Thursday, March 8, 2018

Casting News - Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew to Exit 'Grey's Anatomy'; Dermot Mulroney Joins 'Homecoming'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - March 8, 2018

ABC's Grey's Anatomy; Amazon's Homecoming; Facebook Watch's Sorry For Your Loss; Freeform's The Bold Type; Netflix's Untitled Sabrina Drama; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of the upcoming drama - reuniting with his My Best Friend's Wedding and August: Osage County co-star Julia Roberts. His recent TV credits include recurring roles on Showtime's Shameless, FOX's New Girl and FOX's LA to Vegas.
  • He will play Anthony, Heidi's (Roberts) boyfriend who is eager to please but a bit needy. Over the course of the show, he grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi's lack of attention to him and their relationship.
  • Gil Birmingham and Dichen Lachman have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Birmingham has recurred on Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Cinemax's Banshee and Paramount's upcoming drama Yellowstone. Lachman recently starred in the first season of Netflix's Altered Carbon.
  • Birmingham will play Pearce, an unflappable law enforcement officer with a dry sense of humor and more than 20 years on the job. Smart, dogged and patient, he has been tracking the Cody family for years.
  • Lachman will play Frankie, an edgy, free spirit who arrives at the Cody house with Billy (Denis Leary). They've been living in a car up and down the West Coast. She seems innocent, but she's dangerous.
  • Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew are departing the veteran drama series at the end of its fourteenth season. Capshaw joined the cast as Dr. Arizona Robbins as recurring in Season 5 and was promoted to series regular starting with Season 6. Drew appeared as Dr. April Kepner on a recurring basis in Season 6 and was promoted to series regular in Season 7.
  • "The characters of Arizona and April are permanently woven into the fabric of Grey's Anatomy thanks to the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew," said showrunner and executive producer Krista Vernoff. "As writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses."
  • "It's always hard for me to say goodbye to any of my characters," added series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes. "Both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner are not only beloved but iconic - both the LGBTQ and devout Christian communities are underrepresented on TV. I will be forever grateful to both Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant performances and for inspiring women around the globe. They will always be a part of our Shondaland family."
  • Luca James Lee and Siobhan Murphy have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. This is the first major credit for Lee. Murphy is known for a recurring role on Canadian drama Murdoch Mysteries.
  • Lee will play Ben, a potential love interest for Jane (Katie Stevens). He is a passionate young doctor with a successful practice who Jane crosses paths with and feels a spark.
  • Murphy will play Cleo, a new board member at the publishing company. She runs a digital empire as a relatable fitness guru, but is a force to be reckoned with. Jacqueline (Melora Hardin) will immediately reach out to Cleo once she comes on board.
  • Janet McTeer has signed on for a lead role on the upcoming dramedy starring Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran. She won a Tony Award in 1997 for her performance in A Doll's House. She has received two Academy Award nominations for Tumbleweeds and Albert Nobbs. She is currently a series regular on the second seasons of Netflix's Jessica Jones and Ozark.
  • She will play Amy, the mother of Leigh (Olsen) and Jules (Tran). She is a fitness maven, fierce mama bear, and total force of nature who is borderline evangelical with her mystical connection to the universe. She's a powerhouse, but far from perfect. She's also overbearing, self-serving and completely lacks awareness in regards to the darker side of her role as a mother. She's determined to be the woman who solves all the problems, and it's not rare for her to actually create problems in order to solve them.
  • Bronson Pinchot has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Kiernan Shipka. He starred for eight seasons in ABC's Perfect Strangers.
  • He will play George Hawthorne, Baxter High's villainous and puritanical principal. He is a constant thorn in Sabrina's (Shipka) side and is always trying to thwart her escapades.