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TV Casting Updates: 'The Following,' 'Grimm,' 'The Originals,' 'Penny Dreadful,' More


The Following

The Fox drama starring Kevin Bacon has added a lot of new characters for the upcoming season (slated to return in January) - and half of them are Dexter alums! Keith Carradine, who played Frank Lundy in seasons two and four, joins as Barry, a "trusted friend" of Bacon's character, Ryan Hardy. Sam Underwood, who plays Dexter's protege Zach in the current season, joins the show as Luke, "a very complicated and dangerous young man who may or may not be a follower of the “late” Joe Carroll." Non-Dexter actors joining for season two include Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) as a Soho art dealer who finds herself in a bit of trouble that only gets more complicated when Ryan comes to her aid. Jessica Stroup (Prom Night, The Hills Have Eyes II) joins as Ryan's niece, Max; Tiffany Boone (Detention) and J.D. Williams (The Wire) will play new cult members; and James McDaniel (You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You) joins as a new FBI agent.

The Originals

Alexandra Metz (Chicago Fire) has joined The CW's The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals. Metz will play Katie, "a beautiful and mysterious witch with a hidden agenda that will have shocking ramifications for the supernatural community of New Orleans." Which could pretty much describe every character in The Originals. The show premieres October 3rd.

Penny Dreadful

Showtime's new gothic horror series, which will debut this spring, combines the stories of some of literature's most famous monsters. Former James Bond, Timothy Dalton, has been cast as Sir Malcolm, "a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest." Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) joins as Oscar Wilde's character Dorian Gray, a man who makes a deal with the devil to never grow old. Instead, a portrait of him in the attic ages. 


Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) reunites with producer David Greenwalt for Grimm. Denisof will play Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf, first cousin of nefarious royal Eric Renard. If his family bloodline is any indication, he's going to be a smarmy bastard - and we will love every minute of it.

Sleepy Hollow

Nicholas Gonzalez (Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid) joins Fox's Sleepy Hollow as the ex-boyfriend of Detective Abbie Mills. He is on the Sleepy Hollow Police Force as well. Sleepy Hollow premieres on September 16th on Fox. 

Sources: TV Line, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter