Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Casting News - Evan Handler, Mike Dopud and Monique Gabriella Curnen Set as Series Regulars on 'Power'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - September 26, 2018

Apple's Dickinson; The CW's Arrowverse; Epix's Godfather of Harlem; Netflix's Unbelievable; Pop's Florida Girls; and Starz's Power.

  • LaMonica Garrett will appear in the upcoming crossover event between Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. He previously starred for two seasons in ABC's Designated Survivor and had a recurring role on TNT's The Last Ship.
  • He will play Mar Novu aka The Monitor, an extraterrestrial being of infinite power.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway has booked a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Toni Collette and Merritt Wever. She has previously recurred on Showtime's Shameless, Starz's Survivor's Remorse and OWN's Love Is ___.
  • As with all previous casting, no details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.
  • Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt and Adrian Blake Enscoe will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld. Huss starred for four seasons in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. Baryshnikov starred for one season in CBS' Superior Donuts. Hunt previously recurred on ITV's Cold Feet. Enscoe's film credits include Seeds and We Don't Belong Here.
  • Huss will play Edward Dickinson, Emily's (Steinfeld) father.
  • Baryshnikov will play Lavinia Dickinson, Emily's younger sister.
  • Hunt will play Sue Gilbert, Emily's best friend.
  • Enscoe will play Austin Dickinson, Emily's brother.
  • Laci Mosley, Melanie Field and Patty Guggenheim have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming comedy created by and starring Laura Chinn. Mosley is an improv performer at UCB. Field starred in Paramount's defunct Heathers anthology. Guggenheim has a recurring role on ABC's Splitting Up Together.
  • Mosley will play Jayla, the self-absorbed friend. She's vain and banks hard on her looks as she pursues her lifelong dream of having exorbitant wealth.
  • Field will play Kaitlin, the stunted friend. She lives her life like she's still in high school and is the catalyst for all the year-round spring insanity that Florida has to offer.
  • Guggenheim will play Erica, the thief. She's that scrub friend who never has money and has no problem letting you pay, but will call you every day if you owe her five dollars.
  • Evan Handler has joined the drama's upcoming sixth season as a new series regular. Furthermore, Mike Dopud and Monique Gabriella Curnen have been promoted to series regulars after recurring for Seasons 4 and 5.
  • Handler will play Jacob Warner, the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District. He is there to clean up one too many messes and isn't built to play nice. Formidable and powerful, he will use the position and authority to challenge those around him to get answers.
  • Dopud plays Jason Micic, a brutal and ruthless Serbian crime boss, and Tommy's (Joseph Sikora) connect, with sights on expanding his network to both coasts at any cost.
  • Curnen plays Blanca Rodriguez, the incorruptible NYPD Internal Affairs investigator who zeroed in on Angela (Lela Loren) while conducting the investigation of the disappearance and probable murder of Detective Raymond Jones (Marcus Callender).
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Lucy Fry have landed series regular roles on the upcoming drama starring Forest Whitaker and Vincent D'Onofrio. Harrison previously recurred on Sony Crackle's StartUp and FOX's Shots Fired. Fry previously starred in Pop's Wolf Creek and Hulu's 11.22.63.
  • Harrison will play Teddy Greene, a world class musician who disdains a "pop" music mentality and experiments with music designed to herald the coming age of civil rights protest. His protest anthem is a harbinger of spoken word music that truly explores the black experience in America. His dangerous romance with Stella will test the limits of his love and put him in the crosshairs of New York City's most dangerous mobster.
  • Fry will play Stella Gigante, the sheltered 22-year-old daughter of Vincent Gigante (D'Onofrio). She is effected by winds of change that foretell a turbulent 1960s. Her love of music takes her from East Harlem into the bohemian world of Greenwich Village and into the arms of Teddy. Coming from a family and community where interracial relationships are blasphemy, she has the courage to rebel against her father. But as Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker) reminds her, Romeo and Juliet is really just two dumb kids who end up dead.