A few new casting announcement this week including a trio of Sons of Anarchy alums getting gigs….
Jimmy Smits — best known for his recent roles on Sons of Anarchy and Dexter — has been cast in one of the leading roles for the upcoming 24: Legacy series on FOX.
The show is a reboot of the classic 24 series that starred Kiefer Sutherland except this time around the lead role is played by Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) as he plays an ex-soldier coming home who needs CTU’s help to stop a major terror attack.
Smits is set to play John Donovan, a U.S. Senator who is running for president.
Tommy Flanagan — who played Chibs on Sons of Anarchy for seven seasons — has also landed a starring role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
According to reports, Flanagan will play one of The Ravagers, a group of mercenaries who are tasked with collecting a bounty on the head of Rocket Raccoon in the movie.
H/T: Heroic Hollywood
Bill Paxton — known for playing every role ever but most notably with films such as Aliens and Twister as well as TV roles on Big Love and Hatfields & McCoys — has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming Training Day series being developed for CBS.
Based on the 2001 movie of the same name, Paxton plays a corrupt cop who brings a young African-American rookie under his wing in a race role reversal from the original film starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
Katey Sagal — best known for her role as Gemma Teller on Sons of Anarchy — has also landed a new leading role as she returns to comedy with a part in the upcoming CBS series alongside John Carroll Lynch.
Sagal is expected to play the matriarch of a family of drag racers based on an Australian sitcom called Upper Middle Bogan.
And finally Sarah Michelle Gellar — beloved star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — has signed on to star in the upcoming small screen adaptation/continuation of the movie Cruel Intentions on NBC.
Gellar is expected to reprise her role of Kathryn Merteuil, a role that originated from the original movie that came out in 1999. Gellar’s character is said to pick up the story 15 years after the original as she tries to maintain the company left to her by her family while helping out her step brother’s son.