Torrance Coombs (The Tudors) has landing a lead role in the CW’s drama pilot Reign, from CBS TV Studios. It chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), and with her best friends as ladies-in-waiting. Coombs, repped by D2 Management and King Talent on Vancouver, will play Sebastian, Francis’ resourceful illegitimate half brother, a favorite son of King Henry II and his most favored mistress, Diane de Poitiers. He offers Mary some sage advice.
Thomas McDonell has been cast in the CW/Warner Bros./Alloy pilot The 100. Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. McDonell plays Finn, a cool and charismatic free spirit who’s something of a folk hero to the kids on The Ark because of his ability to bend the rules and escape unharmed.
Lane Garrison has been cast in Bonnie & Clyde, Lifetime/History’s four-hour miniseries directed by Oscar-nominated helmer Bruce Beresford and produced by Sony TV and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment. Written by John Rice and Joe Batteer, the mini tells the true story of Clyde Barrow (Emile Hirsch), a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger), an impressionable small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on one one of most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history. Garrison, repped by Domain and manager Dannielle Thomas, plays Clyde’s older brother. He just wrapped the feature One Heart and can soon be seen in The Devil’s In The Details.
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