Friday, August 24, 2018

Casting News - Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox Join 'Shameless'; 'Hawaii Five-0' Adds Louis Gossett Jr.; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 24, 2018

AMC's The Walking Dead; CBS' Hawaii Five-0 & NCIS: New Orleans; The CW's Supergirl; Netflix's Central Park Five; and Showtime's Shameless.

  • Anthony Konechny has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He has previously recurred on FOX's Almost Human, Lifetime's Witches of East End and Hallmark's When Calls the Heart.
  • He will play Agent Jensen, a DEO agent recruited by Alex (Chyler Leigh) who struggles to find his footing at the DEO.
  • Necar Zadegan has joined the drama's upcoming fifth season as a new series regular. She starred for five seasons in Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and one season in HBO's Here and Now.
  • She will play Special Agent Hannah Khoury, who takes a leadership spot on the team after the assassination attempt on Pride (Scott Bakula).
  • Louis Gossett Jr. will appear in an upcoming episode - written by series star Chi McBride - of the drama's ninth season. He won an Academy Award for An Officer and a Gentleman and an Emmy Award for the 1977 Roots miniseries. He next stars in HBO's upcoming drama Watchmen.
  • He will play Lou Grover's (McBride) father.
  • Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox have landed recurring roles on the dramedy's upcoming ninth season. Sagal starred for eleven seasons in FOX's Married... with Children, seven seasons in FX's Sons of Anarchy and two seasons in CBS' Superior Donuts. Cox starred for ten seasons in NBC's Friends and six seasons in ABC/TBS' Cougar Town.
  • Sagal will play Ingrid Jones, a crazed psych patient who Frank (William H. Macy) encounters in the E.R. and with whom he is immediately smitten.
  • Cox will play Jen Wagner, a famous actress who's had a problem in the past with booze. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) is hired as her sober companion when she's in town, and she takes him on a wild ride in search of a cocktail.
  • Joshua Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Adepero Oduye, Omar Dorsey, Blair Underwood, Famke Janssen, William Sadler and Aurora Perrineau will co-star on the upcoming miniseries from Ava DuVernay.
  • Jackson (The Affair, Fringe) will play Mickey Joseph, Antron McCray (Jovan Adepo) lawyer.
  • Jackson (Hamilton, Bull) will play Peter Rivera, Raymond Santana Jr.'s (Freddy Miyares) lawyer.
  • Oduye (12 Years a Slave) will play Nomsa Berth, an activist in Harlem.
  • Dorsey (Queen Sugar) will play Elombre Brath, Nomsa's husband and fellow community leader.
  • Janssen (The Blacklist, How to Get Away With Murder) will play Nancy Ryan, the prosecutor who ran the reinvestigation of the initially railroaded case.
  • Sadler (Power) will play an NYPD detective.
  • Perrineau (Into the Dark) will play Santana's girlfriend.
  • Cassady McClincy has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming ninth season. She has had recurring roles on VH1's Daytime Divas and Hulu's Castle Rock.
  • She will play Lydia, Alpha's (Samantha Morton) daughter.