Friday, March 8, 2019

Casting News - Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel to Appear in 'The Twilight Zone' Reboot; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 8, 2019

CBS All Access' The Twilight Zone; Freeform's Unrelated; Netflix's Medical Police; and Showtime's Homeland.

  • Sam Trammell has been cast in a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming eighth and final season. He previously starred for seven seasons in HBO's True Blood. He currently stars in Netflix's The Order, which debuted its first season on the streaming service yesterday.
  • He will play Vice President Benjamin Hayes, a political survivor with an aptitude for optics who crosses the aisle to serve alongside President Ralph Warner (Beau Bridges). Warner believes tapping Hayes is an innocuous choice, one that could help heal the partisan divide, but the politico proves to be more dangerous than anticipated.
  • Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel will appear in an upcoming episode of the anthology series reboot from Jordan Peele. Beetz stars in FX's Atlanta and earned an Emmy nomination in 2018 for her supporting performance. She also starred in the film Deadpool 2. Gabriel previously worked with Peele in his Academy Award-winning film Get Out. She recently starred in the second season of Starz's Counterpart.
  • No details were released about the characters they will be playing or the plot of their episode.
  • Sarayu Blue has landed a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel. She currently stars in NBC's I Feel Bad, which is unlikely to return for a second season. She also just booked a role on the CBS drama pilot Under the Bridge.
  • She will play Sloane McIntyre, a CIA agent who is determined to discover the origins of a deadly virus and embarks on a risky mission to Berlin.
  • Kris D. Lofton has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Jordin Sparks and Gigi Zumbado. He has previously recurred on HBO's Ballers, BET's The Quad and FOX's Empire.
  • He will play Todd, Becca's (Sparks) brother, a mama's boy who still lives in their parents' basement. He replaces Brooks Brantly, who was originally cast in the role. The recast was a result of the character going in a different creative direction.