Virginia Madsen, David Julian Hirsh & Jon Seda Get Recurring Roles; Billy Zane In Mini

By | Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 10:16am PDT
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Virginia Madsen is set to join the cast of the second season of AMC’s period Western Hell On Wheels in a three-episode arc, playing Mrs. Hannah Durant, wife of Thomas “Doc” Durant (Colm Meaney). She is with UTA and Untitled.

Treme regular Jon Seda has booked a three-episode arc on NBC’s upcoming firefighter drama Chicago Fire. He will play Det. Antonio Dawson, brother to paramedic Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund). Seda, repped by ICM and A Management, will next be seen in the Walter Hill feature Bullet to the Head.

David Julian Hirsh has booked a season-long recurring role on the final season of Weeds, playing the liberal and charming Rabbi Dave. After the Showtime comedy, the actor, repped by Industry and APA, goes straight into production on the Lifetime TV movie A Narrow Bridge, in which he stars opposite Toni Braxton.

Billy Zane has been cast as the title character in the ReelzChannel’s four-part miniseries Barabbas. Based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist, the miniseries follows the life of Barabbas (Zane), a man who was jailed at the same time as Jesus Christ, but who was spared from crucifixion when the masses demanded his release over Jesus. The series picks up where the Bible left off. Zane is repped by Luber Roklin and Paradigm. Read More »

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ReelzChannel Loads Up On Original Programming

By | Wednesday May 30, 2012 @ 10:54am PDT

The network just picked up the Ken Follett miniseries World Without End and now is adding another mini, a docu-series and a scripted series to the lineup beginning in the fall. The newly announced miniseries, Barabbas, is a four-parter that follows the life of the man who in the Bible was spared because of the crucifixion of Christ. The docu-series Beverly Hills Pawn, from Asylum Entertainment, is set at a luxury shop where Hollywood’s elite go for cash. The original series Bomb Girls, meanwhile, stars Meg Tilly and takes place during World War II when women risked their lives in a munitions factory in support of the war. It’s from Muse Entertainment, the producer of the ReelzChannel miniseries The Kennedys. The network already announced the second season of Steven Seagal’s True Justice and the spy thriller XIII, which premieres June 29. Here’s the descriptions of the new shows: Read More »

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