Friday, October 6, 2017

Casting News - Fortune Feimster Reunites with Mindy Kaling on 'Champions'; 'Lucifer' Adds Kevin Carroll; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - October 6, 2017

ABC's Untitled Grey's Anatomy Spinoff; Amazon's The Tick; The CW's Riverdale; FOX's Lucifer; NBC's Champions & Chicago P.D.; and Starz's Sweetbitter.

  • The streaming service has announced today that the drama will return for the second half of its first season on Friday, February 23. The drama stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser and Jackie Earle Haley.
  • Fortune Feimster is reteaming with The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy for a series regular role on their new comedy starring Anders Holm. She will play Ruby, a close childhood friend to Vince (Holm) and Matthew (Andy Favreau). She is also a popular trainer at their gym.
  • The Leftovers alum Kevin Carroll has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's third season. He will play The Sinnerman, a mysterious and twisted criminal mastermind with deep-seeded motivations who has set his sights on Lucifer (Tom Ellis). He has earned quite the reputation for doing favors and is possibly connected to the surprising return of Lucifer's wings.
  • Newcomer Hart Denton has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He will play Chic Cooper, Betty's (Lili Reinhart) long-lost older brother. In the first season finale, Alice (M├Ądchen Amick) confessed that she got pregnant in high school and gave the baby up for adoption.
  • Grey Damon (Aquarius), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton), Danielle Savre (Too Close to Home), Barrett Doss (Iron Fist) and Jay Hayden (The Catch) will co-star on the upcoming spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. All five new cast additions today will play firefighters, Lieutenant Jack (Damon), Dean (Onaodowan), Maya (Savre), Victoria (Doss) and Travis (Hayden).
  • Sleepy Hollow alum Zach Appelman has landed a recurring role on the drama's fifth season. He will play Matt Miller, a federal prosecutor and Burgess' (Marina Squerciati) new boyfriend. He really likes her and is fighting to balance his work and personal life. 
  • A day after being order to series, Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) has been tapped to play the lead role on the upcoming drama created by Stephanie Danler. She will play Tess, a 22-year-old who is newly arrived in New York City and lands a job at a celebrated restaurant downtown. She's quickly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining. She must learn to navigate the chaotically alluring yet punishing life she's stumbled upon. Furthermore, Emmy winner Richard Shepard (Girls, Ugly Betty) has signed on as director and executive producer.