Roswell, New Mexico
Jason Behr, who starred as Max Evans in 1990s teen sci-fi drama “Roswell,” will recur in a multi-episode arc in the upcoming second season of The CW’s “Roswell, New Mexico”. Executive producer Carina Adly MacKenzie says in a statement that he’s playing a secret character with deep ties to Roswell, New Mexico’s history. Gaius Charles (“Friday Night Lights”) is also joining the cast in the recurring role of Bronson, a local farmer with a strong moral compass that leads him to see the good in people in a time of great prejudice. [Source: TV Line]
Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Alison Pill, Ryan Kwanten, Melody Hurd, Javier Botet, and Percy Hynes White have all been cast as series regulars in the Amazon horror anthology series “Them” with the first season going by the name “Them: Covenant”. Derek Phillips has also been cast in a recurring role.
Set in 1953, the story centers on Henry and Lucky Emory (Ayorinde and Thomas), who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family’s home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them. [Source: Variety]
Two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will play Ms. Freesia in the upcoming “Riverdale” spin-off “Katy Keene” on The CW. Ms. Freesia is described as a wealthy Upper East Sider who secured her luxurious lifestyle through cunning means along with being a surrogate mother figure and mentor to Pepper Smith (Julia Chan). Lucy Hale, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Mary Beth Peil co-star. [Source: Vulture]
Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Fry, Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Lydia West, Nathaniel Ash and pop singer Alexander are set to star in “Years and Years” and “A Very English Scandal” writer Russell T. Davies’ new five-part series “Boys” which charts the lives of a group of young gay men who find themselves caught up in the blooming AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Peter Hoar helms with filming kicking off next week. [Source: Variety]
Tyler Perry is developing a Nickelodeon series featuring Young Dylan, a ten-year-old regularly featured interviewing guests on “Ellen” and set to get his own show at the Viacom-owned network. The project, which Perry will write, tells the story of a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, an aspiring hip-hop star (Dylan), moves in unannounced. [Source: Variety]
“S.W.A.T.” actress Stephanie Sigman has confirmed her departure from the CBS drama with fans noticing her absence from the third season premiere. Sigman played Jessica Cortez, the commanding officer of the LAPD Metropolitan Division, in the show’s first two seasons and in the S2 finale the character accepted an offer from the FBI to leave the LAPD and go undercover. [Source: The Wrap]