Monday, December 14, 2015

Casting News - Michael Trucco to Recur on 'Grandfathered'; Richard Rankin Joins 'Outlander'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - December 14, 2015

FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine & Grandfathered; NBC's Blindspot; Starz's Outlander; and WGN America's Underground.

  • Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica) has been cast in a recurring role on the comedy's first season. He will play Craig, a sexy hipster musician who once dated Sara (Paget Brewster) and who has just come back into her life.
  • Hannibal alum Aaron Abrams has landed a recurring role on the drama's first season. He will play a driven Assistant U.S. Attorney who develops a relationship with Zapata (Audrey Esparza).
  • The 10-episode first season of the drama created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski will debut on Wednesday, March 9 at 9/8c. The drama stars Christopher Meloni, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, Marc Blucas, Mykelti Williamson, Reed Diamond, Amirah Vann, Adina Porter, Chris Backus and James Lafferty.
  • Richard Rankin (Burnt) has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Roger Wakefield, the intelligent, kind-hearted and charming adopted son of Reverend Wakefield. After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend and his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham, and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history and all the secrets and insight it presents.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl, Happy Endings) will appear on an upcoming episode of the comedy's third season. He will play Stevie, Jake's (Andy Samberg) partner from back in his beat cop days. Jake will be excited to relive those glory days as they investigate a case together - which also leads to tension in Jake's friendship with Charles (Joe Lo Truglio).