Monday, October 21, 2013

TV News - Oscar Winner to Recur on 'Falling Skies'; Neil Flynn to Reunite with 'Scrubs' Creator on 'Surviving Jack'; Plus 10 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
FX's The Americans; NBC's Chicago P.D., Believe & The Night Shift; FOX's Gang Related; ABC Family's Twisted; and ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

Pilot Castings:
ABC Family's Young and Hungry; HBO's Ballers; and E!'s Songbyrd.

Aimee Carrero (Level Up) will recur on the second season of FX's The Americans. She will play Chena, a smart yet impulsive Sandinista freedom fighter who will go to any lengths to support her cause.

Carrero has also joined the cast of the ABC Family comedy pilot Young and Hungry starring Emily Osment. She will play Tessa, Gabi's (Osment) best friend who is an ambitious banking intern always hustling to make ends meet.

Stella Maeve (Golden Boy) has been cast on NBC's midseason drama series Chicago P.D. She will recur as Nadia, a pretty 18-year-old escort who is addicted to heroin and goes through a very difficult withdrawal.

Spartacus alum Nick Tarabay will recur on NBC's midseason drama series Believe. He will play Niko Zepeda, a dangerous, intimidating CIA Black Ops who is a constant looming threat as he hunts Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) and Tate (Jake McLaughlin).

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Secret Life of the American Teenager) has landed a recurring role on FOX's midseason drama series Gang Related. He will play Agent Billy Cabrera, an undercover agent working for the Treasury Department.

Jack Falahee and Ivan Sergei have joined the cast of ABC Family's Twisted. Falahee will play Charlie, a kid starting fresh in a new town who is just out of juvie and may be harboring some dark secrets. Sergei will play Jack, a ruggedly handsome working man with a troubled past.

ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is staging a Lost reunion when Zuleikha Robinson will appear opposite series regular Naveen Andrews in the November 7 episode. She will play a powerful sorceress from Agrabah.

Oscar winner Mira Sorvino will recur on the fourth season of TNT's Falling Skies. She will play Sara, a woman far removed from her former life as a graphic designer who is now dogged by death at every turn, yet she has never felt more alive, free or fearless. A chance encounter with guerrilla fighter John Pope (Colin Cunningham) leads her to join the resistance and develop a strong personal bond with the outlaw-turned-warrior.

The Middle star Neil Flynn will appear on an episode of FOX's midseason comedy series Surviving Jack. He will play a high-school wrestling coach who butts heads with Jack (Christopher Meloni).

John David Washington - son of Denzel Washington - has singed on to the HBO comedy pilot Ballers as a series regular. He will play Ricky, a highly competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete. Also cast in the project is Donovan Carter. He will play Vernon, a deeply family oriented pro athlete.

Robert Hoffman (90210) has been cast in the E! drama pilot Songbyrd starring Bethany Joy Lenz. He will play Chris Spencer, Lauren's (Lenz) creative affairs director who is helplessly in love with her, a fact she is clueless about.

Hoffman has also booked a recurring role on NBC's midseason drama series The Night Shift. He will play Thad, TC's (Eion Macken) brother who served a turn alongside him in Afghanistan.