Thursday, April 14, 2016

Casting News - Joe Manganiello Departs 'Six'; Callum Keith Rennie Joins 'The Man in the High Castle'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - April 14, 2016

Amazon's The Man in the High Castle; History's Six; NBC's The Carmichael Show; Starz's American Gods; Syfy's The Expanse; TV Land's Impastor & The Jim Gaffigan Show; and USA's Suits.

  • Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica) has been cast on the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. He will play Gary Connell, an American leader of the West Coast Resistance tasked with overseeing the delivery of the reels to The Man in the High Castle. As a former convict, he is serious about helping the movement and isn't afraid to use brutal violence against the Japanese Pacific States and the Reich presence on the West Coast. His actions could lead to collateral damage and other repercussions, affecting the delicate balance in the world.
  • Production on the upcoming drama created by William and David Boyles as Joe Manganiello has had to pull out of playing a lead role. His exit is due to a manageable pre-existing health condition that was complicated by the physical demands of the series. The drama is currently for a new actor for the role, with the hopes of starting production again very soon. 
  • The cable network has announced premiere dates for a pair of its comedies this season. The Jim Gaffigan Show starring Jim Gaffigan and Ashley Williams will return for its 12-episode second season on Sunday, June 19 at 10/9c. with back-to-back episodes. The 10-episode second season of Impastor starring Michael Rosenbaum will debut a week later on Sunday, June 26 at 10:30/9:30c. with back-to-back episodes.
  • Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. Tucker will play Low Key Lyesmith, Shadow's (Whittle) one confidante in prison and a surprisingly philosophical individual. He has a theory for everything and gives Shadow some sage advice to ready him for the outside world. Glover will play Mr. World, the seemingly omniscient leader at the center of the New Gods coalition, sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies. In keeping an eye on the activities of the Old Gods, he realizes that Mr. Wednesday (McShane) poses an imminent threat.
  • Erik Palladino, Paul Schulze and Malcolm-Jamal Warner have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming sixth season. Palladino will play Kevin Miller, an inmate who Mike (Patrick J. Adams) is unsure if he can trust, but as they come to depend on each other, he may be the closest thing Mike has to a friend on the inside. Schulze will play Frank Gallo, an inmate hardened by his own time served and is the first to introduce Mike to life in Danbury Prison. Warner will play the prison counselor who is tasked with helping inmates survive their time in prison and putting them on the path to rehabilitation - which in Mike's case will require admitting that he's spent a lifetime cutting corners.
  • Emmy winner Adam Arkin (Justified, Fargo) will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's second season. He will play Grant North, Maxine's (Amber Stevens West) father, a self-made man who demands excellence. His private nature is in stark contrast to the Carmichaels. When he comes to town for Maxine's graduation, Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) is determined to impress him. However, after Grant and Maxine engage in a brutally honest conversation in front of the entire family, Jerrod must stand up to him to try to mend the relationship.
  • Frankie Adams (Shortland Street) has landed a series regular role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Bobbie Draper, powerful in both stature and personality, she followed in her father's footsteps and enlisted in the Martian Marine Corps at an early age. She quickly rose to the rank of Gunnery Sargent, commanding a group of elite troops. When a surprise attack on her squad puts her in the middle of the growing conflict between Earth and Mars, she is forced to question her loyalties and make new and surprising alliances.