Thursday, March 29, 2018

Casting News - Campbell Scott and Alanna Ubach to Recur on 'Dietland'; Sissy Spacek Joins 'Homecoming'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - March 29, 2018

Amazon's Homecoming; AMC's Dietland; and USA's Shooter.

  • Campbell Scott, Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu, Marc Blucas, Ami Sheth and Jen Ponton have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies.
  • Scott (House of Cards) will play Stanley Austen, a one-time industry titan whose influence and clout as the head of the Austen Media empire is threatened by a group of anonymous female terrorists.
  • Ubach (Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce) will play Marlowe Buchanan, a former famous sitcom star who lost her job when she returned from hiatus with a few extra pounds and her signature hair style lopped off. A fierce feminist activist and earth mother, she is one of Verena Baptist's (Robin Weigert) acolytes and the author of Bangability Theory, a book about the sexualization of women.
  • Hu (Arrow) will play Abra Austen, Stranley's wife. She is well-educated, well-mannered but a teensy bit bored and resentful of being considered Stanley's trophy wife.
  • Blucas (Underground) will play Bobby, a New York City cop who is also Dominic's (Adam Rothenberg) ex-partner and friend.
  • Sheth (Blindspot) will play Sana, an artist and acolyte of Verena. Despite her shockingly disfigured face, she is a model of self-acceptance for Plum (Nash), who begins to understand that peace starts within and that inner peace is essential if you have to go to war.
  • Ponton (30 Rock) will play Rubi, a resident at Calliope House. She is colorful, exuberant and very opinionated.
  • Sissy Spacek has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Julia Roberts. She won an Academy Award for her performance in Coal Miner's Daughter. She starred for three seasons in Netflix's Bloodline and next appears as a series regular in Hulu's Castle Rock.
  • She will play Ellen Bergman, Heidi's (Roberts) mother, a no-nonsense, somewhat crabby woman who is fiercely protective of her daughter.
  • Raymond J. Barry has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He has previously had recurring roles on FX's Justified, The CW's The 100 and FOX's Gotham.
  • He will play August Russo. Formerly a member of Earl Swagger's unit in Vietnam, he now uses the skills he developed in wartime to train operatives at a secret facility.