Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Casting News - Afton Williamson & Eric Winter to Co-Star on 'The Rookie'; Eric Johnson Joins 'Vikings'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 7, 2018

ABC's The Rookie; Amazon's Too Old to Die Young; Audience's Mr. Mercedes; and History's Vikings.

  • Afton Williamson and Eric Winter will co-star opposite Nathan Fillion on the upcoming drama created by Alexi Hawley.
  • Williamson (Banshee, The Breaks) will play Talia Bishop, a newly promoted training officer whose first assignment is John Nolan (Fillion), a 40-year-old rookie.
  • Winter (Witches of East End, Secrets & Lies) will play Tim Bradford, an overbearing training officer.
  • Eric Johnson has joined the drama's upcoming sixth season as a new series regular. He recently starred for two seasons in Cinemax's The Knick and appears in the Fifty Shades film franchise.
  • He will play Erik, a formidable warrior who is an outlaw living on his wits and martial skills.
  • Virginia Kull has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She stars in Hulu's upcoming limited series The Looming Tower and previously recurred on HBO's Big Little Lies and Amazon's Sneaky Pete.
  • She will play Sadie McDonald, a nurse in the neurology ward - known as the "Brain Bucket" - at Mercy General Hospital. An epileptic who has recently gone off her medication, she's prone to occasional microscopic seizures which pull her away from the task at hand. Her most famous patient is Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway).
  • Hart Bochner has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Miles Teller. He previously starred in USA's The Starter Wife and will be seen in the upcoming film A Book of Common Prayer.
  • He will play Lieutenant, a spiritual and larger than life man who believes in life's mysticism.