Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Casting News - Nick Offerman Joins Amazon's 'Good Omens'; Marla Gibbs to Recur on 'Station 19'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - March 6, 2018

ABC's Station 19; Amazon's The Boys & Good Omens; BET's The Bobby Brown Story; CBS' FBI; and CBS All Access' $1.

  • Nick Offerman has joined the cast of the upcoming miniseries starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. He starred for seven seasons in NBC's Parks and Recreation, recurred in the second season of FX's Fargo and appears as co-host (alongside Amy Poehler) on NBC's upcoming reality-competition series Making It.
  • He will play the U.S. Ambassador and father of the child Warlock.
  • Marla Gibbs has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jaina Lee Ortiz and Jason George. She starred in eight seasons of CBS' The Jeffersons and five seasons of NBC's 227. Recently, she has appeared in ABC's Scandal, NBC's The Carmichael Show and NBC's Trial & Error.
  • As with most casting on the Shondaland shows, details about the character she'll be playing are being kept under wraps.
  • Connie Nielsen has joined the cast of the upcoming drama created by Craig Turk. Her casting marks a reunion with executive producer Dick Wolf following a recurring role on NBC's Law & Order: SVU (where she filled in for Mariska Hargitay during her maternity leave in 2016). Recently, she has appeared in Wonder Woman and Justice League.
  • She will play Ellen, the FBI Special Agent in Charge. A deeply respected boss, she is elegant, cultured and operates under massive pressure - political, public and self-imposed. She deals by being highly organized and disarmingly direct. She'll do anything for her agents who earn it, and is impossible to intimidate.
  • John Carroll Lynch, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Nathaniel Martello-White, Kirrilee Berger and Gracie Lawrence will star in the upcoming drama created by Jason Mosberg. Furthermore, Jeff Perry, Leslie Odom Jr. and counter singer Sturgill Simpson are set to recur.
  • Lynch (American Horror Story) will play Bud Carl, the owner of the family business, Carl Steel, and beloved around town. 
  • Ettinger (Indignation) will play Garrett Drimmer, a high school dropout and former hard partier who works in the lowest paid position at Carl Steel. Now, he is a hardworking and devoted single father trying to make positive changes in his life.
  • Denham (Manhattan) will play Peter Trask, the town's somewhat green but capable young police chief who used to be best friends and partners with Jake.
  • Martello-White (Collateral) will play Jake Noveer, a resourceful, willful and mostly good-hearted man who left the Braden Police Department to investigate a child disappearance and now works exclusively as a private investigator.
  • Berger (K.C. Undercover) will play Danielle "Dannie" Furlbee, the daughter of the richest man in town and the valedictorian of her high school in the summer between senior year and college. More book-smart than street-smart, she is confident in her intelligence and appearance.
  • Lawrence will play Julie Gardner, Dannie's best friend who is savvy and quick with a joke but lives a little bit in Dannie's shadow.
  • Perry (Scandal) will play Charles, a retired con man from Braden with declining health.
  • Odom Jr. (Hamilton) will play Randall Abatsy, new in town, who stands out as larger than life with his politician-like charisma and is known for his charitable work and lavish theme parties.
  • Simpson will play Ken Fry, a resident of Braden who used to work at the steel mill until he was let go by Carl. He now makes his living holding a never-ending yard sale with items stolen from people's front yards and porches.
  • Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howery, T.K. Carter, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, Alyssa Goss and Sandi McCree will round out the cast of the upcoming miniseries starring Woody McClain.
  • Phifer (Frequency) will play Tommy Brown, Bobby Brown's (McClain) brother.
  • Howery (The Carmichael Show) will play Brian Irvine, Bobby's business manager.
  • Carter (The Corner) will play Herbert "Pops" Brown, Bobby's father.
  • Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) will play Louil Silas Jr., an MCA producer-executive who helps make Bobby a solo star.
  • Gross (Sleepy Hollow) will play Steven Sealy, a childhood friend of Bobby's who is killed in a gunfight after hanging with him at a hometown bar.
  • Goss (B.G.) will play Alicia Etheridge, Bobby's current wife.
  • McCree (The New Edition Story) will play Carole Brown, Bobby's mother.
  • Jack Quaid will co-star on the upcoming drama created by Eric Kripke. He is the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan. He has appeared in The Hunger Games franchise and starred in HBO's short-lived drama Vinyl.
  • He will play Hughie. After the death of his girlfriend by fast-moving superhero A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), he is approached by a mysterious "government agent" named Billy Butcher, who drags Hughie into a covert war against a group of superheroes who are not what everyone thinks they are.