Post by Alex Matthews on Aug 2, 2013 9:18:52 GMT -6
GUEST STAR CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT!!
TheVPN is pleased to announce the casting of Taye Diggs ("Private Practice") and David Ramsey ("Arrow") as guest stars for the inaugural season of new crime/mystery drama, "Metropolis: Special Crimes Unit".
Taye Diggs has signed on to play the role of Dr. John Henry Irons, an engineering specialist of LexCorp, and head of a particular branch of Research and Development, who will appear for the first time in Episode 1x06: "Loyalty". Series Creator Alex Matthews had this to say on the introduction of the character: "The whole idea behind M:SCU is to allow us to see regular human characters having to deal with crimes and criminals of a decidedly non-regular disposition. Introducing the character of Dr. Irons, whose job it will become to help outfit the Special Crimes Unit with various technology and equipment to combat these threats is an exciting step forward for the development of the show." In the comics, Irons, inspired by the death of Superman, became the superhero, Steel, and went on to have a heroic career of his own, alongside his niece, Natasha. The character has already been adapted before in animated form, in both "Superman: The Animated Series" and "Justice League Unlimited".
Elizabeth Mitchell, newly announced over on sister show, "Trinity" to have signed on the play the recurring role of Dr. Serling Roquette. The Head of Genetics and the public face of Cadmus Labs, she will be making a cameo appearance, also in Episode 1x06, at a scientific conference that S.T.A.R. Labs is hosting, as part of Cadmus Labs' media campaign as it promotes itself and it's agenda to the world at large.
Finally, David Ramsey, known to viewers of the CW hit show, "Arrow" as John Diggle, sidekick and close friend to Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen, has signed on for the guest spot of Michael Holt, in Episode 1x07: "Terrific", alongside confirmed guest actor J. August Richards, of "Angel" fame. The episode will explore the effects of Lois Lane's article on the Justice Society, back in Smallville's 9th Season, has had on the world in general, discovering there have been heroes protecting them from the shadows far longer then originally realised. Ramsey's character of Holt will be coming from a very dark place, in line with the origins of his comic book counterpart, but with more hostility as he comes to Metropolis looking for revenge.