Thursday, February 16, 2017

Casting News - 'Good Behavior' Ups Joey Kern to Series Regular; Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine Joins 'The Chi'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - February 16, 2017

CBS' Salvation; Showtime's The Chi and TNT's Good Behavior.

  • After recurring in the first season, Joey Kern has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming second season. He plays Rob, a relatively simple guy who owns a lawn care business called Rob's Grasshoppers. He was classmates with Letty (Michelle Dockery), but now is dating her mother Estelle (Lusia Strus) and the two are headed to the altar.
  • Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe) has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama created by Lena Waithe. He will play Ronnie, a former military man somewhat surrendered to the challenges of life on the South Side. He spends most of his day on a neighborhood stoop with friends who are in the same boat. He spends the other part of his day caring for his feisty grandmother. When his former girlfriend (and mother to a boy he considers his son) puts pressure on him to avenge a murder, Ronnie reluctantly is set on a misguided path in an effort to win her back.
  • Santiago Cabrera (Heroes, The Musketeers) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro. He will play Darius Tanz, a tech billionaire who teams with an MIT grad student (Charlie Rowe) and low-level Pentagon official (Jennifer Finnigan) on a secret project to save the planet from an asteroid that is just six months away from collision.