Casting Roundup: ‘HTGAWM’ Adds Famke Janssen, Archie Panjabi’s Post-‘Good Wife’ Gig

Famke Janssen Archie Panjabi
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A ‘X-Men’ favorite is heading to the courtroom on “How To Get Away With Murder,” plus another “X-Men” alum is “The Blacklist’s” new baddie. “The Good Wife’s” Archie Panjabi has booked her first TV role, after departing the CBS drama, and “Empire” is bringing a new pop singer into the studio in Friday’s casting roundup…

Famke Janssen has joined ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” second season in a multi-episode arc, Variety has confirmed.

Much like Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) secretive nature, the network is staying mum on the “X-Men’s” star’s character details, but TV Line reports Janssen (“Hemlock Grove,” “Taken”) will play a brilliant defense attorney who takes her job very seriously — sounds like Prof. Keating may be meeting her match this fall.

“The Blacklist” has found its new villain in Edi Gathegi, who appeared in 2011’s “X-Men: First Class.” Exec producer John Eisendrath told TVGuide.com he will play Mr. Soloman, a character “who is going to be entering the landscape and is not friendly in any way to Liz or Red or the people they care about.”

Archie Panjabi is ready to get her laugh on, booking her first post-“Good Wife” TV gig with a guest stint on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Appearing in the second episode of Season 3, set to air on Oct. 4, Panjabi will play Lieutenant Knox, a police officer who has her eye on Detective Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) on the Fox comedy, TV Line first reported.

Newcomer Yani Marin will recur in Season 2 of Fox’s breakout hit “Empire,” portraying a pop singer named Carmen, according to The Wrap. Marin is one of many new additions set to appear in the new episodes, including famous faces Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Ludacris.

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