Thursday, November 8, 2018

Casting News - Max Greenfield and Patton Oswalt Join 'Veronica Mars'; 'Watchmen' Adds Jean Smart; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - November 8, 2018

ABC's The Fix; HBO's Watchmen; Hulu's Veronica Mars; and USA's Treadstone.

  • Robin Givens has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Robin Tunney. She currently appears in a recurring role on The CW's Riverdale
  • She will play Julianne Johnson, Sevvy's (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) ex-wife who is very loyal to him.
  • Max Greenfield and Patton Oswalt are set for recurring roles on the upcoming limited series revival of the drama starring Kristen Bell. Greenfield starred for seven seasons in FOX's New Girl and is currently a series regular on CBS' The Neighborhood. Oswalt has won Emmy and Grammy Awards for his stand-up comedy specials. He currently stars in ABC's The Goldbergs, Syfy's Happy! and NBC's A.P. Bio.
  • Greenfield will reprise his role as Leo D'Amato, which he played for 11 episodes of the show's original run and in the 2014 feature film.
  • Oswalt will play Penn Epner, who's on the wrong side of 40 to be as proud of his title as the "best pizza delivery guy in Neptune" as he is. But he won't shut up about it - or anything else. A true crime devotee and frequent poster on unsolved-murder websites, he is affable, a little hapless and milking his 15 minutes for all they're worth.
  • Jean Smart has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Regina King, Jeremy Irons and Don Johnson as a series regular. She has won three Emmy Awards for NBC's Frasier and ABC's Samantha Who. She also starred for five seasons in CBS' Designing Women, one season in FOX's 24, one season in FX's Fargo and two seasons in FX's Legion. She next appears in the Bravo limited series Dirty John opposite Connie Britton and Eric Bana.
  • She will play an FBI agent investigating a murder.
  • Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith will star in the upcoming drama created by Tim Kring. Irvine's film credits include War Horse and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Smith starred for two seasons and a wrap-up movie in Netflix's Sense8.
  • Irvine will play J. Randolph Bentley, a spy dispatched by the CIA to eliminate a key target but who ends up embroiled in an international conspiracy.
  • Smith will play Doug McKenna, an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long-buried truths about himself.