Friday, September 16, 2016

Casting News - Rita Wilson & Lyndsy Fonseca Join 'Pitch'; Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in 'Fargo'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - September 16, 2016

FOX's Making History & Pitch; FX's Fargo; Netflix's Gypsy & Lost in Space; and TV Land's Younger.

  • Rita Wilson (The Good Wife) and Lyndsy Fonseca (Agent Carter) will appear in an upcoming episode of the new drama starring Kylie Bunbury. Wilson will play Andrea, a specialized physiatrist who the Padres hire to meet with Ginny (Bunbury). Fonseca will play Cara, a carefree waitress who befriends Ginny and shows her how normal people her age live.
  • Ben Rappaport (Mr. Robot, The Good Wife) has been cast in a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. He will play Max Horowitz, a new love interest for Lauren (Molly Bernard). Max and Lauren went to camp together as kids. When they run into each other at a bar, they start to rekindle their friendship which develops into something more.
  • Melanie Liburd (Strike Back, Dark Matter) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup. She will play a paralegal. No additional character details were immediately released.
  • Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) has landed a series regular role on the upcoming remake of the hit '60s series. She will play Judy, John and Maureen's eldest child.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (BrainDead, 10 Cloverfield Lane) will star in the upcoming third installment of the hit anthology series opposite Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon. She will play Nikki Swango, a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing. She is a woman with a plan who is focused on always being at least one move ahead of her opponents.
  • Tony winner Ben Vereen (Pippin) has landed a recurring role on the midseason comedy starring Adam Pally. He will play Dr. Theodore Anthony Cobell, an eminent professor in the college History Department and Chris' (Yassir Lester) mentor. He tries to guide Chris down the path to tenure, and does not take it lightly when Chris starts neglecting his career in favor of Dan (Pally) and his time machine.