Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Casting News - Harry Shearer Signs New 'Simpsons' Contract; Toks Olagundoye Joins 'Castle' as Regular; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - July 7, 2015

ABC's Castle & Scandal; FOX's The Simpsons; and Netflix's Daredevil.

  • After appearing in two episodes of the fourth season, Cornelius Smith Jr. is returning to the drama for its upcoming fifth season as a series regular. He plays activist Marcus Walker, who came into conflict with Olivia (Kerry Washington) on two very different occasions.
  • Seven weeks after announcing his exit from the animated comedy due to prolonged contract negotiations, original voice star Harry Shearer has officially rejoined the long-running series with a new contract that keeps him on the show for the next four seasons. He voices several characters including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Smithers.
  • The Neighbors alum Toks Olagundoye has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming eighth season as a new series regular. She will play Hayley, a quick-witted, free-spirited former Scotland Yard police officer who works as a security specialist and isn't afraid to cross lines to get things done.
  • Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season as Marvel fan favorite, Elektra. On the drama, Elektra is a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock's (Charlie Cox) past whose dangerous ways could be more than even the Man Without Fear can handle.