Thursday, August 23, 2018

Casting News - Matt Bomer to Appear on 'Will & Grace'; Andrew Scott Joins 'Fleabag'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - August 23, 2018

ABC's Whiskey Cavalier; Amazon's Fleabag; NBC's Blindspot, This Is Us & Will & Grace; Netflix's Lost in Space; and TNT's Snowpiercer.

  • Josh Hopkins is returning to ABC as a series regular on the upcoming dramedy starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan. He starred for six seasons in the ABC/TBS comedy Cougar Town and one season in ABC's Quantico. He next appears in a recurring role on the third season of HBO's True Detective.
  • He will play Ray Prince, a charmingly roguish FBI agent who has a complicated relationship with his former partner, Agent Will Chase (Foley). Hopkins appeared as a guest star in the pilot.
  • Ennis Esmer has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming fourth season. He has been recurring on the drama since the first season. He also starred for three seasons in Amazon's Red Oaks.
  • He plays Rich Dotcom, a billionaire and dark web mastermind who became a consultant for the FBI.
  • Melanie Liburd has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming third season. She appeared as a guest star during the second season finale. She previously starred in Netflix's one-season drama Gypsy.
  • She plays Zoe, Beth's (Susan Kelechi Watson) cool cousin. In a flash-forward, it was teased that she would soon become Kevin's (Justin Hartley) girlfriend.
  • Ajay Friese has been upped to series regular for the drama's upcoming second season. He appeared in six episodes of the drama's first season. He has previously recurred on BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. He next recurs on Netflix's new drama The Order
  • He plays Vijay Dhar, Victor's (Raza Jaffrey) son and Penny's (Mina Sundwall) love interest.
  • Timothy V. Murphy, Happy Anderson and Jonathan Lloyd Walker have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
  • Murphy (Sons of Anarchy) will play Commander Grey, a former Special Forces, British SAS who commanded men before the Freeze. His speciality is keeping things in order. A brilliant tactician, this hardened leader also relishes getting his hands dirty and being in combat.
  • Anderson (Bright) will play Klimpt, a research scientist turned doctor, who oversees those unfortunate enough to be sentenced to the coffin-like Drawers.
  • Walker (Van Helsing) will play Big John, a poor passenger from the back of the train forced to perform harsh slave labor.
  • Andrew Scott has joined the cast of the comedy's upcoming second season. He is best known for his role as Moriarty on PBS' Sherlock. No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing in the new season.
  • The returning cast for the comedy includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Sian Clifford, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Jenny Rainsford and Hugh Skinner.
  • Matt Bomer, Minnie Driver and Adam Rippon will guest star on the comedy's upcoming tenth season. Bomer starred for six seasons in USA's White Collar and in the fifth season of FX's American Horror Story. Driver current stars in ABC's Speechless, which is heading into its third season. Rippon is current reigning champion of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
  • Bomer will play a smooth-talking, self-satisfied TV news anchor who dates Will (Eric McCormack).
  • Driver will reprise her role as Lorraine Finster, Karen's (Megan Mullally) stepdaughter and nemesis. Karen seeks her out at the strip club where she works to try and get more money in her divorce settlement.
  • Rippon will make a cameo appearance.