Teen heartthrob, Disney actor, and Jonathon Brandis look alike Austin Butler (The Bling Ring) has been cast in CW’s Arrow. Butler will be playing a talented and charismatic DJ named Chase, who becomes a love interest for Thea Queen.
Emmit Scanlan (In the Flesh) has been cast as Jim Corrigan/The Spectre in NBC’s Hellblazer adaptation Constantine. Jim Corrigan, a New Orleans detective, will be drawn into Constantine’s world of supernatural oddity.
Acclaimed German Director Werner Herzog, who is perhaps best known in America for directing Nicholas Cage in the 2009 movie The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, will have a cameo in an upcoming episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation as an elderly man who sells his house to Leslie and Ben.
Lastly, Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn, who plays the giant man Hodor (who can only speak his own name), has told the Australian Broadcasting Channel that he and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (who plays the crippled warg Bran Stark) will not appear in season 5 of the series. At the end of season 4, Bran and Hodor arrived at their long sought destination where they encountered one of the mythical “Children” and a God like figure wrapped in the roots of a great tree. As these events occur in the most recent book in the series, this could be our first clue to HBO’s strategy towards dealing with the shrinking gap between the show and the books.