Thursday, July 27, 2017

Casting News - Maria Bello Joins CBS' 'NCIS' as Series Regular; Elizabeth Lail to Star in Lifetime's 'You'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - July 27, 2017

CBS' Elementary & NCIS; E!'s The Arrangement; Lifetime's You; and NBC's Law & Order: True Crime.

  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Mason, a charismatic and intelligent businesswoman with ties to DeAnn's (Lexa Doig) past.
  • Maria Bello (Goliath, Prime Suspect) has joined the drama's upcoming fifteenth season as a new series regular. She will play an NCIS agent who was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the army and served two tours in Afghanistan. After joining NCIS, she built her reputation as the agency's premier forensic psychologist. Unlike the other agents, she can second guess and challenge Gibbs (Mark Harmon), so there will be friction but also mutual respect. She is a positive force, mischievous and at times acerbic.
  • Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon a Time, Dead of Summer) is set as the female lead on the upcoming drama starring Penn Badgley. Also cast today are Zach Cherry and Luca Padovan. Lail will play Beck, a kind and intelligent aspiring writer who meets Joe (Badgley) at the bookstore where he works and finds common ground with him as a fellow book lover. She has no idea about the surveillance that Joe has mounted, obsessively peering into every facet of her life. Cherry will play Ethan, Joe's bighearted fellow clerk at the bookstore. Padovan will play Paco, one of Joe's neighbors who is a bright kid but abused and neglected by his mother and her alcoholic boyfriend. He finds a friend and champion in Joe.
  • Dexter alum Desmond Harrington has booked a series regular role on the drama's upcoming sixth season. He will play Michael, a fellow addict in recovery who once found the inspiration to stay sober in Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) at N.A. meetings in the past. He now offers to return the favor and be an ongoing support to Sherlock. 
  • Mark Moses (Mad Men) and Kate Beahan (Mistresses) have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Edie Falco. Moses will play Gil Garcetti, the newly elected district attorney for Los Angeles Country. Hard-charging, corporate and cold-blooded, he has no intention of losing the Menendez case. Beahan will play a young Diane Sawyer, a network correspondent who is determined to get her story and anxious to scoop her competitors with an ABC Special Report on the murders.