Thursday, March 17, 2016

Casting News - 'Chicago Fire' Adds Lauren Stamile as Recurring; 'American Gods' Casts Emily Browning; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - March 17, 2016

Crackle's Start Up; Discovery's Harley and the Davidsons; NBC's Chicago Fire & Taken; Netflix's One Day at a Time; Showtime's Roadies; and Starz's American Gods.

  • Isabella Gomez (Matador) has been cast as one of the young leads on the upcoming comedy starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno. She will play Elena, Penelope's (Machado) 14-year-old daughter who is in the throes of becoming a woman. A proud nerd, idealist and social justice warrior, she is opinionated and not afraid to speak her mind. But while she is Internet-wise, she is more foolish when it comes to the real world. She is particularly confounding to her more old school grandmother, Abuelita Lydia (Moreno).
  • Lauren Stamile (Grey's Anatomy, Complications) has booked a recurring role on the drama's fourth season. She will play a sexy and smart political consultant with great ambition who's confident and well-spoken with incredible intuition and has the ability to be a game changer in politics and beyond.
  • Emily Browning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. She will play Laura Moon, Shadow's (Whittle) wife who has been preparing for her husband's pending prison release. Little does she know that she will go on an unexpected journey that leads her to an epiphany about her relationship and affords her a second chance to get things right.
  • The upcoming six-hour miniseries will air across three nights in two-hour blocks starting on Monday, September 5 and ending on Wednesday, September 7. Additionally, Gabriel Luna, Alex Shaffer and Sean Scully have joined the cast today. Luna will play Eddie Hasha aka "Texas Cyclone," a notable American motorcycle racer. Shaffer will play Shrimp Burns, one of the top dirt and board track motorcycle racers in the early 20th century. Scully will play Walt Jr., Walter Davidson's (Michiel Huisman) son.
  • Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy) has booked a regular role on the upcoming drama starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals. He will play Bernie, a member of Bryan's (Standen) tam who doesn't take anything too seriously until the situation requires it.
  • Ashley Hinshaw (True Detective, The Pyramid) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Martin Freeman and Adam Brody. She will play Taylor, Nick's (Brody) girlfriend. They have just moved into a gorgeous condo together, courtesy of her father. She is well aware of Nick's own problematic father and their difficult relationship, as well as the effect it had on Nick. Although Taylor is confident, secure, and in many ways, Nick's anchor, she becomes suspicious of his motives as he falls further into a life of crime.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Christopher Backus (Underground) will appear in recurring roles on the upcoming hourlong comedy series. Wilson will play Bryce Newman, a famous and extremely self-important music journalist. Backus will play Rick, a bass player and member of the Staton House Band.