Monday, June 10, 2019

Casting News - Geena Davis Books Recurring Role on 'GLOW'; Judith Light Joins 'Manhunt: Lone Wolf'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 10, 2019

Netflix's GLOW & I Am Not Okay With This; Spectrum's Manhunt: Lone Wolf; and TNT's The Angel of Darkness.

  • Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong and Richard Ellis have been cast on the upcoming dark comedy series created by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall. Lillis starred in the HBO limited series Sharp Objects and in the It film franchise. Oleff appears in the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise. Bryant's guest credits include CBS' The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and The Code. Perkins starred for five seasons in Showtime's Episodes. Wojtak-Hissong recurred on USA's Falling Water. Ellis appears in Hulu's upcoming Veronica Mars revival season.
  • Lillis will play Sydney, an awkward and smart girl with a dry, witty and sardonic sense of humor. Like many teenagers, she hates high school, doesn't get along with her mom and her best friend Dina has a boyfriend she abhors, Brad Lewis. Though Sydney views herself as painfully average, she is far from it - as she discovers she has telekinetic powers that may prove to be problematic.
  • Oleff will play Stanley Barber, the adorably awkward but cool neighbor of Sydney's and the polar opposite of a jock. He's the geek who is not cool, only he is cool by being uncool. He has a slightly awkward self-confidence that is well beyond his years.
  • Bryant will play Dina, Sydney's effervescent, happy, pretty, loud and funny, badass best friend. Sydney worries the super-jock boyfriend that she hates is going to take her away.
  • Perkins will play Maggie, Sydney's mother, who works long hours at the local diner and has been raising her two kids on her own since the death of her husband. Exhauted and still grieving but unable to talk about it, she has a strained relationship with Sydney.
  • Wojtak-Hissong will play Liam, Sydney's 10-year-old brother, who radiates a kinetic sort of wonder, the kind of genuine "go" at life that tends to fade after puberty. He's a neat, artistic kid with an innocent way about him, and he adores his big sister.
  • Ellis will play Brad Lewis, the all-American golden boy - sweet, polite, confident, popular, the coolest jock - but as Sydney sees it, he's an epic douchebag.
  • Geena Davis has booked a major recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. She won an Academy Award for her performance in the film The Accidental Tourist and received another nomination for the film Thelma & Louise. In television, she has recently recurred on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and starred in the first season of FOX's The Exorcist. She has also joined the voice cast of the Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
  • She will play Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, the former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.
  • Judith Light, Gethin Anthony and Jay O. Sanders will co-star on the anthology series' upcoming second installment. Light is a two-time Tony Award winner for Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties. She has also received Emmy nominations for ABC's Ugly Betty, Amazon's Transparent and FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Anthony previously starred for two seasons in NBC's Aquarius. Sanders has recently recurred on USA's The Sinner, Amazon's Sneaky Pete and NBC's Blindspot.
  • Light will play Bobi Jewell, Richard's (Cameron Britton) mother who is astonished when her son is heralded in the national media as the hero of the Atlanta bombing. When Richard is unjustly accused of the bombing, Bobi finds herself at the center of the media maelstrom - with nowhere to turn, and no way out except to fight.
  • Anthony will play Jack Brennan, the FBI lead agent in both the Richard Jewell case and manhunt for Eric Rudolph (Jack Huston). He begins as a true believer in the Bureau, but as both cases evolve in unexpected ways, he discovers that he may not be able to be loyal to both his institution and the truth.
  • Sanders will play Watson Bryant, a semi-qualified real estate lawyer who becomes Richard's fiercest advocate. He is out of his depth on this criminal case, but he won't give up until he clears his friend's name and makes both the Feds and media pay.
  • Matt Letscher and Brittany Batchelder have landed recurring roles on the upcoming sequel series to The Alienist. Letscher previously starred for one season in The CW's Legends of Tomorrow and one season in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico. Batchelder was a guest star in The Alienist.
  • Letscher will play William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper titan.
  • Batchelder plays Joanna, an aspiring journalist who becomes a protégé to John Moore (Luke Evans).