TV Casting: Frye, James, Hampshire, Kassianides

The Flash
Kelly Frye has signed on to play DC Comics character Plastique in the upcoming “The Flash” TV series on The CW. In the series she’ll play a more heroic incarnation of the character, at least initially. Plastique (aka Sgt. Bette Sans Souci) was a bomb disposal expert in Iraq.

Following the accident that gave Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) his super speed powers, Bette finds herself with the ability to turn everything she touches into a bomb. She seeks Barry’s help as nefarious U.S. government forces chase her down. [Source: E! Online]

War And Peace
Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) is reportedly in talks to appear in the BBC’s upcoming ambitious mini-series adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel “War And Peace”.

James would play heroine Natasha Rostova, lover to Pierre Bezukhov (Paul Dano) an illegitimate son who rises in society. Andrew Davies (“Little Dorrit,” “Pride and Prejudice”) is writing the series. [Source: Yahoo ]

12 Monkeys
Emily Hampshire (“Rookie Blue”) has signed on to play Jennifer Goines, a female version of Brad Pitt’s Jeffrey Goines character from the original film, in Syfy’s upcoming TV series reimagining of “12 Monkeys”.

In the series, she is a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the key to unraveling the 12 Monkeys mystery locked away in her head. Tom Noonan (“Hell on Wheels”) is also onboard in a new role, the mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys. [Source: Deadline ]

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
British actor Simon Kassianides (“Quantum of Solace,” “Desert Dancer”) has joined the cast of the second season of “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in a major recurring role. Kassianides will play Bakshi, a confident right-hand man who’s not afraid to do the dirty work.

Kassianides joins other new additions this year including Lucy Lawless, Nick Blood, and Reed Diamond. The new season premieres September 23rd. [Source: Deadline]