Thursday, March 5, 2015

Casting News - Benjamin Bratt & Andy Daly Returning to 'Modern Family'; 'Deadbeat' Gets April Return Date; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 5, 2015

ABC's Modern Family; AMC's The Night Manager; FX's Married; Hulu's Deadbeat; and Starz's Blunt Talk.

  • Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Tom Hollander (Rev) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) have joined the cast of the upcoming miniseries starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. Colman will play Burr, an intelligence operative who recruits Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston). Hollander will play Corcoran, an associate of Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie). Debicki will play Jed, Roper's girlfriend.
  • James Franco, Danny DeVito, Fred Armisen, Michael Ian Black, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton and Finn Wittrock are set as guest stars on the upcoming second season of the supernatural comedy, which is now set to premiere on April 20.
  • Benjamin Bratt and Andy Daly will reprise their roles as Javier and Principal Brown on an upcoming episode of the comedy's current sixth season. Javior will cause trouble yet again when he learns that Gloria (Sofia Vergara) is applying to becoming a U.S. citizen. Principal Brown will pop up in a story centering on Alex's (Ariel Winter) class valedictorian dreams.
  • Jenny Slate is moving from regular to recurring status on the comedy's upcoming second season - in order to likely star in her own comedy pilot at FX written by Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm. Additionally, Sarah Burns (Enlightened) has been tapped as a new series regular. She will play Abby, a quirky single mother whose desperate need for approval is always getting her into trouble.
  • Elisabeth Shue (CSI) and Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death) will appear as guest stars in the upcoming comedy's first season. They will both appear as possible guests for Walter Blunt's (Patrick Stewart) nightly cable news show.