Friday, April 21, 2017

Casting News - Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner to Co-Star on Paramount's 'Waco'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 21, 2017

Epix's Berlin Station; Paramount's Waco; and TNT's The Last Ship.

  • Supergirl star Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner (The Americans) have been cast on the upcoming limited series starring Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon. Benoist will play Rachel Koresh, the legal wife of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh (Kitsch) and considered the matriarch of Mount Carmel. Garner will play Michelle Jones, Rachel's younger sister who also had a child with Koresh.
  • Thomas Calabro (Melrose Place) has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He will play General Don Kinkaid, who is in charge of the new, smaller Army that the U.S. has built up in the years since the end of the plague.
  • Scott Winters (Borgia, Law & Order: SVU) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Nick Fischer, the American Chief of Station in Oslo, Norway. A cold-blooded loner with conservative political beliefs, he is willing to go to extreme lengths to get what he wants and is not afraid to use force when necessary.