Friday, March 11, 2016

Casting News - Sam Neill to Topline AMC's 'The Son,' 4 More Also Cast; 'Luke Cage' to Debut in September; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - March 11, 2016

AMC's Halt and Catch Fire & The Son; FOX's Prison Break; Hulu's Casual; Netflix's Haters Back Off & Luke Cage; OWN's Queen Sugar; and TNT's Murder in the First.

  • Erik Stocklin (Stalker, Mistresses) has been cast on the upcoming comedy series starring Colleen Ballinger-Evans aka Miranda Sings. He will play Patrick, Miranda's (Ballinger-Evans) neighbor and best friend. He's madly in love with Miranda, but to this point, she has never acknowledged or reciprocated his feelings.
  • Marycarmen Lopez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) has booked a regular role on the upcoming drama series from Ava DuVernay. She will play Reyna Velez, the school teacher at the local New Orleans elementary school.
  • Manish Dayal (The Hundred-Foot Journey) has landed a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He will play Ryan Ray, a brilliant and genuine young coder at Mutiny. Despite his obvious talent, he has a hard time reading social cues and articulating his thoughts which can sometimes cause unintended offense. Awkward but brimming with ideas, he grows increasingly frustrated when his ideas seem to land on deaf ears, which may lead him to seek work elsewhere.
  • Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Henry Garrett (Poldark), Zahn McClarnon (Fargo), Paola Nunez (Reina de Corazones) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have been cast on the upcoming drama. Neill will play Eli McCullough, a charismatic patriarch who was kidnapped as a child and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies that brutal worldview to his business dealings. Garrett will play Pete, Eli's eldest son who grew up in his father's shadows and struggles to make him proud while still forging his own identity. McClarnon will play Toshaway, a Comanche war chief. Nunez will play Maria Garcia, a woman ahead of her time and a part of the last of the wealthy Spanish aristocracy in South Texas. Lucas will play Jeannie, Pete's strong-willed daughter who rejects her fate of existing solely to marry well and bear children.
  • Star Mike Colter revealed during last night's red carpet premiere of the second season of Netflix's other Marvel show Daredevil that the 13-episode first season of his new drama will debut on Friday, September 30. In addition to Colter, the drama also stars Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Sônia Braga and Alfre Woodard.
  • Dylan Gelula (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) has joined the comedy's upcoming second season in a recurring role. She will play Aubrey, a student at Laura's (Tara Lynne Barr) new school. Wry and self-confident, she proves herself to be an intellectual equal, and ultimately, Laura's closest friend.
  • Tiffany Dupont (Greek) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She will play Serena Parrish, who has made a name for herself in the male-dominated world of sports reporting as an aggressive, independent blogger. She's tenaciously in pursuit of the next big feature.
  • Sarah Wayne Callies has signed on to reprise her role as Dr. Sara Tancredi on the upcoming revival of the hit drama. Picking up after Michael's (Wentworth Miller) apparent death, the new season starts with Sara having moved on with her life, raising her and Michael's child with her new husband (Mark Feuerstein). When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with his brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) to engineer the series' biggest escape ever.