Casting Bits: 'Doctor Who' Alum Returns to 'Jessica Jones,' 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Lands Lifetime Series and More
Casting Bits: 'Doctor Who' Alum Returns to 'Jessica Jones,' 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Lands Lifetime Series and More
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DeanBextor
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Jessica Jones and The X-Files welcome several familiar faces, a veteran actress makes her TV comeback while one of the Liars lands a TV series. Read on to find out more.


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David Tennant on Jessica Jones

Entertainment Weekly reports that Doctor Who star David Tennant will be returning in the second season of Jessica Jones. Tennant previously appeared in the first season of the Marvel series as the mind-controlling villain named Kilgrave, who [spoiler alert] died at the hands of Jessica (Krysten Ritter) in the season finale. For now details of Tennant's return are being kept under wraps.

Shay Mitchell on You

Shay Mitchell, who is best known for playing Emily Fields on Freeform's Pretty Little Liars, has formed a production company called Amore & Vita Productions and has signed an exclusive multi-year pod deal at WBTV. According to Deadline, Mitchell and producing partner David Dean Portelli will come up with ideas for new scripted and non-scripted shows for broadcast, cable and digital platforms through Warner Bros. Television. As part of the agreement, Mitchell has been booked on Lifetime's psychological thriller drama You, which also stars Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail. She will play Peach Salinger, a controlling queen bee who has her sights set on Joe (Badgley).

Brooke Shields on Law and Order: SVU

Deadline has confirmed that Brooke Shields will be part of the upcoming 19th season of Law and Order: SVU. Details about her character have not been revealed other than she is expected to shake up Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) world. Shields' most recent TV credits include roles on The Middle and Scream Queens.

Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose on The X-Files

Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose are expected to reprise their roles on season 11 of The X-Files, according to TV Line. The pair made their debut as Miller and Einstein last year as FBI special agents who bore a resemblance to David Duchovny's Mulder and Gillian Anderson's Scully. Amell is credited for his roles on The Flash and The Tomorrow People while Ambrose is known for playing Claire Fisher on Six Feet Under.


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