Monday, June 20, 2016

Casting News - Samira Wiley Joins 'You're the Worst'; 'Channel Zero' Casts Paul Schneider & Fiona Shaw; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 20, 2016

Amazon's Sneaky Pete; FXX's You're the Worst; Netflix's Godless; and Syfy's Channel Zero: Candle Cove.

  • Whitney Able (Monsters) and Samantha Soule (The Philanthropist) will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Jeff Daniels and Jack O'Connell. Able will play Anna McNue and Soule will play Charlotte Temple, two of the women who live in the New Mexico mining town.
  • Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley has been cast in a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. She will play Justina, Gretchen's (Aya Cash) therapist, who helps her recover from her recent depressive episode and deal with new challenges. She has the unique ability to cut through Gretchen's layers of crap and remain unflappable even when Gretchen is at her worst. Though she's a great therapist, Justina isn't exactly a paradigm of mental health - she's very much trying to figure out her own life, including what to do about her unambitious boyfriend and her thirsty need to Foursquare her every move.
  • Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Shaun Benson, Natalie Brown and Luisa D'Oliveira will star in the first season of the upcoming season-long anthology series. Schneider will play Mike Painter, a child psychologist who was a child himself when he witnessed the mysterious disappearance of his twin brother, Eddie, and four other children in 1988. Decades later, he is compelled to return to his hometown to investigate what really happened, only to find that it may be happening all over again. Shaw will play Marla Painter, Mike's mother and a widow who is reluctant to relive the events of the past. Benson will play Gary Yolen, the local sheriff and Mike's childhood friend. Brown will play Jessica Yolen, Mike's childhood friend and the sheriff's wife. D'Oliveira will play Amy Welch, the tenacious sheriff's deputy who is too young to remember the original disappearances but quickly learns about them when she takes charge of the new investigation.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, Major Crimes) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Giovanni Ribisi. He will play James Bagwell, Pete's (Ribisi) parole officer who is clean, meticulous, mercurial and volatile.