Thursday, September 7, 2017

Casting News - Violett Beane Joins 'The Resident' as Recurring; 'Roseanne' Revival Adds Ames McNamara; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - September 7, 2017

ABC's American Housewife & Roseanne; The CW's Arrow; DC's Titans; FOX's The Resident; FXX's You're the Worst; and NBC's Will & Grace.

  • Violett Beane (The Flash) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Matt Czuchry. She will play Lily, a cancer patient under the care of Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Czuchry) and Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal). Abandoned by her fiancé and far from home, the hospital staff is protective of Lily and becomes emotionally involved in her outcome. The course of her treatment by famous oncologist, Dr. Lane Hunter (Melina Kanakaredes) is a crucial element of the overall season.
  • Newcomer Ames McNamara is set as a new series regular on the upcoming revival season of the hit comedy series. He will play Mark, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David's (Johnny Galecki) 8-year-old son who is sensitive, bright and occasionally likes to wear girls' clothing.
  • Robin Riker (The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital) will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's fourth season. She will play Fay Cottumaccio, Lindsay (Kether Donohue) and Becca's (Janet Varney) mother. She was a well-known actress in the 1980s and comes to town for a role on a sitcom. As they fight for their mother's love and attention, Lindsay and Becca begin to unpack the elements of their childhood that may have led to their present-day problems.
  • George Hamilton (Love at First Bite) has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He will play a wealthy new neighbor of the Otto family who is recently released from prison and moves back into his house. Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) quickly befriends him.
  • Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive) and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) have joined the cast of the upcoming drama created by Greg Berlanti and Akiva Goldsman. Ritchson will play Hawk aka Hank Hall. Kelly will play Dove aka Dawn Granger. Together, they form the crime-fighting, vigilante and romantic couple of Hawk and Dove. The perfect example of opposites attract, Hawk is an aggressive, offensive bruiser while Dove is strategic, defensive and lithe. The roles are currently recurring, but with the option to become series regulars or the stars of a spinoff series.
  • Bobby Cannavale is officially set to reprise his role in an upcoming episode of the comedy's upcoming revival season. He plays Vince D'Angelo, a doofy cop and Will's (Eric McCormack) ex-boyfriend. It's unclear what his return means, considering the show is tossing aside the original ending that saw Will and Vince reunite and start a family. Cannavale previously won an Emmy for the role.
  • Liam Hall (Camp, Lucifer) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming sixth season. He will play Joe Wilson, Slade's (Manu Bennett) son who has followed in his father's footsteps by joining the secret Australian military agency, A.S.I.S. After years of brutal combat, Joe now finds himself in a remote Kasnian prison under the alias, Kane Wolfman, fighting for his life.