Monday, June 3, 2019

Casting News - Patrick J. Adams to Return to USA's 'Suits' for Final Season; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 3, 2019

Showtime's The Good Lord Bird; TNT's The Angel of Darkness; and USA's Suits.

  • Patrick J. Adams will be reprising his role as Mike Ross in an upcoming episode of the drama's ninth and final season. He starred on the drama for its first seven seasons. Since he left the cast, he recurred on the third season of Amazon's Sneaky Pete and recently signed on to star in National Geographic's upcoming drama The Right Stuff.
  • He will return in the fifth episode of the final season. In the episode, Mike gets involved in a case that puts him toe-to-toe with Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl).
  • Melanie Field and Rosy McEwen will co-star on the upcoming limited series - a follow-up to the successful series The Alienist starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning. Field starred for one season in Paramount's Hearthers. She next stars in Pop's upcoming comedy Florida Girls. McEwen's casting marks her first television role.
  • Field will play Bitsy Sussman, an industrious young protege at the Sara Howard Detective Agency who looks to Sara (Fanning) for professional guidance but who brings her own warmth and New York street smarts to the job.
  • McEwen will play Libby Hatch, a sensitive young nurse and would-be whistleblower who befriends Sara.
  • Joshua Johnson-Lionel has been cast on the upcoming limited series starring Ethan Hawke. He has previously had recurring roles on ABC's Black-ish and TNT's Animal Kingdom.
  • He will play Henry Shackleford aka Onion, a mixed-race slave working in a tavern in the Kansas Territory when his father is killed during a confrontation between his slave master and the fervent abolitionist John Brown (Hawke). Mistaking him for a girl, Brown sweeps Onion into his army of Free Staters composed mostly of his many sons, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry. Brown's raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the instigating event that started the Civil War.