Thursday, September 13, 2018

Casting News - Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings to Star in 'NOS4A2'; Aaron Paul Joins 'Westworld'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - September 13, 2018

AMC's NOS4A2; FOX's Lethal Weapon & Proven Innocent; HBO's Westworld; History's Knightfall; National Geographic's The Hot Zone; and TNT's Snowpiercer.

  • Elaine Hendrix has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Rachelle Lefevre and Kelsey Grammer. She starred for two seasons in FX's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. She also co-stars in the USA drama pilot Erase opposite Denis Leary.
  • She will play a shameless self-promoting TV pundit who has the pull to sway public opinion with her proclamations of guilt or innocence.
  • Shaun Toub has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. He has previously recurred on Showtime's Homeland and ABC's Scandal.
  • He will play Terence. Char Thurs. September 13 ming, conniving and ultimately dangerous, he rules the Black Market with an enigmatic power. A janitor turned gangster, he inspires fierce loyalty in his army of minions.
  • Clementine Nicholson has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred in the film Underworld: Blood Wars.
  • She will play Margaret, Princess of Burgundy, the devoted wife of Prince Louis of France (Tom Forbes). Upon joining Louis in Paris and eager to produce an heir to the French throne, she will discover what life is really like as a member of the royal family and the future Queen of France.
  • Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings will play the lead roles on the upcoming drama created by Jami O'Brien.
  • Quinto (Star Trek) will play Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland - an icy, twisted Christmas village of his imagination where every day is Christmas and unhappiness is against the law. He finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.
  • Cummings (Westside) will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx. What she lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
  • Aaron Paul has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season as a new series regular. He is a three time Emmy winner for his five-season role on AMC's Breaking Bad. He also starred for three seasons in Hulu's The Path and next stars in Apple's upcoming drama Are You Sleeping.
  • No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing.
  • Noah Emmerich, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, Paul James, Nick Searcy, Robert Wisdom and Robert Sean Leonard will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Julianna Margulies.
  • Emmerich (The Americans) will play Colonel Jerry Jaax, Nancy's (Margulies) husband who also puts his life on the line in the operation to stop the Ebola virus.
  • Grace (BlacKkKlansman) will play Dr. Peter Jahrling, a virologist for the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases who butts heads with Dr. Jaax over the best way to contain the virus.
  • Cunningham (Game of Thrones) will play Wade Carter, a vital ally of Nancy's in the race to stop the virus' spread.
  • D'Arcy (Homeland) will play Trevor Rhodes, an official from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
  • James (The Path) will play Ben Gellis, a lab technician.
  • Searcy (Justified) will play Mark Mays, the colony manager at the facility where the virus originated.
  • Wisdom (The Alienist) will play Colonel Vernon Tucker, Dr. Jaax's supervisor.
  • Leonard (House) will play Walter Humboldt, a corporate liaison between research corporation Hazleton and its primate facility in Reston, Virginia.
  • Mykelti Williamson is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He has previously recurred on FX's Justified, NBC's Chicago P.D., ABC's Designated Survivor and BET's Rebel.
  • He will play Tom Barnes, Cole's (Seann William Scott) CIA recruiter.