Thursday, January 31, 2019

Casting News - Bryan Cranston to Star in 'Your Honor'; 'Invincible' Casts Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons; Plus 8 More Updates!

Casting News - January 31, 2019

ABC's Grey's Anatomy; Amazon's Invincible & Sneaky Pete; BET's Games People Play; Hulu's Dollface; Netflix's The Liberator & You; and Showtime's The Affair, Billions & Your Honor.

  • Sarunas J. Jackson and Jackie Long have been cast as the male leads on the upcoming drama (formerly titled Games Divas Play). Moreover, Barry Brewer and Kendall Kyndall have joined the cast in recurring roles.
  • Jackson (Insecure) will play Marques King, an all-star baller married to Vanessa (Lauren London), who was able to prepare himself for all aspects of life as a professional basketball player, except the women. His inability to resist temptation causes what may be irreparable damage to his marriage.
  • Long (Real Husbands of Hollywood) will play Kareem Johnson, Marques' best friend and assistant, who is a former college basketball standout once destined for fame and fortune. Frustrated by living on the sidelines, he's willing to risk everything for a shot at the life that should have been his.
  • Brewer (Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks) will play Eric Rowland, Nia's (Karen Obilom) live-in boyfriend in New York, an IT nerd who worships the ground she walks on. When Nia gets her new job in Los Angeles, Eric urges her to accept the opportunity, promising to join her in a couple of months. Until such time, the question remains - will their relationship stand the test of long distance?
  • Kyndall (The Mane Event) will play Marquis Vaughn "MJ" Jackson, Nia's assistant. He joins Nia on her journey to Los Angeles and is her right hand man on her new job.
  • Brenda Song and Lex Scott Davis will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Kat Dennings. Song recently starred for one season in CBS' Pure Genius and recurred on ABC's Station 19 and NBC's Superstore. Davis starred in CBS' one-season drama Training Day as well as the films Superfly and The First Purge.
  • Song will play Madison Maxwell, Jules' (Dennings) former best friend. She's confident, assertive and distinctly feminine. She works in PR, and is a Prom Queen meets Class President.
  • Davis will play Stella Cole, Madison's other best friend from college. She is effervescent, effortlessly cool and filled with a childlike sense of wonder (if children wondered about things like ecstasy, vintage furniture and Peruvian sound baths).
  • Bryan Cranston will star in and executive produce the upcoming limited series created by Peter Moffat. He is a four-time Emmy winner for his lead performance in AMC's Breaking Bad. He has received additional Emmy nominations for FOX's Malcolm in the Middle, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and HBO's All the Way. He won a Tony Award for his performance in All the Way on Broadway. He also received an Academy Award nomination for the film Trumbo.
  • He will play a respected judge in New Orleans whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices.
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth and final season. Her casting brings her back to Showtime following major roles on Patrick Melrose, Weeds and Twin Peaks: The Return. She previously received an Academy Award nomination for the film The Hateful Eight. She currently stars in Netflix's Atypical, which has been renewed for a third season.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.
  • Michael Raymond-James has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth. He has previously starred for one season in FX's Terriers, one season in ABC's Once Upon a Time and one season in CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story.
  • He will play the black sheep brother of U.S. Attorney Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) who has taken a very different path in life.
  • Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise Jow, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin and Max Burkholder will lead the voice cast of the upcoming animated drama created by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Simon Racioppa.
  • The animated drama revolves around Mark Grayson (Yeun), who is just like every other 17-year-old guy - except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father's legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
  • Details about which characters the other actors will voice were not immediately announced today.
  • Michelle Forbes will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's fifteenth season. She currently stars in Epix's Berlin Station, which is in the middle of airing its third season. She has previously recurred on FOX's 24, Syfy's Battlestar Galactica, NBC's Chicago Fire and BBC America's Orphan Black.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.
  • James Scully and Jenna Ortega have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season - its first made exclusively for the streaming service. Scully starred in Paramount's one-season dramedy Heathers. Ortega starred for three seasons in Disney's Stuck in the Middle and recurs on The CW's Jane the Virgin.
  • Scully will play Forty Quinn, Love's (Victoria Pedretti) confident, opinionated and privileged brother. At his best, a charming buddy; at his worst, a razor-sharp bully. He has been relying heavily on his sister throughout his 12-step program, but it never takes much for him to fall back off the wagon.
  • Ortega will play Ellie, a teenager who grew up fast in the big city. Mature for her age, she is secretly living with minimal adult supervision or nurturing in her life. When times get tough, she isn't afraid to get into murky waters to make a little cash. That includes working cons on adults around her, including Joe (Penn Badgley).
  • Martin Sensmeier will co-star on the upcoming animated drama starring Bradley James. He has previously appeared in recurring roles on Paramount Network's Yellowstone and HBO's Westworld.
  • He will play Samuel Coldfoot, a member of the Choctaw nation. He is a born leader - brave, meticulous and inspiring. While outwardly stoic, he is willing to sacrifice his personal well-being for what is right and this attitude has thwarted his advancement in the Army. His abilities and skills are immediately recognized by Felix Sparks (James) and he becomes one of the leaders of E-Company.
  • Patrick J. Adams is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. His casting marks his first television role since leaving USA's Suits after seven seasons. He has also previously recurred on The CW's Legends of Tomorrow and BBC America's Orphan Black.
  • He will play Stefano Kilbane, an arrogant business magnate who is obsessed with fine art and has a deep need for revenge.