Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Casting News - 'Girls' Adds Riz Ahmed and Matthew Rhys; Keegan Allen to Appear on 'Major Crimes'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - January 17, 2017

Amazon's Bosch; The CW's Jane the Virgin; HBO's Girls; Starz's Counterpart; and TNT's Major Crimes.

  • Daniel Pyne (Alcatraz) has been tapped to replace Eric Overmyer as showrunner on the drama's already announced fourth season. The move comes after Overmyer took over as showrunner for the third season of The Man in the High Castle. Overmyer will still be credited as an executive producer on Bosch. The drama is currently in production on Season 3, which is expected to debut sometime in early 2017.
  • Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Tracey Ullman (Tracey Ullman's Show) will guest star on the comedy's upcoming sixth and final season. Ahmed will play Paul-Louis, an uncomplicated waterski instructor. Rhys will play Chuck Palmer, an acclaimed author. Ullman will play a character named Ode.
  • Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen will appear in the season finale of the drama's fifth season. He will play Aiden Reed, a handsome and successful young restaurateur with the means, money and determination to separate Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) from Gus (Rene Rosado).
  • Guy Burnet (Chicago Fire, Hand of God) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring J.K. Simmons. He will play Claude Lambert, an arrogant and high-living French ambassador from the "Other Side" whose bonhomie covers an intrinsic ruthlessness. He has an impromptu meeting with Howard Prime (Simmons) but it's obvious he has a long-standing agenda he intends to implement, and he's willing to grant any concessions to achieve his end - namely, to have a mysterious prisoner returned to his country's custody. Obviously a cog in a greater conspiracy, he greatly complicates Prime's investigation when he revokes his visa.
  • Johnny Messner (Tears of the Sun, The Equalizer) has booked a recurring role on the comedy's third season. He will play Chuck, the confident and smarmy new owner of the adults-only hotel next door. He and Petra (Yael Grobglas) will have zoning issues to sort out - amongst other things.