Friday, March 16, 2018

Casting News - Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris to Star in 'Valley of the Boom'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 16, 2018

AMC's Preacher; CBS' Murphy Brown; HBO's Camping and National Geographic's Valley of the Boom.

  • Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn, Lamorne Morris, John Karna, Dakota Shapiro and Oliver Cooper will star in the upcoming limited series created by Matthew Carnahan. No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing.
  • Whitford won two Emmy Awards for his performances in NBC's The West Wing and Amazon's Transparent. Zahn stars in ABC's upcoming drama The Crossing (which debuts April 2). Morris starred for seven seasons in FOX's New Girl. Karna starred for two seasons in MTV's Scream. Shapiro is a relative newcomer. Cooper starred for three seasons in Amazon's Red Oaks.
  • David Tennant will star opposite Jennifer Garner on the upcoming comedy created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. He played the tenth doctor in BBC's Doctor Who and starred for three seasons in ITV's Broadchurch. He recently was a series regular on the first season of Netflix's Jessica Jones. He will next be seen as the co-lead opposite Michael Sheen in Amazon's Good Omens.
  • He will play Walt, Kathryn's (Garner) obedient husband and loving father who is the reliable lynch pin of his male social group - but below all that reality lurks a subtle but growing discontent about what he's just signed up for.
  • Jake McDorman and Nik Dodani have joined the cast of the upcoming revival of the hit comedy starring Candice Bergen. McDorman played the lead role on CBS' one-season drama Limitless. Dodani recently recurred on Netflix's Atypical.
  • McDorman will play Avery, Murphy Brown's (Bergen) millennial adult journalist son who is following in his mother's footsteps, perhaps too closely. He has his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit.
  • Dodani will play Pat, the director of social media for the news show who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the gang into the 21st century.
  • Jonny Coyne has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He has previously recurred on NBC's The Blacklist, CBS' Mom and AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies.
  • He will play Allfather D'Aronique, a physically large, overweight and a revolting slob, but also potentially the most powerful man in the world. He is quietly sinister with eyes that see more than he says.