JOSH DALLAS TO LEAD
'MANIFEST' MISSING PLANE SHOW
A bunch of TV casting updates, today, mostly for new shows! At least one of Once Upon a Time stars has found a new gig! Super charming Josh Dallas
will lead NBC's missing plane mystery series MANIFEST together with Melissa Roxburgh, Athena Karkanis and Parveen Kaur. It explores a hypothetical scenario surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. What if the plane and its passengers suddenly reappeared? In MANIFEST, a plane disappears from radar and returns five years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, a long five years have gone by. The series follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny. Karkanis will play a woman whose husband (Josh Dallas) and son have disappeared on that plane and are now back!
|Josh Dallas will play a missing father|
BEN ALDRIDGE TO
'SKINNY DIP' WITH MATT BARR
CW has started casting for their new drama series. They've just hired Ben Aldridge to join Matt Barr in SKINNY DIP! An adaptation of a Carl
Hiaasen novel it revolves around Joey, who, after her husband, Chaz (Ben Aldridge), tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniver- sary, teams with a jaded ex-cop, Mick (Matt Barr), to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process. Ben Aldridge’s Chaz is a jerk, an “environmentalist” who drives a bright yellow Hummer and is having an
affair with a sexy hairdresser. Celebrating his anniversary with his wife aboard a cruise ship, he invites Joey to come up on deck on a rainy night as a romantic gesture. However, he has other plans and promptly throws her overboard.
|Ben Aldridge will play the jerk of a husband|
|Matt Barr is set to play the policeman in Skinny Dip|
IS MALE LEAD IN 'THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT'
Meanwhile, they've also cast Josh Helman as the male lead in THE END
OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT hourlong comedic drama opposite female leads
Gage Golightly and Quinta Brunson! When a prison spaceship carrying the
universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two
millennial women, Kate (Gage Golightly) and Ruby (Quinta Brunson), with
bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in the Valley, are
recruited by a space cop, Quinn (Helman), to hunt down the escaped
criminals who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.
|Josh Helman is taking the male lead|
'JERUSALEM' WW2 SERIES
HIRES EMMA APPLETON AND LUKE TREADAWAY AS LEADS
Over in UK, their Channel 4 has cast Emma Appleton and Luke Treadaway in period set drama JERUSALEM! She will play Feef Symonds,
a young woman who joins the Civil Service in 1945, just as the Labour party sweeps to victory, defeating Winston Churchill in an unexpected landslide. Her ambition to make something of her life goes unrecognised by her family, and is further complicated by her American lover. Feef agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans, who have a hidden agenda in making sure England’s burgeoning Socialist ambitions don’t play into Soviet hands. Struggling to work out what she stands for, and what she’s capable of, Feef must learn to think for herself and play by her own rules at a time when knowledge becomes power and nothing and no one is what they seem.
|The new mini series will have six episodes|