Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Casting News - Melanie Lynskey Boards 'Castle Rock'; Wes Bentley and Kelly Reilly Join 'Yellowstone'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - June 28, 2017

BBC America's Killing Eve; CBS' Code Black; Crackle's The Oath; Hulu's Castle Rock; NBC's This Is Us; Paramount's Yellowstone; and SundanceTV's The Split.




SUNDANCETV's THE SPLIT
  • Nicola Walker, Meera Syal, Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Deborah Findley, Annabel Scholey, Barry Atsma and Stephen Tompkinson will star in the upcoming drama created by Abi Morgan. Walker will play esteemed divorce lawyer Hannah, who quits the family firm when her mother Ruth (Findlay), formidable personally and professionally, refuses her promotion. Landing at a rival firm alongside old flame Christie (Atsma), Hannah navigates scandalous affairs, big-figure settlements and fraught relationship battles - coming head-to-head with Ruth and impulsive sister Nina (Scholey) in the bitter divorce of Goldie (Syal) and multi-millionaire husband Davey (Tompkinson). Meanwhile, the marriage of younger sister Rose (Button) looms on the horizon. When their estranged father returns after 30 years, the sisters are forced to confront their past. Facing the reality of her dad's abandonment, and reconnecting with "the one who got away" Christie, Hannah begins to question her relationships with the men in her life - including her seemingly contented marriage to the smart and affable Nathan (Mangan).
PARAMOUNT's YELLOWSTONE
  • Wes Bentley (American Horror Story), Kelly Reilly (True Detective) and Cole Hauser (Rogue) have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Kevin Costner. Bentley will play Jamie, John's (Costner) son, a polished lawyer considering a career in politics who continues to seek approval from his father despite his love for the limelight. Reilly will play Beth, John's daughter, a smart and powerful woman who is always prepared to fight alongside her father. Hauser will play Rip Wheeler, a tough and merciless wrangler from Yellowstone Ranch who still stop at nothing to get the job done.
HULU's CASTLE ROCK
  • Togetherness star Melanie Lynskey has landed the female lead on the upcoming drama starring Andr√© Holland. She will play Molly Strand, a woman with a rare medical condition who's barely scraping by as a real estate agent in a town where every third property is the site of someone's worst nightmare. 
CRACKLE's THE OATH
  • Cory Hardrict (American Sniper, Gran Torino) has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Sean Bean and Ryan Kwanten. He will play Officer Cole Hammond, a cop whose cool and composed demeanor conceals an underlying sense of paranoia. Raised by white foster parents, he is fueled by an intense dedication to protect the only family he has ever had - putting him at odds with the other members of the Ravens gang.
BBC AMERICA's KILLING EVE
  • The White Princess star Jodie Comer has booked the co-lead opposite Sandra Oh on the upcoming drama. She will play Villanelle, an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Villanelle and Eve (Oh) are equally obsessed with each other and go head-to-head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
NBC's THIS IS US
  • After recurring in the first season, Joe Huertas and Alexandra Breckenridge have been promoted to series regulars for the drama's upcoming second season. Huertas plays Miguel, Jack's (Milo Ventimiglia) best friend who would later become Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) second husband. Breckenridge plays Sophie, Kate's (Chrissy Metz) childhood best friend and Kevin's (Justin Hartley) ex-wife.
CBS' CODE BLACK
  • Falling Skies alum Moon Bloodgood has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She will play Rox, a brassy and competitive paramedic who thinks fast on her feet and doesn't scare easily. Heroic and full of command, she finds a new new challenge in her ride-along partner, Dr. Willis (Rob Lowe).