Here’s the latest TV casting news:
- Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) is set to star in The Comedians, a new comedy pilot on FX from showrunners Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development).
- Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in the Cinemax pilot, Quarry, based on the Max Allan Collins’ book about a Vietnam veteran.
- Emma Roberts (Aquamarine) will join the cast of the third season of FX’s horror anthology, American Horror Story: Coven.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
First up from THR comes the news that Crystal will star in The Comedians pilot, a half-hour FX comedy series that sees Crystal as “a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.” Charles will direct the pilot.
Also from THR is the word that Marshall-Green will play a Vietnam sniper who “returns home [from the war] in 1973 to find that he’s been shunned by those he loves and demonized in public. Combat-hardened and disillusioned, he’s recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River.” The title character Quarry is also described as a hardened shell of a man, having been hollowed out by his third tour of duty in Vietnam. Part of his psychological issues stem from his involvement with a controversial attack on a Vietnamese village that landed in the spotlight of public protests.
Once again from THR, Roberts will join American Horror Story: Coven as “a party girl” but few other details are available at the moment. Roberts, who is dating co-star Evan Peters, will join Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe and returning players Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe when the third season debuts this October.