Hi everyone, this is the 2nd edition of the pilot casting newsreel, the last one had 211 entries, so it was definitely about time to start with a brand new post. All previous entries can be found here.
The latest pilot castings will be posted at the top. As usual, we work as fast as we can but if anythings missing, please submit them in so we can keep you updated.
Harrison will play Arnie, Drew’s friend and roommate from his business school days.
Baker will play Officer O’Brien, Taylor’s nemesis who works on the base.
Colon will play Detective Martinez. Muscle-bound, arrogant and “not too bright,” he clashes with Detective Radley.
Johnston will play Beverly. Loud, confident and fabulous (most days), Beverly is Nora’s (Rittenhouse) boss at the LA office.
White will play Darryl, Alex’s (Moynihan) best friend and business partner, who offers guidance — and a cot in his garage — in the aftermath Alex’s divorce.
To will play Budd Nii, the earnest, sheltered, eternally positive square Assistant Dean to Anne (Ware).
Feild will play Dr. Peter Riley, a love interest of Kim’s (Rachel Griffiths). Rose will portray Audra, a frontline nurse with an attitude.
Garrett will play Jessica Preston, a hospital board member who is a friend of Dr. Glassman (Schiff) and sides with him as he presents his protegee, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Highmore), to the board.
Barth will play Zach, Amy’s (Mumolo) son and Abby’s (Ursula Parker) brother. He’s an entitled, popular 15-year-old, who reacts badly to his perfect life being upended. Barth replaces Sloane Morgan Siegel, who was originally cast in the role.
Boreanaz replaces Jim Caviezel, who was cast in the role last week. Cavizel, who has a long history with CBS as the star of the long-running crime drama series Person of Interest, has parted ways with the network and the Navy SEAL pilot’s producer CBS TV Studios over creative differences. Boreanaz will play Jason, the respected, committed leader of his assault team who’s been through over a dozen deployments, with scars inside and out.
Sacca will guest star as himself in the single-camera pilot, based on Alex Blumberg’s Gimlet Media podcast Start Up, whose first season chronicled the launch of Gimlet. The role likely will turn into recurring if the project is picked up to series. Sacca is an actual investor in Gimlet Media.
For those who remember the original Dynasty, I'll be playing the iconic role of Claudia Blaisdel in this CW pilot remake. Fingers crossed it goes to series!
Ortiz will play Diego de la Reina, Alex’s (Alonso) brother. Diego has grown up under his grandmother’s supervision and enjoys the power and prestige of being a de la Reina. When he sees his sister again after years of estrangement, they clash over her re-appearance and his increasing role in the crime family.
Cruz will play hospital CEO Renata Lopez.
Chavira will play Diaz, director of the Johnson Space Center. He replaces Nestor Serrano, who was originally cast in the role. I hear the change was made after the first day of filming.
Brenneman will play the steeled and determined Ellen, an investigative journalist for The Get who has been known to push boundaries in order to find the truth.
Howard will play Lewis, Hannah’s (Eve) second husband and the father of her middle child, Carter (TBD).
List will play Kim, a member of the astronaut training program and CAPCOM for the mission.
Choi will play Dixie, Bob’s (Roberts) pageant contestant and a bit of a villain in the series as she and her mother are on the warpath to ruin Bob’s life.
Caldwell will play Odelle Jones, Amanda’s (Cox) feisty and spry grandmother. Odelle raised Amanda the “right way” and is disappointed with her incarceration.
Mitchell will play Paul, Deck’s (Wyle) best friend since law school and a powerful ally. A Boston power broker who is connected, smooth and combines leverage with real charm and a sense of humor.
Flanagan will play Angus Cochrane, a charismatic, handsome, and seductive mobster and ex-husband to Anne (Ware).
Gaines will play Royal, Henry’s (Rudnitsky) best friend since childhood. Royal is now his upstairs neighbor and is desperately trying to be “Brooklyn,” though he grew up in “Brookline.” Despite being good-looking and charming, Royal is remarkably neurotic, especially about keeping his girlfriend, Sydney (Reasonover), happy.
Atkins will play Christian Chase, the slick, cut-throat top seller at Regency Realty, Christian Chase always seems to close the deal…one step ahead of Matthew (Urie).
Metwally will play Nate, Naomi’s fiancé and the Manhattan South D.A.
Matula will play Ronnie, the head flight attendant.
Onorati will play Jeff Mumford. Aggressive and confident, Mumford is the leader of the 10-David SWAT team that maintains a healthy rivalry with Hondo (Moore) and the rest of the crew.
Milano will play Coralee, Bob’s social-climbing wife. It’s expected to be a major recurring role if the pilot is picked up to series.
Moore will play Sierra, a quick-witted and honest mother of young triplets, the cool girl from college that no one imagined as a super mom. Rubin will play Howie, Awkward and still coming in to his own, Howie is Linda’s son.
Martinez will play Mateo Rodriguez, a respected career Navy man and Executive Officer on the USS Tyson aircraft carrier. He replaces Nestor Carbonell who was originally cast in the role. The decision was made after the Thursday table read, with the character getting slightly reconceived.
Macklin will play Nichole, a young, fresh-faced exotic dancer.
Reasonover will play Sydney. A first-year resident in an ER in the Bronx, Sydney runs the hospital like she runs her life: with tough love. She is Heather’s (Angelson) best friend and confidant, and lives upstairs with her boyfriend/EMT, Royal.
Harris will play Caleb, one of the refugees. Once a simple man, Caleb was a janitor in his past life, but his peers have nominated him to represent them as a group in order to find out what’s going on.
Sheridan will play Mike Barclay, the Director of the CIA and the one who recognizes that Jackie and her team have what it takes to run the most sensitive operations at the agency.
Kang will play the agreeable Detective Wu. He and his partner, Detective Martinez, are assigned to a case that puts them into conflict with Detective Radley.
Russell will play Jim Street. Cocky, living on the edge, Street has earned himself a reputation as a loose cannon with no regard for safety – he’s also the newest member of Hondo’s team.
She will play CIA Officer Thea.
Rady will play Tom, a senior producer who is most at home when he's out in the field.
Griffiths will play Kim Masters, an Emergency Department nurse at Our Lady Of Salvation Hospital in Brooklyn who arguably holds the place together through sheer force of personality. Unhappily divorced from Officer Billy McCann, she’s a single mom with a 13 year old son, and her own mother is edging into the shadowland of dementia.
Dungey will play Desri, Calvin’s (Malco) wife, the woman who knows him better than he knows himself.
Brown will play Dina, Courtney’s chatty, drama-prone, single mom who had him when she was a teenager – but she’s also his best friend and biggest cheerleader. They’re always oversharing, and he seeks out her advice on everything. Dina, who has a high-volume personality and a big laugh, works at the post office, which allows her to stay on top of the latest neighborhood gossip.
VanCamp will play Nicolette aka Nic, the nurse who is Conrad’s (Czuchry) on-again-off-again romantic fling. Greenwood plays Chief of Surgery Dr. Soloman Bell.
Huntington will play Owen, Andy’s (Cryer) handsome, charming and single younger brother, a successful birthday party magician without a care in the world.
Fitzgerald will play Roxanne Daly, a Navy pilot stationed on the USS Tyson, and Ziggy’s (Gabriel Chavarria) ex-girlfriend. Bruno will portray Scott Byrne, the cautious, but firm Commander of the Air Group, who has a lot of pilots under his command. Fitzgerald, who was the star on the first two seasons of MTV’s Scream, is in first position on the pilot.
Curtin will play Mrs. Brooks, a recent widow excited to finally be in Antarctica and apart of the research team.
Missal will play Hannah, one of the first survivors to make it to the shore.
Warshofsky will play Anthony Radley, a tough retired cop who retreats into the bottle on the anniversary of his police officer son’s death.
Lucy Winston (Long) a single mother of three and “legit cool.” She’s worked at the same dead end job for the last 7 years, but she needs a better life for her children, who are getting older and inching towards trouble. After begging her brother for a job at the Academy he runs (free tuition for three included), Lucy and her kids all have to adjust to a new life in a new school — but schools are somewhat the same all over the country, and many of the same problems (cliques, status, sports, substance abuse) haunt the hallowed halls of the William Penn Academy as in any other school in America (though it’s blessedly free of metal detectors).
Lahti will play Constance Hawthorne, the dignified but fierce head of UCI Board of Trustees. Lahti is a late addition to the pilot. She replaces Rita Wilson who was originally cast in the role. I hear Wilson’s exit came down to scheduling conflicts as she was not available for key production dates and could not attend the table read.
Potter will play Alex, Tanner’s (Piven) ex-wife who has been making waves in politics, being careful not to let her connection to Tanner impact her career.
Winter will play Robert Ellison, a potential love interest to Alex (Alonso), Robert is an Ivy League educated attorney/consigliere who is central to Gabriella De La Reina’s empire.
James will play Meghan, a hospital administrator.
Garcia Swisher will play Amy, who is recently widowed and happy to have her brother, Kevin, who recently tried to commit suicide, back in the family home.
Hill will play Mrs. Kim, Josh’s tough and honest neighbor.
Wade will play Christy, Anne’s (Ware) sweet and overly officious assistant at school who talks too much, tries too hard and wants more than anything to have a rapport with Anne.
Newly retired, Larroquette’s Alex has achieved the creative and financial success he always dreamed of. He’s now committed to getting the most out of his life’s third act. Maughan will play Maggie, young Alex’s (not yet cast) mom. Though Maggie’s a strong, no-nonsense woman with a gruff bedside manner, her son Alex is the center of her universe. Larroquette is a series regular on TNT’s hit adventure drama series The Librarians. His Me, Myself & I casting allows him to continue his duties on The Librarians if the CBS pilot goes to series as the two shows would shoot opposite times of the year, making it possible for him to do both.
Marino will play Garland, a slick, charming attorney– and total shark– who also happens to be Axler’s (Longoria) ex-boyfriend. Bornheimer will portray Ben, an Army vet with one leg who is the moral compass of the office. Harris is Carson, the security chief with an intimidating physical presence who has a soft spot for his show poodle. Richter will play Luderman, a master manipulator who makes Machiavelli look like a sweetheart. The first table read was held yesterday. There is still one female role to be cast.
Leal will play Lt. Naomi Barr, the passionate, relentless leader of the hate crimes task force in NYC. McKinney will portray Michael, the liaison between the mayor’s office and the hate crimes task force.
Longoria will play Axler, the ambitious, brutally honest consultant who is at war with her inner “nice girl.”
Paré will play Mandy, a whip-smart CIA analyst driven to rid the world of evil and get the bad guys.
Tena will play the female lead role of Sara, who runs the show at CrowdSolver, where she works with Tanner to launch and operate the new app. Matthews will play Tariq, a tech genius who can hack anything and enjoys blurring the lines of morality. He makes himself known to Tanner by hacking his new app.
Bastow will play Marshall and D’Leo will play Will, Marshall’s best friend.
Cheena will play Raj, a competitive and obnoxious co-worker that is gunning for Jackie’s (Collette) job. Mayeri will portray Azeema, a super smart CIA intern with fighting skills, who’s always one step ahead of everyone else.
Thatch will play Captain Robert Torres, the commander of the Night Raiders. A tough-minded man with gravitas, who is loyal to his troops, Torres expects his unit to always do the right thing, no matter how tangled the tactical situation may become. Reid will portray Jess, a mother and wife who lives on the Army base.
Lynch will play Bobbi Martin (originally Bobby Martin), a fast-living, Scotch-drinking, three-piece-suit–wearing, womanizing divorce attorney who is Henry’s (Jon Rudnitsky) boss, mentor and “father” figure. Said the creators, “The part was originally written as a man, until we realized the best PERSON for the job was Jane Lynch.” Such gender switch on roles conceived as male is rare.
Faison will play Dicky Quinlan, the blue-collar manufacturing guy who builds what “the nerds think up.” The engineers find Dicky intimidating, as he takes the separation between manufacturing and engineering very seriously. He shares the engineers’ passion for the mission; he just doesn’t want to hang out with them in his spare time. Kirby will play Jet Fu. A rock star in electrical engineering, the supremely confident Jet Fu is a great addition to the team, until he makes the mistake of questioning the Space One dress code.
Jones will play Will Meeks, Matt Kincaid’s (Stowell) former roommate, best friend, current assistant coach and offensive coordinator of the University’s football team. Nappo will portray Detective Dunn, who’s investigating the football players accused of assault.
Caviezel will play Jason, the respected, committed leader of his assault team who’s been through over a dozen deployments.
Gorham will play Barnum, the pageant dad and D.A. courtroom nemesis to Bob (Roberts).
McCarthy will play Devin, an intense and angry kid who sits in the back of the class reading “Anarchy in Action”. He’s the only kid who is really on board with the chaos created by Jack because he never wanted to take biology in the first place.
Ochoa’s Nora is an intense and driven junior Army pilot who is a member of the Night Raiders special ops unit. Partnered with the more experienced Gallo, together they fly choppers in and out of the hottest hot spots in the world.
Richards will play Deputy Nathan Purcell, a friend of the family and Deputy of the town.
Matthews will play Deirdre, the woman who also quits her job to follow Braff’s character on his new endeavor.
Harrington will play David “Deacon” Kay. Level-headed and competent, Deacon is an experienced SWAT officer who’s ready for a commanding role. What seems like an obvious promotion is taken away from him when Hondo is upped for seemingly political reasons. But when he’s offered his own squad, he’s torn between a potential upgrade and his loyalty to his team.
Alexander will play Lizzi’s (Bojana Novakovic) police superior.
Siegel will play the role of Zach in the series, the entitled, popular son to Amy (Annie Mumulo) and brother to Abby (Ursula Parker).
Schiff will play Dr. Ira Glassman, President of the San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Glassman, a good man who wasn’t always a good man, is advocating for the hire of Murphy (Highmore. He has mentored the young doctor since he was 16 and admits that Shaun is like a son to him so Shaun’s appointment is very personal for him.
Aytes will play Dr. Elle, a renowned physicist, MD, and author, also a member of the former Doomsday Project think tank. Notable for her ability to popularize science, “making complex ideas disgestible for the masses,” Elle starts out with the Laissez-faire opinion that any problems people create can be fixed at a later point.
Turman will play Frank, a retired cop, who’s landed at his son Calvin’s (Malco) house where he’s crashing until he meets a potential fourth wife.
Tan will play Meghan, the master thief and anarchist who works alongside the domestic terrorist Jack Wang (Sandilands).
Montgomery will play Julie, the flight director for the Durga Mission. Giuntoli plays Stevenson, an astronaut and the Durga Mission’s Commander.
PenaVega will play Darrius, Lucy’s brother-in-law. He’s the extremely positive, family loving, Pharma rep Stella’s sister, Elizabeth met during one of her hospital stays.
Shields will play Nonnie, Patty’s best friend.
Shelton will play Gail, Lou’s (Radnor) wife, mother of three, a classically trained musician who is now giving piano lessons to neighborhood kids. She is supportive of Lou’s new career, but also worries about her family and the impact that this endeavor will have on it. Gail is trying to find the balance on what is best for her family’s life right now and is feeling the pressure to hold everyone together. Johnson will portray Gordy, Lou’s son.
Karnes will play Craig Lindauer, a sharp and aggressive DHS Under Secretary skeptical of the refugees’ claims. Kessell is Rebecca, one of the few survivors to wash up on shore amongst the hundreds of bodies that appear one morning. Harvey will portray Roy, a boyish, by-the-book agent charged with helping look after the refugees.
Adams will play Lynn, Jefferson’s ex-wife who exudes confidence and intelligence. Although she’s got a mischievous side, she’s not one to be trifled with when it comes to family.
Blucas will play Raff, the uncle of Cooper and Fable.
Shin will play Nick, Suzanne’s half-brother, who’s charming with an unwarranted sense of confidence that’s not backed up by much achievement. He’s educated, but lacks follow-through and motivation.
Malco’s Calvin is described as a great African American cop who has always been a lone wolf, but now is newly partnered with the optimistic Farooq, who has a gung-ho attitude. Munshi will play Nosheen, supportive wife of Farooq (Kalyan).
Goossen will play Isa, the senior producer at The Get and a tech-savvy researcher.
Trucks will play Diaz, the logistics officer responsible for making the arrangements to get the team and their gear where they need to be.
Lawson will play Ryan, Suzanne’s fiance, a former Ohio State linebacker who maintains manliness while basically doing the duties of a housewife. A super nice guy, Ryan is a bit of a mimbo — not the academic type Suzanne has dated in the past.
Alvarez will play one of the children, Dolly Gabel.
Jones will play Jermaine, Courtney’s (Hall) high-energy, fast-talking best friend who occasionally raps and becomes City Hall’s lead aide.
Boyar will play Elias, a friendly yet macho tenant who also serves as the building’s handyman.
Cambor will play Gabe, a handsome, affable, struggling musician. Gabe is the father of Jackie’s newborn daughter conceived via one-night stand.
Sengbloh will play Ava, a cop who worked her way up to being a detective who is investigating several football players accused of assault. Freeman is Tommy, the star quarterback of the university’s football team.
Urie’s Matthew is a gay, controlled, super-organized and reasonably successful realtor who lives alone in an immaculate house and thinks several moves ahead at all times.
Rumierk is Vanessa Suarez, a hard working, no nonsense complex single mother and waitress who wants the best for her daughter Lilette (Cravalho) even though at times her own behavior doesn’t live up to the standards she wishes she had for herself. Tippett will play Coach Doug Strickland, the high school’s football coach and Gwen’s father. Sutherland is Simon Saunders, the theatre’s leading man. Richardson will portray Kaitlin Mazzuchelli, Lou and Gail’s eldest daughter and a huge fan of theater and musicals.
Fitzalan will play Alex, a quiet and highly observant young intern at The Get.
Peine will play Marcus, a smart kid but not as into college and careers as the others. He’s a bit of a salesman and just likes to be the one driving; he’s ultimately willing to abandon any stance he has in order to be liked and in control.
Parker will play Abby, Amy’s (Mumolo) daughter and Zach’s sister, a quiet pre-teen girl who has trouble connecting with people, except maybe her uncle. Pinzon will portray Josh, Amy’s brother Matthew’s extremely devoted assistant at the real estate office.
The local sheriff with a past, Jude (Zahn), a federal agent, Emma (Holt) and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center. Campbell will play Paul, a mysterious and cerebral member of a group of survivors who arrive on the shores of a sleepy New England beach town after an apparent catastrophe.
The comedy centers on Lucy Winston, a single mother of three who is given a job by her brother, Andre Glascott (Meadows) as an administrative secretary at the William Penn Academy, where her brother is the Head Of School. It’s the beginning of the school year, and her brother is in a power struggle with the infinitely energetic Coach Mellor (Callen), while Lucy is trying to deal with the ups and downs of her kids adjusting to their new school.
Crow plays Lucy’s older daughter Felicia Winston. A rebel in Doc Martens, and she’s forcibly moved from her old school (where she was on a drinks-and-drugs downward path) to her Uncle’s Academy. Parker will play Lucy’s younger daughter Gigi Winston, a quirky gung-ho girl. Dorky and clueless and unable to notice when the “mean girls” are making fun of her, Gigi looks forward to making friends at William Penn Academy.
Chenoweth will play Jessica. She’s the heartbeat of the firm and got her name on the door by outworking and out thinking the Ivy Leaguers.
Radnor’s Lou is a left of center leading man who has to discover his own passion, drive and charisma, Lou is a father of three, a husband and an English teacher at a school in a rust belt town in Pennsylvania. Lou decides to take a leap on taking over the drama department and it ignites an excitement in him which surprises him. Gillespie plays Robbie, the town’s star football player, who balances his life on the football field and caring for his sick mother at the Nursing Care facility. Every day he is told what he must do, never breaking away until he surprisingly finds his true talent on the stage.
Ethan (Tate), a brilliant but misanthropic engineer. Sandilands will play Jack, a domestic terrorist of sorts, a cunning anarchist with a plan to Bring It All Down. John Leguizamo co-stars as one Ethan’s best friends.
Edwards will play Darwin Conn, the fastidious President of the University who is Matt’s boss and mentor.
Akhtar will play Barry, a cocky, condescending, brilliant doctor who is the smartest, and in his mind, most handsome, dude in the room.
Fiehler will play Izzy, an intense “propeller head” who looks like he thinks in computer code (and does).