24 Adds Two, Brothers & Sisters Alum Enters House of Lies and Other Casting News

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24 Live Another Day Casting NewsFox’s 24: Live Another Day continues to fortify its ranks.

Gbenga Akinnagbe, whose previous TV roles include The Wire‘s Chris Partlow and Graceland baddie Bello, has been cast in the 12-episode event series as Erik Ritter, an ambitious CIA operative, our sister site Deadline reports.

Similarly, Giles Matthey (aka True Blood‘s Claude Crane) will play CIA computer tech Jordan Reed.

Other castings for 24: LAD — which premieres this spring — include Emmy winner Judy Davis (as the widow of a notorious terrorist) plus returning players Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane.

In other casting news:

* Brothers & Sisters alum Balthazar Getty and Saturday Night Live vet Fred Armisen will guest-star on Season 3 of Showtime’s House of Lies as a wealthy hedge fund manager with ties to Eliza Coupe’s Marissa and a meal-replacement manufacturer, respectively.

* Fresh off his turn on American Horror Story: Coven, Josh Hamilton will play husband to Anna Gunn’s Det. Ellie Miller in Fox’s adaptation of Broadchurch, titled Gracepoint.

* Adam Goldberg (Entourage) has been cast as Jim Gaffigan’s best bud in CBS’ untitled sitcom pilot inspired by Gaffigan’s own life, Deadline reports.



Comments (5)

  • So have we heard if they will tweak the plot for Gracepoint or will it be the same as Broadchurch? Loved Broadchurch and I think some of casting news has been good for Gracepoint. I will tune in out of curiosity but will I already know the killer?

    Comment by Tammy – December 21, 2013 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Anna Gunn for her chilliness and poise, which is why I doubt she’ll make a believable Ellie Miller. I have absolutely nothing against people who have plastic surgery, but Olivia Colman’s Miller was so perfect because she looked so warm and natural. I’m worried Gunn won’t bring that to the table.

    Comment by Sam – December 21, 2013 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gbenga YES!!!!! Now I will watch, I was going to pass on the show because of Kim Raver (not a fan) and Kiefer’s whisper talk, which gets on my last nerve.

    Comment by jessieboy – December 21, 2013 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is this version going to be exactly like the original? Or will the show be making changes to reflect a different murderer?

    Comment by Jennifer – December 21, 2013 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Judy Davis on 24? That’s going to be amazing! I hope she plays a baddie.

    Comment by Jack – December 21, 2013 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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