Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Casting News - 'Dimension 404' Adds Joel McHale & Sarah Hyland; History's 'Knightfall' Rounds Out Main Cast; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - June 14, 2016

History's Knightfall; Hulu's Dimension 404; and Starz's American Gods.

  • Joel McHale (Community) and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) will appear in an upcoming episode of the new anthology series. McHale will play Mr. Maker, a charismatic, eccentric yet slightly patronizing founder of a matchmaking company that offers single adults a seemingly perfect solution to finding love. Hyland will play Chloe, an unassumingly cute, independent high school student just discovering that boys are into her. With her older classmates' opinions increasingly taking on more importance, Chloe pushes her uncle and best pal, Dusty, to take her to a screening of a new sci-fi action film in a fresh, never-before-seen cinematic format called "Cinethrax," which gives the audience a strange, perilous movie-going experience.
  • Bobby Schofield, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Padraic Delaney, Simon Merrells and Olivia Ross will round out the main cast of the upcoming drama starring Tom Cullen. Schofield will play Parsifal, a young man of ordinary birth who will join the Knights Templar seeking revenge but ultimately finds a higher purpose. Bartlett will play Princess Isabella, Queen Joan and King Philip's daughter, her upcoming wedding stands to forge a powerful political alliance for France. Ovenden will play De Nogaret, King Philip's machiavellian lawyer and right hand man. Boussnina will play Adelina, a woman who was rescued in the Holy Land by the Templar Knights as a child, but now lives on the streets of Paris as a thief. Delaney will play Gawain, once the greatest swordsman of the Templar Order whose role with them is at a crossroads. Merrells will play Tancred, a veteran sergeant fanatically devoted to the Templar Knight cause. Ross will play Queen Joan of Navarre, Queen of France and Queen Regnant of Navarre, a devoted mother, warrior and a formidable diplomat and strategist.
  • Omid Abtahi (Damien, Argo) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. He will play Salim, a sweet, sad and put-upon foreigner who is one half of a pair of star-crossed lovers.