Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Casting News - Alexis Denisof Joins 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'; Claes Bang to Play 'Dracula'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - November 28, 2018

HBO's The Undoing; and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Dracula & The Society.

  • Danish actor Claes Bang will play the title role on the upcoming drama created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. His film credits include starring roles in The Square and The Girl in the Spider's Web. He recently booked a role on the final season of Showtime's The Affair as well.
  • Inspired by Bram Stoker's classic novel, the new drama is set in Transylvania in 1897 where the blood-drinking Dracula is drawing up his plans against Victorian London.
  • Alexis Denisof and Jedidiah Goodacre have been cast in recurring roles for the second half of the drama's first season. Denisof starred for five seasons in The WB's Angel and two seasons in MTV's Finding Carter. Goodacre stars in Disney's Descendants film franchise.
  • Denisof will play Adam Masters, the boyfriend of Mary Wardwell (Michelle Gomez). Handsome and charming, he returns to Greendale after a stint overseas working with Physicians Without Frontiers - unaware that his fianc√© has been taken over by the demoness Madam Satan.
  • Goodacre will play Dorian Gray, a warlock and the owner of Dorian's Gray Room, an exclusive nightclub. He is an enigmatic gentleman of an indeterminate age and is very good at keeping secrets, especially his own - a cursed portrait he hides from prying eyes.
  • Donald Sutherland has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. His casting brings him back to HBO for the first time since the 1995 film Citizen X, which won him an Emmy Award. In 2017, he received an honorary Academy Award. Earlier this year, he starred in the FX limited series Trust.
  • He will play Franklin Renner, Grace's (Kidman) father, a retired financier and loving grandfather who's tasked with protecting his family when scandalous revelations come to light.
  • Rachel Keller, Gideon Adlon, Jacques Colimon, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Kristine Froseth, Jose Julian, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Alex MacNicoll, Jack Mulhern, Salena Qureshi, Grace Victoria Cox, Sean Berdy and Toby Wallace will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Kathryn Newton.
  • Keller (Legion) will play Cassandra, who is popular and the most impressively amongst her peers, and they all know it. A natural leader, she is the longtime rival of Harry. If she has one person she loves most in the world, it's her sister, Allie (Newton).
  • Adlon (Blockers) will play Becca, who is mature, tough and adventurous, yet always on the outside looking in. She's the daughter of a single, alcoholic mother and in order to keep the rest of the world at bay, she hides behind her camera, viewing the world with a reporter's eye.
  • Colimon (Duat) will play Will, a foster kid and a true orphan. He's an outsider in West Ham who finds his natural social disadvantages disappearing in New Ham.
  • DeJonge (The Visit) will play Elle, who is brittle from living in the obsessive and cruel world of dance. Her fear and uncertainty in this new world leaves her susceptible and vulnerable to those who don't have her best interest in mind. She will struggle to find her own self in this dangerous frontier. Whether she finds salvation or, like those to whom evil is done, comes to do evil in return, only time will tell.
  • Fitzalan (Slenderman) will play Harry, the epitome of privilege, he's handsome, wealthy, ambitious and, in almost every other way, entirely unremarkable. He finds himself the leader of the roughly half of the population that would choose to recreate, in the New World, an exact replica of the world they left behind.
  • Froseth (Apostle) will play Kelly, the Queen Bee of West Ham. She's smart and has a firm moral compass. But now that the rules have been rewritten, she may well take the opportunity to rewrite herself as well. In doing so, she finds herself torn between the old high school hierarchy and the new world order.
  • Julian (Shameless) will play Gordie, a tech wiz. Smart and grounded, he proves to be indispensable in the new world. He secretly pines for Cassandra. When he learns about her health issues, he vows to teach himself basic medicine so he's prepared should crisis strike.
  • Bordizzo (Detective Chinatown 2) will play Helena. All of her certainty - about her boyfriend Luke, about God - masks her deep-seated uncertainty. More confident in Luke's ability to lead the town than Luke himself, she finds herself stepping into that role in the face of conflict.
  • MacNicoll will play (Transparent) will play Luke, the high school quarterback, and built like one. His girlfriend pushes him to be a leader, but he's much more content with being a supporter.
  • Mulhern (Locke & Key) will play Grizz, a jock with a poetic side. Incredibly smart, he becomes important to the power struggles and game of survival in the new world.
  • Qureshi (Madam Secretary) will play Bean.
  • Cox (Heathers) will play Lexie. Quirky and slightly unpredictable, she comes into her own in the political arena of New Ham.
  • Berdy (Switched at Birth) will play Sam, Cassandra and Allie's cousin. He is sweet, sensitive and funny. Born deaf, he is painfully aware of the unfair vicissitudes of fate.
  • Wallace (Romper Stomper) will play Campbell, Sam's brother, a sociopath who is insecure and angry at the attention his brother's "difference" has stolen from him.