Thursday, April 26, 2018

Casting News - Bradley Whitford Joins Pop's 'Flack'; YouTube Red's 'Origin' Stages a 'Harry Potter' Reunion; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 26, 2018

HBO's Gentleman Jack & Lovecraft Country; Pop's Flack; and YouTube Red's Origin.

  • Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Anna Paquin. He won Emmy Awards for his performances in NBC's The West Wing and Amazon's Transparent. He will next appear in a recurring role on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and a starring role in National Geographic's Valley of the Boom.
  • He will play Calvin Cooper, an American movie star living in England working in theatre.
  • Harry Potter stars Natalia Tena and Tom Felton are reuniting as the leads of the upcoming drama created by Mika Watkins. The cast will also feature Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Madalyn Horcher, Siobhán Cullen, Adelayo Adedayo, Nina Wadia, Johannes Johannesson, Wil Coban and Tara Fitzgerald. 
  • Tena will play Lana, who is resilient, tough and great in a crisis. She quickly becomes a kind of captain to the passengers of Origin.
  • Felton will play Logan, an angry young man who is as much of a threat to himself as he is to those around him.
  • Mitsuji will play Shun, who also quickly emerges as a natural leader among the passengers due to his cool head and razor sharp reflexes.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters the rest of the cast will be playing.
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell will star in the upcoming drama created by Misha Green. She previously starred for two seasons in WGN America's Underground, which was also co-created by Green.
  • She will play Letitia "Leti" Dandridge, who hustled her way across the country as an artist protesting for civil rights who now finds herself back home looking to plant some roots.
  • Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Cole, Peter Davison, Amelia Bullmore, Vincent Franklin, Shaun Dooley, Joe Armstrong, Jodhi May, Rosie Cavaliero, Thomas Howes, Jessica Baglow, Albane Courtois and Ben Hunter have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Suranne Jones.
  • Rundle (Peaky Blinders) will play Ann Walker, the wealthy heiress on whom Anne Lister (Jones) sets her sights to marry.
  • Whelan (Game of Thrones) will play Marian, Anne Lister's sister.
  • West (Last Tango in Halifax) will play Jeremy Lister, Anne and Marian's father.
  • Jones (God's Own Country) will play Aunt Anne Lister.
  • Cole (Waiting for God) will play Ann Walker's aunt.
  • Davison (Liar) will play William Priestly, Ann Walker's cousin.
  • Bullmore (Happy Valley) will play Eliza Priestly, William's wife.
  • Franklin (Cucumber) will play Christopher Rawson, a businessman and fierce rival to Anne Lister.
  • Dooley (Gunpowder) will play Jeremiah, Christopher's brother and business partner.
  • Armstrong (Darkest Hour) will play Samuel Washington.
  • May (Genius) will play Vere Hobart.
  • Cavaliero (Unforgotten) will play Elizabeth Cordingley.
  • Howes (Downton Abbey) will play John Booth.
  • Baglow (Waterloo Road) will play Rachael Heminway.
  • Courtois will play Eugénie Pierre.
  • Hunter will play Joseph Booth.