Thursday, June 14, 2018

Casting News - Richard Flood Promoted to Series Regular on 'Shameless'; Jean Smart Joins 'Dirty John'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - June 14, 2018

Bravo's Dirty John; Netflix's V-Wars; Showtime's Shameless; Starz's Now Apocalypse; and YouTube Premium's Untitled Pally/Richardson Comedy.

  • Richard Flood has been promoted to series regular for the dramedy's upcoming ninth season. He appeared as a special guest star in six episodes of the eighth season. His other credits include the Irish drama Red Rock, NBC's international drama Crossing Lines and the National Geographic movie Killing Kennedy.
  • He plays Ford, Fiona's (Emmy Rossum) new boyfriend, an Irish carpenter and a popular sperm donor for multiple lesbian couples.
  • Jean Smart has joined the cast of the upcoming anthology series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. She is a three time Emmy winner out of eight nominations. Her recent television credits include starring for two seasons in FX's Legion (which has been renewed for a third season) and a lead role in the second season of FX's Fargo.
  • She will play Arlane Hart, Debra's (Britton) mother. 
  • Tyler Posey has booked a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Avan Jogia. He previously starred for six seasons in MTV's Teen Wolf and appeared in a recurring role on The CW's Jane the Virgin.
  • He will play Gabriel, an incredibly charismatic and mysterious guy Ulysses (Jogia) matches with on a dating app. During their highly anticipated first date, they can hardly contain themselves.
  • Peter Outerbridge will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Ian Somerhalder and Adrian Holmes. He has previously had recurring roles on CBS' Zoo, The CW's Nikita and Syfy's The Expanse.
  • He will play Calix Niklos, an elegant and malicious science expert on the Homeland Security Team.
  • Keith David, Curtis Armstrong, Allyce Beasley, Danielle Schneider, Neil Casey, Sabrina Revelle, Rich Sommer, Adriyan Rae and Thomas Barbusca have landed recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Adam Pally and Sam Richardson.
  • David (Greenleaf) will play Lafonso, the cheery single father of Alf (Richardson). Despite his food addiction and reclusive lifestyle, he exudes positivity and an undying devotion to his son.
  • Armstrong (New Girl) will play Burt, the lovable sad-sack father of Ronnie (Pally). His lack of self-worth and generally passive demeanor makes him the family's punching bag time and again.
  • Beasley (Moonlighting) will play Gayle, the overbearing mother to Ronnie. She's a take-no-prisoners woman whose only soft spot seems to be for her beloved dog, Taffy.
  • Schneider (The Hotwives) will play Shayna, the snarky sister to Ronnie who owns a small chain of candle-selling mall kiosks. She thrives on Ronnie's pain.
  • Casey (Making History) will play Craig, the uptight business manage of Lou (Jay Pharoah) who is egregiously uncool. No one shows him any sort of respect (least of all himself).
  • Revelle (Zac and Mia) will play Courtney, the high school sweetheart of Alf. She has fully moved on with her life and has no interest in Alf's immature shenanigans.
  • Sommer (Mad Men) will play Zack Chevalier, a lame suburban investment banker who went to high school with Alf and Ronnie. Everything about his life is boring and run-of-the-mill.
  • Rae (Brockmire) will play Tasha, Alf's extremely close cousin who works at the local supermarket.
  • Barbusca (The Mick) will play Cade, a teen Instagram star and local celebrity who Alf and Ronnie enlist to bolster their dwindling followers.