Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Casting News - Sandra Oh to Star in 'Killing Eve'; Morris Chestnut Joins 'Goliath'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - June 13, 2017

Amazon's Goliath; BBC America's Killing Eve; Epix's Graves; Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House; Paramount's American Woman; and TNT's Major Crimes.

  • Grey's Anatomy alum Sandra Oh has been cast in the lead role on the upcoming drama created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). She will play Eve, a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. She is pursued by Villanelle, an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.
  • Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, Orphan Black) will star in the upcoming drama based on the novel of the same name. He will play Steven Crane, the oldest Crane sibling and a published writer of supernatural books - including a memoir about his family's time living at Hill House.
  • Morris Chestnut (Rosewood, Nurse Jackie) has booked a series regular role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Chief Deputy District Attorney Hakeem Rashad, who was on the losing side of Billy's (Billy Bob Thornton) last criminal case and has a bitter, old grudge against him. When he learns that Billy has taken over the case of a teenager accused of a double murder, he steps in to handle the case personally. He is determined to crush Billy and his defense team, while scoring a big win for the prosecutor's office.
  • Matt Long (Helix) and Lauren Weedman (Looking) have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming second season. Long will play Jesse Enright, the movie star playing Richard Graves (Nick Nolte) in the biopic of his life. Weedman will play Bonnie Clegg, Maggie's (Sela Ward) white trash Texas cousin who comes out of the woodwork to badmouth her to the press.
  • James Martinez (House of Cards, One Day at a Time) has joined the drama's upcoming sixth season in a recurring role. He will play Ian Nunez, the sociopathic father of a potential kidnap victim, a man who started a second family without ever informing them he had a son from another marriage.
  • Newcomer Sam Morgan is set for a recurring role on the upcoming comedy series starring Alicia Silverstone. He will play Adam, a sexy and charming guy who is an up-and-coming artist. He meets Bonnie (Silverstone) at a Hollywood party and they have an immediate connection.