Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Casting News - Tricia Helfer to Play 'Lucifer's Mother; Madison McLaughlin Returns to 'Arrow'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - June 21, 2016

ABC's black-ish; Crackle's The Art of More; The CW's Arrow & Supergirl; FOX's Gotham & Lucifer; HBO's The Deuce; Hulu's Dimension 404; and TLC's Too Close to Home.

  • Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She will play Valerie Vale, a new reporter at the Gotham Gazette who is determined to undercover the truth behind Indian Hill. Confident and dogged, she will do anything to get the scoop, and soon sets her sights on Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie).
  • The cable network's first scripted drama has assembled its cast today. Series regulars for the first season include Danielle Savre, Brock O'Hurn, Kelly Sullivan, Brad Benedict, Brooke Anne Smith, Alpha Trivette, Trisha Rae Stahl, Robert Craighead, Annie Thrash and Curran Walters. Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia are set as guest stars. Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo, Christian Ochoa and Justin Gabriel will recur.
  • Merritt Patterson (The Royals, Ravenswood) has landed a major role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Olivia Brukner, the sassy, smart, no-nonsense daughter of Sam Brukner (Dennis Quaid). She comes to New York looking to reconnect with her father while she navigates an uncertain future. Recently separated and having dropped out of medical school, Olivia comes into Sam's life a far cry from the strong, driven daughter he remembers. But there's more than meets the eye with Olivia, who brings out a never-before-seen side of her brash billionaire father.
  • After heavily recurring throughout the first two seasons, Peter Mackenzie has been promoted to series regular for the comedy's upcoming third season. He plays Mr. Stevens, the head of the agency where Dre (Anthony Anderson) works.
  • After a memorable guest spot in the fourth season, Madison McLaughlin will return to the drama for its fifth season on a recurring basis. She plays troubled teen Evelyn Sharp. After having tried to assume the mantle of Black Canary last season to seek revenge on Damien (Neal McDonough) and Ruvé Darhk (Janet Kidder) for the murder of her parents, she now aims to forge her own identity as the masked archer known as Artemis.
  • Additionally, The Walking Dead alum Chad L. Coleman has been cast in a major recurring role on the new season. He will play Tobias Church, an imposing gangster looking to unite the various criminal enterprises in Star City under his own singular command.
  • Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Powers) has booked a pivotal role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Charlotte, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Amenadiel's (D.B. Woodside) mother. Trapped in Hell for thousands of years by God (her ex-husband), the Mother of Angels is now free on Earth. Once reunited with Lucifer, it will become clear that she's the one he takes after. Mom is fearless and has a strong conviction for who she is and what she deserves. However, she does not same her son's opinion on humanity. Everything that fascinates Lucifer about people repels his mother. A disdain that's highlighted by the fact that she is trapped in a human body for her stay on Earth. Lucifer is desperate to find out what she is up to, but she claims that all she wants is to spend time with her sons again. But can the devil's mother really be that innocent?
  • Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards and Sterling Beaumon will appear on the upcoming episodic anthology series. Oswalt will play Uncle Dusty, a lovable movie nerd who worships at the altar of cinematic history. When he takes his niece Chloe (Sarah Hyland) to see a new film, he quickly discovers that the film's new cinematic format - called "Cinethrax" - gives the audience a strange, perilous movie-going experience. Rickards will play Sue, a brilliant but scattered college student whose procrastinating ways get her caught up in a time-traveling adventure when Captain Chronos, the hero of her favorite 1990s cartoon, shows up needing help to save the past, present and future. Beaumon will play Jess, a handsome, slightly mysterious and strong-willed high school senior who works part-time at Ernie's Arcade. 
  • Chris Bauer (True Blood) and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) have been cast as new series regulars on the upcoming drama starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bauer will play Bobby Dwyer, Vincent and Frankie Martino's (both Franco) brother-in-law, a construction foreman and family man whose eyes are opened by their adventures along the Deuce. Akinnagbe will play Larry Brown, an intense and demanding pimp who physically intimidates his stable of women but also has moments that show a conflicted, underlying humanity.
  • Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) has officially signed on to recur on the drama's upcoming second season after months of speculation from the show's executive producers. She will debut in the third episode of the season as the President of the United States.