Friday, March 22, 2019

Casting News - Jack Davenport Joins 'Why Women Kill'; Michael Michele Books Major Role on 'Dynasty'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - March 22, 2019

CBS All Access' Why Women Kill; The CW's Dynasty; DC Universe's Titans; and Netflix's Merry Happy Whatever.

  • Jack Davenport has been cast on the upcoming dramedy starring Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. He starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise as well as two seasons in NBC's Smash.
  • He will play Karl. Seen in 1982. He is handsome, well-bred and endlessly amused by his wife, Simone (Liu), whose extravagance he indulges. He knows he's a supporting player in his wife's life but happy to play his part. He is devastated and defeated when Simone uncovers a part of his life that he has kept hidden from her.
  • Chelsea T. Zhang has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. She has previously recurred on Disney's Andi Mack.
  • She will play Rose Wilson aka Ravager, the daughter of the deadly assassin Deathstroke (Esai Morales). She was forced to undergo the same procedure that granted her father nearly superhuman abilities, becoming a weapon known as Ravager. Ever resentful, she seeks out the Titans not only for their protection but to get back at her father. Knowing how dangerous it is to be the offspring of their deadliest foe, the Titans take her in but that doesn't necessarily mean they trust her.
  • Michael Michele has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season - with an option to become a series regular. She previously starred for one season in NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street, three seasons in NBC's ER and one season in FOX's Star. She has also recurred on OWN's Queen Sugar.
  • She will play Dominique Deveraux, the matriarch of the Colby family and half-sister of Blake Carrington (Grant Show), a fabulously elegant, self-made woman, known for her outrageous fashion sense and penchant for drama. She will return to Atlanta after a long stint in New York City where she spent the past several years seeking fame and adulation - to no avail. Now she is home to reconnect with her estranged children, but does she really want to be part of their lives, or will she just disappoint them all over again? And what will the Carringtons have to say about her sudden, mysterious return?
  • Bridgit Mendler, Brent Morin, Ashley Tisdale, Adam Rose and Hayes MacArthur will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Dennis Quaid. Mendler and Morin previously starred for two seasons together in NBC's Undateable. Tisdale starred in the High School Musical film franchise as well as one season in NBC's Clipped. Rose has recurred on UPN's Veronica Mars and Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet. MacArthur starred for three seasons in TBS' Angie Tribeca.
  • Mendler will play Emmy Quinn, the independent-minded daughter home for the holidays and hoping her over-protective father (Quaid) will accept her musician boyfriend Matt, or at least not kill him.
  • Morin will play Matt, a struggling musician from Los Angeles who will have his hands full as he meets his girlfriend's imposing father and close-knit family over a stressful and emotional Christmas break.
  • Tisdale will play Kayla, who is recently separated from her husband. She is desperately trying to figure out what's next, and making everyone in the Quinn household as miserable as she is.
  • Rose will play Todd, a beleaguered son-in-law who is perpetually frustrated by the close-knit family he married into and copes by venting and drinking with his fellow in-laws.
  • MacArthur will play Sean, the only son of the Quinn family, a working-class family man who's just trying to keep his head above water so he can watch the Eagles game in peace.