Friday, March 2, 2018

Casting News - Maya Thurman-Hawkes Joins 'Stranger Things' as New Series Regular; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - March 2, 2018

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  • Maya Thurman-Hawke has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. Furthermore, Priah Ferguson is set to return on a recurring basis. Thurman-Hawke is the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, and will next be seen in the PBS/BBC miniseries Little Women.
  • Thurman-Hawke will play an alternative girl bored with her mundane day job. She seeks excitement in her life and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins, Indiani.
  • Ferguson plays Erica, Lucas' (Caleb McLaughlin) younger sister. She returns with an army of her own friends. No longer content with sitting on the sidelines, Erica finds herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous new threat.
  • Elena Kampouris, Kevin Carroll, Kiana Madeira and Ryan Robbins will play the lead roles on the upcoming drama created by Raelle Tucker.
  • Kampouris (Before I Fall) will play Minnow Bly. Physically and emotionally scarred and handless, she is now in juvie for brutally beating a young man.
  • Carroll (The Leftovers) will play Dr. Wilson, Minnow's mental health coordinator, a forensic psychologist working for the FBI, who's not your typical on paper psychologist.
  • Madeira (Dark Matter) will play Angel, Minnow's roommate in juvie. A science buff and a convicted murderer - who claims she acted in self defense. She is intrigued by her handless new roommate, and her background.
  • Robbins (Sanctuary) will play Samuel Bly, Minnow's father. Once a weak and susceptible man, he joined the cult hoping for a better life for him and his family. Fully believing that the Prophet speaks to God, he instantly becomes the Prophet's second in command.
  • Brett Tucker has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jaina Lee Ortiz and Jason George. He starred for four seasons in ABC's Mistresses (which also featured George) and recurred on FX's The Americans.
  • He will play Ripley. Like with most casting on the Shondaland shows, no additional information about the character was released.
  • Olivia Sandoval has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Britt Robertson and Jasmin Savoy Brown. She had a memorable recurring role on the third season of FX's Fargo.
  • She will play Celia Chavez, an assistant United States attorney.
  • Amanda Payton has joined the comedy's upcoming second season as a new series regular. Her guest credits include episodes of TNT's Animal Kingdom, CBS' NCIS and Comedy Central's Workaholics.
  • She will play Nina Rudolph, a hip girl from New York who has relocated to East Peck.
  • Mamoudou Athie and Jovan Adepo are set as series regulars on the upcoming dramedy starring Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran. Athie has had recurring roles on Netflix's The Get Down and TBS' The Detour. Adepo starred in two seasons of HBO's The Leftovers and the Academy Award-nominated film Fences.
  • Athie will play Matt, the kind of handsome that doesn't make a big deal out of itself, the kind of warm and funny that makes everyone feel more comfortable in their own skin. He was as accessible as Leigh (Olsen) was difficult, everybody's best friend. Five minutes into having a conversation with him, you were his best friend too.
  • Adepo will play Danny, a razor-sharp, constantly simmering, darkly funny, difficult to read, and on the whole just plain difficult dude. He always thinks he's the smartest person in the room, and by his pretty specific and relatively narrow definition of intelligence, he usually is the smartest person in the room.