Thursday, March 1, 2018

Casting News - Sarah Wayne Callies to Star in 'Unspeakable'; Kelly Marie Tran Joins 'Sorry For Your Loss'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 1, 2018

CBS' FBI; CBS All Access' Strange Angel; Facebook Watch's Sorry For Your Loss; Hulu's Castle Rock; and SundanceTV's Unspeakable.

  • Chosen Jacobs has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring AndrĂ© Holland. He starred last year in the Stephen King film It and will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel.
  • He will play Wendell Deaver, the son of Henry Deaver (Holland).
  • Newcomer Laine Neil has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jack Reynor, Bella Heathcote and Rupert Friend.
  • She will play Patty, Susan's (Heathcote) half-sister, a firebrand whose spirit apparently hasn't yet been broken by her domineering father, Calvin.
  • Sarah Wayne Callies, Shawn Doyle, Michael Shanks and Camille Sullivan will star in the upcoming miniseries created by Robert C. Cooper. Callies has starred in FOX's Prison Break, AMC's The Walking Dead and USA's Colony. Doyle stars in Syfy's The Expanse, Netflix's Frontier and WGN America's Bellevue. Shanks starred in Stargate SG-1 and ION's Saving Hope. Sullivan has recurred on Amazon's The Man in the High Castle.
  • Based on first person experience and the non-fiction books, Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre Picard, the drama chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood. One of the largest medical disasters in Canadian history, the blood scandal triggered a federal inquiry and precedent-setting lawsuit resulting in billions of dollars in compensation to the victims.
  • Zeeko Zaki will play the lead role on the upcoming drama created by Craig Turk. He has previously had recurring roles on History's Six, FOX's 24: Legacy and The CW's Valor.
  • He will play FBI Special Agent OA, who made it from Bushwick to West Point, and has both the confidence and the will of someone who has had to fight every step of the way. After spending two years undercover, the DEA abruptly ripped him out, and he was cherry-picked by the FBI.
  • Kelly Marie Tran has joined the cast of the upcoming dramedy starring Elizabeth Olsen. She is known for her starring role as Rose Tico in last year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • She will play Jules, Leigh's (Olsen) younger sister, the most fun girl at a party, and the hardest to live with. In the face of her brother-in-law's death, she is not only fighting day-by-day to maintain her sobriety, but also struggling to evolve out of the role of the well-meaning disaster in her family.