Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Casting News - 'Underground' Casts Its Harriet Tubman; Todd Lasance to Recur on 'The Flash'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 24, 2016

CBS' The Big Bang Theory; The CW's The Flash; E!'s The Royals; FOX's Orville; TruTV's Those Who Can't; and WGN America's Underground.

  • Todd Lasance (The Vampire Diaries, Spartacus: War of the Damned) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He will play The Rival, a self-made, black-suited speedster.
  • Brandon Jones (Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters) will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's tenth season. His casting was announced by star Mayim Bialik on Twitter and Instagram. She teases that he has a truly "flashy" guest spot.
  • The scripted comedy starring comedy troupe The Grawlix will return for its 10-episode second season on Thursday, October 6 at 10:30/9:30c. New guest stars on the second season include Cheri Oteri, Patton Oswalt, Baron Vaughn, Will Sasso, Rich Fulcher, Hana Mae Lee, Ginger Gonzaga, Eddie Pepitone, Jamie Denbo, Jon Dore, Ian Karmel, Sean Paton, Gregg Henry, Jade Catta-Preta, Noah Crawford and Kurt Angel. Returning guest stars include Rory Scovel, Susie Essman, Kyle Kinane, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Sonya Eddy, Jason Sklar and Randy Sklar.
  • The hit drama will return for its 10-episode third season on Sunday, December 4 at 10/9c. The new season stars Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Oliver Milburn, Jake Maskall, Tom Austen and Genevieve Gaunt.
  • Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Michael Trotter (Rosewood) and Jesse Luken (Justified) have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Hinds will play Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad who is revered for her grit, perseverance and unrelenting will to help scores of enslaved people reach their freedom. Nicole will play Georgia, an abolitionist with a covert station along the Underground whose quiet confidence hides secrets of her own. Trotter will play Biographer, an astute observe of people who lives through the lives of others often fearful of taking chances. Luken will play Smoke, the fearless second in command of Patty Cannon's infamous gang of slave catchers.
  • Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) has signed on to direct and executive produce the first episode of the upcoming comedic drama created by and starring Seth MacFarlane. Production will begin in January. Favreau will stay on as a consultant for the remainder of the first season as well. The cast also includes Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J. Lee.