Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Casting News - 'Orange Is the New Black' Final Season Adds Alicia Witt; C. Thomas Howell Joins 'The Terror'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 19, 2019

AMC's The Terror; Audience's Mr. Mercedes; Netflix's Orange Is the New Black; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Alicia Witt has booked a recurring role on the dramedy's upcoming seventh and final season. She has previously recurred on Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return, FOX's The Exorcist, ABC's Nashville, FX's Justified and AMC's The Walking Dead.
  • She will play Zelda, a professional fundraiser for various high-end non-profit organizations. A strong, chic and low-key New York sophisticate who went to Dartmouth, she strives to be in control of every situation.
  • Kelli Berglund has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She currently stars in Starz's Now Apocalypse, which debuts its first season in March 2019.
  • She will play Olivia, a wealthy college freshman who shares a statistics class with J (Finn Cole) and knows how to charm.
  • C. Thomas Howell has been cast in a recurring role on the anthology series' upcoming second season. He has previously recurred on TNT's Animal Kingdom, CBS' SEAL Team, Netflix's The Punisher, Showtime's Ray Donovan and NBC's Grimm.
  • He will play play Retired Major Hallowell Bowen, an official with the War Relocation Authority whose presence looms over the Japanese-American characters in the story.
  • Gabriel Ebert, Rarmian Newton and Glynn Turman have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. Ebert won a Tony Award in 2013 for his performance in Matilda the Musical. Newton starred in NBC's one-season drama Rise and recurs on CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story and AMC's NOS4A2. Turman starred for five seasons in NBC's A Different World, one season in HBO's The Wire and five seasons in Showtime's House of Lies. He won an Emmy Award for his performance in HBO's In Treatment.
  • Ebert will play Morris Bellamy, an intelligent, well-educated, volatile and charismatic wolf in sheep's clothing. When he was younger he had ambitions of becoming a famous writer but ended up with a much less exciting life in Ohio.
  • Newton will play Peter Saubers, a smart and personable junior in high school on the college track. From a seemingly happy home, but that picturesque Midwestern life was derailed when his father was disabled during the Mr. Mercedes massacre.
  • Turman will recur as Judge Bernard Raines, the no-nonsense judge presiding over Lou's (Breeda Wool) murder trial. He suffers no fools and takes no prisoners. He is none too pleased with the lawyers working on this case who seem hellbent for trial.