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Posted on Mar 12 2013

Omar Epps to Star in ABC’s ‘The Returned’

ABC’s The Returned has enlisted the help of a ‘House’ alum to lead their new pilot. Omar Epps, who played Dr. Eric Foreman on the long-running Fox drama, has been tapped to star in the network’s supernatural drama The Returned, Blackactors.net has learned. Based on a novel by Jason Mott, The Returned chronicles how the lives of the people... Read More »
Posted on Mar 11 2013

Benjamin Charles Watson to Recur on AMC’s ‘The Killing’

L.A. Complex‘s Benjamin Charles Watson has landed a recurring role on the upcoming third season of AMC’s The Killing. The Jamaican-Canadian actor will recur in at least four episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watson will portray Gay Ray, a transgender teen who “left home because of a domineering and bigoted adoptive father and has found acceptance and love in his... Read More »
Posted on Mar 06 2013

Derek Luke to Co-Star in CBS drama pilot ‘Second Sight’

Derek Luke has earned another shot at a television career by landing a co-starring role in the CBS pilot Second Sight, Blackactors.net has learned. Based on the British series by Paula Milne, Second Sight is a gothic psychological thriller about Detective Ross Tanner (Jason Lee), the lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department,  who hunts down killers while secretly battling an ocular disease that causes him to... Read More »
Posted on Mar 05 2013

Collins Pennie To Recur On ABC’s ‘Revenge’

Another mystery man from Emily’s past is making his way to “Revenge.” According to TVLine, “HawthoRNe” vet Collins Pennie will recur on the ABC series as Eli James, Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) long lost foster brother. Pennie will be making his “Revenge” debut this Sunday, March. 10 at 9/8c. In addition to “Hawthorne,” Pennie’s credits include “NCIS: Los Angeles” and... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Eamonn Walker to Guest Star as Frederick Douglass on BBC America’s ‘Copper’

BBC America’s Copper has cast it’s Frederick Douglas. Eamonn Walker has been tapped to play abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the upcoming second season of the network’s highest-rated drama series. Set in 1860s New York City, the series centers on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), an intense, rugged Irish-immigrant cop working the city’s notorious Five Points neighborhood and struggling to maintain... Read More »
Posted on Feb 28 2013

Michael Ealy Will Play a Robot in Fox’s Untitled Drama Pilot

J.J Abrams has found his android cop for a new futuristic series he’s producing for Fox. Michael Ealy has been tapped to play a key role in the network’s untitled action–drama pilot. The pilot is described as “an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.” Ealy will play the android police officer who’s much more... Read More »
Posted on Feb 26 2013

‘Downton Abbey’ to introduce it’s first black character

Dowton Abbey is on the verge of diversifying it’s cast by adding a black character into the mix. The upcoming season of the Emmy Award-winning period drama will feature it’s first black cast member, Blackactors.net has learned. According to British tabloid  The Sun, a casting notice was sent out to top agents searching for  a black actor in their late 20s to portray a Jazz singer named Jack Ross. The notice describes the character... Read More »
Posted on Feb 21 2013

Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones join Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ pilot

Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones have been cast in “Sleepy Hollow,” Fox’s supernatural thriller series pilot from Star Trek Into Darkness writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Beharie, whose breakout role was playing Michael Fassbender’s lover in the 2011 erotic feature Shame, will play female lead Abbie Archer, the local town sheriff who teams up with an 18th century... Read More »
Posted on Feb 20 2013

Audra McDonald Guest Stars on ‘The Good Wife’

Audra McDonald will guest-star on CBS’ “The Good Wife” next month, and we have the first images from her appearance. McDonald will appear on the March 10 episode as Alicia’s frienemy from law school. In the episode, titled “Runnin’ with the Devil,” jailed drug dealer Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) requests that Alicia (Julianna Margulies) work with lawyer Charles Lester,... Read More »
Posted on Feb 12 2013

Andre Braugher Joins Fox’s Untitled Cop Comedy

You can’t keep a talented black actor down for long. Andre Braugher has landed a co-starring role in FOX’s untitled cop comedy from the creators of “Parks and Recreation,” Blackactors.net has learned. The series will follow a group of “diverse” detectives who form an odd family in a precinct in a sketchy neighborhood of New York City. Braugher, who... Read More »
Posted on Feb 08 2013

The cast of “Roots” responds to Quentin Taratino’s criticism (VIDEO)

Members of the cast of Alex Haley’s “Roots” appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the legendary miniseries and to promote the new PBS special, Pioneers of Television. Levar Burton, Ben Vereen, Lesley Uggams and Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. discussed life after the series, and also responded to director Quentin Tarantino‘s... Read More »
Posted on Feb 07 2013

Watch David Oyelowo track down a terrorist in ‘Complicit’ preview trailer

The preview trailer for UK’s Channel 4 upcoming telepic Complicit has hit the web and one thing is clear—this is a serious drama about terrorism. The drama, directed by Niall McCormickm, will see David Oyelowo as an MI5 agent facing a moral dilemma when he tracks down a suspected terrorist. The official synopsis reads: In fighting the War on... Read More »
Posted on Feb 05 2013

‘The Game’s’ Charles Michael Davis Lands Key Role In ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff

The upcoming pilot for “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals” has found Klaus’ protege in one of black Hollywood’s fastest rising actors. Charles Michael Davis has been cast in a key role in the potential drama series “The Originals,” which is expected to debut on April 25 alongside the original CW drama. Davis will play Marcel, the fierce modern... Read More »
Posted on Jan 31 2013

‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Nonso Anozie Cast in NBC’s ‘Dracula’

Nonso Anozie has joined the cast of NBC’s “Dracula” as a series regular. Set in late 19th century London, the series will follow the famed vampire (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) living the double of an American businessman who is trying to bring modern science to English society by day—and a blood sucking vampire by night. Anozie will play... Read More »
Posted on Jan 30 2013

Terry Crews Joins Fox’s Untitled Cop Comedy

Terry Crews is heading back to network television. The actor has joined the cast of Fox’s untitled cop comedy from the creators of “Parks and Recreation,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Crews will play Sgt. Terry Jeffords, a tough captain of a “diverse” squad of detectives at a New York precinct. He’s described as a no-nonsense father-figure, who’s “built like an NFL linebacker , but stronger.” Crews, who... Read More »
Posted on Jan 28 2013

Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan to return to online “All My Children,” Sean Ringgold rejoins ‘One Life to Live’

Great new for soap fans: two of the most infamous soap operas are coming back! Canceled daytime dramas “One LIfe to Live” and “All My Children” will return this year with new episodes online. Most of the cast members have been confirmed to reprise their original roles. Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan will be making the transition from television to online, as the pair will reprise... Read More »
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