Deadwood's Ian McShane has just signed on to star in NBC's upcoming fall drama Kings. According to Variety, McShane will be playing the monarch in this updated retelling of the King David tale. Christopher Egan is set to play David.

In other casting news, it looks like Simon Baker has joined the upcoming CBS drama the Mentalist. Baker will be playing the show's lead character. The main plot revolves around a guy that utilizes his keen sense of observation to solve crimes.

Neither series has a set start date at this time. You can look for both programs this fall.

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