Thursday, May 25, 2017

Casting News - 'Goliath' Promotes Diana Hopper and Adds Dominic Fumusa; T.J. Miller Leaving 'Silicon Valley'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - May 25, 2017

Amazon's Goliath; HBO's Silicon Valley; NBC's Chicago P.D.; and Syfy's Channel Zero.

  • After recurring in the first season, Diana Hopper has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming second season. Furthermore, Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie) has joined the new season in a recurring role. Hopper plays Denise, Billy's (Billy Bob Thornton) teenage daughter. Fumusa will play Detective Keith Roman, a lead detective who clearly detests Billy. He bitterly blames Billy for getting a killer off who then went on to murder a family a few years ago.
  • Brandon Scott (Guerrilla) and Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) have booked lead roles on the upcoming third installment of the anthology series. Scott will play Officer Luke Vanczyk, a young but already jaded cop, living in the shadow of his father, the Chief of Police. His world-weary exterior hides a fierce commitment to justice, and a deep love for his troubled community. Roden will play Zoe Woods, a sharp and tough young woman whose struggles with mental illness have her down over the years. She hates that her younger sister, Alice, has to take care of her and she'd give anything to go back to the way things used to be.
  • Just hours after the comedy was renewed for a fifth season, it was announced by HBO that co-star T.J. Miller will not be returning for another season. He has played Erlich Bachman on the comedy for all four seasons.
  • Sophia Bush is exiting the cast of the hit drama series after four seasons, it was announced today. She has played Detective Erin Lindsay for the entire series run. The season finale saw her character deciding whether to take an undercover assignment with the FBI's counter-terrorism unit in New York City. Bush's departure is the latest following the fourth season. This year also saw co-star Jon Seda leave to star in Chicago Justice while executive producers Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Mark Tinker have also left.