Monday, November 28, 2016

Casting News - Daniel Brühl & Luke Evans to Star in TNT's 'The Alienist'; 'Santa Clarita Diet' & 'Big Little Lies' Get Premiere Dates

Casting News - November 28, 2016

HBO's Big Little Lies; TNT's The Alienist; and Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet.

  • The new comedy series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant will debut its entire first season on Friday, February 3 at 12:01am P.T. The series centers on Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenage daughter, Abby (Liv Hewson). Then, Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction... but in a good way.
  • Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglorious Bastards) and Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold) have been cast on the upcoming drama series. Brühl will play Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, known as an alienist (one who studies mental pathologies), he works as a specialist in deviant behavior. His profession, along with his careless intensity, makes him a social pariah in some circles, despite his striking good looks and a sophisticated sensibility. He is passionate about his work and tireless in his efforts to seek out the depraved killer whose vicious, barbaric and ritualistic deeds have terrorized the city's poorest residents. In doing so, he hopes to also unravel the traumatic mysterious of the human psyche and answer the question behind what makes a man into a murderer. Evans will play John Moore, a society illustrator for the New York Times and a longtime friend of Dr. Kreizler and police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt. While drowning his sorrows and lamenting the loss of a former lover, Kreizler summons him to the scene of a brutal crime. Always lacking drive and a meaning to his pursuits, he throws himself into assisting the investigation into the grisly murders and comes to face some hard truths about himself.
  • The premium cable network has announced that the upcoming limited series will premiere on Sunday, February 19 at 9/8c. The cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling. David E. Kelley wrote the seven episode series, which was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.