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Casting Bits: Keiynan Lonsdale Joins ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ ‘The 100’ Adds New Mystery Role and More

The casting news continues to pour in for several big TV shows. Legends of Tomorrow is filling its vacant spot(s) on the Waverider. Empire has cast another ex-wife who’s showing up to help her former husband. The 100 has cast another seemingly major character for its mysterious new season. Meanwhile, another doctor has joined The Good Doctor and Jane the Virgin has gotten even more star power for season 4.


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Keiynan Lonsdale Joins Legends of Tomorrow as Series Regular

After months of rumors and speculation, the news has turned out to be true. Keiynan Lonsdale AKA Wally West is leaving The Flash and setting up semi-permanent residence on Legends of Tomorrow. The news was announced by Entertainment Weekly, which confirmed that Lonsdale is trading his Flash series regular spot for the exact same role on Legends. Lonsdale will first (re)appear on Legends in episode 11, which will air on February 13, before officially joining the series in episode 13 of season 3.
In addition, Legends of Tomorrow is also casting an important, if small, role. TVLine reports that the time-traveling series will tell the story of a young Barack Obama. A teenage version of the 44th president will appear in an upcoming episode of the series set in the late ’70s. The casting of the young future president has yet to occur.


This Is Us Actress to Play an Ex-Wife on Empire
FOX’s musical nighttime soap Empire is no stranger to characters who are formidable ex-wives. The latest casting is no different. TVLine reports that This Is Us‘ Ryan Michelle Bathe has signed on to play the ex-wife of Forest Whitaker’s character, Eddie Barker. Bathe will play Celeste and she will help Eddie try to sell off his major assets after losing a huge fortune in the winter finale of Empire.


Shannon Kook to Play Mysterious The 100 Role
The 100 won’t just have added a bunch of years to their characters’ lives when it returns for season 5. The time jump between seasons 4 and 5 has evidently caused a lot of characters to be added to the line-up. Another one has just been announced.
Deadline reports that Shannon Kook, known for his roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Shadowhunters, has joined the series. Little is known about Kook’s character other than he’s named Lucas and he’s a recurring character in season 5 with the option to be a regular in a (potential) season 6. So whoever Kook is playing, fans should probably get used to seeing a lot of him.


Hawaii Five-0 Actor Joins The Good Doctor
Another doctor is scrubbing in on The Good Doctor. EW reports that Hawaii Five-0 actor Will Yun Lee has signed on to play the newest doctor at the hospital. Yun Lee will appear for an arc on The Good Doctor where he’ll be playing quite an interesting character. The Hawaii Five-0 alum will play Alex Park, an former police officer who’s decided to become a doctor. Park’s experience as a cop will allow him to better read the patients.
Eva Longoria Returns to Jane the Virgin
Even more star power is coming to Jane the Virgin. On the heels of the news that Rosario Dawson and Brooke Shields will appear on Jane the Virgin season 4, Eva Longoria has also signed on to appear. ETOnline reports that the Desperate Housewives star will appear as herself, starting with an episode airing on March 2.
Longoria previously directed an episode of Jane the Virgin in season 3. This will be her first time in front of the camera. Longoria will pop up as the fictionalized version of herself when Rogelio seeks her out to star in the American version of his telenova, The Passions of Santos.

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