Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Casting News - Archie Panjabi Books 'Blindspot' Return; Kelly Rutherford to Appear on 'Dynasty'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - November 15, 2017

AMC's Dietland & Fear the Walking Dead; The CW's Dynasty; NBC's Blindspot & Chicago Med; and Showtime's Escape at Dannemora.

  • Archie Panjabi is set to reprise her role as Nas Kamal in an upcoming episode of the drama's third season. She will play a small but integral role in one episode later in the season. No additional details about her return were released. She joined the drama at the start of the second season, but Nas was later written off by taking the fall for an investigation into the team's mistakes.
  • Gossip Girl and Melrose Place alum Kelly Rutherford will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's first season. She will play Melissa Daniels, whose seemingly perfect marriage to a powerful senator is revealed to be nothing more than a face-saving sham. In private, she's actually a "spiraling lush" whose life story serves as a cautionary tale to Cristal (Nathalie Kelley) about the dangers of marrying men in high places.
  • Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg, Imaginary Mary) has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming fourth season as a new series regular. Like with yesterday's casting of Garret Dillahunt, no details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.
  • The Sopranos alum Michael Imperioli will guest star in the upcoming limited series starring Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Tor and Paul Dano. He will play Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who ordered the official investigation into all factors involved in the escape of convicted murderers Richard Matt (Del Toro) and David Sweat (Dano) from Clinton Correctional Facility.
  • Michel Gill (House of Cards, Mr. Robot) has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He will play Robert "Bob" Haywood, the estranged father of Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo). He comes to Chicago Med ostensibly as a patient, but wreaks havoc with his daughter when he re-enters her life.
  • Tramell Tillman and Will Seefried have landed series regular roles on the upcoming drama starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies. Tillman will play Steven, the owner of a Brooklyn bakery and café frequently by Plum (Nash). When Plum's universe turns upside-down, Steven is the only friend she keeps on the other side. Seefried will play Ben, the cute, sweet and overly accommodating server at Steven's café who also happens to harbor an unrequited - perhaps even completely unnoticed - crush on Plum.