Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Casting News - Rupert Friend to Star in 'Strange Angel'; Antony Starr Boards 'The Boys'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - January 17, 2018

ABC's Quantico; Amazon's The Boys; CBS All Access' Strange Angel; DC's Titans; Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here; and Starz's Sweetbitter.

  • Rupert Friend will star opposite Jack Reynor on the upcoming drama created by Mark Heyman. The casting marks his first follow-up role to his five-season run on Showtime's Homeland.
  • He will play Ernest Donovan, Jack's (Reynor) enigmatic neighbor who becomes the young scientist's tour guide into the illicit underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles. A lost soul and drifter, Donovan pulls Jack out of his humdrum existence and into a strange new religion that encourages its followers to pursue their deepest and darkest desires as a means of bending the world to their will.
  • Nicole Ari Parker and Stefania LaVie Owen have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. 
  • Parker (Time After Time, Soul Food) will play Gloria Whitfield, a recently divorced, successful and well-respected producer of Soul Train who becomes romantically entangled with one of the comics.
  • Owen (Chance, The Carrie Diaries) will play Amanda Robbins, Goldie's (Melissa Leo) estranged and troubled daughter. After running away from home when she was 17, Amanda reappears in Goldie's life and exposes her mother's Achilles heel at the most inopportune time.
  • Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher and Nathan Mitchell have landed lead roles on the upcoming drama created by Eric Kripke.
  • Starr (Banshee, American Gothic) will play Homelander, the leader of the main superhero team, The Seven.
  • McElligott (The Last Tycoon, Hell on Wheels) will play Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven.
  • Crawford (Gossip Girl, Blood & Oil) will play The Deep, an aquatic hero of The Seven.
  • Usher (Survivor's Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence) will play A-Train, a superhero faster than a speeding train and member of The Seven.
  • Mitchell (iZombie, Psych: The Movie) will play Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and martial arts skills.
  • Vandit Bhatt has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. His credits include Token: The Web Series and Ripped.
  • He will play Jagdeep "Deep" Patel, a member of the new elite black ops team.
  • Seamus Dever is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama created by Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti. He is known for his eight-season starring role on ABC's Castle. No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing on the new show.
  • Jimmie Saito will appear in a recurring role on the upcoming drama created by Stephanie Danler and Stu Zicherman. He has had guest spots on The Blacklist, Royal Pains, Bull and Elementary.
  • He will play Scott, the restaurant's handsome and strong-minded sous chef.