Friday, September 7, 2018

Casting News - Jessica Camacho and 7 More Board 'Another Life'; Ben Savage to Appear on 'Speechless'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - September 7, 2018

ABC's Speechless; DC Universe's Swamp Thing; Freeform's The Bold Type; and Netflix's 13 Reasons Why & Another Life.

  • A.J. Rivera, Alexander Eling, Alex Ozerov, Jake Abel, JayR Tinaco, Jessica Camacho, Barbara Williams and Lina Renna have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Katee Sackhoff.
  • Rivera (Grandfathered) will play Bernie, the Salvare's microbiologist and part-time chef. He is an understated super-brain with a crazy green thumb and an ability to turn even the most cardboard-tasting MRE into something you'd get in a Michelin-rated restaurant. That, plus his barrage of jokes is a form of currency on the ship.
  • Eling (Shadowhunters) will play Javier Almanzar, a former hack onboard the Salvare as an expert in computer engineering. he doesn't pull punches and, though he doesn't say a lot, he always speaks his mind. Quick to perceive offense, this quality reveals his tendency to wear his impoverished childhood like a badge.
  • Ozerov (The Americans) will play Oliver Sokolov, one of The Salvare's engineers. His family fled the floods of one of the world's many water cities and - untethered on land - he's discovered and built an entire life online. But what happens when he's forced to live in reality, gazillions of miles away from the Earth?
  • Abel (Dirty John) will play Sasha Harrison, the son of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. He grew up in wealth, enjoying every luxury. He never wanted to go into space, but finds himself on The Salvare as the government's representative and diplomatic liaison. With any luck, the PR from this mission will fast-track his political career and help land him in the Oval Office one day.
  • Tinaco (Rake) will play Zayn Petrossian, the ship's medic. Since in the future medicine is a whole lot more holistic than it is now, ze is also the ship's shrink. Ze is extremely logical, intuitive and curious. As chief medic, ze must confront hir worst fears of losing those people's ze's grown closest to.
  • Camacho (The Flash) will play Michelle Vargas. She says it like it is, which you think would help her in her job as The Salvare's communications expert. The problem is, she's aggressive, she complains a whole lot, and she can rub people the wrong way. She's also exciting to be around, because you never quite know what's going to come out of her mouth.
  • Williams (Mayans MC) will play General Blair Dubois, a General with the United States Interstellar Command in charge of the response to the Artifact. She is career military, with years of combat experience. If she was younger, she might well have been leading the mission, rather than leading the teams on the ground. All the scientists around her may be in awe of the Artifact, but she is preparing for the best and expecting the worst.
  • Renna (The 100) Jana Breckinridge-Wallace, a wonderful mix of both her parents, Niko (Sackhoff) and Erik Wallace (Justin Chatwin) - adventurous and brave, intelligent and curious. She struggles to find normalcy at home with one parent in space and in perpetual danger.
  • Peter Vack and Alexis Floyd have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Vack starred for two seasons in Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle. Floyd is a relative newcomer.
  • Vack will play Patrick Duchand, a magnetic, fearless and whip-smart new staffer at Scarlet whose employment shakes things up.
  • Floyd will play Tia Clayton, a smart and driver campaign manager for a local city council candidate.
  • Maria Sten will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Crystal Reed. She stars in the upcoming fourth season of Syfy's anthology drama Channel Zero.
  • She will play Liz Tremayne, Abby's (Reed) close childhood friend who splits her time between reporting for the local paper and bartending at her aging father's roadhouse bar. Her no-nonsense attitude belies a deep compassion for her friends and family as she sets out in her uncompromising quest to expose the secrets that threaten her beloved hometown.
  • Ben Savage will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's third season. He starred for seven seasons in ABC's Boy Meets World and three seasons in Disney's Girl Meets World.
  • He will play a real estate agent who crosses paths with the DiMeo family as the future of their home hangs in the balance.
  • Timothy Granaderos and Brenda Strong have been promoted to series regulars for the drama's upcoming third season. Granaderos has recurred for the first two seasons while Strong joined as recurring during the second season.
  • Granaderos plays Montgomery de la Cruz, a student at Liberty High who secretly terrorized the individuals testifying at Hannah Baker's (Katherine Langford) trial.
  • Strong plays Nora Walker, Bryce's (Justin Prentice) mother.