Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Casting News - Alexander Skarsgård Boards 'The Little Drummer Girl'; Alan Powell Joins 'Quantico'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - November 21, 2017

ABC's Quantico; Amazon's Too Old to Die Young; AMC's The Little Drummer Girl; History's Blue Book; and TBS' Miracle Workers.

  • Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) has joined the cast of the upcoming miniseries starring Florence Pugh. He will play Becker, an intriguing stranger with whom brilliant, young actress Charlie (Pugh) strikes up an acquaintance while on holiday on Greece. But it rapidly becomes apparent that Becker's intentions are far from romantic. He's an Israeli intelligence officer, who entangles her in a complex and high stakes plot which unfolds as she takes on the role of a lifetime in the "theater of the real."
  • Alan Powell (Heavenquest, Caged) has booked a series regular role on the drama's upcoming third season. He will play Mike McQuigg, an undercover agent working within a white supremacist militia that is involved in a bioweapon attack.
  • John Hawkes, Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone, Cristina Rodlo, Augusto Aguilera, Nell Tiger Free, Babs Olusanmokun and Callie Hernandez will star opposite Miles Teller in the upcoming drama created by Nicolas Winding Refn and Ed Brubaker. No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing.
  • Michael J. Harney (Orange Is the New Black) and Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl) have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Aidan Gillen. Harney will play USAF General Hoyt Vandenberg, a sage of a man with a long, decorated military career. He is powerful yet morally concerned working closely with his partner General Nathan Twining overseeing Project Blue Book, hiding the truth about UFOs from the public for reasons of national security. Solo will play Susie, a stylish, eye-catching young woman with an alluring confidence to envy. She is new in town when she becomes fast friends with Mimi (Laura Mennell).
  • Newcomer Sasha Compère has landed a series regular role on the upcoming comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi. She will play Laura, a sweet, intelligent, socially-awkward and lonely young woman who often finds herself being pushed around by her more confident and outgoing friends. When she meets Sam (Jon Bass), she feels she has found her kindred spirit, but she's too nervous to make a move and show her interest.