Parenthood vet Sam Jaeger‘s new role may require tears of sadness and fright: The actor will star in CBS All Access’ upcoming fairy tale-inspired psychological thriller Tell Me a Story, our sister site Deadline reports.
The series — created by Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) — reimagines classic children’s tales such as “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs” as a subversive story of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder in modern-day New York City.
Jaeger will play a recently widowed single father — cue those waterworks — who moves to NYC with his troubled daughter (The Originals‘ Danielle Campbell) to live with his mother (Sex and the City‘s Kim Cattrall).
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* Callie Thorne is reuniting with her Rescue Me co-star Denis Leary for the USA Network crime thriller pilot Erase, co-created by and starring Leary, Deadline reports. Thorne will play the ex-wife of Leary’s dirty cop.
* Lost in Space has promoted Sibongile Mlambo, who plays PTSD sufferer Angela Goddard, to series regular for Season 2, per Deadline.
* Phylicia Rashad (Empire, The Cosby Show) will co-star in OWN’s coming-of-age drama David Makes Man, from Oscar-winning Moonlight co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive producer Michael B. Jordan (Fahrenheit 451). The series centers on David (The Astronaut Wives Club‘s Akili McDowell), a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Rashad will play an intimidating instructor at David’s school.
* Jazmyn Simon (Ballers) has joined Netflix’s straight-to-series superhero family drama Raising Dion, about a single mother who discovers her young son has constantly changing abilities. Per Deadline, Simon will play the single mom’s sister, who is a surgical resident.
* Beau Bridges (Homeland, Masters of Sex) and Philip Baker Hall (Room 104, The Loop) will recur on Mark Burnett’s upcoming Netflix political thriller Messiah as a charming televangelist and a former CIA asset, respectively, Deadline reports.
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