Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Casting News - Cedric the Entertainer to Play Franco's Father on CBS' 'Superior Donuts'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 29, 2017

CBS' Superior Donuts; HBO's Sharp Objects & Silicon Valley; and Syfy's Wynonna Earp.

  • The Soul Man star Cedric the Entertainer will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's first season. He will play Jerome Wicks, Franco's (Jermaine Fowler) father, a blue-collar, tough-love kind of parent who always scoffed at his son's artistic ambitions. When he shows up at Franco's first art show, he accuses Arthur (Judd Hirsch) of encouraging Franco's unrealistic dreams.
  • Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Oasis) has been cast in a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming fourth season. He will play an in-demand tech whiz who responds to the unconventional M.O. of Erlich (T.J. Miller).
  • The hit drama created by Emily Andras will return for its second season on Friday, June 9 at 10/9c. The drama stars Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon and Dominique Provost-Chalkley.
  • Will Chase (Nashville), Jackson Hurst (Drop Dead Diva) and Jennifer Aspen (Party of Five) have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Amy Adams. Chase will play Bob Nash, the hot tempered father of Ann Nash, Wind Gap's first murder victim. He's estranged from his wife, supporting his three other kids, and it has taken its toll on him. Hurst will play Kirk Lacey, a man with big dreams who got stuck in his small town. A place which reminds him of his futility, and a shameful incident from his past. Aspen will play Jeannie Keene, the mother of John and Natalie Keene. Her decision to move from Philadelphia to Wind Gap has proven disastrous - her husband has left, her daughter is missing and her only son is rumored to be the prime suspect.