SCREAM TV Show Swaps Amy Forsyth for Bex Taylor-Klaus; SHOW ME A HERO Adds Jim Belushi; Eddie Izzard Joins POWERS

     August 15, 2014

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We’ve got some TV casting news worth sharing.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance:

  • MTV’s Scream added Connor Weil, Bobby Campo and Joel Gretsch, and swapped Amy Forsyth for Bex Taylor-Klaus.
  • HBO’s Show Me A Hero added Jim Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David to the cast.
  • Sony PlayStation Network’s Powers just picked up Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor and Olesya Rulin.

Hit the jump for more.

the-killing-bex-taylor-klausJust the other week, we told you that MTV’s Scream TV show loaded up its cast with a whole bunch of fresh faces including Forsyth as a character named Audrey Jensen, the “artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.”  However, apparently that didn’t wind up working out because according to THR, they just swapped her out for Arrow’s Taylor-Klaus.

Willa Fitzgerald will lead the show as Emma Duvall, a Sidney Prescott-type character who goes from hanging out with Audrey to being a member of the “in crowd.”  And of course every popular girl needs her star athlete boyfriend, so in comes Weil as Will Belmont.  Perhaps he’ll have a little Billy Loomis in him?

Campo’s in as Seth Branson, the cool and hot new English teacher at Lakewood High, while Gretsch will take the role of Sheriff Clark Hudson, a nice guy who’s also the father of Amadeus Serafini’s character, the new kid in town with “a dark side and a tough exterior that hints at experience beyond his years.”

The Show Me A Hero news comes from Deadline.  The outlet is reporting that Belushi, Kinney and Stahl-David are now all set to star opposite Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener.  The HBO six-hour miniseries comes from David Simon, the co-creator of The Wire, and is based on Lisa Belkin’s book about the housing desegregation battle in Yonkers during the 1980s and 90s.  Isaac will play Nick Wasicsko, the young mayor who finds himself right in the middle of it.

michael-stahl-david-show-me-a-heroBelushi will take the role of longtime Yonkers Mayor Angelo R. Martinelli who pushed to go along with the federal court’s order to build low-income housing in white neighborhoods of Yonkers, a decision that tore the city apart.  Kinney is in as Peter Smith, the Yonkers Housing Authority’s director and Stahl-David will portray James Surdoval, the political consultant who advised Wasicsko on his budding career.

Lastly, we’ve got that upcoming PlayStation Network series, Powers.  It’s based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s graphic novel, which is set in a world where loads of people have superhuman powers, leading to quite a bit of crime and chaos.  The main characters are two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward).  They get assigned to protect mortals, so have to go look into cases involving people with special abilities called Powers.

According to Deadline, Izzard is going to play a guy named Wolfe, a particularly powerful Power who’s been stuck in a prison called the Shaft undergoing surgical procedures.  Tyler will take Vinnie Jones’ role from the FX pilot and portray Johnny Royalle, a criminal mastermind who owns the Here and Gone Club and has the ability to pop in and out of places as he pleases while Rulin will take on the role of Calista, a young Power wannabe who’s always eager to make her next big move.  This was the part Bailee Madison had in the FX pilot.

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