Friday, August 4, 2017

Casting News - Abigail Spencer Joins 'Grey's Anatomy' in Key Recasting; 'Arrow' Adds Sydelle Noel; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - August 4, 2017

ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Grey's Anatomy; Amazon's The Romanoffs; The CW's Arrow & Supergirl; FOX's Star; and Showtime's White Famous.

  • Timeless star Abigail Spencer has joined the drama's upcoming fourteenth season in a key recasting. She will play Megan Hunt, Owen's (Kevin McKidd) presumed-dead sister who was surprisingly revived in the Season 13 finale. The role was previously played in flashbacks by Bridget Regan, who was unable to return to the drama due to a scheduling conflict with TNT's The Last Ship (where she is a series regular). Megan is Owen's younger sister who was married to Nathan (Martin Henderson). They served in the military together until the helicopter Megan was in went missing.
  • Meagan Good is set to reprise her Californication role on the upcoming comedy starring Jay Pharoah. She plays Kali, a young pop star. In the new series, Kali is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (Pharoah) and mother of his son (Lonnie Chavis).
  • After appearing in one episode of the first season, Paris Jackson will return for a multi-episode arc in the drama's upcoming second season. She plays Rachel Wells, a young, super-chic, stylish and intimidating social media guru. In her previous episode, she oversaw a publicity shoot for Big Trouble.
  • GLOW star Sydelle Noel has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming sixth season. She will play Samandra Watson, an FBI agent who will be investigating Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) connection to the Green Arrow. She is an intelligent and poised agent with a no-nonsense attitude who won't rest until Green Arrow's secrets are revealed.
  • Matthew Weiner's upcoming anthology series has made its first casting announcements today. Mad Men alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery are set to appear in the episodes as are Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Amanda Peet (Brockmire) and Marthe Keller (Marathon Man). No details were announced about any of the characters they will be playing.
  • Jeff Ward (Manson's Lost Girls, Channel Zero) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing though.
  • 24 star Carlos Bernard will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's third season. He will play Oscar Rodas, Maggie's (Floriana Lima) father. He's a cop who kicked his teenage daughter out of the house after she was outed as a lesbian.