Friday, July 20, 2018

Casting News - Katheryn Winnick Boards 'Wu Assassins'; Frances McDormand to Voice God on 'Good Omens'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - July 20, 2018

Amazon's Good Omens & Jack Ryan; AMC's Fear the Walking Dead & The Walking Dead; CBS' Magnum P.I.; CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery; and Netflix's Wu Assassins.

  • Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan and Tzi Ma have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Iko Uwais. Winnick has starred for five seasons in History's Vikings. Tan is currently recurring on the third season of AMC's Into the Badlands. Flanagan starred for seven seasons in FX's Sons of Anarchy. Ma has recurred on FOX's 24, AMC's Hell on Wheels and Amazon's The Man in the High Castle.
  • Winnick will play Christine "C.G." Gavin, an undercover cop caught in the middle of a gang war that's breaking out in Chinatown.
  • Tan will play Lu Xin Lee, a suave, fierce and intelligent leader who owns and operates his own custom garage and runs a car theft ring for the Triad.
  • Flanagan will play Alec McCullough, an international crime boss with a mysterious interest in San Francisco's Chinatown.
  • Ma will play Mr. Young, a kindly Chinatown grocer and a mentor to Kai (Uwais).
  • Tim Kang has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Jay Hernandez. His casting brings him back to CBS after starring for seven seasons in The Mentalist.
  • He will play Detective Gordon Katsumoto, an up-and-comer in the Honolulu PD and nobody better get in his way - especially Thomas Magnum (Hernandez).
  • Aaron Stanford, Mo Collins and Stephen Henderson have booked recurring roles on the drama's fourth season - as revealed in the trailer unveiled at the show's Comic-Con panel. Stanford is coming off of a four-season starring role on Syfy's 12 Monkeys. Collins starred for six seasons in FOX's MADtv. Henderson recently appeared in films Manchester by the Sea and Lady Bird.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing beyond the glimpses seen in the trailer.
  • Samantha Morton is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming ninth season. She received Academy Award nominations for her performances in the films Sweet and Lowdown and In America. She has recently been starring for two seasons in Hulu's Harlots.
  • She will play Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers, one of the most iconic villains from the comic books.
  • Rebecca Romijn will appear in the drama's upcoming second season, it was announced today during the show's panel at Comic-Con. She recently starred for four seasons in TNT's The Librarians.
  • She will play Number One, Captain Pike's (Anson Mount) first officer aboard the USS Enterprise.
  • Frances McDormand will lend her voice to the upcoming miniseries starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. She has won two Academy Awards for Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, two Emmy Awards (as an actor and producer) for HBO's Olive Kitteridge and a Tony Award for Good People.
  • She will play the voice of God.
  • Noomi Rapace has joined the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. She recently has starred in the Netflix films Bright and What Happened to Monday. She gained fame for playing Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its respective sequels.
  • She will play Harriet "Harry" Baumann, a highly capable, sharply intelligent and intoxicatingly charming agent with Germany's secret intelligence service. She crosses paths with CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) in South America.