Thursday, August 20, 2015

Casting News - John Leguizamo Boards 'Bloodline'; 'Stranger Things' Assembles Young Ensemble; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - August 20, 2015

CBS' Scorpion; FX's American Horror Story: Hotel; NBC's Grimm; and Netflix's Bloodline & Stranger Things.

  • Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Freak, ER) has joined the drama's upcoming second season as a series regular. He will play Ozzy Delvecchio, a charming, violent and opportunistic wild card from Danny's (Ben Mendelsohn) past who arrives in the Florida Keys with mysterious motives and threatens to wreak havoc in the lives of the Rayburns.
  • Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton have been cast on the upcoming drama from Matt and Ross Duffer. Wolfhard will play Mike, a bullied 12-year-old who becomes an unlikely hero in the quest to save his best friend. Brown will play a mysterious character Mike meets in the woods who possesses strange abilities. Matarazzo will play Dustin, a 12-year-old who marches to the beat of his own drum and whose sense of humor helps defuse tense situations. McLaughlin will play Lucas, an opinionated friend of Mike's who possesses a fierceness and courage the other boys lack. Schnapp will play Will, a small and sensitive boy who doesn't fit into the 1980's definition of normal. Dyer will play Nancy, Mike's older sister. Heaton will play Jonathan, Will's older brother.
  • Mare Winningham is returning to the hit horror anthology series for its upcoming fifth installment. On the new season, she will play the laundress at the main hotel who works closely with Mr. March (Evan Peters).
  • Frasier vet Peri Gilpin has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Katherine Cooper, the new Deputy Director of Homeland Security.
  • Scream star Carlson Young will appear on an upcoming episode of the drama's fifth season. She will play Selina Golias, who helps hide the survivor of a vicious attack only to become a target of a Wesen "king" who doesn't care if she becomes collateral damage.