Thursday, August 4, 2016

Casting News - B.J. Britt Lands Recurring Role on 'Pitch'; 'Modern Family' Adds Nathan Fillion; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - August 4, 2016

ABC's The Middle & Modern Family; The CW's Legends of Tomorrow & Supergirl; FOX's Pitch; Freeform's Shadowhunters & Switched at Birth; Netflix's Altered Carbon; and Showtime's Masters of Sex.

  • Matthew MacCaull (iZombie) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Henry Heywood Sr., the DC Comics character Commander Steel. He is the grandfather of Dr. Nate Heywood (new series regular Nick Zano) and a member of the Justice Society of America.
  • B.J. Britt (UnREAL, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Kylie Bunbury. He will play Will, Ginny's (Bunbury) older brother who initially manages her career before she hits the majors. He's supportive of her and does his best to offer her good advice about her game and career.
  • Tony winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) has joined the drama's upcoming fourth season in a recurring role. She will play Dody, Bill Masters' (Michael Sheen) long-lost love who resurfaces to clear up a mystery about their abrupt parting many years ago.
  • The 10-episode fifth and final season of the hit drama starring Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc will premiere on Tuesday, January 24 at 9/8c., it was announced today on Twitter by series creator Lizzy Weiss.
  • Katie McGrath (Merlin, Dracula) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Lena Luthor, a beautiful, powerful and enigmatic woman who arrives in National City on the heel of her brother Lex's incarceration hoping for a fresh start. She has taken over as CEO of her family's billion dollar tech company, Luthor Corp, which has been tarnishd by Lex's evil infamy. She wants to re-brand the empire as a force for good. Lena wants to be seen as her own person, separate from her brother. Kara (Melissa Benoist) is drawn into Len's world and must determine if she is friend or foe.
  • Martha Higareda, James Purefoy, Dichen Lachman and Leo Nam will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Joel Kinnaman. Higareda will play Kristin Ortega, a smart and tough lieutenant in the Bay City PD. She and her family are immigrants from the North LaTam Zone and she is following in the footsteps of her father, a cop who died in the line of duty. Purefoy will play Laurens Bancroft, one of the super-wealthy class known as Methuselahs. He is rich, influential and over 500 years old. A man of contradictions, ruthlessly powerful yet unexpectedly moral, his deep passion for all the pleasures of life is match only by his need to exert iron control over everything around him. Lachman will play Reileen Kawahara, Takeshi's (Kinnaman) older sister. They share a dark and violent childhood and were both killers for hire who became revolutionaries. Nam will play Stronghold Kovacs, the body Takshi was born into. As a young man, he joined the Uprising, fell in love, became an Envoy and then endured the lose of everyone and everything that he loved.
  • Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Martin Short (Maya & Marty) will appear on the comedy's upcoming eighth season. Fillion will play a local weatherman by the name of Rainer Shine in at least three episodes. Short will play Merv Schechter, a promotional maven in the second episode of the season.
  • Awkward star Greer Grammer has booked a major recurring role on the comedy's upcoming eighth season. She will play Axl's (Charlie McDermott) new love interest. She'll make her debut in the season premiere.
  • Ed Decter, who developed the series based on the The Mortal Instruments novels, has exited the drama as showrunner ahead of its second season. No replacement has immediately been named. His departure was allegedly over creative differences. However, his exit won't affect production on the second season - which is just getting started.