Friday, November 4, 2016

Casting News - Mariana Klaveno to Recur on 'Designated Survivor'; Moran Atias Joins '24: Legacy'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - November 4, 2016

ABC's Designated Survivor; FOX's 24: Legacy & Star; and Netflix's She's Gotta Have It.

  • Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids, True Blood) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's first season. She will play the mysterious and calculating Dark-Haired Woman, a clandestine operator in league with the people behind the Capitol attack.
  • Tyrant alum Moran Atias has joined the upcoming drama series in a recurring role. She will play Sidra, Tony Almeida's (Carlos Bernard) strong, attractive, mysterious and intense associate who instigates feelings of distrust between Tony and former Head of CTU Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto).
  • Chad Buchanan (Jane the Virgin) and Gladys Knight will appear on the upcoming drama starring Queen Latifah. Buchanan will recur as Hunter Morgan, a young NFL star who is pure charm at first glance but has a dark rage underneath that he can't control. He is the godson of Jahil Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) and will fall in love with Star (Jude Demorest). Knight will play herself. She is Alexandra's (Ryan Destiny) music idol and the aunt of Danielle (Jasmine Burke). When Danielle arranges for her to introduce the girls at the Taylor Brothers Hair Show, the girls are honored beyond belief.
  • Chyna Layne (Precious) and Ilfenesh Hadera (Chi-Raq) have landed roles on the upcoming series remake of the film of the same name from Spike Lee. No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing.