Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Casting News - Rosamund Pike to Star in Amazon's 'The Wheel of Time' Adaptation; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 19, 2019

ABC's Mixed-ish; Amazon's The Wheel of Time; and USA's Brave New World.

  • Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan and Nina Sosanya have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Alden Ehrenreich. Bunbury starred in FOX's one-season drama Pitch and recently appeared in the Netflix limited series When They See Us. John-Kamen currently stars in Syfy's Killjoys, which returns for its fifth and final season in July. Mitsuji starred in YouTube's one-season drama Origin. Morgan starred for three seasons in The CW's The Vampire Diaries and five seasons in its spinoff The Originals. Sosanya recently starred in the second season of BBC America's Killing Eve and the Amazon limited series Good Omens.
  • Bunbury will play Frannie, Lenina's (Jessica Brown Findlay) best friend, a Beta Plus who embraces her conditioning and New London's social order.
  • John-Kamen will play Wilhelmina "Helm" Watson, a hedonistic artist and New London's premier maker of Feelies.
  • Mitsuji will play Henry Foster, an Alpha Plus in every way, who works alongside Bernard (Harry Lloyd) as a counselor at the Bureau of Stability.
  • Morgan will play CJack60, an Epsilon relegated to physical, tedious jobs, who is deeply impacted after witnessing a horrifying incident.
  • Sosanya will play Mustafa Mond, a World Controller who is responsible for maintaining New London's social structure and utopian promise.
  • Rosamund Pike will play the lead role on the upcoming drama based on the fantasy series of novels by Robert Jordan. She will also serve as a producer on the series. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 2014 film Gone Girl. She recently starred in the films Hostiles and A Private War.
  • She will play Moiraine, a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization, the Aes Sedai. She embarks on a dangerous and world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar has been tapped as the male lead on the upcoming comedy starring Tika Sumpter and Arica Himmel. He previously starred for four seasons in NBC's Saved by the Bell, four seasons in ABC's NYPD Blue, four seasons in TNT's Franklin & Bash, one season in FOX's Pitch and one season in FOX's The Passage.
  • He will play Paul, Bow's (Himmel) father. He and his wife Alicia (Sumpter) decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. The role was played by Anders Holm in the original pilot.