Monday, July 31, 2017

Casting News - J.R. Ramirez Boards Netflix's 'Jessica Jones'; Nia Long Joins CBS' 'NCIS: Los Angeles'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - July 31, 2017

ABC's Quantico; Amazon's Goliath; CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles; The CW's The Flash; Hulu's Shut Eye; Netflix's Jessica Jones; Syfy's Superstition; and TBS' The Detour.

  • J.R. Ramirez (Power, Arrow) has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Oscar, a devoted single father who moves into Jessica's (Krysten Ritter) building as the new superintendent. While his young son becomes enamored with Jessica and her powers, Oscar keeps his distance, worrying about the trouble that follows people like her.
  • Nia Long (Empire, Dear White People) has booked a series regular role on the drama's upcoming ninth season. She will play Shay Mosely, the team's new executive assistant director. As a former secret service agent now working for NCIS, she is an experienced Washington insider who brings an East Coast style and demeanor to the West Coast team.
  • The cable network has set the cast for the upcoming drama created by and Mario Van Peebles. The list includes Robinne Lee (Fifty Shades Darker), Brad James (For Better or Worse), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), Demetria McKinney (House of Payne), Diamond Dallas Page (WWE RAW), Morgana Van Peebles (We The Party) and newcomers T.C. Carter and Tatiana Lia Zappardino.
  • After recurring throughout Season 2, Laura Benanti has been promoted to series regular for the comedy's upcoming third season. She plays Edie, a United States Postal Service inspector who takes her job very, very seriously and who crossed paths with Nate (Jason Jones) and Robin (Natalie Zea).
  • Hartley Sawyer (Saving the Human Race) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He will play Ralph Dibny aka The Elongated Man, a fast-talking private investigator. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, he uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City's greatest mysteries.
  • Oscar winner Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God, Switched at Birth) has joined the drama's upcoming third season as a new series regular. She will play Jocelyn Turner, a former FBI agent who was known at one time to be the best undercover agent in the field until a bomb blew up near up and rendered her deaf. The FBI put her out to pasture, but now she's being brought back to join a special unit with several other returning characters.
  • The drama's upcoming second season has enlisted Zoo star James Wolk for a recurring role. He will play Special Agent Jeff Clayton, an FBI agent who agrees to help Billy (Billy Bob Thornton) hunt down his prime suspect, last seen in ICE custody, in the Marcos Pena murder. Jeff will also be a love interest for Patty (Nina Arianda).
  • Noah Bean (Nikita, 12 Monkeys) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Foster Hillburn, a buttoned up and ambitious Assistant U.S. District Attorney who is also a multi-faceted single dad. He's building a Rico case against the Romani crime families operating in and around Los Angeles. He pursues Rita's (Isabella Rossellini) cooperation - but whether she'll submit or not remains to be seen.