TV News: 24, Hieroglyph, Gracepoint, Penny

By Garth Franklin Saturday December 21st 2013 09:14AM
TV News: 24, Hieroglyph, Gracepoint, Penny

24: Live Another Day
"True Blood" recurring star Giles Matthey and "The Wire" alum Gbenga Akinnagbe will play two new series regulars on Fox's London-set event series "24: Live Another Day".

Akinnagbe plays Erik Ritter, an arrogant and ambitious CIA field operative. Matthey plays Jordan Reed, a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech. [Source: Deadline]

Reece Ritchie ("Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," "The Lovely Bones") has scored a starring role in Fox's 13-episode series "Hieroglyph" which aims to debut next season.

Set in an ancient Egypt where fantasy and reality mix, the story follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the young and ruthless Pharoah (Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers. [Source: Spoiler TV]

Josh Hamilton ("American Horror Story: Coven," "The Bourne Identity") has joined the cast of "Gracepoint," Fox’s remake of acclaimed British hit "Broadchurch".

The story follows the investigation into the shocking small town murder of an eleven-year-old boy. Hamilton plays Joe Miller, the husband of female lead Detective Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn). [Source: Spoiler TV]

Penny Dreadful
Ahead of the premiere of this new original series, Showtime has launched The Penny Dreadful Production Blog at The blog provides an in-depth look into the creation of the series, and offers unprecedented access from the series’ creative team and producers. They've also released the second production video blog which deals with the literary roots of the series.