Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Casting News - Grace Park Boards 'A Million Little Things'; Piper Perabo to Star in 'Turn Up Charlie'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - June 27, 2018

ABC's A Million Little Things; Amazon's Catastrophe; AMC's NOS4A2; CBS' S.W.A.T.; Netflix's Raising Dion & Turn Up Charlie; Sony Crackle's The Oath; and WGN America's Pure.

  • Grace Park has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring James Roday, Romany Malco and David Giuntoli. She starred for four seasons in Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica and seven seasons in CBS' Hawaii Five-0.
  • She will play Katherine, a working mother and the lone breadwinner in her family. She is married to Eddie (Giuntoli). She replaces Anne Son, who played the role in the original pilot.
  • Piper Perabo will play the female lead on the upcoming comedy starring Idris Elba. JJ Feild and newcomer Frankie Hervey have also been cast today. Perabo previously starred for five seasons in USA's Covert Affairs. Feild starred for three seasons in AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies.
  • Perabo will play Sara, a superstar DJ, feminist icon and vivacious trendsetter who has chosen to abandon the chaotic and exciting life she lived in America to put roots down in London in an attempt to give her badly behaved daughter more stability and normality.
  • Feild will play David, a Hollywood actor who is adored by both fans and friends. A North London boy done good, he is ambitious and hardworking, but his return to his hometown brings new opportunities and uncertainties in equal measure.
  • Hervey will play Gabrielle, who is spoiled, savvy and wise beyond her years. Neglected by her career-driven parents, she pushes the boundaries - and the sanity of her nannies - to the extreme, in order to get her mum and dad's attention. Her spiky retorts, mischievous adventures and epic tantrums hide a lonely young girl with a distorted view of reality.
  • Christina Milian has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. Furthermore, Leona Lewis, Zulay Henao and Kevin Connolly have been cast in recurring roles.
  • Milian (Grandfathered) will play Christine Parks, a second-generation Raven - her father was one of the gang's founders - and partner of Kraley (Andrew Howard). She grew up admiring her dad and wants to follow in his footsteps.
  • Lewis (The X Factor) will play Amber Hall, the daughter of Pastor Greg who grew up surrounded by the violence in her neighborhood. She now works as a doctor at the local hospital, doing what she can for those in the community who look up to both her and her father.
  • Henao (If Loving You Is Wrong) will play Carmen Velasquez, the older sister of Ricardo and daughter of Ignacio who, after living most of her life surrounded by violence, is trying to move the family toward a legitimate business.
  • Connolly (Entourage) will play James Hoke, the former radio car partner to Karen Beach (Katrina Law) who now works in Internal Affairs and brings some troubling news to her and the Ravens' attention.
  • Patrick St. Esprit has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming second season. He recurred throughout the first season, appearing in 16 episodes. He has also recurred on CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles, Netflix's Narcos and USA's Unsolved.
  • He plays Commander Robert Hicks, a senior LAPD official with the Special Operations Bureau.
  • Alisha Wainwright and Ja'Siah Young will play the lead roles opposite Jason Ritter and Michael B. Jordan on the upcoming drama. Young is a relative newcomer, while Wainwright has starred for two seasons in Freeform's Shadowhunters. Furthermore, Seith Mann has been tapped to direct the first episode.
  • Young will play Dion, a curious, playful and intelligent 7-year-old boy who is learning he has some very special abilities. He can move things with his mind. While exciting and cool, it's also something he knows scares his mom, Nicole.
  • Wainwright will play Nicole, a former professional dancer who gave it up to raise her son when her husband Mark (Jordan) died. Although Nicole is completely overwhelmed by raising her son alone while dealing with the loss of her husband, she is still effortlessly cool and maintains a positive outlook on life for Dion. As his abilities become more and more apparent, Nicole's protective nature heightens as she starts to fear for his safety.
  • Alyson Hannigan has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She starred for seven seasons in The WB/UPN's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and nine seasons in CBS' How I Met Your Mother.
  • She will play Esther Dunkel, a lapsed Mennonite who is nobody's fool and has been helping her lawyer-boyfriend funnel a fortune in cartel cash through a local bank. When the cops start closing in on the ever-resourceful Esther, she has no other option but to engineer her own escape.
  • Michaela Watkins will appear in the comedy's upcoming fourth season. She has starred for four seasons in Hulu's Casual.
  • She will play Rob's (Rob Delaney) sister.
  • Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull and Ebon Moss-Bachrach have been cast on the upcoming drama created by Jami O'Brien. Olafsson starred for two seasons in Netflix's Lady Dynamite. Virginia Kull starred in Hulu's The Looming Tower and FOX's Gracepoint. Ebon Moss-Bachrach starred for three seasons in HBO's Girls as well as the first season of Netflix's The Punisher.
  • Olafsson will play Bing Partridge, a hard worker with a mysterious past and an impressionable mind.
  • Kull will play Linda McQueen, Vic's tough, blue-collar mother determined to hold her family together and protect her daughter.
  • Moss-Bachrach will play Chris McQueen, Vic's charming, blue-collar father with a weakness for drink but a deep love for his daughter.