Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Casting News - Sarah Clarke to Play New Agent on 'NCIS'; Billy Gardell Joins 'Million Dollar Quartet'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - March 23, 2016

CBS' NCIS; CMT's Million Dollar Quartet; and Starz's American Gods.

  • 24 alum Sarah Clarke will appear in the final two episodes of the drama's 13th season - with an option to be promoted to series regular for Season 14. She will play Tess Monroe, a recently transferred FBI special agent from New York to D.C., who is quick-witted, tough and shrewd. A multiple divorcée who's as sexy as she is strong, she has no kids so she views her fellow agents as family. Beneath a no-nonsense shell, Tess has a big heart. She believes in honor and justice and doing what's right. And she'll fight to protect those values, and her team, with fierce determination and a tinge of sarcasm along the way.
  • Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell has joined the cast of the upcoming miniseries inspired by the Broadway musical. He will play Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley (Drake Milligan). A Dutch-born American, "The Colonel" was trusted by his famous client while displaying a ruthless devotion to his own financial gain and taking more than the traditional 10-15% of his earnings (reaching up to 50% by the end of Presley's life).
  • Sean Harris, Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. Harris will play Mad Sweeney, a down on his luck leprechaun who is having a hard time understanding how he lost his charm and way. Badaki will play Bilquis, an ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, and who is eager to find that same relevance in today's world. Langley will play Technical Boy, a New God who is a purveyor of all things technology. He struggles to keep his impulsivity and petulance in check, making him dangerously unpredictable.