Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Casting News - Chelsea Peretti Leaving 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'; Brett Dier Joins 'Schooled'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - October 3, 2018

ABC's Schooled; BET's Boomerang; DC Universe's Doom Patrol & Harley Quinn; HBO's Catherine the Great; and NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

  • Brett Dier has been cast as a new series regular on the upcoming spinoff of The Goldbergs. He previously starred for three seasons in The CW's Jane the Virgin and one season in ABC Family's Ravenswood.
  • He will play C.B., a young and energetic teacher who engages students with classroom antics and impressions. He is both a friend and rival to rookie teacher Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka).
  • Tequan Richmond and Tetona Jackson will play the lead roles on the upcoming sequel series to the film of the same name. Leland Martin and Lala Milan have also been cast today.
  • Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris) will play Bryson Boyer, the resourceful, tough and charming son of Jacqueline Boyer. Raised by a single mother, he's self-assured and doesn't hide his vulnerability. Every bit as driven as Simone, he wants to make his mark on this world.
  • Jackson (All Night) will play Simone Graham, the privileged, beautiful and cool and driven to a fault daughter of Marcus and Angela Graham. She has an easy confidence that she inherited from her father, but a down-to-earth, child vibe, which she inherited from her mother. The shadow of both her parents looms large and she is eager to step out of it and make a name for herself.
  • Martin (A Cinderella Christmas) will play Ari, a digital producer with big dreams. He is handsome, charming, effortlessly confident and has an edge and swagger that is completely disarming. He doesn't believe in labels. He's an equal opportunist when it comes to dating.
  • Milan (Claws) will play Tia, a misguided performance artist with high ambitions. She is a classically trained dancer who wants to topple the patriarchy. She's charismatic and wildly unique. She is an activist at heart, but she doesn't mind being a little ratchet every now and then.
  • Months after the show survived cancellation and moved networks, Chelsea Peretti has announced that she will be leaving the cast of the comedy during its upcoming sixth season.
  • Showrunner Dan Goor released the following statement: "From the moment Mike Schur and I decided to create this show, we wanted Chelsea Peretti to be a part of it, and she always will be. She has brought so much to her amazing, hilarious, unique portrayal of Gina Linetti, which is not surprising since she is one of the funniest people in history. We have tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to a character who can only be described as 'The human embodiment of the 100 emoji.' While it's sad to see a member of the family leave, we are so proud of Chelsea and excited for what she does next. Also, I know for a fact this isn't the last we'll see of Gina Linetti. I mean, she got run over by a frickin' bus, and she only missed like a week of work."
  • Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear, Richard Roxburgh, Kevin R. McNally and Sam Palladio will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke.
  • McKee (Bodyguard) will play Countess Bruce, Catherine's (Mirren) lifelong friend and confidante.
  • Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) will play Minister Panin, a skillful politician, advisor and governor to Catherine's son (Joseph Quinn).
  • Roxburgh (Rake) and McNally (Turn: Washington's Spies) will play brothers Grigory and Alexei Orlov, who helped orchestrate the coup that brought Catherine to power.
  • Palladio (Nashville) will play Alexander Vasilichikov, Catherine's young lover.
  • Kaley Cuoco will voice the title role of Harley Quinn on the upcoming animated series created by Justin Halpen, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey. She will also serve as an executive producer on the series though her Yes, Norman Productions banner She is currently in production on the twelfth and final season of CBS' The Big Bang Theory.
  • The voice cast will also feature Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale and Christopher Meloni.
  • Matt Bomer has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Timothy Dalton and Brendan Fraser. He previously starred for six seasons in USA's White Collar, one season in FX's American Horror Story and in the Amazon limited series The Last Tycoon.
  • He will play Larry Trainor aka Negative Man. He will provide the voiceover performer for the character and appear in flashback sequences. Meanwhile, Matthew Zuk will play the physical performance of the character on set in full body costume.