TV News: Quantico, X-Files, Stateless, Last

Zimbabwean-born, Australian trained actor Rick Cosnett (“The Flash”) has signed for a recurring role on ABC’s new thriller series “Quantico”. The show revolves around a group of young FBI recruits who battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia.

Cosnett plays Elias Harper, an openly gay and comedic former defense attorney who used his rhetoric and savvy against FBI cases. Recruited by Miranda (Aunjanue Ellis) as an analyst for his brilliant mind, Elias loves to be right but also has a soft and kind-hearted side. [Source: Deadline]

The X-Files
Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) and Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) are both set to guest star in one episode of the upcoming “The X-Files” event series on Fox. Character details were scarce beyond the pair playing smart and confident agents for the bureau. The six episode run is currently in production. [Source: Variety]

Cate Blanchett will develop and direct the Australian TV series “Stateless” which deals with the 2004 true story case in which young German/Australian woman Cornelia Rau who escaped a frightening cult – only to be trapped in a bizarre labyrinth of psychiatric and legal systems and ending up at the notorious Baxter Immigration Detention Centre. It is unclear if Blanchett intends to also appear as an actress in the series. [Source: Variety]

The Last Kingdom
BBC America have announced a 10pm Saturday, October 10th premiere for its new original series “The Last Kingdom” along with releasing the show’s first key art.

Set in the 9th century, the eight-part historical drama is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling “The Saxon Stories” novels which is set during the reign of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex who fought off a Viking invasion. Alexander Dreymon, Rutger Hauer, Matthew Macfadyen, David Dawson, Emily Cox, and Ian Hart star. [Source: Deadline]