Casting News Top Teen Television

It would seem that casting news for Young Adult TV shows revolves around just a few hot and very in-demand names, and what a busy bunch they are! But because things change in showbiz faster than it takes Disney to fast-track something into production, the names on that list are changing all the time. So to that end, we here at YA Mag will undertake the hefty task of keeping you up to date on who’s playing what, who’s hot, and who’s not. The roles and stars in everyone can’t stop talking about are all here…



If you can believe it, we’ve got more news on The Flash! Dominic Purcell will reteam with his Prison Break co-star Wentworth Miller on the new show, as Mick Rory, a pyromaniac, and Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, respectively. Get ready to meet the villain known as Heatwave!


matt-nable-ra's-al-ghulMeanwhile, back at the Arrow ranch… After much back and forth, Matt Nable has been chosen to play Ra’s al Ghul on the third season of the show. This is the infamous villain and leader of the League of Assassins, father to Nyssa al Ghul, as well as feared master of martial arts.



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miranda-mayo-pretty-little-liarsMiranda Mayo will appear on the next season of Pretty Little Liars, as a new arrival to Rosewood who butts heads with Emily. She is also a chef.






yvette-montreal-keith-powers-faking-itYvette Monreal and Keith Powers are to join the second season of popular show Faking It, starring MJ Willett. Yvette will play Regan, a hip gay girl who waits tables by day and DJs by night. Keith will play Theo, the girls’ classmate and a total ‘dude’.







brian-cranston-dangerous-book-for-boysAfter Breaking Bad and Godzilla, actor Bryan Cranston is stepping in to producing duties with the TV adaptation of The Dangerous Book for Boys, based on the book written by Gonn and Hal Iggulden. The comic series follows three teenage brothers who are given a special book from their dad as a guide for what to do after his death.

adam-levineBeyond The Voice and American Horror Story, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine is developing a comedy series entitled Kids in America, which NBC is supporting. The semi-autobiographical show will focus on an unconventional family with an aspiring teenage rock star (and future sexiest man alive?) at the center.



carrie-underwood-two-black-cadillacsCarrie Underwood’s hit single “Two Black Cadillacs” is serving as source material for a new show, about a dramatic love triangle in the modern American South.





supergirl-dc-comicsIf Arrow and the buzz-heavy Flash are any indication, superheroes are still hot, hot, hot. ABC is trying to join in on the fun by developing a yet-to-be-titled Supergirl project. We’re thrilled to be seeing more women be able to step up to the superhero plate! More soon…



Lifetime is hoping it’ll be three times a charm with If There Be Thorns, the third installment in their recently rebooted V.C. Andrew series Flowers in the Attic. Based on the novel of the same name, the sequel will star Jason Lewis and Rachael Carpani, playing siblings who live together with Cathy’s two sons and are unaware of the nature of their parents’ unsavory relationship.



hemlock-grove-posterNetflix is going forward with the third and final season of Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove, which features Bill Skarsgard and X-Man Famke Janssen.