Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Casting News - Adam Brody to Play Leighton Meester's Ex on ABC's 'Single Parents'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - February 27, 2019

ABC's Single Parents; AMC's Lodge 49; CBS All Access' Strange Angel & Why Women Kill; DC Universe's Titans; Netflix's Insatiable; Starz's Hightown; and TNT's Claws.

  • Arden Myrin has been promoted to series regular for the dramedy's upcoming second season. She appeared in a recurring role during the show's first season - appearing in eight episodes total. She also recently recurred on Showtime's Shameless.
  • She plays Regina Sinclair, a self-centered, trash-talking, amoral pageant mom with a thirst for power and a flair for the dramatic.
  • Joshua Orpin has been cast as a series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. The Australian actor appears in the upcoming drama Upright on Foxtel and in the Seven Network film The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories
  • He will play Conner Kent aka Superboy, the angsty teenager of steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past. While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans where he finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.
  • Angus Macfadyen has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. He previously starred for three seasons in AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies. His film credits include Braveheart, Titus, Cradle Will Rock and The Bruce.
  • He will play Aleister Crowley, the founder of Thelema and an accomplished man of mystery - as well as a writer of novels, a climber of mountains and a master spy. He comes to Jack Parsons (Reynor), seeking his military connections, and ultimately pushes him to wield the full powers of magick and will.
  • Amaury Nolasco and Dohn Norwood will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Monica Raymund and James Badge Dale. Nolasco previously starred for five seasons in FOX's Prison Break and one season in ABC's Deception. Norwood previously starred for three seasons in AMC's Hell on Wheels and one season in USA's The Sinner.
  • Nolasco will play Frankie Alvarez. Equal parts charming, clever and terrifying, he runs an opioid ring in Cape Cod - even from behind bars. As Ray's (Dale) "white whale," he always seems one step ahead, from knowing where to deploy his muscle most effectively, to coercing his baby mama, Renee, to spy for him on the outside. Determined to stay on top of the game, he's more than willing to take care of anyone who gets in his way - and Jackie (Raymund) and Ray are certainly getting in his way.
  • Norwood will play Alan Saintille. A state policeman on the Cape Cod Drug Taskforce, he's worked with Ray a long time - but that doesn't necessarily make them friends. As the only black Trooper on the CCDT, he doesn't have the privilege of skirting the rules the way Ray does, and it's hard not to resent him for it, just a little bit. Always second fiddle to Ray, Alan's ready to step into his own - as soon as the opportunity presents itself.
  • Reid Scott has booked a series regular role on the upcoming dramedy starring Lucy Liu and Ginnifer Goodwin. He currently stars in HBO's Veep, which returns for its seventh and final season in March. He also appears in the upcoming film Late Night.
  • He will play Eli. Seen in 2018, he is Jewish, good-natured and smart enough to know that his sense of humor is the sexiest thing about him. He is a stay-at-home writer, married to Taylor, whom he finds alluring and exciting, constantly impressed by her fearlessness. He's happy with their unconventional marriage, pleased that both have the liberty to sleep with other people as long as they don't bring their playmates home. However, all that is about to change when Eli allows Taylor to let her lesbian lover crash with them for the weekend.
  • Adam Brody will appear in the season finale of the comedy's first season. He previously starred for four seasons in FOX's The O.C. and three seasons in Sony Crackle's StartUp. He is also the real-life husband of series star Leighton Meester
  • He will play Derek, a musician who loved and left Maggie (Meester) years ago. After she has stewed over him for ages, Will (Taran Killam) convinces her to track him down and say her piece. It does not go well.
  • Pollyanna McIntosh has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She starred for one season in SundanceTV's Hap and Leonard and two seasons in AMC's The Walking Dead.
  • She will play Clara, a British emissary who meets and befriends Connie (Linda Emond) at Lodge 1 in England.
  • Glynn Turman has been cast in a recurring role on the dramedy's upcoming third season. He 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.
  • He will play Calvin, Desna (Niecy Nash) and Dean's (Harold Perrineau) estranged father who comes back into their lives to make amends after turning his life around from drug addiction.