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01 March 2015 @ 08:32 pm
Spartacus Cast Update!  
Since there has been no posts on this LJ for 2015 yet, I thought it would be fun to list all the new projects the cast members have coming up.

Liam McIntyre (Spartacus)

  • Joining fellow Spartacus vets who've transitioned over to the Flash/Arrow-verse - like Manu Bennett (Slade/Deathstroke), Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul,) Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Amanda Waller), and Nick Tarabay (Captain Boomerang) - is Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre. ComicBook.com is reporting that McIntyre will be playing famous DC villain Mark Mardon, the Weather Wizard, on The Flash. IGN confirmed the news with The CW, along with the fact that McIntyre will first appear in episode #115. He'll also continue on into episode #116, which is called "Rogue Time." Here’s the official character description (which answers the question many had about whether or not the villain in the pilot was supposed to be Weather Wizard): "Mark Mardon, brother to Clyde Mardon, returns to Central City to get justice for his brother's untimely death. Mark uses his powers, similar to Clyde's ability to control the weather, to go on a rampage to find the man that shot Clyde...Joe West."

  • The Spartacus alum has been tapped to co-star in NBC drama pilot Unveiled, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The drama follows an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives. McIntyre will play Michael Hunter, a warrior and rebel when it comes to the rules who has been a guardian angel since the beginning. Warn down by years of exposure to human suffering, his approach to interacting with mortals has become harsh and brutally honest. Influenced by his brother Lucas, a fallen angel, Michael sometimes believes their causes to be futile. He joins a cast that also includes Selma co-star Stephan James, who stars as Daniel, a rookie guardian angel. John Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart (The Glades, Psych) will pen the script and exec produce the Universal Television and LightWorkers Media drama alongside Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Manu Bennett (Crixus)

  • EW has confirmed that the Arrow star has been cast in a series regular role on MTV’s upcoming fantasy series Shannara. Bennett has been cast as the druid Allanon, the last of his kind in the fantasy series’ world. Allanon can sense the start of a monumental shift when the wise tree known as Ellcrys begins to die. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. Shannara will be based on a popular series of fantasy novels written by Terry Brooks that began in 1977. The 10-episode series’ first season will be based on The Elfstones of Shannara, the second novel in the series. Bennett joins Poppy Drayton, who has been cast as Elf Princess Amberle. The series will follow the Shannara family thousands of years after civilization has been destroyed, as the family’s descendants use ancient magic on adventures that alter the future of the world. The series is written by Smallville’s Al Gough and Miles Millar, and the first two episodes will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman. He’ll produce alongside Gough, Millar, Brooks, Dan Farah, and Jon Favreau. (SOURCE)

Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia)

  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson has joined Ben Affleck in the Warner Bros. thriller “The Accountant.” Based on an original script by Bill Dubuque, “The Accountant” centers on a mild-mannered accountant (Affleck) who moonlights as a lethal assassin. Robinson will play a Treasury Department analyst who has kept a low profile. Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and Jon Berenthal are also on board, with Gavin O’Connor directing. Mark Williams and Lynette Howell are producing the “The Accountant,” which Drew Crevello and Jon Gonda will oversee for WB.

  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Spartacus: War Of The Damned) has been cast as the female lead in History’s miniseries Texas Rising (working title) from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America. Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) is exec producing the project, which will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Roland Joffé will direct. Robinson, repped by Innovative and Liebman Entertainment, will play Emily West, a mythic historical figure, later dubbed “the Yellow Rose of Texas,” who gets caught in a love triangle between Houston (Bill Paxton) and Santa Ana (Oliver Martinez).

Eka Darville (Pietros)

  • Three new cast members will be joining the Netflix series “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” Eka Darville (“The Originals,” “Power Rangers R.P.M.”) will play Malcolm, Jessica’s neighbor, whose own journey will intertwine with her quest in “a surprising way.”

  • A film director named Ryan Morgan (played by Aussie actor and Spartacus alum Eka Darville) is making a documentary about Empire Records and interviews Jamal (Jussie Smollett) about his music. Empire airs Wednesdays at 9pm on Fox.