Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Casting News - Starz Sets Return Date for 'Outlander'; Michael C. Hall to Star in Netflix's 'Safe'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Casting News - July 11, 2017

Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle; Crackle's The Oath; HBO's Sharp Objects & Westworld; History's Six; Netflix's Safe, Stranger Things & The Umbrella Academy; Showtime's White Famous; Starz's Outlander; and USA's Shooter.

  • The hit drama will return for its 13-episode third season on Sunday, September 10 at 8/7c. The new season picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) returns from the 1700s to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie's (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from each other, both haunted by the memory of their love lost. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire's heart - as well as new doubt. But they are separated by continents and centuries, and the questions remain: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones all those years ago?
  • The streaming service has announced a premiere date today for the drama's upcoming second season. All 9 episodes will drop on Friday, October 27. The new season stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.
  • Dexter's Michael C. Hall and Sherlock's Amanda Abbington will star in the upcoming drama created by Danny Brocklehurst. Hall will play Tom, a pediatric surgeon who is raising his two teenager daughters, Jenny and Carrie, in a picturesque gated community after the death of his wife. Everyone seems to be recovering and thriving, until one evening, Jenny sneaks out to party. A murder and a disappearance ensue, bringing buried secrets to the surface.
  • Natalie Zea (The Detour) and Kendrick Sampson (How to Get Away With Murder) have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Jay Pharoah. Zea will play Amy, a high profile Hollywood agent who used to be Malcolm's (Utkarsh Ambudkar) boss. She is an expert at guiding careers and Floyd (Pharoah) can't help feeling drawn to her. Sampson will play Robbie, a very handsome and talented British actor auditioning with Floyd.
  • Kwame Patterson, Elisabeth Röhm, Linda Purl, Michael Malarkey and Eve Mauro will round out the main cast of the upcoming drama starring Sean Bean. Patterson will play Neckbone, a calculating and dangerous high-level drug dealer with multiple cop gangs on his payroll. His organization is currently under threat from a new designer drug. He sets off a chain of events that forces the Ravens in to the middle of a drug war. Röhm will play Aria Price, a senior FBI agent and Byrd's (Arlen Escarpeta) handler in the undercover operation targeting the Ravens. A shrewd bureaucratic animal and creature of expediency. Her mandate is to steer corrupt cops back to the right path, but there's also a darker, more opportunistic side to her that comes to light. Purl will play Gwenn Hammond, Steve's (Ryan Kwanten) mother and Tom's (Bean) ex-wife. Suffering from late stage cancer, she takes laundered money from Steve for her treatments. Though she and Tom have ended their marriage, they remain on good terms and still care about each other. Malarkey will play Sam Foster, a police officer and lieutenant for the Vipers, a rival cop gang. Going through a difficult and expensive divorce, he is involved in a forbidden love affair with Karen (Katrina Law). Mauro will play Theresa Winters, a cop and leader of the Vips. Ruthless and unpredictable, there are no lines she is not willing to cross. With Tom in prison, she has taken his place working with Neckbone.
  • Katja Herbers (Manhattan, The Leftovers) has landed a series regular role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Grace, a seasoned guest in Westworld whose latest visit comes at the park's darkest hour.
  • The Newsroom star Olivia Munn has booked a major role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Gina, a ruthless and smart CIA operative who rose from being a shooter to a high-level Operations Officer.
  • The streaming service has given a 10-episode order to a live-action series adaptation of the graphic novels The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way. The project follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes called the Umbrella Academy as they work together to solve their father's mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Steve Blackman will serve as executive producer and showrunner, working off of a pilot script written by Jeremy Slatter (who will no longer be involved in the project due to his commitment to FOX's The Exorcist). Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg are also executive producers, with Way as a co-executive producer. Universal Cable Productions, Bluegrass Television and Dark Horse Entertainment produce.
  • Snowfall star Amin Joseph has joined the drama's upcoming second season in a recurring role. He will play Martin Jacobs, an agent for the ATLAS corporation who is known and feared among all his fellow soldiers.
  • Lulu Wilson (The Millers, Annabelle: Creation) will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Amy Adams. She will play Marian Preaker, Camille's (Adams) dead sister, who appears in flashbacks to their childhood.
  • Heroes and Hawaii Five-0 star Masi Oka will appear in multiple episodes of the comedy's upcoming fourth season. He will play Fukumoto Akihiro, the millionaire CEO of a Japanese tech firm who has a strong passion for music. As a supporter of the arts, he represents a possible donor to the Symphony.