Monday, June 13, 2016

Casting News - Nicole Kidman Joins 'Top of the Lake'; Showtime Releases 'Roadies' Premiere Online; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - June 13, 2016

CBS' MacGyver; Netflix's Godless & Narcos; Showtime's Roadies; and SundanceTV's Top of the Lake.

  • The hit drama starring Wagner Moura will return for its 10-episode second season on Friday, September 2. All episodes will drop exclusively on the streaming service at 12:01 AM PST.
  • Oscar winner Nicole Kidman is reuniting with her Portrait of a Lady director Jane Campion for the upcoming second season of the hit drama. She will star opposite Elisabeth Moss and Gwendoline Christie in a major role. No additional details were released about the character she will be playing.
  • The cable network has made the first episode of the new hourlong series created by Cameron Crowe and Winnie Holzman available to watch online via YouTube. The show debuts Sunday, June 26 at 10/9c. The cast includes Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Richard Baker and Ron White.
  • Emmy winners Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series. Jeremy Bobb and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have also been cast today. Daniels will play Frank Griffin, a menacing outlaw who is terrorizing the West as he hunts down Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell). While Roy hides at Alice Fletcher's ranch, Frank's chase leads him to the quiet town of La Belle - that is mysterious made up of entirely women. Wever will play Mary Agnes, the brash widow of the late mayor of La Belle, a town where all of the men have died in a mining accident. Bobb will play A.T. Grigg, the editor of the Santa Fe Daily Review, who has been obsessed for years with writing about the Griffin Gang. Brodie-Sangster will play Whitey Winn, the town deputy who is devoted to both books and the sheriff.
  • Rush Hour alum Justin Hires will co-star on the upcoming drama opposite Lucas Till and George Eads. He will play Wilt Bozer, MacGyver's (Till) ambitious roommate.