Thursday, June 25, 2015

Casting News - Netflix Debuts 'Narcos' on August 28; Roger Bart & Charisma Carpenter Join 'Scream Queens'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - June 25, 2015

ABC's American Crime; FOX's Gotham & Scream Queens; HBO's Doll & Em; and Netflix's Narcos.

  • The anthology series is bringing back another key cast member from the first season for the next installment. Lily Taylor, who recurred in Season 1, is set as a series regular on the second season. Like much of the casting, no details who were immediately made available about the character she will be playing.
  • Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Roger Bart (Revenge) have been cast in guest starring/potentially recurring role on the anthology series' first season. They will play the parents of Ariana Grande's character.
  • James Frain (Orphan Black, True Detective) has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. He will play Theo Galavan, a billionaire industrialist new to Gotham who is positioned as the savior the city has been waiting for. He is sexy, heroic and lovingly devoted to his sister Tabitha. But behind his altruism is a centuries-old vendetta. He and his sister will take chaos and violence to a new level in order to bleed Gotham. Their plan will lead to the creation of new villains - and the destruction of others.
  • The 10-episode first season of the drama created by Chris Brancato and José Padilha will debut on the streaming service on Friday, August 28. The drama chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in an effort to control the world's most powerful commodity: cocaine. The cast includes Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Juan Pablo Raba, Joanna Christie, Stephanie Sigman, Manolo Cardona, André Mattos, Luis Guzman and Ana de la Reguera.
  • The comedy series will return for its six-episode second season on Sunday, September 13 following the series return of docu-series Project Greenlight. Guest stars joining Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells this season include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov.