Saturday, December 6, 2014

Casting News - Peri Gilpin Replaces Jean Smart on 'Mr. Robinson'; 'Shannara' Adds Aaron Jakubenko; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - December 6, 2014

HBO's True Detective; MTV's Shannara; and NBC's Mr. Robinson.

  • Peri Gilpin (Frasier) has been tapped to replace Jean Smart on the upcoming comedy starring Craig Robinson. She will play Catherine Taylor, the high school principal who is wary of substitute teachers like Craig (Robinson) with a reality-based approach who puts her students first and was burned by a famous musician in the past.
  • Aaron Jakubenko (Neighbours, Spartacus) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama series. He will play Ander, Amberle's (Poppy Drayton) uncle, an Elven Prince with the reputation for the being the wild party boy who has yet to find his way in the world.
  • Afemo Omilami and Chris Kerson have booked roles on the upcoming second season of the anthology drama. Omilami will play Police Chief Holloway. Kerson will play Nails, the survivor of a brutal nail gun attack and devoted company man to Frank (Vince Vaughn).