Friday, January 27, 2017

Casting News - 'Ten Days in the Valley' Rounds Out Main Cast with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje & 9 More; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - January 27, 2017

ABC's Ten Days in the Valley; Audience's Mr. Mercedes; FX's Snowfall; Hulu's The Looming Tower; Lifetime's UnREAL; and NBC's This Is Us.

  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Francois Battiste, Currie Graham, Nelson Lee, Abigail Pniowsky, Josh Randall, Ali Stroker, Ella Thomas, Beth Triffon and Mark L. Young will round out the main cast of the upcoming drama starring Kyra Sedgwick. Akinnuyoe-Agbaje will play John Bid, the lead detective investigating the disappearance of Jane's (Sedgwick) daughter. Battiste will play Gus, a cop who serves as Jane's confidante and secret source for her show. Graham will play Henry Vega, the charismatic yet demanding director of Jane's show. Lee will play Sheldon, an unpredictable drug supplier who launders his drug money through a popular taco truck. Pniowsky will play Lake, Jane's exuberant 8-year-old daughter. Randall will play Tom, Ali's (Erika Christensen) decisive, tough yet warm husband, a go-getting journalist who sees it all. Stroker will play Tamara, a writer and crack researcher who is unafraid to pitch her ideas on Jane's show. Thomas will play Isobel, the complicated, charming and fiercely intelligent star of Jane's show. Triffon will play Mackenzie, a script coordinator and earnest aspiring writer herself. Young will play PJ, the friendly and street-smart neighborhood drug supplier who dreams of becoming a writer.
  • Bart Edwards, Alex Hernandez, Adam Demos, Alex Sparrow, Joe Abraham, Tyler Hynes, Marcus Rosner, Cameron Bancroft, Terry Chen and Melvin Gregg have been cast on the drama's upcoming third season. Edwards will play Jasper, a hot and successful Wall Street investment banker who seems like he'd make the perfect "power couple" with Serena (Caitlin FitzGerald). Hernandez will play Owen, a dashingly handsome firefighter and Army veteran who is a single dad looking for love. Demos will play August, a pro surfer who left Laguna Beach to join the Peace Corps and save the world. Sparrow will play Alexi, a bad boy of the ballet world who's edgy, unpredictable and explosive. Abraham will play Norman, a very confident and elite jockey who is small but mighty. Hynes will play Billy, a pro race car driver who lives by his traditional, conservative values. Rosner will play Warren, a hot down-home rancher with a cowboy attitude. Bancroft will play Preston, a silver fox Miami real estate tycoon. Chen will play Guy, a hot, young tattooed chef who is looking for any way to get ahead. Gregg will play Zach, a charming millennial and major social media influencer.
  • Amanda Warren (The Leftovers, Taken) will appear in an upcoming episode of the hit drama's first season. She will play William's (Ron Cephas Jones) mother. She will appear in the episode's flashback sequences.
  • Justine Lupe (Frances Ha) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama created by John Singleton. She will play Victoria, who comes to Los Angeles to look for her missing sister. She's smart, organized and diligent in her search but in a bit over her head.
  • Justine Lupe (Cristela) has also booked a series regular role on the upcoming drama starring Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway. UnREAL alum Breeda Wool has also joined the drama today as a regular. Lupe will play Holly Gibney, the younger cousin of Janey (Mary-Louise Parker) and Olivia who has some "issues": OCF, synesthesia, sensory processing disorder. But she's also terribly observant, refreshingly unfiltered and unaware of her innocence, which is oddly endearing. Wool will play Lou Linklatter, who works with Brady (Treadaway) at the "Discount Electronix" store and is an outspoken young woman who is flippant with their boss, whom she teases when he gets into his lecture mode.
  • Tahar Rahim (The Last Panthers) is set to star in the upcoming adaptation of the nonfiction book by Lawrence Wright. He will play Ali Soufan, a young FBI agent on John O'Neill's I-49 anti-terrorism squad who quickly ascends to O'Neill's protégé due to his brilliance as well as his fluency in Arabic and knowledge of Islam. Ali is outraged by the perversion of his religion by enemies of the United States and uses every tool at his disposal, including going undercover in extremists' gathering spaces, in order to prevent catastrophe.