Thursday, January 11, 2018

Casting News - Jack Huston Joins 'Mr. Mercedes'; Nancy Travis Boards 'The Kominsky Method'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - January 11, 2018

ABC's The Good Doctor; Audience's Mr. Mercedes; BBC America's Luther; The CW's Jane the Virgin; NBC's The Blacklist; Netflix's The Kominsky Method; and Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here.

  • Jack Huston and Maximiliano Hernandez have been cast as new series regulars on the drama's upcoming second season. They join returning cast members Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe and Holland Taylor.
  • Huston (Boardwalk Empire, Ben-Hur) will play Dr. Felix Babineau, Brady Hartsfield's (Treadaway) doctor.
  • Hernandez (Hand of God, The Last Ship) will play Assistant DA Antonio Montez.
  • Wunmi Mosaku has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming fifth season. She will appear opposite returning cast members Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide.
  • Mosaku (Guerrilla, The End of the F***ing World) will play D.S. Catherine Halliday. In the new season, a series of monstrous killings become ever more audacious. Luther and new recruit Catherine Halliday are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.
  • Fiona Gubelmann has booked a recurring role on the drama's first season - with an option to become a series regular in Season 2. She has had starring roles on FX's Wilfred and VH1's Daytime Divas.
  • She will play Morgan, a charming and funny new resident who is fully embracing life and yet also quite cutthroat (but it's never personal). She becomes healthy competition for Shaun (Freddie Highmore), Claire (Antonia Thomas) and Jared (Chuku Modu).
  • Nancy Travis is set as the female lead on the upcoming comedy starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. She starred for six seasons on ABC's Last Man Standing and has been recurring on Audience's Mr. Mercedes.
  • She will play Lisa, who is not your typical acting student. She's 50-something, down to earth and has an 18-year-old son at home. After her recent divorce, she decided to do something for herself and take acting lessons from the great Sandy Kominsky (Douglas). As she gets to know the man behind the myth, they connect and start on a late-in-life romance that takes them both by surprise.
  • Emmy winner Brad Garrett has landed a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He won three Emmys for his supporting role on CBS' Everybody Loves Raymond.
  • He will play comedy legend Roy Martin, who arrives on the scene at Goldie's and drops bombs and wisdom on the club's comics. Goldie (Melissa Leo) lures him into a business partnership as she schemes to expand her empire.
  • Brooke Shields will appear in a recurring role on the comedy's fourth season. The model-actress has recently been recurring on NBC's Law & Order: SVU.
  • She will play River Fields, a renowned actress and supermodel who gets into a feud with Rogelio de la Vega (Jaime Camil). The feud goes viral, which makes it clear to Rogelio that he has met his match - and a new nemesis.
  • Martha Plimpton will guest star in an upcoming episode of the drama's fifth season. She's had starring roles on FOX's Raising Hope and ABC's The Real O'Neals. She also won an Emmy for her guest role on CBS' The Good Wife.
  • She will play Dr. Sharon Friedman, a tough but fair-minded psychotherapist who is hired by the FBI to evaluate Liz's (Megan Boone) fitness for duty. She is classically skeptical and demands total honesty from her patients.