Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Casting News - Kate Walsh Lands Recurring Role on Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - May 9, 2018

CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story; Netflix's Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.

  • Kate Walsh has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and Mary J. Blige. Her casting keeps her at Netflix after starring for two seasons in 13 Reasons Why. She previously starred for six seasons in ABC's Private Practice.
  • She will play The Handler, a composed and confident leader of a mysterious, bureaucratic company who is always ready to manage any situation - though it's best not to get on her bad side. Her charm is her greatest strength and she uses it to her advantage to complete the business of her organization.
  • Francesca Reale has been cast in a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Haters Back Off.
  • She will play Heather, a popular lifeguard at the Hawkins Community Pool who becomes the centerpiece of a dark mystery.
  • Billy Magnussen has booked a lead role on the upcoming drama created by Kevin Williamson. He received a Tony nomination in 2012 for his work in the play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Furthermore, Liz Friedlander has signed on to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.
  • He will play Nick, a young high school teacher who's handsome, seductive and quite possibly a wolf in sheep's clothing. After a wild night with a girl he met at a nightclub results in a hookup but no phone numbers swapped, he thinks his chances with her have gone out the window. But when he runs into her again, he's sure to take advantage of his second chance, proving he's sensitive, understanding and, quite possibly, too good to be true.