TV News: Monkeys, Man, Snowfall, Daily, Narcos

12 Monkeys
David Marciano (“Homeland”) and David Dastmalchian (“Ant-Man”) have scored guest roles on the upcoming second season of Syfy’s “12 Monkeys”. Both will debut in episode six of the sci-fi thriller’s second season in scenes set in 1975.

Marciano will play a NYPD detective who is following a serial killer who has a dangerous affiliation with the Army of the 12 Monkeys. Dastmalchian plays a Vietnam vet whose mind is connected to time in a unique way. [Source: Variety]

The Daily Show
Comedy Central has released a new promo for the first episode of South African stand-up comedian Trevor Noah’s new stint as host of “The Daily Show,” taking over for Jon Stewart in the big chair from September 28th.

The Man Who Wasn’t
Thomas Caplan’s Ty Hunter novel series are getting a TV series adaptation with the hunky Trevor Donovan attached to the series in the lead role.

Garth Ancier will produce the series which follows a military covert operative-turned-movie star idol who is recruited by the U.S. President to stop the trafficking of illicit nuclear weapons – reigniting a clandestine career where his fame becomes his cover. [Source: Deadline]

Jill Scott and Lauren London have joined the cast of the pilot for the John Singleton-produced FX drama “Snowfall” which deals with the beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Scott will play Sharon ‘Cissy’ Saint, the no-nonsense mother of Franklin (Damson Idris) who is frustrated in both her personal and professional lives. Loundon will play Louise Saint, Franklin’s party girl aunt. [Source: The Live Feed]

Netflix has revealed a second trailer for its anticipated original series “Narcos” a little over a week ahead of its premiere on the streaming service on August 28th. The ten-episode series follows the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on.