Friday, September 8, 2017

Casting News - Nick Blood Sets 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Return; Tina Majorino to Recur on 'Scorpion'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - September 8, 2017

ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Designated Survivor & Once Upon a Time; CBS' Scorpion & S.W.A.T.; and The CW's Dynasty.

  • Tina Majorino (Veronica Mars, Grey's Anatomy) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She will play Florence, a chemist who moves in next door to the team. She doesn't initially become a part of the team but when she does it will cause some problems.
  • Nick Blood is set to reprise his role as former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lance Hunter on the drama's upcoming fifth season. No details were immediately released about how the character will return or how much of the season he will appear in.
  • KJ Smith (Queen Sugar, Family Time) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama reboot of the primetime soap. She will play Kori Rucks. No additional character details were immediately released.
  • Parenthood star Bonnie Bedelia has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Eva Booker, Alex's (Natascha McElhone) mother. A widow for 20 years, she is fiercely devoted to her daughter and grandchildren while being an unabashed fan of her son-in-law, President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland). Following her blue collar upbringing, she spent her working life as a secretary to a Department of Defense contracting officer while her husband worked as a salesman. Beautiful with an easy elegance about her, Eva is also proud, self-reliant and independent.
  • Twin Peaks star Sherilyn Fenn is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Shemar Moore. She will play Karen, Jim Street's (Alex Russell) mother. While the S.W.A.T. team is working a human trafficking case, Street steps away to do a favor for his imprisoned mother. A beauty once but now a weary product of almost 20 years in prison, she is doing time for the murder of her abusive husband. On the surface, she appears to be a doting mother with nothing but concern for her son. But her true intentions are revealed after said favor puts Street's life, his career with S.W.A.T. and his relationship with Hondo (Moore) in danger.
  • Meegan Warner (Turn: Washington's Spies) will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's seventh season. She will play a new version of Rapunzel, who finds herself magically trapped in a tower by an evil sorceress. Feisty and full of pluck, she will do whatever it takes to break this spell and make the sorceress who imprisoned her pay for those crimes.