Friday, June 3, 2016

Casting News - Gillian Anderson Boards Starz's 'American Gods'; Russell Tovey Joins ABC's 'Quantico'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - June 3, 2016

ABC's Quantico; Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle; CBS' Code Black & Life in Pieces; Crackle's The Art of More; and Starz's American Gods.

  • After recurring throughout the first season, Hunter King has been promoted to series regular for the comedy's upcoming second season. She plays Clementine, Tyler's (Niall Cunningham) girlfriend. In the first season finale, the young couple decided to elope.
  • Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Hannibal) has been cast on the upcoming drama series starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. She will play Media, the New Gods' public face and sales representative who appears by taking the form of various iconic celebrities. She lives off he attention and worship that people give to screens - to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs. Ever the perky spokesperson, and always in control, she spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.
  • Monica Bellucci (Spectre) has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. She will play Alessandra, an iconic opera star who will become Rodrigo's (Gael Garcia Bernal) next great collaborator. She is as famous for her passionate performances as she is for her erratic life off the stage. After years away from the spotlight, she enlists Rodrigo to conduct her grand return performance.
  • Looking alum Russell Tovey has joined the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. He will play Harry Doyle, a mischievous gadabout. Part Thomas Crown, part grown-up Artful Doger, he can be anything to anybody - and is just as likely to seduce your husband as he is to pick his pocket when it's over.
  • Sandrine Holt (Fear the Walking Dead, House of Cards) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. No details were immediately made available about the character she will be playing.
  • Bonnie Somerville and Raza Jaffrey will not be returning to the drama as series regulars for its upcoming second season. Additionally, recurring guest stars Boris Kodjoe and Jillian Murray have been promoted to regular status. The changes come as the series is making a few creative tweaks heading into its second year. Somerville played Dr. Christa Lorenson, a first-year resident in the E.R. Jaffrey played Dr. Neal Hudson, an attending physician in the E.R. before transitioning to a surgical fellowship. Kodjoe plays Dr. Will Campbell, a skilled surgeon whose charm is overshadowed by his massive ego. Murray plays Dr. Heather Pinkney, a surgical resident.