Monday, June 6, 2016

Casting News - Pierce Brosnan Replaces Sam Neill as Lead on 'The Son'; Michael Nyqvist Joins 'Madiba'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 6, 2016

AMC's The Son; BET's Madiba; Hulu's The Path; and Showtime's Ray Donovan.

  • Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, John Wick) has been cast on the upcoming miniseries starring Laurence Fishburne, Orlando Jones and David Harewood. He will play Dr. H.F. Verwoerd, the prime minister of Apartheid-era South Africa from 1958 until his assassination in 1966.
  • Pierce Brosnan (Remington SteeleDie Another Day) is returning to television to replace Sam Neill in the lead role of the upcoming drama series. Neill left the cast for personal reasons. Brosnan will play Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family. As a child, he was kidnapped and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. He was born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, earning the nickname "First Son of Texas" and is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the inexorable taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy.
  • Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games) has joined the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. She will play Chloe, an intriguing figure from Eddie's (Aaron Paul) past, whose shared history sparks up a complicated new relationship.
  • Raymond J. Barry (Justified, The 100) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He will play a high-ranking Russian mobster.