As the Fall TV lineup begins rolling out, so do pieces of exciting casting news. Scandal
has added another mysterious (but evidently important) character to the final season. The Originals
will see a fan-favorite get an even bigger role in its final year. Supergirl
is getting a new female hero, while Bull
gets a new rival and Empire
adds some messy love interests. Lastly, the cast of Designated Survivor
is in for a big shake-up as a series regular is leaving the show.
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Dean Norris Joins Scandal in Mystery Role
The final season of Scandal
remains a big question mark but there will be one new (but familiar) face among the cast. TVLine reports
that Dean Norris, from Breaking Bad
, Under the Dome
and much more, has joined the final season as a yet unnamed character in a recurring role. Norris isn't the only new actor (with a mysterious role) on Scandal
. As was previously reported, Shaun Toub and Jay Hernandez
have also joined the final season in undisclosed roles.
Candice King's Originals Guest Star Role Gets Extended
fans should get ready for much more Klaroline in the final season. TVLine is reporting
that Candice King's reprise as fan-favorite Caroline has been extended from the earlier single-episode stint. King will now have a "multi-episode" arc.
In addition, King posted a picture of Originals star Joseph Morgan and herself on set. She captioned it, "Had fun playing with this hooligan over the past couple of days. Thanks for having me Originals!" Candice capped it off by teasing fans of Caroline and Klaus' romance that this stint is one for them.
Natascha McElhone Exiting Designated Survivor
It's time for Designated Survivor
fans to get very worried about the show's First Family. Deadline is reporting
Natascha McElhone, who plays First Lady Alex Kirkman, is leaving the show. McElhone will be moving from Designated Survivor
to Hulu's The First
, where she'll be starring opposite Sean Penn.
It's unknown how McElhone will be written out of Designated Survivor but she won't go away immediately. It's expected that McElhone will appear in at least half of season 2, before being written out somewhere near the midseason break.
Saturn Girl Comes to Supergirl
is getting some superpowered help in season 3. According to Deadline
, Amy Jackson, who is a Bollywood star, has been cast as Imra Ardeen, otherwise known as Saturn Girl, in a recurring capacity. Imra, like Kara Danvers, is an alien who will come to Earth and use her telekinetic powers to help Kara fight "one of her biggest threats."
Archie Panjabi to Guest Star on Bull
After leaving The Good Wife
, Archie Panjabi is returning to a legal drama on CBS. However, it won't be The Good Wife
spin-off on CBS All Access. EW reports
that Panjabi will appear on Bull
season 2. She will play Arti Cander, a "brilliant" trial scientist who will challenge Michael Weatherly's Jason Bull. In her short appearance Arti will prove to Bull "that [he] isn't the only trial scientist in town."
Empire Adds Two Complicated Love Interests
The Lyon family is going to be very busy, romantically, in season 4, if the latest casting news can be believed. Deadline is reporting
that Teyonah Parris is joining the show as a recurring star. Parris will play Pamela Rose, a detective who starts investigating the attempted murder of Lucious but eventually finds herself in a bit of romance with one (so far unnamed) member of the family.
Meanwhile TVLine reports
that Terrell Carter, who debuted on Empire
last season as Jamal Lyon's new boyfriend, Warren Dubois, has been promoted to a series regular. There will be a bit of a Romeo and Juliet situation in Empire
season 4 as Warren will develop real feelings for Jamal, the man he was tasked with seducing by his own mother. Warren will find himself torn between Jamal and his family, who hates the Lyon clan.
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