Carrie Underwood Joins NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ And More Casting News


Country singer Carrie Underwood joins NBC’s “The Sound of Music.”

Grammy winner Carrie Underwood has been cast to play Maria von Trapp in NBC’s broadcast of the original stage version of “The Sound of Music,” NBC announced today.

“Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”

The three-hour event is scheduled to air sometime during the holidays in 2013.

More casting news…

“Breakout Kings” alunma Serinda Swan has been promoted to a series regular on “Graceland.” [THR]

Kevin Shinick has been tapped to guest star in a multi-episode arc on TNT’s “Monday Mornings.” The head writer/producer/voice actor of Cartoon network’s “Mad” will play Levi Hostetler, a religious man whose wife is brought into the hospital. [THR]

Manu Bennett is joining “Arrow” in a multi-episode arc. The “Spartacus” star will play Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. [EW]

“Friday Night Lights” alunmna Brooke Langton has been cast  to play Temperance Brennan aka Bones’ deceased mother, Christine, who was originally portrayed by Larisa Miller on the Fox series. [TV Guide]



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