Thursday, January 4, 2018

Casting News - Sterling K. Brown to Appear on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'; Debra Winger Joins 'Patriot'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - January 4, 2018

Amazon's Patriot; CBS' Hawaii Five-0; FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Netflix's Ozark; Showtime's Kidding; Syfy's Nightflyers; and TNT's Claws.

  • Oscar nominee Debra Winger has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. Her casting won't affect her starring role on the Netflix sitcom The Ranch.
  • She will play Bernice Tavner, John Tavner's (Michael Dorman) mother. She is a high-ranking federal government official whose obligation to her country requires distance from her son's complicated work. That comes as her son's mental state continues to deteriorate as he requires the close care of a mother.
  • Christine Ko has booked a recurring role on the drama's current eighth season. Her casting brings her back to CBS after starring on the one-season comedy The Great Indoors. Her arc will begin with the January 19 episode.
  • She will play Jessie, a recently freed ex-convict whom Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) recruits to help him with his newly formed unit tasked by McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) to take down the most ruthless crime syndicates on the island.
  • Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's fifth season. He won back-to-back Emmys for his starring roles in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson and NBC's This Is Us.
  • He will play a central guest in a bottle episode that will follow only one storyline: Jake (Andy Samberg) and Holt (Andre Braugher) conducting an all-night interrogation of a murder suspect.
  • Tony winner Frank Langella will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Jim Carrey and Catherine Keener. He has four Tony Awards, was an Oscar nominee for Frost/Nixon and has a recurring role on FX's The Americans.
  • He will play Seb, the man who built Jeff's (Carrey) show from a school project to a nationally syndicated cultural touchstone with a multimillion-dollar merchandising empire. He must balance a growing concern for Jeff with the need to keep his onscreen persona from radically changing.
  • The cable channel has officially given a series order to the drama based on the novel by George R.R. Martin. The order was already unofficially made in September 2017 when Netflix boarded the series as a co-producer. But now, production is moving forward. Plus, a cast has been assembled. The drama will star Gretchen Mol (Chance) as Dr. Agatha Matheson, Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Karl D'Branin, David Ajala (Falling Water) as Roy Eris; Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Thale; Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf) as Lommie; Angus Sampson (Fargo) as Rowan; Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship) as Melantha Jhirl; and Brian F. O'Byrne (Aquarius) as Auggie.
  • Janet McTeer has joined the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. Her casting keeps her at Netflix following a co-starring role on the forthcoming second season of Jessica Jones.
  • She will play a Chicago-based attorney who has links to the cartel. In making a deal with the devil, she becomes a potential threat to Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney).
  • The comedic drama has promoted Jimmy Jean-Louis to series regular for the upcoming second season. He recurred in the first season as Dr. Gregory Ruval, a new love interest for Desna (Niecy Nash).