Thursday, February 18, 2016

Casting News - David Morrissey to Star in 'The Missing'; 'Scandal' Promotes Joe Morton to Series Regular; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - February 18, 2016

ABC's Scandal; BBC America's Orphan Black; CBS' Untitled Kevin James Comedy; FOX's Shots Fired & Wayward Pines; Hulu's Chance; Starz's The Missing; and Syfy's Channel Zero: Candle Cove.

  • The Walking Dead alum David Morrissey is set to lead the cast of the anthology series' upcoming second season. The cast will also feature Keeley Hawes, Abigail Hardingham, Tchéky Karyo, Roger Allam, Laura Fraser, Anastasia Hille, Lia Williams, Jake Davies, Florian Bartholomäi and Daniel Ezra. In the new season, the story focuses on a couple (Morrissey, Hawes) whose daughter, Alice went missing in 2003. In 2014, a young British woman (Hardingham) stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. She is Alice, found 11 years after her disappearance. Her sudden return sends shockwaves through the small community. Told in dual timelines, the episodes follow Alice's family as they are thrown back into a turmoil hat threatens to tear them apart at the seams. When French missing person's detective, Julien Baptiste (Karyo), races across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die, the series then explores the murky morality and emotional complexity of what happens when the missing child you've been longing to return actually comes back.
  • The hit drama series starring Tatiana Maslany is moving to a new night with its upcoming fourth season. The new season will debut on Thursday, April 14 at 10/9c. The logline for the new season reads: "Sarah returns home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive new ally tied to deceased clone Beth. With the stakes higher than ever before, Sarah and her sisters band together to uncover the missing chapter of the clone conspiracy - following Beth's footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent enemy who holds the key to their survival."
  • The Boy helmer Craig William Macneill has been tapped to direct all six episodes of the upcoming anthology series written by Nick Antosca. The season centers on one man's obsessive recollections of a mysterious children's television program from the 1980s and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.
  • After recurring on the drama since the second season, Emmy winner Joe Morton has been promoted to series regular for the drama's current fifth season. He plays Rowan, Olivia's (Kerry Washington) father and the former head of black-ops group B613. He is now working alongside Jake (Scott Foley), who has just been promoted to the head of the NSA.
  • Kacey Rohl (Hannibal) and Nimrat Kaur (Homeland) will co-star on the drama's upcoming second season. Rohl will play Kerry Campbell, a tough and unflappable part of the new Wayward Pines brain trust. Kaur will play Rebecca, Theo's (Jason Patric) wife, a successful architect.
  • DeWanda Wise (How to Tell You're a Douchebag) has joined the cast of the upcoming event series starring Sanaa Lathan. She will play Shameeka Campbell, who lives in "the houses," one of the worst parts of town. She opens up to the prosecutors about her son being killed by the police, and how they threatened to arrest her if she talked.
  • LisaGay Hamilton (The Practice) and Stefania LaVie Owen (The Carrie Diaries) have been cast on the upcoming drama series starring Hugh Laurie. Hamilton will play Suzanne Silver, a psychologist practicing in Berkley who is Chance's (Laurie) close friend since their teaching days at UCSF. Gay, direct and fiercely intelligent and perceptive, she is very concerned about Chance and the surreal events unfolding around him. Owen will play Nicole, Chance's daughter, unhappy about her parents' divorce, and confused and vulnerable to outside influences.
  • Mary Charles Jones (Identity Thief) and James DiGiacomo (Brooklyn) have joined the cast of the untitled comedy series starring Kevin James. Jones will play Sara, a tough kid with some anger management issues who is still quite likable. DiGiacomo will play Jack, Kevin's (James) youngest son.