Thursday, January 5, 2017

Casting News - Alexis Bledel Books Major Role on 'The Handmaid's Tale'; Gerald McRaney Joins '24: Legacy'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - January 5, 2017

Audience's Kingdom; FOX's 24: Legacy; and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

  • Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel has booked a major recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Elisabeth Moss. She will play Ofglen, the handmaid paired with Offred (Moss) for town errands. She eventually becomes an important character to the underground resistance and a confidant of sorts for Offred. At first, Ofglen seems like a pious rule-follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, but she turns out to be daring and subversive.
  • Gerald McRaney (This Is Us, House of Cards) has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming reboot of the hit drama series. He will play Henry Donovan, the father of Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits). A powerful oil man and passionately devoted father, Henry is dedicated to putting his son in the White House, no matter what the obstacles.
  • The hit drama will return for its third season on Wednesday, May 31 at 8/7c., it was announced today. The new season will star Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas and Joanna Going.