Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Casting News - Marcia Gay Harden Joins 'How to Get Away With Murder'; 'Justified' Adds Jeff Fahey; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - November 5, 2014

ABC's How to Get Away With Murder; CBS' The Good Wife & NCIS; FX's Justified; MTV's Eye Candy; and NBC's A.D. & Marry Me.

  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife, The Newsroom) has landed a major recurring role on the drama's first season. No details on her character were immediately released. She's expected to first appear when the show returns from its midseason finale.
  • Lost vet Jeff Fahey will appear in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming sixth and final season. He will play Zachariah Randolph, a weathered and shaky 60-something man who is well-worn from a life of hardship and alcohol.
  • The 10-episode first season of the new drama starring Victoria Justice will debut on Monday, January 12 at 10/9c. The cast also includes Casey Deidrick, Harvey Guillen, Kiersey Clemons, John Garet Stoker, Eric Sheffer Stevens and Ryan Cooper.
  • Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Helix) has been tapped to play Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) never-before-seen second ex-wife Rebecca in a January episode of the long running procedural.
NBC's A.D.
  • The upcoming miniseries has assembled its cast, with Richard Coyle (Crossbones) as Caiaphas, High Priest of the Temple; Vincent Regan (The Musketeers) as Pilate, Roman Governor of Judea; Adam Levy (Borgia) as Peter, who takes control of a growing church; Juan Pablo di Pace (Dallas) as Jesus, the son of God who dies on the cross and is resurrected in divine form. Emmet Scanlan (Constantine) as Saul, a fervent Jewish follower; Chipo Chung (Sherlock) as Mary Magdalen, the backbone of the group; Jodhi May (The Crimson Field) as Leah, wife of Caiaphas; Joanne Whalley (The Borgias) as Claudia, the wife of Pilate; Greta Scacchi (Agatha Christie) as Mother Mary, Jesus' mother; and Babou Ceesay (Luther) as John, Peter's right hand and brother of James.
  • Dylan Baker and Laura Benanti will return to the drama for an upcoming episode of its sixth season. In the episode, Colin Sweeney (Baker) wants the firm to sue a TV show for defamation after the show steals his character, and makes it look like he killed his first wife. But then, his now estranged third wife, Renata (Benanti), decides to testify against him in court.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Stand by Me) will guest star on an upcoming episode of the comedy. He will play Daniel, a friend of Jake's (Ken Marino) who did not care for Annie (Casey Wilson), which caused friction in their group of friends, aka The Boyz. Now Daniel returns to Jake's life but he is still very interested in breaking up the couple.