Monday, February 11, 2019

Casting News - Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb and Ben Daniels to Star in Netflix's 'Jupiter's Legacy'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - February 11, 2019

Amazon's The Hunt; CBS All Access' Why Women Kill; NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine; and Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, Dracula & Jupiter's Legacy.

  • John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter and Mark Gattis have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Claes Bang. Heffernan was featured in the second season of Netflix's The Crown. Wells starred for two seasons in HBO's Doll & Em and two seasons in Starz's Blunt Talk. Scanlan has starred for three seasons in Channel 4's No Offence. Clark appeared in the Showtime limited series Patrick Melrose. Richter starred in the film Phantom Thread. Gattis also serves as the co-creator (alongside Sherlock's Steven Moffat) of the new drama.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing. 
  • Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter will star in the upcoming drama created by Steven S. DeKnight. Duhamel previously starred in the USA limited series Unsolved. Bibb has recurred on NBC's About a Boy, TV Land's Nobodies and ABC's American Housewife. Daniels starred for two seasons in FOX's The Exorcist and will appear in the third season of Netflix's The Crown. Kampouris starred in the first season of Facebook's Sacred Lies. Horton is a relative newcomer. Wade has guest starred on ABC's For the People and CBS' NCIS. Lanter starred for two seasons in NBC's Timeless.
  • Duhamel will play Sheldon Sampson aka The Utopian, the leader of the superhero group The Union. He's a man who no longer understands the world or his family.
  • Bibb will play Grace Sampson, the extremely powerful hero Lady Liberty and Sheldon's wife.
  • Daniels will play Walter Sampson aka Brain-Wave, Sheldon's brilliant older brother.
  • Kampouris will play Chloe Sampson, Sheldon and Grace's daughter. She has abandoned the values of her parents and pursued a path that threatens the things they've fought for.
  • Horton will play Brandon Sampson, Sheldon and Grace's son. He is a hero training to be the new Utopian and lead The Union.
  • Wade will play Fitz Small aka The Flare, whose career as a superhero was ended by a car accident, but who continues to hold the team together.
  • Lanter will play George Hutchence aka Skyfox, a man who was once Sheldon's best friend before turning on The Union and becoming a notorious super-villain.
  • The upcoming anthology series based on songs by Dolly Parton has today announced nineteen cast additions as well as the plots for four episodes of its first season.
  • "Cracker Jack": Two stories - one past, one present - about the power of unconditional love between a girl and her dog. That same girl, now grown, questions what her life means and who she can truly count on when faced with her greatest fear. Starring Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Jessica Collins and Tammy Lynn Michaels. Written by Lisa Melamed and directed by Liesl Tommy.
  • "Sugar Hill": A married couple in their twilight embark on a road trip back to the place where they first fell in love, revisiting the history of their love story along the way. Starring Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Virginia Gardner and Tom Brittney. Written by Thomas Ian Griffith & Mary Page Keller and directed by Lev L. Spiro.
  • "Down From Dover": After being shunned by her pious widowed father, a pregnant teenager finds support at a home for unwed mothers, where she hopes for the safe return of the young man she loves from the Vietnam War. Starring Holly Taylor, Shane McGhie, Robert Taylor, Bellamy Young, Camryn Manheim and Mary Lane Haskell. Written by John Sacret Young and directed by Erica Dunton.
  • "Two Doors Down": A family's lifetime of secrets come bursting out during a chaotic and comedic New Year's Eve wedding weekend. Will they make it to witness the "I do"s without killing one another? Starring Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Andy Mientus, Katie Stevens and Michael Willett. Written by Mark B. Perry and directed by Wendey Stanzler.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's sixth season. He is the Tony and Grammy winning creator and star of the Broadway hit musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. He also co-wrote the songs for the Disney film Moana, which received an Academy Award nomination for "How Far I'll Go." He also starred in the film Mary Poppins Returns.
  • He will play David Santiago, Amy's (Melissa Fumero) brother and rival.
  • Lucy Liu will play one of the lead roles on the upcoming comedic drama created by Marc Cherry. Her casting keeps her at CBS after starring in Elementary, which ends its seven-season run later in 2019. She has also become a director in recent years - helming episodes of Elementary, Netflix's Luke Cage and USA's Graceland.
  • She will play Simone, an elegant, stylish woman who's the picture of urbane confidence and moves through the world as if it were a delightful movie starring her. Smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, she's seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she's simply fabulous. Despite nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated and her world upended when she learns Karl is cheating on her.
  • Tiffany Boone will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Logan Lerman and Al Pacino. She currently stars in Showtime's The Chi, which returns for its second season in April. Her casting here won't prevent her from returning in a regular capacity should Showtime renew the drama for a third season.
  • She will play Roxy Jones, a beautiful, street smart member of Meyer's (Pacino) top secret organization.