Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Development News - 'Game of Thrones' Prequel Adds 8 to Cast; Kim Delaney & Bill Brochtrup Return to 'NYPD Blue'

Development News - January 8, 2019

ABC's NYPD Blue and HBO's Untitled Game of Thrones Prequel.

  • Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo have been cast as series regulars on the drama pilot starring Naomi Watts. Furthermore, S.J. Clarkson has signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot.
  • Ackie starred in the Channel 4/Hulu series The Bisexual. She will next appear in the film Star Wars: Episode IX.
  • Gough received a Tony Award nomination in 2018 for her performance in Angels in America. She also starred in the Showtime limited series Guerilla.
  • Bower starred in TNT's one-season drama Will. He also appeared in the film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
  • Atim received Oliver Awards for her roles in Girl From the North Country and Othello. She also starred in the second season of Hulu's Harlots.
  • Jeremiah has starred for three seasons in AMC's Humans. He also appeared in the "Shut Up and Dance" episode of Netflix's Black Mirror.
  • Henley starred in the three film Chronicles of Narnia franchise. She next appears in the Starz limited series The Spanish Princess.
  • Sharp won a Tony Award in 2014 for his performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
  • Regbo starred for three seasons in The CW's Reign and two seasons in Netflix's The Last Kingdom.
  • The drama pilot continuation of the Emmy-winning drama series created by Steven Bochco and David Milch is officially bringing back two actors who starred in the original series run - Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup. The new pilot is written by Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, with Jesse Bochco directing.
  • Delaney plays Detective Diane Russell. She joined the original series as recurring during its second season. She was a series regular in Seasons 3-8 before leaving to topline another Bochco show, Philly. She was nominated for three Emmy Awards for her performance and won in 1997. Since the end of the show, she starred for six seasons in Lifetime's Army Wives and recurred on NBC's Chicago Fire.
  • Brochtrup plays PAA John Irvin. He initially recurred on the original series from its second to fifth seasons. He was promoted to series regular in Season 6 and remained with the series to its conclusion in Season 12. Since then, he has had recurring roles on Showtime's Shameless and TNT's Major Crimes.