Friday, October 19, 2018

Casting News - Matthew Broderick to Star in Netflix's 'Daybreak'; Paloma Faith Joins Epix's 'Pennyworth'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - October 19, 2018

The CW's Supergirl; Epix's Pennyworth; FOX's The Passage; Hulu's Ramy; and Netflix's DaybreakDead to Me & Lucifer.

  • Matthew Broderick has been cast on the upcoming dramedy created by Aron Eli Coleite and Brad Peyton. He is a two-time Tony Award winner for Brighton Beach Memoirs and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He has also had recurring roles on ABC's Modern Family, NBC's 30 Rock and Netflix's BoJack Horseman. He also appears in the upcoming third season of FX's Better Things as well as the first season of ABC's The Conners.
  • He will play Burr, the cheerful and upbeat principal of Glendale High. He knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch. In a hashtag-filled world, he is genuinely trying to be part of the solution: a good guy, an advocate and ally for all. But let's face it, kids can be monsters.
  • Diana Maria Riva has booked a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. She previously starred for one season in NBC's Telenovela and one season in CBS' Man With a Plan.
  • She will play Ana, a candid and assertive detective with the Laguna PD who often butts heads with Jen (Applegate) over the investigation into her husband's death.
  • Vinessa Vidotto has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona with a BFA in acting. This marks her first major role.
  • She will play Remiel, a classic little sister who admires her eldest brother, the mighty Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), but also feels under-appreciated or overshadowed while struggling to match his towering standards. She idolizes her big brother but dealing with the self-righteous alpha-dog of angels isn't always easy.
  • Azie Tesfai has joined the drama's fourth season in a recurring role. She previously had a major recurring role on The CW's Jane the Virgin.
  • She will play Kelly Olsen, James' (Mehcad Brooks) sister. She is an intelligent and insightful woman who spent time in the military in order to pay for medical school. She's recently discharged from the military and is currently finishing her training as a psychiatrist. She's got a large heart and cares deeply about others.
  • May Calamawy will co-star on the upcoming comedy co-created by and starring Ramy Youssef. She previously had a recurring role on the National Geographic limited series The Long Road Home.
  • She will play Dena, Ramy's (Youssef) younger sister who struggles to live her life under the reign of an Egyptian family and all the double standards that come with it. While she might have similar issues to Ramy in regards to finding her purpose, relationships and religion, she's never afraid to voice her opinion - especially when it comes to her parents' favoritism towards her brother.
  • Paloma Faith is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge. With only a few acting credits, she is best known as a UK music star.
  • She will play Bet Sykes, a spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain who will test the courage of young Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon) and his new boss, Thomas Wayne (Aldridge).
  • Jennifer Ferrin, James LeGros, Kecia Lewis and Jason Fuchs have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Moreover, McKinley Belcher III has been promoted to series regular.
  • Ferrin (Hell on Wheels, The Knick) will play Elizabeth, the ailing wife of Jonas Lear (Henry Ian Cusick). She is a professor whose fading health lights a fire under Jonas that eventually leads him to create Project Noah.
  • LeGros (Ally McBeal, Justified) will play Horace Guilder, the calculating deputy director of the Department of Special Weapons. He is famous for taking credit and avoiding blame. He's morally flexible, manipulative and wants things done his way.
  • Lewis (Children of a Lesser God) will play Lacey Antoine, a blunt and tough survivalist and former nun. She is an ex-military badass-turned-hermit with a wry sense of humor. She's also an old instructor of Brad Wolgast's (Gosselaar).
  • Fuchs (Wonder Woman) will play Grey, a mysterious Project Noah employee who has terrible dreams and visions, hinting that he might have a telepathic connection with the virals.
  • Belcher III plays Anthony Carter, a death row inmate and Project Noah test subject.