegas (once known as Las Vegas), one of four cities left standing after the war, he finds himself negotiating politics in the heavily militarized city, maintaining calm over its stratified society and keeping a watchful eye on his daughter, Claire. Wisdom will play Michael, the greatest of the warrior archangels who was instrumental in helping humanity defeat the angels. He is now entrenched in Vega, using his superior supernatural abilities to defend the city's inhabitants from enemy attacks.