Monday, October 28, 2013

TV News - Cinemax Renews 'Strike Back' for Final Season; 'SVU' Is Bringing Back 'Law & Order's Alana De La Garza; Plus 6 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
NBC's Crossbones; FOX's Gang Related, The Following & Rake; and WGN America's Salem.

Pilot Castings:
Amazon's The Rebels.

Cinemax has announced that its first original scripted drama Strike Back will return for a fourth and final season. The new series will premiere in 2014 with 10 new episodes with the majority of the production crew staying on the series.

Ezra Buzzington (The Artist) will recur on NBC's midseason drama series Crossbones. He will play Eisengrim, one of Blackbeard's (John Malkovich) henchmen

Noah Bean (Nikita, Damages) has booked a multi-episode role on FOX's upcoming drama series Gang Related. He will play Jason Manning, a Stanford educated, rich hedge fund owner.

Hayes MacArthur (Go On) and Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) have joined the cast of the Amazon comedy pilot The Rebels - previously known as The Outlaws. MacArthur will play Nick, a burned-out and desperate veteran quarterback who gets recruited by the Los Angeles Rebels. Peck will play Danny, the team's newly-promoted general manager.

FOX's The Following has added Lee Tergesen (Oz, Red Widow) for a role in its second season. He will play Kurt Bolen, a normal family man who Ryan (Kevin Bacon) suspects may harbor a dark secret. He will appear in the season's seventh episode.

The Sopranos vet Michael Imperioli will appear in a February sweeps episode of FOX's upcoming drama series Rake. He will play a successful three-star restaurateur and father of five who suddenly is charged with bigamy.

Alana De La Garza will be reprising her Law & Order role on an upcoming episode of NBC's Law & Order: SVU. De La Garza starred as ADA Connie Rubirosa for the final four seasons of the original series as well as on the failed spinoff Law & Order: LA. Now on SVU, Connie is back in New York City as a federal prosecutor and heading up a joint task force on underage sex trafficking.

Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey) has landed the leading role on WGN America's first scripted drama series Salem alongside Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe. She will play lead sorceress Mary Sibley, the confident and powerful wife of the ancient, ailing but very wealthy George Sibley. Additionally, Xander Berkeley (Nikita) will recur on the series as Magistrate Hale, a politician who believes in pomp and circumstance.