Thursday, January 28, 2016

Casting News - Ricky Whittle Cast as Shadow Moon on 'American Gods'; 'Outlander' Finds Its Brianna; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - January 28, 2016

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead; and Starz's American Gods & Outlander.

  • The 100 star Ricky Whittle has been cast in one of the lead roles on the upcoming drama series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. He will play Shadow Moon, a recently-paroled convict who becomes the reluctant bodyguard of a mysterious con-man who goes by "Mr. Wednesday." As the two men travel the country, Shadow becomes aware that a war is imminent between the world's old gods and its new ones - and that his part in the proceedings has been predestined.
  • Sophie Skelton (Foyle's War, Casualty) has landed the major role of Brianna, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie's (Sam Heughan) daughter, on the drama's upcoming second season. Brianna is a striking, redheaded young lady, strong-minded and intelligent beyond her years (traits inherited from both her mother and father), with a distinctly scholastic mindset and a healthy dose of Fraser stubbornness.
  • Daniel Zovatto (It Follows, Brooklyn Animal Conrol) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing.