Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Casting News - Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett and More Join Netflix's 'Tales of the City'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - October 16, 2018

Epix's Pennyworth; Netflix's AJ and the Queen, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City & October Faction; Showtime's Black Monday; and YouTube Premium's Cobra Kai.

  • Paul Walter Hauser has been cast in a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He previously recurred on Audience's Kingdom. He also had a supporting role in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
  • No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing.
  • Maxim Roy has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie. She previously had a major recurring role on Freeform's Shadowhunters.
  • She will play Alice Harlow, a powerful warlock and the last of her kind. Driven by a profound sense of loss, she sets out to destroy those responsible for the genocide against her people, but along the way she uncovers a long-held secret that could shatter the Allen family forever.
  • Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge. Fletcher's previous credits include River City, Only an Excuse? and Outlander. Bennett has appear in Casualty and EastEnders.
  • Fletcher will play Dave Boy, a haggard Highland Scotsman who is slowly drinking himself to death since leaving the army. He is a close ally but also the most unpredictable of the team.
  • Bennett will play Bazza, a post Bajan playboy who is highly proficient at logistics and is a valued member of Alfred's (Bannon) team.
  • Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia, May Hong, Jen Richards, Daniela Vega, Michelle Buteau, Ashley Park, Christopher Larkin, Caldwell Tidicue, Matthew Risch, Michael Park, Dickie Hearts, Benjamin Thys, Samantha Soule and Juan Castano have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Laura Linney and Ellen Page.
  • Gross (Alias Grace) will reprise his role as Brian Hawkins, the ex-husband of Mary Ann Singleton (Linney) and father of Shawna Hawkins (Page).
  • Bartlett (Looking) will play Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, a lovable longtime resident at Barbary Lane and Mary Ann's best friend.
  • Barnett (Chicago Fire) will play Ben Marshall, Mouse's boyfriend.
  • Garcia will play Jake Rodriguez, a newer resident who is a transgender man and a caregiver for Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis)
  • Hong (High Maintenance) will play Margot Park, Jake's long-term girlfriend.
  • Richards (Mrs. Fletcher) will play a young Anna Madrigal
  • Vega (A Fantastic Woman) will play Ysela, a trans woman who plays a pivotal role in Anna's life.
  • Buteau (First Wives Club) will play Wren, Brian's no-nonsense best friend.
  • Park (Mean Girls) and Larkin (The 100) will play twins Ani and Raven, the newer residents of Barbary Lane.
  • Tidicue aka "Bob the Drag Queen" (RuPaul's Drag Race) will play Ida Best, the manager of a burlesque club where Shawna and Margot work.
  • Risch (Modern Family) will play Harrison, Mouse's ex-boyfriend.
  • Park (Dear Evan Hansen) will play Robert, Mary Ann's husband.
  • Hearts (Grace & Frankie) will play Mateo, DeDe's (Barbara Garrick) housekeeper.
  • Thys (The Meyerowitz Stories) and Soule (Godless) will play Eli and Inka, a queer polyamorous married couple.
  • Castano (The OA) will play Flaco Ramirez, Ben's co-worker.
  • Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch, Horatio Sanz, Julie Hagerty, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Russ, Jason Michael Snow and Kadeem Hardison will appear as guest stars in the upcoming comedy starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall.
  • Dern (Big Love) will play Rod, a legendary trader.
  • Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) will play Shira, the loving wife of trader Keith (Paul Scheer).
  • Sanz (Saturday Night Live) will play Wayne, a Wall Street wild man who works at Mo's (Cheadle) Jammer Group.
  • Hagerty (Instant Family) will play Jackie Georgina, the matriarch of a designer denim empire.
  • Calloway (Shameless) and Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) will play Ruth and Walter, Dawn's (Hall) artist mother and professor father.
  • Snow (The Book of Mormon) will play Mike, a Broadway actor.
  • Hardison (A Different World) will play Spencer, Dawn's husband.
  • Izzy Gaspersz is set as the co-lead opposite RuPaul on the upcoming hourlong comedy created by Michael Patrick King. Her upcoming feature credits include Highwaymen and A Violent Separation.
  • She will play AJ, Ruby Red's (RuPaul) unlikely sidekick. She is cocky and confident on the outside, while hiding all the vibrant emotions and feelings of a confused, angry and sometimes very scared 9-year-old.