Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Casting News - Maria Doyle Kennedy and Ed Speleers Join Season 4 of Starz's 'Outlander'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - October 11, 2017

ABC's Untitled Grey's Anatomy Spinoff; Amazon's Sneaky Pete; Cinemax's Warrior; The CW's Legends of Tomorrow; NBC's Rise; Starz's Outlander; and Syfy's The Expanse.

  • Orphan Black star Maria Doyle Kennedy and Downton Abbey alum Ed Speleers have booked key roles on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Kennedy will play Jocasta, Jamie's (Sam Heughan) strong-willed aunt whose plantation Jamie and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) arrive at early in the season. Speleers will play Stephen Bonnet, an Irish pirate and smuggler who becomes very integral to the story.
  • Marlon star Diallo Riddle has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Josh Radnor. He will play Andy Kranepool, a quirky high school science teaches who carries a torch for Tracey (Rosie Perez).
  • Victor Garber is set to exit the cast of the hit drama as a series regular at some point during its third season. He plays Martin Stein, one half of the superhero Firestorm. He's starred in the drama since its first season and recurred on The Flash previous to that. His exit comes as he prepares to replace David Hyde Pierce in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway.
  • The upcoming drama from Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin has set its cast and director today. The cast includes Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who travels from China to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown; Olivia Cheng as Ah Toy, Chinatown's most accomplished courtesan and madame; Jason Tobin as Young Jun, the hard-partying son of a powerful tong boss; Dianne Doan as Mai Ling, a beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who, through sheer force of will, has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs; Kieran Bew as Officer "Big Bill" O'Hara, a hard-drinking Irish cop charged with forming a Chinatown squad; Dean Jagger as Dan Leary, the unofficial godfather of the Irish community and leader of the Workingmen's party; Joanna Vanderham as Penelope Blake, the aristocratic heir to a railroad fortune, trapped in a loveless marriage to the mayor; Tom Weston-Jones as Richard Lee, a transplanted Southerner and rookie cop; Hoon Lee as Wang Chao, a wily fixer and profiteer in Chinatown; Joe Taslim as Li Yong, a tong lieutenant and gung fu master; Langley Kirkwood as Walter Buckley, a civil war veteran and Deputy Mayor with his own political aspirations; Christian McKay as Samuel Blake, the mayor of San Francisco; and Perry Yung as Father Jun, the leader of the most powerful tong in Chinatown. And finally, Assaf Bernstein (Fauda) has been tapped to direct.
  • Miguel Sandoval (Sharp Objects, Medium) has joined the cast of the upcoming spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. He will play Pruitt, the tough and respected captain who is loved by his subordinates. He's a progressive think who advocates for his crew, even if it means standing up to his superiors. He's been offered promotions in the past but declines because he'd rather be on the front line than behind a desk.
  • Anna Hopkins (Defiance, Arrow) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She will play Monica, a charming and savvy journalist who has a way of convincing her subjects to let their guard down. She is assigned to document Holden's (Steven Strait) administration of the Rocinante.
  • John Ales (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Luka Delchev, who emigrated from Montenegro in the later '90s, toward the end of the Balkan wars. Rumor has it he stole many millions from a UN peacekeeping force and left a string of dead people in his wake. He's a funny guy, loves to laugh and is exceptionally brutal. His weapon of choice is sulphuric acid. There is something almost mystical about his ability to avoid being murdered by his rivals.