LEE PACE IN AMC 80'S COMPUTER SHOW "HALT AND CATCH FIRE"! TOM MISON & NICOLE BEHARIE IN "SLEEPY HOLLOW" SHOW! DEVIN KELLEY IN ABC SF SHOW "THE RETURNED"! BOB MORLEY & ELI GOREE IN SPACESHIP SHOW "HUNDRED"! DAREN KAGASOFF IN SF SHOW "DELIRIUM"

We shall have tones of casting news for new shows and pilots today starting with our favourite Lee Pace whom you watched as mesme-
rizing Elven king Thranduil leading his elven armies while riding his royal elk in THE HOBBIT. He is returning to TV after PUSHING DAISIES a few years ago. Now he will lead the cast in AMC's HALT AND CATCH FIRE! Set in the early '80s, the drama revolves around the personal computing boom and is told through the eyes of a visionary and an engineer and prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie. THR reports that Lee Pace will play Joe MacMillan, who is often the smartest guy in the office and two steps ahead of both friends and enemies. Once a superstar salesman at IBM, he recently departed under mysterious circumstances only to resurface at an also-ran Dallas tech company. He arrives in Dallas with a plan to force the company into the new era of the PC boom. Mackenzie Davis will play a punk computer programming grad student whose aggressive behaviour covers a vulnerability. Her ambition is a magnet for MacMillan!

  SLEEPY HOLLOW & THE RETURNED CAST STARS 
Over at FOX they are preparing television show based on famous SLEEPY HOLLOW legend and the casting is under way!  Dashing British actor Tom Mison from PARADE'S END and SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN has been cast in the lead role as Ichabod Crane, joining Nicole Beharie ("Shame"), Orlando Jones ("Evolution") and Katia Winter ("Dexter")! Produced by STAR TREK's Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, SLEEPY HOLLOW will see Crane time-warped from the Revolutionary War to the present, where he teams with Detective Abbie Archer (Beharie) to thwart his returning foe, the Headless Horseman. Kate Beckinsale's husband
Len Wiseman is directing the pilot! Meanwhile, ABC has cast COVERT AFFAIRS star Devin Kelley for the lead in their new drama THE RETURNED which investigates what happens  when the people you have buried and mourned suddenly appear on your doorstep. Devin will play a tough, attractive and smart doctor at the local clinic in Arcadia with an inquisitive nature. Daughter of the local sheriff, her mother Barbara died 30 years ago in the same accident that killed an 8-year-old boy. Against her father's wishes, she teams up with Agent Martin Bellamy (Matt Craven) to get to the bottom of the mystery.

  SF SHOWS HUNDRED & DELIRIUM CASTING 
When it comes to CW's pilots, they have gathered the cast for sf show HUNDRED which, set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, follows a spaceship housing the lone human survivors which sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Australian actor Bob Morley will play one of the delinquents - a manipulative, strong and crafty one. Eli Goree will play one of the young delinquents on the space station who is disliked by the others because many of their parents have been imprisoned, or worse, by his father, the chancellor of the space station. Fox has also found an actor for their own teen sf show DELIRIUM! Daren Kagasoff will star opposite Emma Roberts in the adaptation of Lauren Oliver's novels. The show is set in a world in which love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway (Roberts) does the unthinkable: she falls in
 love. Kagasoff will play Alex, the object of Lena's affections, a police officer who on the surface appears tough, smug and a rigid enforcer of the government's rules but he is actually a member of an anti government group which opposes government's plan to eradicate love!