Casting: Cannon, Beaumon, Fanning, Azaria

Drumline: A New Beat
VH1 has greenlit “Drumline: A New Beat,” a telemovie follow-up to the Nick Cannon-led 2002 hit feature “Drumline” which aims to debut in the Fall. Cannon himself is returning as executive producer and will have an onscreen role.

The story will focus on a new set of characters at a fictional New Orleans university, most notably an upper-class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Louisiana so she can revitalize their once-prominent drumline. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Killing
Sterling Beaumon (“Red Widow”), Levi Meaden (“The 100”) and Tyler Ross (“Zombieland: The Series”) have joined the crime drama “The Killing” for its upcoming fourth and final season exclusively on Netflix.

The new mystery revolves around an all-boys military academy located outside of Seattle with all three playing students. Beaumon’s role is a troubled misogynist, Meaden a charismatic overachiever, and Ross a kind but battered outcast. [Source: The Live Feed]

Untitled Gerardo Naranjo Project
Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), and “X-Men: First Class” stars Zoe Kravitz and Caleb Landry Jones are all set to join Gerardo Naranjo’s untitled English-language coming-of-age drama.

Fanning plays a roadie on a journey of self-discovery while on tour with a punk band in the 1980s. Filming begins in Nevada later in February. [Source: Screen]

Ray Donovan
Hank Azaria and Sherilyn Fenn have hopped onboard the second season of Showtime’s Liev Schreiber-led “Ray Donovan” series. Azaria plays James Cochran, head of the FBI’s L.A. division, while Fenn will play his wife. Still to be cast new roles this season include an ace reporter and a detective. [Source: The Live Feed]