Friday, August 25, 2017

Casting News - Orlando Bloom to Star in 'Carnival Row'; Shohreh Aghdashloo Boards 'The Punisher'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - August 25, 2017

Amazon's Carnival Row; Audience's Condor; FOX's The Resident; and Netflix's The Punisher.

  • The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom will play the lead role on the upcoming drama created by Rene Echevarria. He will also serve as a producer on the series. He will play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl. He is not suppose to care about the death of another faerish refugee, but he does - and getting to the bottom of what happened to her will come at a big cost.
  • The Expanse star Shohreh Aghdashloo will appear in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jon Bernthal. She will play Farah Madani, the mother of Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah). She is an Iranian by birth who has spent most of her life living in the U.S., where she's established a successful practice as a psychiatrist.
  • Mouna TraorĂ© (Murdoch Mysteries) and Ellen Wong (GLOW) have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Max Irons. TraorĂ© will play Iris Lorimer, the wife of a CIA officer. Wong will play Sarah Tan, one of Joe's (Irons) best friends and his confidante at work.
  • CSI: NY star Melina Kanakaredes has booked a series regular role on the upcoming drama starring Matt Czuchry. She will play Dr. Lane Hunter, the top oncologist in the state of Georgia. She is a brilliant, warm and strong leader who spends every waking moment tending to her patients.