TV Casting Call: Jason Sudeikis Heads EASTBOUND & BOUND, Gwendoline Christie Joins GAME OF THRONES, Nick Stahl for HOUSE OF LIES

     July 8, 2011

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Here’s a trio of cable TV casting coming at you right now. First up, as if HBO’s outrageous comedy series Eastbound & Down needed to be anymore hilarious, Variety reports Saturday Night Live cast member and Going the Distance star Jason Sudeikis is getting a recurring role on the show. The comedian will play Shane, one of Kenny Powers’ (Danny McBride) new friends, likely back in Shelby, South Carolina since *SPOILER ALERT* he returned back home in the second season finale. I’m always happy to see Sudeikis show up in any comedy, so he’s definitely a welcome addition to the cast.  For details on the new cast members for Game of Thrones and House of Lies, hit the jump

The second season is gearing up for production this summer, and now EW has word that Gwendoline Christie, who had a supporting role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, has landed the pivotal role of Brienne i the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. The character is said to be a large and piggish-looking woman with an awkward personality who’s mocked as “Brienne the Beauty,” but she is as tough and skilled with a sword as most men and longs for knighthood despite her gender. Apparently she’s a favorite amongst fans of the books, so this is definitely a role that needs to have perfect casting. We’ll see how she fares next year when the second season premieres.

Finally, THR reports Showtime’s upcoming comedy series House of Lies has just landed Nick Stahl (Carnivale) and Michael Rady (the new Melrose Place) for a couple roles. Rady will play a recurring character names Wes who may be too conservative for Kristen Bell’s quick-witted character Jeannie. Meanwhile, Stahl is playing Kurt, a musician who forces Jeannie to examine what she wants in life in one episode. The series itself follows Don Cheadle as Marty, a cutthroat consultant who will stop at nothing to get his way, but it sounds like Bell is going to be a big part of the series too.

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