Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Casting News - Nichollette Sheridan to Play Alexis Carrington on The CW's 'Dynasty'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - November 28, 2017

ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; CBS' MacGyver; The CW's Dynasty; FX's Legion; Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale; and USA's Suits.

  • Garrett Morris (Saturday Night Live, 2 Broke Girls) will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's second season. He will play Willy, the proprietor of "Willy's House of Voodoo," a small, chintzy tourist-trap shop in New Orleans. Keeping his eyes peeled and his ear to the ground, he knows everything that's going on with everyone in New Orleans. He and Jack (George Eads) shares a contentious history.
  • Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects, Everything Sucks!) has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will Eden, a pious and obedient 15-year-old who represents the next wave of true believers in Gilead. While she has dreams of one day becoming a Commander's wife, her blind faith in this new world order makes her both naive and dangerous to those around her.
  • Saïd Taghmaoui has exited the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. He was cast in July as Amahl Farouk aka The Shadow King, the villainous character who has been tormenting David (Dan Stevens). The role is currently being recast.
  • Knot's Landing and Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan has joined the cast of the drama's first season. She will play Alexis Carrington, the first wife of Blake Carrington (Grant Show) and mother to Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and Steven (James Mackay). She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake's marriage to Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers. The character was played by Joan Collins in the original series.
  • A day after the news of her engagement to Prince Harry, it's been confirmed today that Meghan Markle will exit the cast of the veteran drama series after seven seasons. She plays Rachel Zane, who has grown from promising paralegal to a full-fledged lawyer over the course of the series. Rachel is currently engaged to Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams).
  • Dove Cameron (Liv & Maddie, Descendants) will appear in the drama's upcoming fifth season. Like with most of the casting on the show, no details were immediately released about the character she'll be playing or how many episodes she'll appear in.