Thursday, February 12, 2015

Casting News - James Franco to Topline Hulu's '11/22/63'; Drea de Matteo Joins 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - February 12, 2015

ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; CBS' Person of Interest; and Hulu's 11/22/63.

  • Vikings star Katheryn Winnick will appear on an upcoming episode of the drama's fourth season. She will play Frankie Wells, a resourceful and relentless bounty hunter who enjoys her job of chasing down bad guys a bit too much.
  • Emmy winner Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season. She will play Karla Faye Gideon, a Gifted woman with grudge to bear against S.H.I.E.L.D. who joins forces with Cal (Kyle MacLachlan).
HULU's 11/22/63
  • Oscar-nominated actor James Franco (127 Hours) is returning to TV to play the lead role on the upcoming drama based on the novel written by Stephen King. He will play Jake Epping, an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to Sept. 9, 1958. He decides to go on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself - which doesn't want to be changed.