Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Casting News - Antonio Banderas to Play Pablo Picasso on National Geographic's 'Genius'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - September 6, 2017

CBS' Me, Myself and I; FOX's Star; National Geographic's Genius; and NBC's Blindspot.

  • Kristina Reyes (Shades of Blue) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She will play Avery, a socialite with a complicated past who crosses paths with Weller (Sullivan Stapleton).
  • Antonio Banderas (Evita, Mask of Zorro) has been tapped to play the lead role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish painter and one of the 20th century's most influential and celebrated artists. The drama marks Banderas' first television debut as a series regular.
  • Tim Reid (Frank's Place) and Alkoya Brunson (The Originals) have landed recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Bobby Moynihan. Reid and Brunson will play the older and younger versions of Darryl (Jaleel White), respectively. Smart and savvy, Older Darryl (Reid) has remained the best friend and confidant of Alex Riley (John Larroquette) for almost 50 years. Confident and practical, Younger Darryl (Brunson) quickly becomes Alex's (Jack Dylan Grazer) best friend and collaborate on his inventions.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens, Berlin Station) has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Gigi, a hot record artist who is "ratchet and rich." While alienating her current label, she is courted by Ayanna (Michael Michele) and the girl's new label, Midtown records. Despite all the showy glitz, Gigi is a serious musician, looking for "good producers and bomb ass records."