Casting Bits: 'SEAL Team' Recruits 'House of Lies' Actress, Jared Gilmore Returns to 'OUAT,' Dana Delany Heads to 'Bull' and More
Casting Bits: 'SEAL Team' Recruits 'House of Lies' Actress, Jared Gilmore Returns to 'OUAT,' Dana Delany Heads to 'Bull' and More
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On this week's TV casting roundup, a major character on SEAL Team gets a love interest, a familiar face heads back to Once Upon a Time, a Flash character travels to Legends of Tomorrow, plus stars from The Originals, Scandal and The Collection land new pilots. Read on to find out more.

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Dawn Olivieri on SEAL Team

SEAL Team is making room for love. TV Line reports that House of Lies actress Dawn Olivieri has been cast as recurring character Amy Nelson, an independent contractor who will serve as a love interest for Jason now that his marriage with Alana has crumbled. "I feel like it's going to be a whole new show once we are on deployment, character-wise, allowing us to do things that we wouldn't be doing if we were back home while introducing new characters -- introducing a possible new love interest for Jason," David Boreanaz teased of his character Jason.

Jared Gilmore and Suzy Joachim on Once Upon a Time

A familiar face will be resurfacing one last time before Once Upon a Time concludes its seventh and final season. Jared Gilmore, who played the original Henry Mills for six years, will be appearing in episode 20 as the younger version of current Henry (Andrew J. West), the son of Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We're very excited to have Jared back," co-creator Adam Horowitz told reporters. "He's in a lot of ways the heart and soul of the show. He grew up literally on the show and it's really wonderful to see him back. I hope the audience enjoys. We feel like we have a fun adventure."

"He is getting into college and he's grown up and it's a crazy thing," co-creator Edward Kitsis said. "We're really excited to have him back. I think in the opening of the year when we saw him get on that motorcycle, it was a like a different Jared. We're going to show an episode with him before that in Storybrooke with Regina. It's a college tour. Who doesn't want to go on a college tour with the Evil Queen? She plays beer pong like nobody."

Aside from Gilmore, Entertainment Weekly reveals that Once Upon a Time has also tapped on Being Erica star Suzy Joachim to play Madame Leota, who is described as a powerful gatekeeper to a haunted house.

Dana Delany on Bull

Body of Proof actress Dana Delany will be making a guest appearance on the March 27 episode of Bull. According to TV Line, the two-time Emmy winner will play an AUSA (Assistant United States Attorney) who proves to be a "hard-bitten" opponent for Dr. Jason Bull (played by Michael Weatherly.)

"Bull comes up against AUSA Banner, a federal prosecutor who is bound and determined to imprison a young mother/physician who illegally purchases thousands of vials of marijuana-derived CBD oil to treat her patients in Virginia, where the oil is illegal," teased executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron. "Her tenacity and seeming heartlessness baffles Bull."

Angela Zhou on Supergirl, Floriana Lima on The Punisher

Hell on Wheels actress Angela Zhou will be filling in the role of Dr. Grace Parker, has confirmed. The new character is "a renowned surgeon in National City and has had quite a career in healing the sick and injured."

Meanwhile, Floriana Lima, who played Alex Danvers' (Chyler Leigh) detective girlfriend Maggie Sawyer on Supergirl, is moving on to Marvel's The Punisher. According to TV Guide, she will play Krista Dumont, a compassionate psychotherapist for military veterans who might play a crucial role for Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), who is still experiencing PTSD stemming from his time overseas. 

Violett Beane on Legends of Tomorrow

Violett Beane, who played Jesse Quick on The Flash, will be heading to Legends of Tomorrow. Entertainment Weekly reports that her arrival in the 15th episode comes on the heels of Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) joining the Legends. Prior to her appearance on Legends of Tomorrow, she will be resurfacing on The Flash in the March 6 episode to help the Scarlet Speedster and Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp) stop a nuclear bomb from destroying Central City.

Bill Nye on Blindspot 

Bill Nye, popularly known as the Science Guy, will be guest starring on the third season of Blindspot. The 62-year-old TV presenter teased about his casting on social media.

Joseph Morgan on Gone Baby Gone Pilot

Joseph Morgan has already booked his next gig after The Originals, which will conclude after its upcoming fifth season. Deadline reports that Morgan has been cast as the male lead in FOX's drama pilot based on the best-selling book Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane. The untitled project revolves around private detectives Patrick Kenzie (Morgan) and Angela Gennaro as they "right wrongs the law can't in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester."

Richard Coyle on Riverdale Spin-Off

Netflix's Riverdale spin-off is gradually taking shape with the addition of The Collection actor Richard Coyle. According to Deadline, Coyle will play Father Blackwood opposite Kiernan Shipka and Miranda Otto on the show, which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Coyle's Father Blackwood is the High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts, who is described as ruthless and ambitious.

Bellamy Young on False Profits

Scandal's Bellamy Young is jumping onto another Shondaland drama. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Young has been booked to star in False Profits, a pilot about a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona who fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multilevel marketing cosmetics business. 

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