Casting Bits: 'Law & Order True Crime' taps Robin Thomas, 'Homeland' cast two new actors and more

Casting Bits: 'Law & Order True Crime' taps Robin Thomas, 'Homeland' cast two new actors and more

Casting news alert! Here are the latest additions to new and returning shows we're covering on our site: 

Law & Order True Crime (NBC)

Robin Thomas (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) has been cast as prosecutor David Conn. 

Thomas will appear in the final two episodes of the first season as a quietly ferocious lawyer who is assigned to prosecute the Menendez brothers during their second trial.

Homeland (Showtime)

Morgan Spector and Mackenzie Astin have joined the cast of the spy drama's upcoming seventh season. 

Spector has been cast in a series regular role as Dante Allen, an old friend of Carrie’s who is investigating the 200 people detained by the Keane administration following the assassination attempt on the President-elect.

Astin will play the recurring guest role of Carrie’s brother-in-law, Bill. He recently left a teaching job at American University to work for the Keane administration at the Department of the Treasury.

Life Sentence (CW)

Riley Smith (Frequency) has landed a recurring role on the new dramedy starring Lucy Hale.

 Smith will play Dr. Will Grant, a rough-around-the-edges oncologist with a secret soft spot for his patients. When Stella (Hale) finds herself working closely with him, there is an undeniable chemistry between her and the good doctor, which poses a threat to her relationship with Wes (Elliot Knight) a man she married on a romantic whim when she thought she was terminally ill.

Valor (CW)

Brian Letscher (Scandal) and Bryan Craig (General Hospital) will recur on the new military drama. 

Letscher will play Tucker Magnus, enigmatic C.I.A. Director of Special Activities Division. He’s brought in to help run the rescue mission to save American POWs Sergeants Kam (W. Tré Davis) and Hendrix (Mac Brandt).

Craig will play Adam Coogan, a Delta Force operator. He’s one of the guys on the top-secret team to retrieve the American POWs, Sergeant Kam and Sergeant Hendrix.

Krypton (Syfy)

Shaun Sipos (Melrose Place) has joined the show in the series regular role of DC's Adam Strange.

Sipos’ Adam Strange is a world-weary human, who finds himself stranded on Krypton as the unlikely mentor to Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather.