Friday, March 14, 2014

Casting News - 'Homeland' Promotes Nazanin Boniadi to Regular; Anne Heche Joins 'Dig' as Female Lead; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - March 14, 2014

ABC Family's The Fosters; CBS' Unforgettable; History's Texas Rising; NBC's Mr. Robinson; Showtime's HomelandRay Donovan & Shameless; and USA's Dig.

  • Emily Bergl has been promoted to series regular on the drama series for its fifth season. She has appeared in 10-episode of the fourth season as Sammi Gallagher, a long-lost daughter of Frank (William H. Macy).
  • Andrea Bogart (General Hospital) has landed a recurring role on the second season of the drama series. She will play Megan Volcheck, the wife of FBI Agent Volcheck (Kip Pardue).
  • A day after being announced, Christopher McDonald and Trevor Donovan have joined the all-star cast of the upcoming miniseries. McDonald will play Henry Karnes, a grizzled, tough taskmaster of the ranging company. Donovan will play Kit Acklin, a handsome, wise-ass, expert horseman whose chivalry and equestrian skills are matched only by his gun-fighting prowess.
  • Ben Koldyke is reuniting with Back in the Game creators Mark and Rob Cullen on their retooled version of the comedy series starring Craig Robinson, which has a 6-episode order. He will play a gym teacher at the school.
  • Boris Kodjoe (Real Husbands of Hollywood) has booked a guest starring role on the procedural's upcoming third season premiere. He will play Secret Service Agent Benjamin Hernandez, who takes over a Major Case murder investigation because of its connection to a federal counterfeit case they've been working on.
  • Anne Heche (Men in Trees, Save Me) has landed the female lead role on the upcoming limited series. She will play Lynn, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office and Peter's (Jason Isaacs) boss. She's also his only friend and love interest. Despite her sense of humor and soft side, Lynn is tough and isn't afraid to take her team - including Peter - to task when they slip up.
  • After recurring on the drama's third season, Nazanin Boniadi - who is currently appearing on ABC's Scandal - is being promoted to series regular for the series' fourth season. She plays Fara Sherazi, a strong-willed Muslim and new CIA analyst who Saul (Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking. In the new season, Fara will serve as key role working under Carrie at the CIA.
  • Ashley Argota (True Jackson, VP) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming second season of the drama. She will play Lou, a single-minded, charismatic free spirit and an attractive singer who catches the eye of Brandon (David Lambert).