Thursday, August 2, 2018

Casting News - Michael Kelly Joins 'Jack Ryan'; Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau to Play Leads on 'First Wives Club'

Casting News - August 2, 2018

Amazon's Jack Ryan and Paramount's First Wives Club.

  • Michael Kelly has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. He starred for six seasons in Netflix's House of Cards, which earned him three Emmy nominations. He also starred in the first season of FX's Taboo and the National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home.
  • He will play Mike November, a smart and seasoned career field officer in the CIA who works with both Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) and James Greer (Wendell Pierce).
  • Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau will play two of the lead roles on the upcoming comedy created by Tracy Oliver. Scott is a three-time Grammy winner singer who also recently recurred on The CW's Black Lightning. Buteau is a stand-up comedian who has also recurred on FOX's Enlisted and Amazon's The Tick.
  • Scott will play Hazel, a gorgeous music superstar who has faded from the limelight and lost the confidence she once had. She has a raw talent and a killer voice that's been silenced by her husband/manager Sean for years. When she realizes that he's been unfaithful in both business and marriage, she is ready to wreak havoc and assert her artistic identity.
  • Buteau will play Bree, an overwhelmed mother and doctor who hasn't let loose in years. She is fiercely loyal and committed, so when her husband cheats on her, she is deeply betrayed and not ready to forgive. With the help of Hazel and Ari, she learns to harness her sexual energy and break out of her shell.