Thursday, July 26, 2018

Casting News - Danielle Macdonald Boards 'Unbelievable'; Judith Light to Recur on 'Queen America'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - July 26, 2018

ABC's Speechless; Facebook Watch's Queen America; Freeform's Siren; NBC's Will & Grace; Netflix's The Crown & Unbelievable; and Starz's The Rook.

  • Josh O'Connor and Marion Bailey have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. O'Connor previously appeared in British dramas The Durrells in Corfu and Ripper Street. Bailey's film credits include Allied, The Lady in the Van and Mr. Turner.
  • O'Connor will play Prince Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies). He replaces Julian Baring in the role.
  • Bailey will play the Queen Mother, the mother of Queen Elizabeth. She replaces Victoria Hamilton in the role.
  • Danielle Macdonald has been cast on the upcoming limited series starring Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever. She is best known for playing the breakout lead role in the 2017 film Patti Cake$ and next appears as the lead in the upcoming film White Girl Problems.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.
  • Shelley Conn and James D'Arcy have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Emma Greenwell and Olivia Munn. Conn starred in the first season of SundanceTV's Liar. D'Arcy starred for two seasons in ABC's Agent Carter and recurred on the seventh season of Showtime's Homeland.
  • Conn will play Danielle Wulff, classified as a Chevalier within the hierarchy of the Checquy. She is a high-level operative responsible for creating elaborate cover stories to obscure her agency's role in shaping geopolitics. Her uncanny ability to synthesize huge amounts of data to control public perception will be tested as the agency's secrecy comes increasingly under fire.
  • D'Arcy will play Dr. Andrew Bristol, an agency operative in forced retirement who holds a key to Myfawny's (Greenwell) past.
  • Judith Light has landed a recurring role on the upcoming dramedy starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. She has starred for four seasons in Amazon's Transparent, for which she's received two Emmy nominations. She is currently Emmy nominated for her supporting performance in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
  • She will play Regina, Vicki's (Zeta-Jones) former pageant coach, who transformed Vicki from a trailer park girl. Bred from "old money," Regina represents much of what Vicki aspires to, fueling the duo's toxic and complex relationship.
  • Garcelle Beauvais is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She has recently recurred on Syfy's The Magicians, E!'s The Arrangement and NBC's Chicago Med.
  • She will play Susan Bishop, Maddie's (Fola Evans-Akingbola) mother and Dale's (Gil Birmingham) wife, who abandoned the family for the past ten months. She is back in Bristol Cove and ready to make amends with her family.
  • John Cleese will appear in the two-part third season premiere of the hit comedy series. His casting reunites him with Minnie Driver after both guest starred on the original run of NBC's Will & Grace.
  • He will play Martin, the hot-tempered, grudge-holding, sharp-witted and irresistibly charming father to Maya (Driver).
  • Chelsea Handler will guest star on the comedy's upcoming tenth season. She hosted E!'s Chelsea Lately for seven years and Netflix's Chelsea for two years.
  • She will play Donna Zimmer, a high-powered client of Grace's (Debra Messing) who starts dating her sister Janet (Mary McCormack).