Monday, March 14, 2016

Casting News - Chris Noth Joins 'Tyrant' as New Series Regular; 'Preacher' Gets May Premiere Date; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - March 14, 2016

AMC's Preacher; CMT's Million Dollar Quartet; Discovery's Harley and the Davidsons; FX's Tyrant; Lifetime's UnREAL; NBC's Good Place; Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events; and Spike's Red Mars.

  • Rules of Engagement and Crowded star Patrick Warburton will play Lemony Snicket on the upcoming adaptation of the book series. Lemony Snicket is a harried and troubled writer-photographer who is falsely accused of felonies and is continuously hunted by police and his enemies - including the fire-starting side of secret organization Volunteer Fire Department (VFD).
  • The Good Wife star Chris Noth has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season as a new series regular. He will play William Cogswell, an American general who was summarily transferred out of Abbudin and returns to the country when Barry (Adam Rayner) assumes the provisional presidency. Although he initially offers American support, Cogswell will rise to power as his romantic history with Leila (Moran Atias) reignites, and as his apparent and hidden idiosyncrasies are revealed.
  • Daniel Coonan, Annie Read and Essa O'Shea have been cast on the upcoming miniseries starring Michiel Huisman. Coonan will play William "Big Bill" Davidson, brother to Arthur (Bug Hall) and Walter Davidson (Huisman). Read will play Caroline Jacthuber, who eventually becomes Bill Harley's (Robert Aramayo) wife. O'Shea will play Clara Davidson, Arthur's wife.
  • Emmy winner Greg Yaitanes (House, Lost) has signed on to direct and executive produce the upcoming drama series based on the book series of the same name.
  • The highly anticipated new drama series based on the comic book series of the same name will premiere on Sunday, May 22 following the midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead at 10/9c. The following week on June 5 it will move to its regular time slot at 9/8c. The new drama stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Lucy Griffiths, Anatol Yusef, Tom Brooke, Derek Wilson, Ian Colletti and W. Earl Brown.
  • Monique Ganderton, Jessica Sipos, Elizabeth Whitmere, Sunita Prasad and Karissa Tynes have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. Ganderton will play Brandi, a shy girl who managed to escape a traumatic past and is now a competitive MMA fighter looking for love. Sipos will play Hayley, a stunning physical therapist, who is sexually adventures, loves yoga and considers herself a healer. Whitmere will play Dominique, a professional basketball player and a real contender for this year's suitor. Prasad will play London, an engineer with a conservative air who comes to the show to explore her wilder side. Tynes will play Jameson, a cop who loves her job but feels she is missing love in her life and finds a spark with the suitor.
  • D'Arcy Carden (Broad City, Other People) has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming comedy starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. She will play Janet Della-Denunzio, a violin salesperson with a checkered past.
  • Agent Carter star Chad Michael Murray has booked a lead role on the upcoming miniseries. Jennifer Holland and Margaret Anne Florance have also been cast today. Murray will play Sam Phillips, a rock n' roll pioneer who founded Sun Records and guided young musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Ike Turner and more. Holland will play Becky Phillips, Sam's devoted wife. Florance will play Marion Keisker, Sam's assistant-turned-girlfriend.