Casting roundup: Charmed eyes Jumanji star, Manifest hires Once Upon a Time star

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Feb 15, 2018

Prince Charming fans, rejoice! Former Once Upon a Time star Josh Dallas is headed back to a genre-focused show, albeit one that sounds slightly darker in tone.

TV Line reports Dallas will be playing the lead role in NBC’s Manifest pilot, a drama series that follows the journey of mysteriously returned passengers of a plane that went missing years ago.

Manifest is written by Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake and impressively counts Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis as an executive producer. 

Meanwhile, the Charmed reboot might be yet to find its power of three in the female leads, but it has found its first male love interest. Deadline reports that Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle actor Ser’Darius Blain has been signed on to co-lead in the CW’s “feminist” reboot, to play Galvin, a lovable boyfriend to one of the Charmed ones.

Per the report, the pilot is said to be set in present times, and Blain has been described as “the ideal boyfriend” because he's "funny, mellow, in touch with his emotions" and totally fine with following his girlfriend across the country for her dream job. Now we’re really excited to see who they cast as Mel, Madison, and Macy.

Deadline also reports that CBS Films has announced its all-female cast for horror movie Hellfire, directed by Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension). Bex Taylor-Klaus (Sin in Arrow), Reign Edwards (MacGyver, Snowfall), and Amy Forsyth (The Path, Rise) will star as a group of friends who get trapped in a horror-themed amusement park that is being run by an actual serial killer. This sounds like one helluva scary ride, and we can’t wait to check it out.

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