TV Casting Updates

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 2 days ago

Keep track of all the latest casting news for upcoming television projects.

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Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will produce and star in an untitled drama series about a morning talk show described as “an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual. Apple picked up the project for two-season straight-to-series order.

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Robin Weigert at an event for Mississippi Grind (2015)

Robin Weigart is joining AMC’s "Dietland," Marti Noxon's revenge-fantasy drama focusing on society’s obsession with weight loss and beauty. Weigert will play the series-regular role of Verena Baptist, a body-positive counselor who notoriously exposed the secrets of her family’s weight-loss program as a pyramid scheme. The series also stars Julianna Marguiles, Joy Nash, and Rowena King.

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Toni Collette at an event for The IMDb Studio (2011)

Toni Collette is set to star in "Wanderlust," a new drama series for Netflix and BBC One that explores how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible, or even desirable. Collette plays Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark alive with her husband after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship.

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Olivia Colman

Golden Globe-winner Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II on Seasons 3 and 4 of "The Crown" on Netflix. Foy will remain in the role through Season 2 of the streaming series.

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Nathan Fillion at an event for IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con (2016)

Nathan Fillion will star as the Los Angeles Police Department's youngest first-year officer in "The Rookie," an ABC drama.

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Caitlin FitzGerald at an event for Masters of Sex (2013)

Caitlin FitzGerald, Paul Sparks, and Tom Sturridge have joined the cast of Starz's "Sweetbitter" adaptation. Described as "Kitchen Confidential" meets Bridget Jones, "Sweetbitter" centers on a young woman's coming-of-age story that takes place in the world of exclusive restaurants.

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Haley Joel Osment in Silicon Valley (2014)

Haley Joel Osment will guest star on "The X-Files" Season 11, in the previously-announced Skinner-centric episode. Fox confirmed the casting but declined to provide details about Osment’s character.

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Mireille Enos at an event for Devil's Knot (2013)

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s "Good Omens" has cast three of four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as well as the ultimate demon Beelzebub for the Amazon and BBC Two series. Mireille Enos will play War, Lourdes Faberes as Pollution, and Yusuf Gatewood will play Famine, while Anna Maxwell Martin will star as Beelzebub.

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Tiera Skovbye

Tiera Skovbye, who recurs on "Riverdale" as Betty Cooper’s sister Polly, is set to also recur on "Once Upon a Time" as Robin, Zelena’s grown-up daughter from Robin Hood.

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Billy Porter

"Pose," Ryan Murphy’s forthcoming 1980s drama about life and social structures in New York City ,has cemented some of its series regulars, including Tony winner Billy Porter playing a character named Pray Tell.

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Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi has joined the cast of "Miracle Workers, replacing Owen Wilson. In this Lorne Michael-produced comedy series, Daniel Radcliffe plays Craig, a low level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. Buscemi will play the role of Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies.

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Ryan Potter

Ryan Potteri has joined the drama series "Titans" as a series regular in the role of Beast Boy, also known as Garfield “Gar” Logan.

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Jane Krakowski at an event for The 70th Annual Tony Awards (2016)

Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of Fox’s live musical production of "A Christmas Story."

Krakowski will play teacher Miss Shields, and Diamantopoulos will play Ralphie’s father.

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Ella Purnell

Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) will star in "Sweetbitter," STARZ's half-hour adaptation of Stephanie Danler's novel of the same name.

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Fortune Feimster

Fortune Feimster ("The Mindy Project") is teaming up again with creator Mindy Kaling for the upcoming NBC comedy "Champions." Champions centers around Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, who lives with his younger brother. Feimster will play Ruby, a close childhood friend to Vince and a popular trainer at their gym.

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Alyssa Milano at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Alyssa Milano has three TV projects in the works. In addition to continuing her role in Netflix's "Insatiable" as the show is picked up to series, she will star as herself in the Lifetime series "Alyssa Milano for Mayor" and will turn her book "Hacktivist" into a series for the CW.

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Hart Denton

Newcomer Hart Denton will be joining the cast of "Riverdale" in a recurring role in Season 2. Denton will play Betty’ Cooper's (Lili Reinhart) long-lost brother Chic.

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Sally Field

Sally Field has joined Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Cary Fukunaga's 10-episode dark comedy series "Maniac" as a recurring character. The Netflix series centers on a mental patient at a psychiatric ward who escapes reality and lives in a fantasy world in his mind.

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Connie Britton

Connie Britton will play a lead role in the 2018 Fox drama "9-1-1," alongside Angela Bassett and Peter Krause. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk ("American Horror Story," "Glee") are co-creators.

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Leland Orser

Leland Orser has joined Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins' TNT’s limited drama series "One Day She'll Darken." He will star opposite Chris Pine in the true story of Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949.

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Michael B. Jordan

Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to a sci-fi family drama "Raising Dion," based on a short film and comic book by director Dennis Liu. The series revolves around a young, recently widowed African-American mother who discovers her son has magical powers.

Michael B. Jordan is on board as an executive producer and will appear as Dion's dead father.

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Dean Norris

Dean Norris has been added to the cast of "Scandal" for the ABC drama's seventh and final season. At the time of the announcement, the role for the "Breaking Bad" and "Under the Dome" actor was unknown.

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Corey Stoll at an event for Albert Nobbs (2011)

Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, and Paul Reiser have joined Matthew Weiner's "The Romanoffs" as guest stars. They join previously announced cast members Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, and Amanda Peet.

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Joel McHale at an event for The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards (2017)

Joel McHale has signed onto to the cast of "The Happytime Murders, the puppet comedy from STXfilms, joining Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Elizabeth Banks.

"Happytime Murders" takes place in a world where humans and puppets coexist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet castmembers of 1980s children's TV show The Happytime Gang begin turning up dead, an alcoholic, a philandering, disgraced LAPD detective turned private-eye puppet takes the case with his former human partner.

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Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall has joined the cast of Amazon's Good Omens playing clerk-turned-witch hunter Pulsifer, aka Newt. Other new castmembers include Michael McKean as Sgt. Shadwell, the leader of the witch-finder army who sends him on his mission and Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy in the six-part series, the psychic medium and part-time courtesan who helps the pair as they try to save the world.

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Hiroyuki Sanada in Helix (2014)

Hiroyuki Sanada has joined the cast of "Westworld" Season 2, along with Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares, and Betty Gabriel.

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Jermaine Rivers

Jermaine Rivers has joined the cast of "The Gifted" playing the Marvel character, Shatter.

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is attached to star in "Spirited," the one-hour ABC drama would follow a fake psychic who realizes she can really communicate with the dead. She decides to put her con-woman past behind her and actually start helping people. Elizabeth Banks is attached as an executive producer.

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Sarah Paulson

Ryan Murphy has created an origin series for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest infamous villain, Nurse Ratched, starring his muse Sarah Paulson. The series will begin in 1947 and track Ratched from an average nurse as she morphs into the notorious authority figure she became in the novel and subsequent film. Netflix has given the series a two-season, 18 episode commitment.

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Chris Pine at an event for Wonder Woman (2017)

Chris Pine is set to star in a limited series about Robert F. Kennedy at Hulu. The series will be based on the Larry Tye biography “Bobby Kennedy: The Making Of A Liberal Icon.” Pine will also executive produce in addition to playing Kennedy.

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Cara Delevingne

Supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is set to star in Amazon's upcoming fantasy noir series "Carnival Row," opposite Orlando Bloom. Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss, a faerish refugee who flees her war-torn homeland to come to the Burgue.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon will be guest starring on an episode of "The Mindy Project." No details about Witherspoon’s character in the show, but see her in the upcoming sixth season, which premieres Sept. 12.

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict at an event for Focus (2015)

Tia Mowry and Ed Begly Jr. have joined the cast of the CBS comedy "Me, Myself, and I" in recurring roles.

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Orlando Bloom at an event for The 71st Annual Tony Awards (2017)

In his first major TV role, Orlando Bloom has signed on as star and producer of the upcoming Amazon drama series "Carnival Row." Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl.

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Anna Diop in 24: Legacy (2016)

Anna Diop will play alien princess Starfire in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation of Titans.

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Diane Guerrero

Diana Guerrero has joined the cast of Superior Donuts as a series regular in Season 2, playing play Sofia, a young Uptown gentrifier who parks her food truck, which serves healthy, socially conscious breakfast foods, in front of Arthur’s old-school donut shop.

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Alona Tal at an event for Wonder Woman (2017)

Alona Tal has joined the cast of "SEAL Team" in a recurring role, as Stella, a grad student who meets young SEAL Clay in a bar that he and his colleagues tend to frequent.

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Common

Common has been tapped to star in "Black Samurai," a Starz adaptation of the book series and 1976 film of the same name. Jerry Bruckheimer and RZA are executive producers on the project.

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Patrick Dempsey in Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

Patrick Dempsey is returning to the small screen in the starring role of the Epix straight-to-series drama "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair."

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David Tennant in Jessica Jones (2015)

David Tennant and Michael Sheen are set to star in the new Amazon series "Good Omens." Based on a novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens" is the tale of the bungling of Armageddon, featuring an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

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Michael Douglas at an event for Ant-Man (2015)

Michael Douglas is set to star in Chuck Lorre's new Netflix comedy "The Kominsky Method." Douglas will play an actor who had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach. Alan Arkin will co-star as his friend and agent.

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Gustaf Skarsgård

Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares, and Betty Gabriel have joined the cast of "Westworld" Season 2. Skarsgård and Fares will be series regulars, while Gabriel will be recurring.

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Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of Matthew Weiner's Amazon anthology series "The Romanoffs." The cast also includes Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Isabelle Huppert, Amanda Peet, and Jack Huston.

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Peter Krause in The Catch (2016)

Peter Krause will star opposite Angela Bassett in Ryan Murphy's new FOX procedural drama "9-1-1." The series will explore the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

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Christina Hendricks and John Slattery in Mad Men (2007)

Christina Hendricks and John Slattery will reunite with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner as cast members of Weiner’s upcoming Amazon anthology series "The Romanoffs."

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Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer has joined the cast of "Grey’s Anatomy" Season 14, replacing Bridget Regan as Megan Hunt..

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Sylvester Stallone at an event for The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016)

Sylvester Stallone will guest star on the upcoming season of "This Is Us," playing a co-star/father figure to Kevin’s character as he shoots his big movie.

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Allison Williams in Girls (2012)

Allison Williams will guest star in the Showtime limited series "Patrick Melrose," playing Marianne, an acquaintance that Patrick (Benedict Cumberbatch) encounters during his playboy years in New York.

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Audra McDonald in The Good Wife (2009)

Audra McDonald has joined the cast of "The Good Fight," reprising her role as Liz Lawrence, the attorney she originated on "The Good Wife."

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Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson has joined Elizabeth McGovern in the period drama "The Chaperone," the first film from PBS Masterpiece.

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Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali is confirmed to star in the third season of HBO's "True Detective." The network is currently talking to directors in the hope of finding a partner for the project.

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Forest Whitaker at an event for Taken 3 (2014)

Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of "Empire" in a recurring role and will appear in a multi-episode arc in the fourth season.

Whitaker will play Uncle Eddie, a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious his first radio airplay.

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Lena Dunham in Girls (2012)

Ryan Murphy announced on his Twitter account that Lena Dunham has joined the cast of “American Horror Story” Season 7. Details on her role have not yet been released.

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Meaghan Rath

CBS has added Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale to the cast of "Hawaii Five-0" as series regular, and upped Ian Anthony Dale to a series regular as well.

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Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who (2005)

Jodie Whittaker has been named the 13th actor to play the iconic Doctor Who— the first woman to hold the title.

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Tyga at an event for Furious 7 (2015)

Rapper Tyga and C.J. Wallace will join the horror series "Scream" for its revamped third season.

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Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin will star in NBC’s live production of "A Few Good Men," as Col. Nathan Jessep, the character portrayed by Jack Nicholson in the 1992 feature film adapted from the Aaron Sorkin play.

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Hugo Weaving at an event for The IMDb Studio (2011)

Hugo Weaving and Jennifer Jason Leigh have joined the cast of Showtime upcoming limited series "Melrose," based on the “Patrick Melrose” series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Benedict Cumberbatch will star in and executive produce the series.

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John Cho

John Cho has joined the cast of "The Exorcist" playing Andrew Kim, a former child psychologist who runs a foster home on a private island off the coast of Seattle.

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Moon Bloodgood in Falling Skies (2011)

Moon Bloodgood has joined the cast of "Code Black" as a recurring character, playing Rox, a brassy and competitive paramedic who thinks fast on her feet and doesn't scare easily.

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Paulo Costanzo in Royal Pains (2009)

Paulo Costanzo will join cast of "Designated Survivor" as a series regular, playing Lyor Boone, the new White House Political Director who will help a presidency struggling with its messaging and political strategy.

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Tala Ashe

Tala Ashe has joined the cast of "Legends of Tomorrow" Season 3 as a series regular, playing as Zari Adrianna Tomaz, or better known in the comics as her superhero alter-ego Isis.

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Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham will lend her voice to Disney Junior’s "Vampirina," the story of a young vampire who learns to adjust to city life after relocating from her hometown of Transylvania. Graham will play Vampirina’s mother Oxana Hauntly, opposite James Van Der Beek as her husband Boris.

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Heather Graham

Heather Graham and Elizabeth Reaser have been added to the cast of NBC's "Law & Order: True Crime," focusing on the 1990s murder trial of brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez. Edie Falco stars.

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Colton Haynes in IMDb: What to Watch (2013)

Colton Haynes has officially joined Ryan Murphy's troupe of actors. The "Teen Wolf" fan favorite is set to star in the election-themed "American Horror Story" Season 7. Haynes also appeared on Murphy's "Scream Queens."

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Tony Danza

Tony Danza makes his series TV return, starring in the upcoming Netflix series "The Good Cop." Danza will play Tony Sr., a former NYPD officer who never followed the rules who lives with his son, an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.

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Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Kimberly Hébert Gregory has replaced Cristela Alonzo in ABC’s new drama "The Gospel of Kevin."

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Jason O'Mara in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Jason O'Mara will join the Season 3 cast of Amazon Original series "The Man in the High Castle." Having recently appeared on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," O'Mara will play series regular Wyatt Price, an Irishman whose family has immigrated to New York ... before fleeing west.

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Morris Chestnut at an event for Rosewood (2015)

Morris Chestnut will star opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the second season of Amazon Original series "Goliath." Chestnut will play Chief Deputy District Attorney Hakeem Rashad.

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Al Pacino at an event for The Godfather (1972)

Al Pacino will star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a new HBO movie, directed by Barry Levinson.

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Odette Annable at an event for Gleason (2016)

Odette Annabelle joined the cast of "Supergirl" as a series regular, playing Reign, part of an interpretation of the infamous World Killer storyline.

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Dale Soules in Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Dale Soules, who plays no-nonsense inmate and murder expert Frieda Berlin on "Orange Is the New Black," has been promoted to series regular for Season 6.

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Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss has signed on to star in and executive produce a new BBC America limited series about “Typhoid Mary."

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Henry Ian Cusick in The 100 (2014)

Henry Ian Cusick has joined the cast of "Inhumans," playing Dr. Evan Declan.

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Richard Madden at an event for Cinderella (2015)

Richard Madden will star in a standalone episode of Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series "Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams."

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Dennis Quaid and Michael Kovac

Dennis Quaid has signed on to play President George W. Bush in FX’s "Katrina: American Crime Story," the second season of Ryan Murphy’s true-crime anthology.

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Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones (2011)

Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan will co-star in the HBO film "My Dinner with Hervé," the story of an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize.

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Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin will guest star in the Hulu's "The Looming Tower," playing George Tenet, director of central intelligence for the CIA.

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Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum will co-star in a new comedy series from Amazon, playing an iconic music duo from the past who are forced to reunite despite their longstanding hatred for each other.

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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank will star in a leading role in the upcoming FX limited series "Trust," directed by Danny Boyle.

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Mark Consuelos in Pitch (2016)

Mark Consuelos has joined the cast of the CW series "Riverdale" for its second season, playing Hiram Lodge, Veronica's father.

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Melissa Benoist at an event for Lowriders (2016)

Melissa Benoist will play Rachel Koresh, the wife of cult leader David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) in the limited series "Waco."

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Donald Sutherland at an event for Forsaken (2015)

Donald Sutherland will portray billionaire J. Paul Getty in "Trust," an FX limited series about the Getty family that is set to air in early 2018. Danny Boyle will direct.

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Ricky Martin

Pop star Ricky Martin, who recently launched a residency at Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, is the latest talent to join FX’s "Versace: American Crime Story." Martin will play Antonio D’Amico, the partner of Gianni Versace, in the Ryan Murphy-helmed series. Penelope Cruz and Darren Criss are other recent additions to the cast.

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