Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Casting News - Christina Applegate to Star in 'Dead to Me'; Julia Garner & Juno Temple Join 'Dirty John'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - July 11, 2018

Bravo's Dirty John; CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story; Hallmark's When Calls the Heart; NBC's Blindspot; and Netflix's Dead to Me.

  • Christina Applegate will star in and executive produce the upcoming comedy created by Liz Feldman. She stars in the Bad Moms and Anchorman film franchises. On television, she starred for eleven seasons in FOX's Married... With Children, two seasons in ABC's Samantha Who? and two seasons in NBC's Up All Night.
  • She will play Jen, a poised and put-together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn't necessarily want to deal with. Jen has been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit and run.
  • Julia Garner and Juno Temple will co-star on the upcoming anthology series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Garner stars in Netflix's Ozark (which returns for its second season in August) and recurred in FX's The Americans. Temple starred in HBO's short-lived drama Vinyl.
  • They will play Terra and Veronica Newell, the daughters of Debra Newell (Britton), who are both skeptical about their mother's relationship with John Meehan (Bana).
  • Chris McNally and Kevin McGarry have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming sixth season. McNally had a recurring role on Netflix's Altered Carbon. McGarry previously recurred on the Canadian drama Heartland.
  • McNally will play Lucas Bouchard, a charming gambler and saloon owner who is hiding more than a card up his sleeve.
  • McGarry will play Nathan Grant, the epitome of the strong, silent type and takes all his responsibilities to heart as the new Mountie in town.
  • Zabryna Guevara and Dorian Missick have landed series regular roles on the upcoming drama starring Kim Cattrall, James Wolk and Paul Wesley. Guevara has starred in FOX's Gotham and Netflix's The Get Down. Missick has recurred on TNT's Southland, Netflix's Luke Cage and TNT's Animal Kingdom.
  • Guevara will play Detective Renee Garcia, a measured detective who operates by the book. While tough and unrelenting, she is not without empathy. She's the type of detective who trusts her instincts but knows hard evidence is paramount - exactly the type of cop you would want on a case.
  • Missick will play Sam, the ringleader of a group of criminals who is steadfast in his unlawful ways. Calculating, intense and undeterred, he has managed to fly under the radar and will go to any length to keep it that way.
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has booked a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She starred in CBS' one-season drama Limitless. She has also recurred on NBC's Grimm and Netflix's The Punisher.
  • She will play Madeline Burke. No additional details were immediately released about the character - including how many episodes she will appear in.