Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Casting News - Scoot McNairy Boards HBO's 'True Detective'; OWN's 'Love Is ___' Casts Five as Series Regulars

Casting News - January 16, 2018

HBO's True Detective and OWN's Love Is ___.

  • Scoot McNairy will star opposite Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff in the upcoming third installment of the anthology series. He starred for four seasons in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire as well as Netflix miniseries Godless.
  • He will play Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years.
  • Idara Victor, Tyrone Brown, Kadeem Hardison, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing and Lana Yang have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama created by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. They join Michele Weaver and Will Catlett, who play the lead roles.
  • Victor (Rizzoli & Isles) will play Angela, a member of the same writing staff as Nuri (Weaver). She doesn't always agree with everything Nuri says, mainly because she is a disgruntled drama writer stuck in a comedy she doesn't believe in.
  • Brown (The Affair) will play Sean, who possesses great taste and has a lot of opinions, but he lacks follow-through. He was the first one to spot Nuri as a catch and uses his best friend, Yasir (Catlett), as a wingman to meet her. A year later, when he and Yasir cross paths with Nuri again, Sean is in a relationship and has a child with Camille, giving Yasir the opportunity to pursue Nuri.
  • Hardison (A Different World) will play Norma, the executive producer of Marvin, a tough boss who is hard to impress and even harder to amuse. As the play-cousin to the star of the show, he's under a lot of pressure, and he takes his frustrations out on his room of writers, pressing them all to dig a lot deeper into themselves before they're all fired and replaced.
  • Wong-Loi-Sing (Hunter Street) will play Ruby, Yasir's on-and-off girlfriend. They came to Los Angeles to chase their dreams, but hers are idling and Yasir's never got any traction. Worn out, she's acerbic and moody and fed up that Yasir still does not have a job. She winds up gently set aside when Yasir pairs off (for life) with Nuri.
  • Young (Greenleaf) will play Nuri in the year 2027. She is first seen at this age, in her 50s, relaxed, happy and comfortable in her life and her 32-year marriage to Yasir.