Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Casting News - Giancarlo Esposito Joins 'Godfather of Harlem'; Calum Worthy Boards 'The Act'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - October 2, 2018

Epix's Godfather of Harlem; Hulu's The Act; IFC's Brockmire; and Netflix's On My Block.

  • Calum Worthy has been cast on the upcoming anthology series starring Patricia Arquette and Joey King. He previously starred for four seasons in Disney's Austin & Ally and the first season of Netflix's American Vandal.
  • He will play Nick. When Gypsy (King) meets him on a Christian dating website, he seems like the perfect match: a good Catholic boy who wants a big family. But what starts as a sweet love affair quickly turns into something darker.
  • Tawny Newsome has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. She starred for three seasons in Seeso's Bajillion Dollar Properties and one season in BET's The Comedy Get Down.
  • She will Gabby Taylor, a straightforward and hardworking NCAA Champion softball player and Brockmire's (Hank Azaria) newest partner in the announcing booth. A genuinely good person trying to make her way in an unwelcoming league, she has no interest in letting Brockmire muck up her career, but she does recognize when he finally tries to do the right thing and is willing to help him along.
  • Jessica Marie Garcia has been promoted to series regular for the comedy's upcoming second season. She recurred during the first season - appearing in seven episodes.
  • She plays Jasmine. She is confident, full of enthusiasm and swagger and never afraid to share her opinion. She embraces who she is and likes the skin she's in.
  • Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Forest Whitaker and Vincent D'Onofrio. He has played Gus Fring for three seasons in AMC's Breaking Bad and two seasons in AMC's Better Call Saul. He also stars in Cinemax's upcoming drama Jett starring Carla Gugino.
  • He will play Adam Clayton Powell, a Baptist minister, congressman and a legendary Harlem figure who more than any other New Yorker advanced the cause of civil rights at home and in Washington. With a taste for European cruises at taxpayer expense, whiskey and milk, and beautiful women, he is an outrageous showman who delights in tweaking the white power structure. His running feud with Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker) becomes the stuff of lore and legend.