NBC, Lifetime Miniseries Get CDs

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The network miniseries has been making a comeback recently and that means singular opportunities for actors. Two miniseries set to shoot in the coming months now have casting directors attached, Backstage has learned.

NBC’s “The Slap,” the story of a man who slapped a child who was unrelated to him at a family gathering, will be cast by New York-based Avy Kaufman. It’s set to begin shooting July 14 in Toronto.

Meanwhile, Lifetime’s “The Red Tent,” a Biblical drama, is set to be cast by Burbank-based Marcia Ross. The miniseries, which will be directed by Bronwen Hughes, follows a young woman who is widowed at the hands of her jealous brothers, and begins a journey to find her place as an independent woman in a world ruled by men. It shoots March 17–May 16 in Morocco.