Monday, April 1, 2019

Casting News - Jonathan Pryce and Paul Schneider Board Amazon's 'Tales From the Loop'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 1, 2019

Amazon's Tales From the Loop; Hulu's Wu-Tang: An American Saga; and Netflix's Warrior Nun.

  • Jonathan Pryce and Paul Schneider have been cast in lead roles on the upcoming drama starring Rebecca Hall. Pryce is a two-time Tony Award winner for Comedians and Miss Saigon. He starred in the film The Wife opposite Glenn Close and appeared in two seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones. Schneider starred for two seasons in NBC's Parks and Recreation, one season in Syfy's Channel Zero and one season in Hulu's Chance.
  • Pryce will Russ, the founder and leader of the Loop project.
  • Schneider will play George, Russ' son.
  • Sylvia De Fanti will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Alba Baptista. She has previously recurred on the Italian dramas Medici: Masters of Florence and Don Matteo.
  • She will play Mother Superion, responsible for training the Warrior Nuns. While she might not give the orders, she's the one who really runs the place. Having witnessed horrors as a child, she's burdened with the guilt of the things she did and didn't do while just trying to survive.
  • Johnell Young has joined the cast of the upcoming based on the Wu-Tang Clan. He is a relative newcomer who will appear in an upcoming episode of the BET anthology Tales.
  • He will play Gary, Bobby's (Ashton Sanders) older cousin who introduced him to hip hop and is also an aspiring MC - which he will someday achieve and be known as the GZA. He has a scientific mind and a spiritual side. Being older than the other peers, he becomes a source of inspiration for hip hop and mathematics.