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TV News Roundup: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Cast in Amazon Sci-Fi Pilot, Anthony Edwards to Visit ‘SVU’

“Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden has been cast in a new Amazon pilot, “Law & Order: SVU” is staging an “E.R.” reunion and more in today’s TV news round up.

CASTING

“Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden has been cast as the lead in Amazon’s new drama pilot based on the book “Strange New Things,” written by Michael Faber. Madden will play Peter, a priest who is sent into space to help found a new colony, but what he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test, but life as we know it. The pilot is set to be written and executive produced by Matt Charman (“Bridge of Spies”) and produced by Andy Harries and Lila Rawlings, with Kevin MacDonald directing. The one-hour drama pilot is an Amazon Studios and Left Bank Productions co-production.

“Law & Order: SVU” will stage an “E.R.” reunion in Season 18, when Anthony Edwards guest stars in a mystery role, as reported by EW. Edwards’ casting brings him back together with “SVU” star Mariska Hargitay, who played a love interest for his character in the popular medical drama.

Sundance TV announced on Friday that production for “Hap and Leonard” Season 2, staring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams, will commence Sept. 19 in Atlanta. Joining the roster as recurring guest stars are Irma P. Hall (“A Family Thing”), Dohn Norwood (“All the Way”), and Tony award-winner Brian Dennehy (“Death of a Salesman”). In addition, Cranston Johnson (“Atlanta”) and Tiffany Mack (“Timeless”) have signed on as series regulars.

Adrian Hough (“The Fog,” “Once Upon A Time”) will appear in guest roles in two new TV series this fall, Netflix s drama “Travelers” and Syfy’s “Aftermath.” In “Travelers,” a contemporary drama with a futuristic and dark twist, Hough’s character will wreak havoc in the third episode of the series. Hough will also appear in two episodes of “Aftermath” as Reverend Brother, the leader of an off-the-grid religious commune. Hough can next be seen on the big screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in the new Walter Hill thriller “(re)Assignment,” playing the brother of Sigourney Weaver’s character. “(re)Assignment” will premiere at TIFF on Sept. 14.

EVENTS

Warner Bros. announced that it will celebrate the 12th anniversary of The CW’s “Supernatural” with Supernatural Day” on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The series, which became the longest-running fantasy series last year, will celebrate the show, cast and crew, as well as the fans on the celebratory day. The CW will also be showing appreciation for fans through “retweets, reposts and Instagram pics featuring ‘Possessed & Obsessed’ tattoos” throughout the day. Additionally, the “Supernatural” team has joined forces with Hot Topic, where fans will be able to purchase limited edition “Supernatural Day ” t-shirts and receive a temporary tattoo with any related purchases. “Supernatural” Season 12 will premiere Thursday, Oct. 13 on The CW.

 

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