Monday, February 22, 2016

Casting News - Michael Raymond-James Returns to 'Once Upon a Time'; 'Casual' Ups Julie Berman to Regular; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - February 22, 2016

ABC's Once Upon a Time; FOX's Prison Break & Shots Fired; Freeform's Guilt; History's Six; Hulu's Casual; NBC's Taken; Netflix's One Day at a Time; and Syfy's Incorporated.

  • After recurring throughout the first season, Julie Berman has been promoted to series regular for the comedy's upcoming second season. Additionally, Katie Aselton (The League) has joined he new season in a recurring role. Berman plays Leia, Valerie's (Michaela Watkins) assistant who offers her a fresh perspective on what it means to be a sexual woman in 2016. Aselton will play Jennifer, a new therapist who takes the vacant office next to Valerie's. She has built a satisfying post-divorce life, a life that Valerie is desperate to be a part of.
  • Nadine Velazquez (Major Crimes) and Brianne Davis (True Blood) have joined the cast of the upcoming drama series written by William and David Broyles. Velazquez will play Jackie, a strong military wife whose husband Ricky (Juan Pablo Raba) is considering retirement from SEAL Team Six but is called upon for one last mission. Davis will play Lena Gravs, John Graves' (Barry Sloane) wife and a hard-working teacher.
  • Michael Raymond-James will reprise his role as Neal Cassidy in the drama's upcoming 100th episode. He debut in the Season 2 premiere as Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle), Emma's (Jennifer Morrison) first love and Henry's (Jared Gilmore) father. He died during the third season. Details on how he returns are being kept under wraps.
  • Emily Tremaine (Vinyl) has been tapped to play the co-lead role on the upcoming drama written by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard. She will play Natalie Atwood, a Boston prosecutor who heads to London after her sister is accused of murder. She will be forced to question her sister's innocence, and discover how far she is willing to go to keep her out of jail. The role was played by Katrina Law in the original pilot.
  • Justina Machado (Six Feet Under, ER) has been cast in the lead role on the upcoming remake of the classic comedy series. She will play Penelope, a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her two teenage children. She is a former Army medical specialist, now running a doctor's office and dreaming of medical school. 
  • Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein has joined the cast of the upcoming revival of the hit drama series. He will play Scott Ness, the formidable husband of Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies). Negotiations are still ongoing for Callies to return for the revival.
  • Conor Leslie (Other Space) and Manny Perez (Third Watch) will co-star opposite Sanaa Lathan on the upcoming event series. Leslie will play Sarah Ellis, a government aide who works directly for the governor. Hard-working and a go-getter, Sarah wants to change the world and make money doing it. Perez will play James Ruiz, who works at the Department of Justice.
  • Vikings star Clive Standen has been tapped to play the lead role on the upcoming drama series written by Alexander Cary. He will play Bryan Mills, a hero recruited to be a black ops agent in the elite Emergency Covert Action Team.
  • Allison Miller (Go On) has been tapped to replace Georgina Haig as the female lead on the upcoming drama series. She will play Laura, Ben's (Sean Teale) very well-connected wife. Simultaneously smart and naive, she loves her husband but is unaware that he is an impostor.