On the latest edition of the casting couch, we find new actors and actresses being added to Gotham, Supergirl and the X-Files revival….
The fall TV season is nearly upon us but many of the returning shows are still adding new cast members with filming taking place throughout the summer and autumn months.
One of the most highly anticipated event series — The X-Files revival — won’t actually debut until January 2016 but with filming already underway in Vancouver, the six-episode special headed to FOX is still adding new pieces to the puzzle.
The latest is Chuck alum Vik Sahay confirming via Twitter that he’s landed a part in the X-Files revival starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
— Vik Sahay (@Vik__Sahay) August 15, 2015
The X-Files revival debuts on FOX on January 24, 2016.
Over on Gotham, the villain list for season 2 seems to grow by the day with the newest addition being a gender bending switch from the comic books.
Michelle Veintimilla — best known for her role in Lifetime’s Those Who Kill — has been cast as Bridgit Pike aka Firefly in the Batman prequel airing on FOX.
In the comic book universe, Firefly is male but the Gotham producers decided to switch the role for the TV series with Veintimilla set to appear in at least two episodes this season.
And finally Supergirl had added a slew of new actors and actresses to the show in the past few days as the cast continues to get rounded out ahead of the season one debut on CBS. Among the new additions:
Levi Miller — who plays a young Peter Pan in Pan — has joined the series as Carter Grant, the son of Cat Grant played by Calista Flockhart.
Justice Leak — who recently starred on the Playstation original series Powers — will play Roderick Rose aka Hellgrammite, who is a villain set to challenge Supergirl this season.
Brit Morgan — who you might remember as playing psychotic werewolf Debbie Pelt on True Blood — is also joining Supergirl where she will play Leslie Willis aka Livewire — another villain on deck this season. It looks like Supergirl will have her hands full when the show debuts later this year.