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.