Monday, February 9, 2015

Casting News - Jaimie Alexander Returns to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; Walton Goggins Joins 'Vice Principals'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - February 9, 2015

ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., black-ish & Forever; ABC Family's Baby Daddy; CBS' Extant; The CW's The Flash; DirecTV's Rogue; and HBO's Vice Principals.

  • Anna Deavere Smith (Nurse Jackie) and Beau Bridges (The Millers) will play Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) parents on an upcoming episode of the comedy's first season. Smith's Alicia is a new age, educated and always-right right who thinks Bow would be much happier if she were married to a nice white man. Bridges' Paul has a good heart and a good head on his shoulders who's happy letting Alicia wear the pants in the relationship.
  • Jaimie Alexander will reprise her role as Lady Sif on the second episode back from the drama's winter hiatus. She returns to have a showdown with a super-powered foe and ends up losing her short-term memory afterwards when Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the team meet up with her again.
  • Richard Schiff (The West Wing) and Bianca Lawson (Pretty Little Liars) have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. Schiff will play Mart Abrams, a Chicago power broker whose law firm Ethan (Cole Hauser) is tasked to infiltrate. Lawson will play Talia, half-sister to Marlon Dinard (guest star Derek Luke).
  • Walton Goggins (Justified) and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter) have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming comedy. Goggins will play Lee Russell, the other vice principal, a conniving politician who enters into an unholy alliance with Neal Gamby (Danny McBride). Whigham will play Rap Liptrapp, the new husband of Gamby's ex (Busy Phillips) and frequent target of his hostility, despite being a genuine and supportive guy.
  • Reba McEntire will appear on an upcoming episode of the hit comedy - reuniting with her Reba co-star Melissa Peterman. She will play Charlotte, Bonnie's (Peterman) best friend and partner in crime. But when she visits Bonnie in New York, it seems she might not be the supportive friend everyone thinks she is.
  • Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) has been cast in a multi-episode arc on the drama's first season. He will play Isaac Douglas, an erudite, wealthy and socially conscious philanthropist who has made a small fortune as a global hotelier. He eventually starts to pursue Jo (Alana De La Garza) romantically.
  • The Walking Dead alum Emily Kinney will guest star on an upcoming episode of the drama's first season. Appearing in the same episode as Arrow regulars Emily Bett Rickards and Brandon Routh, she will play Brie Larvan, a narcissistic tech wizard who Felicity (Rickards) must have a hacker battle with to save Barry's (Grant Gustin) life.
  • David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) has booked a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play General Tobias Shepherd, head of a global security commission. He is a celebrated general, charming, political, known and respected for making the tough calls of wartime, and standing by them - even when they are morally ambiguous. He has a personal history with Molly (Halle Berry), a fact that complicates his work and life in the face of a deadly new threat to humanity.