Thursday, February 7, 2019

Casting News - Emily Deschanel Returns to TV with Recurring Role on TNT's 'Animal Kingdom'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - February 7, 2019

Amazon's The Hunt; CBS All Access' Interrogation & The Twilight Zone; Netflix's The Kominsky Method & Locke & Key; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Reiser have booked recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming second season. Seymour starred for six seasons in CBS' Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and one season in Pop's Let's Get Physical. Bisset starred in the CBC miniseries Joan of Arc and the BBC limited series Dancing on the Edge. Reiser starred for seven seasons in NBC's Mad About You, three seasons in Amazon's Red Oaks and one season in Netflix's Stranger Things.
  • Seymour will play Madelyn, a 70-something, well-to-do woman whom Norman (Alan Arkin) had a mad love affair with in the '60s before he met his wife. After fifty years, the two reunite and start it again.
  • Bisset will play Gabrielle, Mindy's (Sarah Baker) mother and Sandy's (Michael Douglas) French ex-wife who delights in still being able to push his buttons.
  • Reiser will play a 60-something high school teacher who gets romantically involved with Mindy.
  • Emily Deschanel is returning to television with a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Her casting marks her first role since her 12-season starring role on FOX's Bones ended in March 2017.
  • She will play Angela. Recently released from prison, she is Julia's - J's (Finn Cole) deceased mother and Pope's (Shawn Hatosy) twin sister - former best friend, a recovering junkie who arrives at the Cody house trying to snake her way back into the family's good graces. She's a survivor, scrappy, manipulative and an addict. Her history as Julia's drug buddy gives her power as she tries to seduce Pope, is hated by J and under suspicion by Smurf (Ellen Barkin).
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, James Frain and Zabryna Guevara will appear in an upcoming episode of the anthology series reboot from Jordan Peele. Goodwin starred for five seasons in HBO's Big Love and six seasons in ABC's Once Upon a Time. Frain starred for one season in FOX's Gotham and has recurred on HBO's True Detective, BBC America's Orphan Black and CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery. Guevara starred for one season in FOX's Gotham and one season in CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story.
  • They will appear in an episode titled "Point of Origin." No details were released about the plot or characters.
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Peter Sarsgaard, David Strathairn and Kyle Gallner. His film credits include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • He will play a troubled and homeless teen who meets Gallner's character at a drug rehabilitation center, where they became quick friends. To those who met him he was remembered as mysterious, and known for his violent confrontations over drugs and sex.
  • Jerrika Hinton and Lena Olin are closing deals to join the cast of the upcoming drama starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman. Hinton starred for four seasons in ABC's Grey's Anatomy and one season in HBO's Here and Now. Olin received an Academy Award nomination for the 1989 film Enemies, A Love Story as well as an Emmy nomination for ABC's Alias.
  • Hinton will play Millie Malone, a gutsy FBI agent who's marginalized in the Bureau because of her race and gender.
  • Olin will play a Nazi.
  • Thomas Mitchell Barnet has been cast as a series regular while Asha Bromfield will recur on the upcoming drama based on Joe Hill's comic. Barnet is currently recurring on YouTube Premium's Wayne. Bromfield has previously recurred on The CW's Riverdale.
  • Barnet will play Sam Lesser, a troubled and sensitive young man who longs for a connection and will go to desperate lengths to find one. His vulnerability makes him an easy target for Dodge's (Laysla De Oliveira) manipulation.
  • Bromfield will play Zadie, a spunky, horror nerd and lone female member of the "Savini Squad" - that is, until Kinsey Locke (Emilia Jones) arrives at Matheson Academy.