Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Casting News - Melissa Leo, Rosie O'Donnell and Archie Panjabi to Star in HBO's 'I Know This Much Is True'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - April 3, 2019

CBS All Access' Interrogation; HBO's I Know This Much Is True; and Hulu's Light as a Feather & Veronica Mars.

  • Melissa Leo, Rosie O'Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis and Kathryn Hahn will star in the upcoming limited series starring Mark Ruffalo. Leo won an Academy Award in 2010 for The Fighter and an Emmy Award in 2012 for FX's Louie. O'Donnell won eleven Daytime Emmy Awards for her self-titled talk show. She recently starred for two seasons in Showtime's SMILF. Panjabi starred for six seasons in CBS' The Good Wife, winning an Emmy Award in 2010. Poots stars in FX's upcoming drama Y. Lewis starred for two seasons in ABC's Secrets and Lies and in the HBO limited series Camping. Hahn appeared in three seasons of Amazon's Transparent and next stars in HBO's upcoming comedy Mrs. Fletcher.
  • Leo will play Concettina Ipolita, Tempesta "Ma" Birdsey, the mother of Dominick and Thomas (both played by Ruffalo).
  • O'Donnell will play Lisa Sheffer, a social worker at the psychiatric hospital where Thomas is staying.
  • Panjabi will play Dr. Patel, Thomas' newly appointed psychologist.
  • Poots will Joy Hanks, Dominick's girlfriend.
  • Lewis will play Nedra Frank, a self-obsessed grad student Dominick hires.
  • Hahn will play Dessa Constantine, Dominick's ex-wife.
  • Katelyn Nacon, Froy Gutierrez, Adriyan Rae, Alisa Allapach, Kira Kosarin, Alex Wassabi, Robyn Lively and Alan & Alex Stokes have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. Nacon starred for four seasons in AMC's The Walking Dead. Gutierrez has recurred on MTV's Teen Wolf and Netflix's One Day at a Time. Rae has recurred on IFC's Brockmire. Allapach recurred on Audience's Kingdom. Kosarin starred for four seasons in Nickelodeon's The Thundermans. Wassabi is a YouTube personality. Lively starred for two seasons in Amazon's Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street. The Stokes Twins are also YouTube personalities.
  • Nacon will play Sammi. Gutierrez will play Ridge. Rae will play Peri. Allapach will play Amanda, Kosarin will play Nadia. Wassabi will play Luke. Lively will play Deb.
  • Mary McDonnell has booked a recurring role on the upcoming limited series revival of the hit drama starring Kristen Bell. She previously starred for four seasons in Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica and six seasons in TNT's Major Crimes. She also recurred on the third season of FX's Fargo.
  • She will play Jane, a warm-hearted therapist.
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner and David Strathairn. He previously starred for four seasons in HBO's Girls and one season in Netflix's The Punisher. He next stars in AMC's upcoming drama NOS4A2.
  • He will play a close friend of Kyle Gallner's character - a heavy drug user with a violent streak. With secrets of his own, he finds himself entangled in the murder investigation.