Friday, July 13, 2018

Casting News - Rich Sommer to Co-Star on 'In the Dark'; George Newbern to Recur on 'Law & Order: SVU'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - July 13, 2018

Apple's Are You Sleeping; The CW's In the Dark; and NBC's Law & Order: SVU.

  • Rich Sommer has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Perry Mattfeld. He starred for seven seasons in AMC's Mad Men and has recurred for two seasons in Netflix's GLOW.
  • He will play Dean, a salt-of-the-earth cop. He's called in to investigate when Murphy (Mattfeld) claims she has discovered her friend's dead body in an alley. He's put on the case because he has a blind daughter, and it's thought he may be sensitive to Murphy's situation. He also initially thinks that Murphy's claim was the result of a drunken delusion. But as Murphy cleans up her act and presses the police to investigate, Dean begins to lend credence to her claims. The role was played by Austin Nichols in the original pilot.
  • George Newbern has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming 20th season. He recurred for the first six seasons of ABC's Scandal before being promoted to series regular for the seventh and final season.
  • He will play Dr. Al Pollack, a charming, handsome and very wealthy doctor who is a past and future love interest to Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish). They've had a tumultuous relationship in the past. He has a bit of a wandering eye. When they reconnect, things might be different this time - or not.
  • Nic Bishop, Annabella Sciorra, Molly Hagan and Tami Roman have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Octavia Spencer. Roman will be a series regular. Bishop, Sciorra and Hagan will recur in the first season.
  • Bishop (Covert Affairs, Body of Proof) will play Chuck Buhrman in flashbacks, the father of twin sisters Josie and Lanie (both Lizzy Caplan).
  • Sciorra (Luke Cage, GLOW) will play Erin Buhrman, the mother of Josie and Lanie.
  • Hagan (iZombie, Law & Order: True Crime) will play Susan Carver, the aunt of Josie and Lanie.
  • Roman (Basketball Wives) will play Lillian Scoville, Poppy's (Spencer) saucy stepmother.