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TV Casting News Roundup: Drew Sidora, Ernie Hudson, Adina Porter, Arjay Smith, Others Book Roles

TV Casting News Roundup: Drew Sidora, Ernie Hudson, Adina Porter, Arjay Smith, Others Book Roles

Casting news you can use…

– Drew Sidora has joined the cast of VH1’s new drama series “Hindsight” as a series regular, alongside star Laura Ramsey, as well as Jessy Hodges, and John Patrick Amedori. The program is set in 1990s New York, and will follow Becca (Ramsey), who on the day of her wedding in 2014, wakes up in 1995, faced with the opportunity to change the direction of her life from that point forward. Sidora will play Paige Hill, a former child actress who now works at Becca  bar while continuing to audition for acting roles in pursuit of a big break.

– Ernie Hudson has booked two new roles – first a guest starring role in an episode of the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” in which he’ll play will play the ex-husband of Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) who suddenly reappears to help her come to terms with their once-embarrassing legacy; and second, a multi-episode arc on Netflix’s new comedy “Grace And Frankie,” in which he’ll he’ll play the love interest of Frankie (Lily Tomlin). Both are set for 2015.

– Adina Porter has booked a recurring role on The CW’s “The 100” for Season 2. She’ll be playing a “regal and experienced” Grounder warrior named Indra.

– Arjay Smith has joined the cast of FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy” for the 7th and final season. He will play a Grant McQueen, who’s described as a good, street smart kid who is trying to protect his mother. 

– And across the pond, Marsha Thomason (“White Collar”) and Paterson Joseph (“Law & Order: UK”) have booked lead roles in ITV’s 4-part thriller series “Safe House.” They’ll be joined by Christopher Eccleston (“The Leftovers”). The series tells the story of a married couple, Robert and Katy, who are asked by close friend and police officer Mark to turn their remote guest house into a safe house. Their first tenants at the Safe House, are a family in fear of their lives after they are violently attacked by someone who claims to know them. Christopher Eccleston will play Robert and Marhsa Thomason has been cast as Katy, the other half of the couple. Meanwhile, Paterson Joseph will play their police friend Mark. “Safe House” is set for a 2015 premiere.

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