William Baldwin Cast in USA’s ‘The Purge’ Series


Blumhouse Television has added William Baldwin to the cast of its upcoming series adaptation of the horror franchise “The Purge.”

Baldwin will recur on the series as Don Ryker, the managing partner at Jane’s (Amanda Warren) investment firm, and her boss. The character is described as “handsome, confident and powerful.” He appears to be a big Jane supporter but in fact, may be standing in the way of her career advancement.

Warren’s character is a “hardworking finance professional” who hires an assassin on the night of the Purge after becoming convinced that she’s hit an insurmountable glass ceiling, but according to the network, Don harbors his own Purge-night secret.

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Lili Simmons, Colin Woodell, Hannah Anderson, Lee Tergesen, Gabriel Chavarria and Jessica Garza are also set to star in the series, which hails from Blumhouse’s recently launched TV studio and Universal Cable Productions. It will air on both USA Network and Syfy.

The creator of the film franchise, James DeMonaco, will executive produce the series alongside Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes, and Sebastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly is executive producer and showrunner.

Baldwin is repped by Stride Management and Innovative Artists.

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Kim Possible’: Sadie Stanley, Sean Giambrone to Lead TV Movie


Disney Channel has cast “The Goldbergs” star Sean Giambrone and newcomer Sadie Stanley as the leads of its upcoming live-action “Kim Possible” movie, the network announced Wednesday.

An adaptation of the 2002 animated series, the movie follows a high school girl named Kim Possible (Stanley) who moonlights as a secret agent with the help of her friend/sidekick Ron Stoppable (Giambrone).

Written by original series creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley with Josh Cagan, the upcoming TV movie will be directed by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky.

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“Sadie delivers Kim’s confidence, smarts, and agility; most importantly, she’s an everyday girl with an extraordinary spirit,” Disney Channel casting executive Judy Taylor said in a statement. “Sean is such a magnetic actor; he always finds the right balance of physical comedy and heart. We’re excited for audiences to see Sadie and Sean bring these iconic roles to life.”

Stanley has just one other credit to her name, a guest role on the Nick series “Game Shakers.” Giambrone is a series regular on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” which has been renewed for a sixth season to air in the fall.

The actors are stepping in for original voice duo Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle, who appeared in a promo clip announcing the new cast alongside McCorkle and Schooley (below).

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