TV Casting: Outlander, The Vampire Diaries, Bones, Game of Thrones, Surviving Jack

  • Stephen Walters and Annette Badland have landed recurring guest roles in Outlander. No, we still don’t know who’s playing Claire. I’m beginning to suspect they’re just holding out to mess with me.
  • The Vampire Diaries is headed to college, and Rick Cosnett will play a professor. Presumably he’s hot and mysterious and/or evil, because this is The Vampire Diaries.
  • UFC star Chuck Liddell will guest star on Bones.
  • Game of Thrones is being mysterious as usual, but they’ve confirmed that Michiel Huisman is joining the show.
  • Oscar Nunez will recur on Surviving Jack.

New Stills from The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Premiere at ETOnline

The Vampire DiariesReady for your first look at season five, Vampire Diaries fans? ETOnline has nine exclusive images for you – and confirms that the premiere will be called “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” And hey, looks like it’s college move-in day for Elena and Caroline! The episode airs on the CW on October 3rd at 8/7c. Click the thumbnail to see all the pictures!

Fox Considering Alex Delaware Drama Series

According to a TVLine exclusive, Fox has ordered a script for a mystery series based on the Alex Delaware novels by Jonathan Kellerman, which start with When the Bough Breaks. The books – there are 28 of them now – feature Delaware, a child psychologist who works with the LAPD to solve crimes. I’ve read a few of them and like them a lot, and I think they could make for an interesting show!

Arrow Promo + Video Interviews with Katie Cassidy, Manu Bennett & Colton Haynes

ArrowThe CW has released a new joint promo for season two of Arrow and season one of new show The Tomorrow People:

They’ve also been releasing a series of video interviews with cast members. Here are the Arrow ones we have so far.

Katie Cassidy:

Manu Bennett:

Colton Haynes:

Hoke Pilot Starring Paul Giamatti in the Works at FX

Paul GiamattiDeadline reports that FX has ordered “comedic drama” pilot Hoke, starring Paul Giamatti. It’s based on Charles Willeford’s Hoke Moseley series of detective novels, which stars with Miami Blues. Set in Miami around 1985, the novels are about a detective in the midst of a midlife crisis. This isn’t Giamatti’s only project with FX: last month news broke that he’s pairing up with the network for a Civil War limited series based on Tony Horwitz’s Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War.

Elementary Fall Promo + Season Premiere Photos

ElementaryElementary returns for its second season on September 26th, and CBS has released a new promo for the fall return. Check it out below, then head over to Give Me My Remote for some great episode stills from the London-set premiere, including looks at guest stars Sean Pertwee and Rhys Ifans!

Rob Thomas Developing Modern Les Mis at Fox

Rob ThomasAccording to a Deadline exclusive, writer/producer Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) is developing a modern take on Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, written by Graham Norris. It’s “a primetime soap about a brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous family and romantic life — all while staying one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die.” The potential show has landed at Fox. Intriguing . . .

Divergent Featurette: “Factions”

DivergentIn this featurette from Summit Entertainment, author Veronica Roth and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Maggie Q, and Ashley Judd talk about the faction system that shapes the world of Divergent. The movie will be in theaters on March 21st.