Thursday, June 23, 2016

Casting News - Frances Conroy to Star in 'The Mist'; Taylor Lautner Joins 'Scream Queens' as Series Regular; Plus 10 More Updates!

Casting News - June 23, 2016

Cinemax's Quarry; The CW's Legends of TomorrowThe Originals & The Vampire Diaries; FOX's Gotham, Lucifer & Scream Queens; HBO's The Leftovers; Netflix's 13 Reasons Why; Spike's The Mist; TNT's Major Crimes; and USA's Mr. Robot.

  • The 8-episode drama series starring Logan Marshall-Green will debut on the cable network on Friday, September 9 at 10/9c. The drama also stars Jodi Balfour, Peter Mullan, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Damon Herriman, Jamie Hector, Edoardo Ballerini and Skipp Sudduth.
  • James Carpinello (The Good Wife, Person of Interest) has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. He will play Mario Falcone, the son of feared mob boss Carmine Falcone (John Doman) who rejected his family's criminal ways and made a legitimate life for himself as a well-respected ER doctor. He's kind, honest and trustworthy, making him the black sheep of the Falcone clan. But his arrival in Gotham will create major waves in Jim Gordon's (Ben McKenzie) personal life.
  • Emmy nominee Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Six Feet Under) will star in the upcoming drama based on Stephen King's book. She will play Nathalie, a modern-day ecological martyr. While she is seemingly more connected to nature than most people, her instincts about her fellow humans are dead on.
  • Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks), Missi Pyle (The Soul Man) and Stephanie Courtney (You're the Worst) will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's fifth season. The episode will see the team investigate the mysterious overdose of young actor, Chris Walker. Fenn will play Chris' fiercely controlling and recently fired "momager." Pyle will Chris' older, hard-partying widow. Courtney will play a physician whose practice seems to entirely consist of doling out addictive prescriptions to celebrities.
  • Twilight star Taylor Lautner has joined the upcoming second season of the hit series as a new series regular. He will play Cassidy Cascade, a doctor at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition and becomes a suspect when a series of tragic events plague the institution.
  • The cable network has increased the episode order for the acclaimed drama's upcoming second season from 10 to 12 episodes. Additionally, the drama will return for its new season on Wednesday, July 13 with two back-to-back episodes with limited commercial interruptions followed by a live, hourlong after show titled Hacking Robot. A host for the after show has not been announced or if it will be a weekly thing.
  • Amy Hargreaves (Homeland) has landed a series regular role on the upcoming limited series starring Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford. She will play Mrs. Jensen, Clay's (Minnette) mother. She's bright, involved, compassionate and concerned - or, as Clay calls it, "helicopter parenting." An accomplished, fair-minded lawyer, she is less objective where her son is concerned.
  • Containment star Kristen Gutoskie has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming eighth season. She will play Seline, a warm, nurturing nanny of two young kids by day and a small-town girl trying to find her place in a dangerous world by night. Bonded to her new "family" in ways she can't explain, she will fight desperately to protect the ones she loves.
  • Containment star Christina Moses has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She will play Keelin, a smart, strong and resourceful ER doctor and the last living werewolf of her line. She is openly bisexual, warm and unguarded by nature. But after the rest of her family was hunted to extinction, she went into hiding and since then she's deliberately avoided getting too close to anyone. She lives in fear of being discovered by the wrong people and has no idea that she's currently on a collision course with the Mikaelsons.
  • Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, The Honorable Woman) has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third and final season. All details about her role - including how many episodes she'll appear in - are being kept under wraps.
  • Aimee Garcia (Dexter, Rush Hour) has joined the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. She will play Ella Lopez, the police department's new forensic scientist. A bit of a walking contradiction, she is brainy but spiritual, warm but tough. She grew up in a pretty rough neighborhood in Detroit, but also in a strong Catholic family, under the watchful and protective eye of her five brothers - which might explain some of her opposing personality traits. Her mutual belief in both faith and science proves a point of interest to Lucifer (Tom Ellis), and the rest of the department, as they get to know and love her quirky ways.
  • Maisie Richardson-Sellers (The Originals) has boarded the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. She will play Amaya Jiwe, the new iteration of Vixen who joins the Waverider crew. Her powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem, which allows her to magically access the abilities of animals. She is the grandmother of Mari McCabe (Megalyn Echikunwoke) - the version of Vixen that appeared on Arrow last season.