Friday, October 21, 2016

Casting News - Chris Pratt to Appear on 'Mom'; Patricia Clarkson & Campbell Scott Join 'House of Cards'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - October 21, 2016

CBS' Mom & NCIS; FOX's Star; NBC's The Good Place; and Netflix's Anne, House of Cards & Narcos.

  • Patricia Clarkson (Six Feet Under) and Campbell Scott (Royal Pains) have booked major roles on the drama's upcoming fifth season. No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing. However, they will both be featured heavily throughout the new season.
  • Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's fourth season. He is the real-life husband of series star Anna Faris. He will play Nick, Marjorie's (Mimi Kennedy) nephew, a charming horseback riding instructor who Christy (Faris) decides to pursue.
  • After an extensive casting search, Amybeth McNulty (Morgan) has been cast in the upcoming drama written by Moira Walley-Beckett. Also cast today are Geraldine James and R.H. Thomson. The series centers on a young orphaned girl (McNulty) in the late 1890s who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother, Marilla (James) and Matthew Cuthber (Thomson). Over time, Anne will transform their lives and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.
  • Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful, Benny & Joon) has landed a recurring role on the drama's fourteenth season. She will play Jenna Flemming, a witty, savvy and seasoned congresswoman who doesn't mince words and gets things done her way. She forms a bond with Director Vance (Rocky Carroll) as NCIS investigates a threat to her.
  • Sharlene Taule (Grachi) and Caroline Vreeland (Diary) have joined the upcoming drama starring Queen Latifah in recurring roles. Taule will play Eva, a beautiful young Dominican girl who Jahil (Benjamin Bratt) saves from trouble. Once she emerges from her shell, she befriends Star (Jude Demorest), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) and Simone (Brittany O'Grady). When secrets from her past begin to rise up, Jahil finds he has more on his hand than he'd originally thought. Vreeland will play Mary Davis, Star and Simone's mother who died when they were little. The girls inherited their incredible music talent from their mother but Mary wasn't strong enough to handle the small taste of fame she experienced with Carlotta (Latifah). Addiction got the best of her. Star and Simone must come to terms with her complicated legacy if they're going to achieve their dreams.
  • Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire) and Arturo Castro (Broad City) are set for series regular roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Bishé will play Christina, an American woman whose Colombian husband is involved in the cartel and who turns to the U.S. Embassy for help to get away from him. Her casting as a series regular on the series will not affect her status on AMC's Halt and Catch Fire for its fourth and final season. Castro will play William Rodriguez, Miguel's oldest son who must reluctantly take on a leading role in the cartel after his uncle and father are arrested.
  • Parks and Recreation alum Adam Scott will appear in multiple episodes of the comedy's first season. No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing. He will first appear in the October 27 episode. His casting marks a Parks and Recreation reunion with Michael Schur having created both series.