Casting Bits: Marcia Cross joins 'Jane the Novela', Titus Welliver to guest on 'SVU' & More

Casting news alert!

Here are the latest additions to new and returning scripted shows we're covering on our site:

Jane the Novela (CW)

Jacqueline Grace Lopez (General Hospital) and Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) have landed leading roles on the Jane the Virgin spinoff. 


Lopez has been cast as Estela, "an up and coming art curator who has spent years playing it safe and coloring within the lines. But a shocking secret changes everything and forces her to live a double life."

Cross will play Renata "Felix’s manipulative and glamorous mother, who will stop at nothing to secure her son’s legacy, even if it means standing in the way of his happiness."


Law & Order SVU (NBC)

Titus Welliver (Bosch) has booked a guest starring role in the NBC drama.


Per Variety: Welliver will play an "NYPD attorney named Rob Miller. The episode will see Lt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) mount an internal investigation after defense attorney Nikki Staines (Callie Thorne) is raped following a police charity event."

He will appear in the episode titled "Blackout" airing on March 21st. 


The Affair (Showtime)

Michael Braun (The Enemy Within) has booked a recurring role on the Showtime drama. 


Braun will play EJ. "an epigenetic scientist that Joanie (Paquin) meets in Montauk. His work in studying generational trauma helps Joanie understand her life in a way she never has before"