Thursday, April 2, 2015

Casting News - Anna George to Play Cece's Mother on 'New Girl'; Mustafa Shakir Joins 'Quarry'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 2, 2015

Cinemax's Banshee & Quarry; FOX's New Girl; and FX's Tyrant.

  • Anna George (Royal Pains, Miss India America) will guest star on an episode of the comedy's upcoming fifth season. She will play Priyanka Parikh, Cece's (Hannah Simone) mother who comes to the U.S. to assess her daughter's recent life choices and is far from enamored with Schmidt (Max Greenfield) when they meet for the first time.
  • Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding) has booked a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She will play Nina Cruz, a smart, tough, streetwise deputy for the Banshee Sheriff's Department who really is an inside plant working for Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen). Skilled with lethal fighting techniques and a killer instinct, she is a perfect blunt instrument for carrying out Proctor's more nefarious and violent errands.
  • Mustafa Shakir (The Grounds, Crime) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama as a series regular. He will play Moses, an intellectual, masculine and mysterious man who shifts from friend to foe at the flip of a coin. His only true loyalties are to himself, which makes him very dangerous.
  • After recurring throughout the first season, Sibylla Deen has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming second season. She plays Nusrat, the wife of Prince Ahmed Al-Fayeed (Cameron Gharaee).