Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Casting News - Melinda Clarke Joins 'Dallas' in Recast Role; Trio Board Syfy's 'Ascension'

Casting News - June 24, 2014

Syfy's Ascension and TNT's Dallas.

  • Nikita vet Melinda Clarke will guest star on the drama when it returns for the second half of its third season later this year. She will play Tracey McKay - who was originally played by Beth Toussaint during Seasons 12 and 13 of the soap's original incarnation. She will appear in at least two episodes - starting on September 8.
  • Brandon P. Bell, Tiffany Lonsdale and Jacqueline Byers have joined the cast of the upcoming miniseries starring Brian Van Holt and Tricia Helfer. Bill will play First Officer Oren Gault, an honest, confident and capable Executive Officer whose mettle is tested when he's ordered to investigate the murder of a young girl. Lonsdale will play Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, the murder victim's older sister whose rocky marriage with Safety Officer Duke Vanderhaus will be put to the test by this tragedy. Byers will play Nora Bryce, who faces pressure to follow in her mother's footsteps by apprenticing at the medical center but finds herself drawn to the Terraforming Department and the promise of building a new world.