TV Casting Update: Bryce Dallas Howard Gazes into the ‘Black Mirror,’ Laura Dern Marches to Death Row

There are deals getting made every day in Hollywood and today is no different. Get the latest on what roles your fave celebs are tackling next on the small screen.

First of all, if you haven’t checked out Black Mirror, get off your duff and make it happen! The provocative show, which is now streaming on Netflix, has a special episode planned for the upcoming season featuring Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve. The episode will also be directed by Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement). Black Mirror probes the collective uneasiness concerning our relationship with technology. [Deadline]

Fox has greenlit a single-camera comedy from Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad. She’ll be starring, exec producing and writing Chad: An American Boy. Nasim will be playing an average 14-year-old boy coming to terms with his hormones when he’s forced to become the household’s breadwinner. [The Hollywood Reporter]

HBO and Alex Gibney have a drama centered around death row inmates in the works and Laura Dern has been attached to star and executive produce. Gibney is known for his documentaries including Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and Sinatra: All or Nothing at All. Dern will play a psychiatrist who must determine if death row inmates are sane enough to die at the hands of the state. This doesn’t sound like casual viewing. [Deadline]