Casting Roundup: ‘Walking Dead’s’ Emily Kinney Joins ‘Masters of Sex,’ ‘Wicked City’ Recasts Jeremy Sisto in Lead Role

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Masters of Sex” is heating up for its third season and has tapped “Walking Dead” actress Emily Kinney for a recurring role, Showtime announced Monday.

Kinney will play Nora, an intelligent and gutsy young adult who volunteers to become a sex surrogate in the name of research. The show, now set in 1966, will continue to explore the relationships surrounding researching duo Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) in the wake of the sexual revolution.

In addition to garnering a substantial fanbase on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Kinney’s television career spans the likes of “The Following,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: SVU” and a role in season two of “The Knick.”

Kinney is repped by Paradigm, Anonymous Content and Frankfurt Kurnit. Season three of “Masters of Sex” premieres at 10 p.m. July 12 on Showtime.

In other casting news:

ABC’s “Wicked City” has cast Jeremy Sisto in the role of detective Jack Roth.

The “Returned” actor will take over for Adam Rothenberg, who played Roth in the pilot.

The Los Angeles-based crime anthology series is set to bow at 10 p.m. October 27 on ABC. Sisto is repped by Gersh and MGMT Entertainment, formerly the Schiff Company.

Deadline first reported Sisto’s casting.

National Geographic Channel has announced the cast of “Saints & Strangers,” its miniseries about the first European settlers at Plymouth and their lives with the Native Americans already established there.

The cast includes Vincent Kartheiser as eventual Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford and Anna Camp as his wife, Dorothy. Ron Livingston will play John Carver, the initial leader of the Pilgrims, while Ray Stevenson and Brían F. O’Byrne will play the more financially focused Stephen Hopkins and John Billington, respectively.

Other cast members include Raoul Trujillo, Barry Sloane, Michael Jibson, Natascha McElhone, Tatanka Means and Kalani Queypo.

The series is directed by Paul Edwards and produced by Sony Pictures Television with Little Engine Productions.