Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Casting News - Amy Acker to Appear on 'Grey's Anatomy'; Ginnifer Goodwin Joins 'Why Women Kill'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - February 13, 2019

ABC's Grey's Anatomy; Amazon's The Hunt; CBS All Access' Why Women Kill; Hulu's Dollface; and TNT's Claws.

  • Amy Acker has been tapped to play the long elusive fourth Shepherd sister in an upcoming episode of the drama's fifteenth season. She previously starred for three seasons in The WB's Angel, one season in ABC's Alias and four seasons in CBS' Person of Interest. She currently stars in FOX's The Gifted, which wraps its second season later this month.
  • She will play Kathleen Shepherd, Amelia's (Caterina Scorsone) sister and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) sister-in-law. After 15 seasons, she is the last member of the Shepherd family to be seen. Embeth Davidtz and Neve Campbell previously appeared as Derek's (former star Patrick Dempsey) sisters, Nancy and Lizzie. Meanwhile, Tyne Daly has played their mother, Carolyn.
  • Esther Povitsky will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Kat Dennings. She was the co-creator and star of Freeform's Alone Together, which ran for two seasons. She has also had a major recurring role on The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
  • She will play Izzy, who works with Jane (Dennings) at Woom and is desperate to be accepted by their co-workers.
  • Seana Kofoed has booked a recurring role on the dramedy's upcoming third season. She currently stars in Lifetime's upcoming drama American Princess, which premieres in June 2019.
  • She will play Gretch, a woman who outwardly resembles a watered-down version of Polly (Carrie Preston) but is much wilder than she looks at first glance.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin will play one of the three leads on the upcoming drama starring Lucy Liu. She previously starred for five seasons in HBO's Big Love and six seasons in ABC's Once Upon a Time. She next appears in episodes of the upcoming anthologies Dolly Parton's Heartstrings on Netflix and The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access.
  • She will play Beth Ann. Set in 1963, she wants to be the ideal '60s housewife. She is kind, cheerful and warm. But if you get too close, you start to see that she wears a mask to hide her pain. Her whole world revolves around her husband, and so she is understandably defensive and immediately in denial when told Rob is having an affair. Determined to learn the sordid details for herself, Beth Ann is in for a life-changing shift of perspective.
  • Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Greg Austin and Dylan Baker will round out the main cast of the upcoming drama starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman. Kane won an Emmy Award for her performance in NBC's Taxi and recently starred for four seasons in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Rubinek starred for five seasons in Syfy's Warehouse 13. Changchien has recurred on Amazon's The Man in the High Castle and Showtime's Kidding. Austin starred in BBC America's one-season drama Class. Baker received three Emmy nominations for his guest performance on CBS' The Good Wife.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing.