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Dominic Purcell in the Running for 'Spartacus,' Michael McDonald Joins 'Cougar Town' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 13th 2011 12:00PM
Dominic PurcellCould Dominic Purcell be the new Spartacus? The 'Prison Break' star has reportedly tested for the lead role in Starz's 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand.'

According to Deadline Hollywood, Purcell has been vacationing in Australia and taped a test and sent it along to the producers the same day Starz chief Chris Albrecht spoke to reporters at TCA.

Besides Purcell, Australian actor Liam McIntyre is still in the running for the role previously held by Andy Whitfield. Purcell's 'Prison Break' costar Wentworth Miller has also expressed interest in the role.

In other casting news ...

Nick Stahl has joined the cast of 'Locke & Key.' The Fox pilot, based on Joe Hill's comic book, follows Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children after they move to her deceased husband's family home. Stahl will play Duncan, Nina's art teacher brother-in-law. [Deadline Hollywood]

Tilky Montgomery Jones has joined the cast of 'Pretty Little Liars.' Jones will play Logan Reed in the first season finale. [Zap2It]

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