Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Casting News - Brendan Fraser to Star in 'Doom Patrol'; 'This Is Us' Adds Jane Kaczmarek; Plus 15 More Updates!

Casting News - August 21, 2018

ABC's The Fix & Modern Family; Amazon's Bosch; Apple's Are You Sleeping; CBS' Life in Pieces & Magnum P.I.; The CW's Dynasty, iZombie, Legacies, Riverdale & Supergirl; DC Universe's Doom Patrol; FOX's Empire; NBC's Chicago P.D. & This Is Us; and Netflix's Another Life & Lucifer.

  • Bruce Boxleitner has been tapped to replace Brent Spiner in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Scheduling issues in response to a family situation forced Spiner to depart the role. Boxleitner has previously recurred on CBS' NCIS, NBC's Heroes and Hallmark's Cedar Cove.
  • He will play Baker, the adept and politically minded Vice President of the United States. He is an unlikely leader who steps up in a big way when his country needs him most.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's fifth and final season. The NBA legend recently competed on the athlete-themed season of Dancing With the Stars.
  • He will play Zed, one of just two Seattle City Council members who didn't flee the city before the wall went up. He is a zombie, and his fellow council member is a human, thus creating a unique form of gridlock at city hall. With the wheels of government ground to a halt, Peyton (Aly Michalka) is left effectively in charge of running the city.
  • Daniel Levy will guest star in the third episode of the comedy's upcoming tenth season. He is the co-creator and star of the Pop comedy Schitt's Creek.
  • He will play Jonah, a courtroom sketch artist who draws Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) in a very unflattering manner. When they confront him, they learn he is bitter about a past slight and is out for revenge.
  • Joey King has been cast in a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming fourth season. She is the real-life sister of series regular Hunter King (who plays Clementine). She previously starred in the first season of FX's Fargo and the film Independence Day: Resurgence.
  • She will play Morgan, a pregnant 17-year-old who plans to place her baby with adoptive parents Matt (Thomas Sadoski) and Colleen (Angelique Cabral).
  • David Zayas will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's sixth season - which will also serve as a crossover event with Chicago Fire and Chicago Med. He starred for eight seasons in Showtime's Dexter and two seasons in Hulu's Shut Eye.
  • He will play a low-level cartel driver and devoted father who has to decide which one of his sons to protect when both children end up in the Intelligence unit's crosshairs.
  • Ken Jeong and Carl Weathers have booked guest appearances on the upcoming drama starring Jay Hernandez. Jeong starred for six seasons in NBC's Community and two seasons in ABC's Dr. Ken. Weathers notably starred in the Rocky film franchise and was a series regular in NBC's one-season drama Chicago Justice.
  • Jeong will play Lee Ji-Won, a local old-school private investigator who plays power with Magnum (Hernandez). He may be a colorful dude, but apparently, he gives P.I.'s a bad wrap.
  • Weathers will play Dan, an old-school Marine who's struggling to pay his bills as a fisherman. A man of integrity, he asks Magnum for help finding a 350-pound tuna he caught that has been stolen. The fish is worth about $350,000, so he'd like it back to help pay off his boat and workers.
  • Sharon Lawrence has landed a guest role on the drama's upcoming second season. She starred for six seasons in ABC's NYPD Blue She has recently been recurring on Showtime's Shameless, Netflix's The Ranch and OWN's Queen Sugar.
  • She will play Laura Van Kirk, Liam's (Adam Huber) well-bred, erudite mother who is so overpowering and manipulative that she puts Fallon's (Elizabeth Gillies) mother, Alexis (Nicollette Sheridan) to shame. Fallon is not a fan of Laura and Liam's relationship as she understands how Liam could easily fill a book with all the trauma from his childhood.
  • Chris Ashworth is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He has previously recurred on HBO's The Wire and Amazon's Sneaky Pete.
  • He will play Vardy. No additional character details were immediately released.
  • Lyndon Smith has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan and Aaron Paul. She has previously recurred on NBC's Parenthood and The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
  • She will play a first year law associate with strong convictions who works closely with Poppy (Spencer).
  • Karen David has joined the cast of the upcoming drama in a recurring role. She starred for two seasons in ABC's Galvant and recurred during the final season of ABC's Once Upon a Time.
  • She will play Emma Tig, a beautiful witch-turned-guidance counselor. She is the moral support and shoulder to cry on for all the students at the Salvatore School, even if the person who needs her therapy the most - Alaric (Matthew Davis) - remains an elusive patient.
  • Chasten Harmon and Vanessa Vasquez have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Robin Tunney. Harmon starred in USA's one-season drama Damnation. Vasquez starred for four seasons in Hulu's East Los High.
  • Harmon will play Star, the daughter of Sevvy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).
  • Vasquez will play Dia. No additional details were immediately released.
  • Jane Kaczmarek will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's third season. She starred for seven seasons in FOX's Malcolm in the Middle. She recently recurred on USA's Playing House.
  • She will play a liberal university professor and scientist who is intelligent, warm and down-to-earth.
  • Selma Blair has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Katee Sackhoff. She starred in 50 episodes of FX's Anger Management. She has also recurred on FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Netflix's Lost in Space.
  • She will play Harper Glass, a 21st century media influencer who uses journalism, social media and keen intelligence in an attempt to break one of the biggest stories in human history.
  • Graham McTavish has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He starred for two seasons in Starz's Outlander and three seasons in AMC's Preacher.
  • He will play Father Kinley, a kind, deeply empathetic and revered priest. He is profoundly committed to guarding his flock. That includes doing whatever it takes to keep mankind safe from evil which doesn't bode well for Lucifer (Tom Ellis).
  • Anthony Michael Hall will guest star in a special flashback episode of the drama's upcoming third season. He is best known for starring in the '80s films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science
  • He will play Principal Featherhead, Riverdale High's longtime principal who will get caught up in the game the teenagers are playing in an unexpected way.
  • Brendan Fraser has been cast as one of the leads on the upcoming drama created by Jeremy Carver. The roles marks his latest foray into television following major recurring roles on Showtime's The Affair, FX's Trust and Audience Network's Condor.
  • He will play Cliff Steele aka Robotman, a former race car driver who was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. His brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body. Fraser will provide the voiceover for the character in the present-day scenes with Riley Shanahan providing the physical performance in full body costume. Fraser will also play the character in flashbacks.
  • Skylan Brooks and Meta Golding are set for recurring roles on the drama's upcoming fifth season. Brooks starred in Netflix's one-season drama The Get Down. Golding starred in the TV One film Behind the Movement.
  • Brooks will play Quincy, a young man wrongly incarcerated who develops a relationship with Andre (Trai Byers).
  • Golding will play Teri, Quincy's mother, a heartfelt beauty who works with Andre while they fight to free her son.