Jonathan Banks Heads to ‘Parks & Rec’ And More Casting News

“Breaking Bad” vet Jonathan Banks has landed a guest role on “Parks & Rec.”

Hitfix reports, Banks, who played Mike Ehrmantraut on “Breaking Bad” is joining the NBC comedy as Ben Wyatt’s (Adam Scott) dad Steve.

Also heading to “Parks & Rec” is Glenne Headly. Glenne Headly will be playing Banks’ his ex-wife and Ben’s mom, Julia, according to TV Guide. Julia is “a warm and charming woman who appreciates art and literature, but who also has a bit of a dark side when provoked.

Headly and Banks are set to appear in the sixth episode of the upcoming season.

“Parks & Rec” premieres on Thurs., Sept. 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

More casting news…

Jean-Ralphio is returning to Pawnee! Ben Schwartz, who plays Jean-Ralphio will appear in “Parks & Recreation” for at least one episode of Season 5. [THR]

Emma Bell (The Walking Dead) has been cast as Emma on TNT’s hit drama “Dallas.”‘ Emma is rumored to be Ann Ewing’s (Brenda Strong) estranged daughter. Bell’s character is described as a beautiful privileged woman who “was raised by her grandmother to be poised, graceful, and slightly aloof, while her father has ingrained in her a distrust of the larger world.” [TVLine]

Ryan Hansen has landed a potential recurring role on ‘2 Broke Girls.” The “Veronica Mars” alum will play Caroline’s love interest. [TVLine]

“The Good Wife” and “Political Animals” star Dylan Baker is joining “Zero Hour.” The actor will play FBI Section Chief Terrence Fisk, the supervisor of Carmen Ejogo’s character, Becca Sunjata. [TV Guide]



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