Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Casting News - Timothy Dalton to Play Lead Role on 'Doom Patrol'; Patricia Arquette to Star in 'The Act'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - September 5, 2018

The CW's Black Lightning; DC Universe's Doom Patrol; and Hulu's The Act & Shrill.

  • Timothy Dalton will play the lead role on the upcoming drama starring Brendan Fraser and Alan Tudyk. He played James Bond in The Living Daylights and License to Kill. He previously starred for three seasons in Showtime's Penny Dreadful.
  • He will play Dr. Niles Caulder aka The Chief, the leader of the Doom Patrol. He is a pioneer in medical science, searching the world over for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle. Brilliant but controversial, he will stop at nothing to help those he believes are in need, including his collection of strange heroes.
  • Sofia Vassilieva has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred for seven seasons in the NBC/CBS drama Medium. She also had a recurring role on The CW's Supergirl.
  • She will play the DC Comics hero Looker. No additional details were released about the way the show has adapted the character.
  • Julia Sweeney has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Aidy Bryant. She starred for four seasons in NBC's Saturday Night Live. Her casting reunites her with Lorne Michael who executive produces the comedy.
  • She will play Annie's (Bryant) mother.
  • Patricia Arquette will star in the upcoming season-long anthology series created by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca. She starred for seven seasons in the NBC/CBS drama Medium, where she won an Emmy for her lead performance in 2005. She then starred in the 2014 film Boyhood and won the Academy Award for her supporting performance. She next appears in the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora opposite Benicio del Toro and Paul Dano.
  • She will play Dee Dee Blanchard, who appears to be the perfect mother to her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose. She has guided and protected her daughter through a staggering number of hardships: severe illnesses, homelessness and Hurricane Katrina. To the people in her new neighborhood in Springfield, Missouri, she's an admirable figure. But behind closed doors, her insecurities and need for control often get the better of her.