TV Casting: Murray, McPhee, Hughes, Akerman

Tv Casting Murray Mcphee Hughes Akerman

Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill”) is returning to The CW with a key role in the third season of “Riverdale”. Murray will play Edgar Evernever, the enigmatic and handsome leader of the cult-like Farm. Edgar arrives in Riverdale to spread his teachings and heal the ravaged soul of this once wholesome town, but is he hiding a more sinister agenda? [Source: TV Line]

Kodi Smit-McPhee (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is set as a lead opposite Kyle Gallner in the straight-to-series true-crime drama “Interrogation” at CBS All Access. Smit-McPhee will play a troubled and homeless teen who meets Gallner’s character at a drug-rehabilitation center, where they became quick friends.

The story revolves around a young man (Gallner) charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. He is sentenced to life in prison and spends the next two decades fighting to prove his innocence. Bar the final episode, every other one is made to be watched in any order. [Source: Deadline]

FBI: Most Wanted
“Whale Rider” star Keisha Castle-Hughes is set as a lead opposite Julian McMahon in the spin-off series “FBI: Most Wanted” from producer Dick Wolf. The story centers on the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on its Most Wanted list.

Castle-Hughes will play Lynn Khanna, a cowboy boot-wearing analyst from a conservative Dallas family and a master of data-mining and social engineering. She’s tough, playful and young in years but an old soul at heart. [Source: Deadline]

Malin Akerman and Mykelti Williamson have been cast in major roles in the “Rashomon”-inspired NBC drama pilot “Prism”. Akerman will play Rachel Lewis, a ruthless and a brilliantly passionate public defender. Williamson will play Judge Henley.

The series involves a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts calls into question everything we have seen so far. Daniel Barnz will write, executive produce, and direct the pilot. [Source: Variety]