Thursday, February 15, 2018

Casting News - Michelle Gomez Joins 'Sabrina' Drama; Bradley Whitford Boards 'The Handmaid's Tale'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - February 15, 2018

ABC's The Rookie & Take Two; DC's Titans; Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale; Netflix's Untitled Sabrina Drama; and OWN's Love Is ___.

  • Bruno Bichir has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Brenton Thwaites. He starred in two seasons of Netflix's Narcos as well as Amazon's new drama Absentia.
  • He will play Dr. Niles Caulder aka The Chief, a pioneer in medical science, searching the world over for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle. Brilliant but controversial, he will stop at nothing to help those he believes are in need, including his collection of strange heroes known as The Doom Patrol.
  • Titus Makin will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Nathan Fillion. He has previously recurred on FOX's Glee, Freeform's Pretty Little Liars and Hulu's The Path.
  • He will play Officer Jackson West, an eager rookie whose father is a high-level commander in the LAPD.
  • Xavier De Guzman has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian. His past guest appearances include USA's Covert Affairs, FXX's Man Seeking Woman and ABC's Designated Survivor.
  • He will play Berto, Eddie's (Cibrian) assistant.
  • Michelle Gomez and Chance Perdomo have landed series regular roles on the upcoming drama starring Kiernan Shipka. Gomez has recurred for the past three seasons on Doctor Who. Perdomo's casting marks the British native's first U.S. television role.
  • Gomez will play Mary Wardell, Sabrina's (Shipka) favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High. When she is possessed by the Devil's handmaiden, Madam Satan, Ms. Wardell turns into a sultry, cunning manipulator who is always trying to lure Sabrina down the Path of Night.
  • Perdomo will play Ambrose Spellman, Sabrina's warlock cousin from England. Placed under house-arrest by the Witches Council, he is forbidden from leaving the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman women. Witty, puckish and pansexual, he is one of Sabrina's partners in crime, always up for mischief.
  • Emmy winner Bradley Whitford has booked a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He has won two Emmy Awards - the first for his supporting role in NBC's The West Wing and the second for his guest role in Amazon's Transparent.
  • He will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead's economy, who is gruff and intimidating with a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid.
  • Clarke Peters is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. He starred in five seasons of HBO's The Wire and four seasons of HBO's Treme. More recently, he has appeared in ITV's Jericho, Hulu's Chance and HBO's The Deuce.
  • He will play Yasir in the year 2027. He is a handsome, confident man and Nuri's (Lana Young) husband of 32 years. In 1997, Yasir and Nuri are played by Will Catlett and Michele Weaver.