Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Casting News - Veronica Cartwright Joins '24: Legacy'; 'Chicago Fire' Casts Gabby & Antonio's Parents; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - October 5, 2016

ABC's Speechless; FOX's 24: Legacy; HBO's Tracey Ullman's Show; and NBC's Chicago Fire.

  • Veronica Cartwright (Alien) and Laith Nakli (The Visitor) have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Corey Hawkins. Cartwright will play the series regular role of Margaret Donovan, Senator John Donovan's (Jimmy Smits) mother. Well-heeled and connected, she is formidable in business and politics and has lost very few battles in her life. Nakli will recur as Kusuma, a battle-hardened jihadist and fighter.
  • The six-episode sketch comedy series created by and starring Emmy winner Tracey Ullman will debut on the premium cable network on Friday, October 28 at 11/10c. 
  • Fulvia Vergel (Hold the Door) and Daniel Zacapa (Up Close and Personal) will appear in the seventh episode of the drama's upcoming fifth season. They will play the parents of Gabby (Monica Raymund) and Antonio (Chicago P.D.'s Jon Seda). They visit Chicago for their anniversary party but things quickly take a turn for the worse. Their visit comes as Gabby has become a foster mother to Louie while Antonio will be starting a romance with Brett (Kara Killmer) and moving over to the D.A.'s office as an investigator.
  • Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars, Grease: Live) will guest star in an upcoming episode of the comedy's first season. She will play Miss Bloom, a young, beautiful and enthusiastic new choir teacher. She's excited to teach all of the new students, including JJ (Micah Fowler).