Saturday, July 20, 2019

Casting News - 'The Rookie' Adds Ali Larter and Harold Perrineau; David Ajala Joins 'Star Trek: Discovery'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - July 20, 2019

ABC's The Rookie; CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery & Star Trek: Lower Decks; The CW's Arrow, The Flash & Supergirl; and Disney+'s Wanda Vision.

  • Ali Larter and Harold Perrineau have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Larter previously starred for four seasons in NBC's Heroes and one season in FOX's Pitch. Perrineau currently stars in TNT's Claws, which is now airing its third season. He previously starred for six seasons in HBO's Oz and three seasons in ABC's Lost.
  • Larter will play an ER doctor who has a connection to the past life of Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion).
  • Perrineau will play a detective who takes Nolan under his wing.
  • David Ajala has joined the drama's upcoming third season as a new series regular. He previously starred for two seasons in USA's Falling Water and one season in Syfy's Nightflyers. He recently had a major recurring role on The CW's Supergirl.
  • He will play Cleveland "Book" Booker. Smart and capable, he has a natural charisma and devil-may-care attitude that tends to get him into trouble as often as it gets him out.
  • Jack Quaid, Tawny Newsome, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Jerry O'Connell, Dawnn Lewis, Fred Tatasciore and Gillian Vigman will lead the voice cast of the upcoming animated comedy created by Mike McMahan. Quaid stars in Amazon's The Boys - which debuts next Friday and was just renewed for a second season. Newsome starred in the third season of IFC's Brockmire. Wells starred in the first season of Netflix's Master of None. Cordero stars in TruTV's Tacoma FD, which has been renewed for a second season. O'Connell stars in WGN America's Carter, which returns for its second season later this year. Lewis currently appears in the fourth season of Veronica Mars on Hulu. Tatasciore has voiced characters in Adult Swim's Robot Chicken and Netflix's Trollhunters. Vigman has recurred on FOX's New Girl, ABC's Dr. Ken and CBS' Life in Pieces.
  • Quaid will play Ensign Brad Boimler, a total stickler who does everything by the book. While great at sci-fi stuff, he's completely bound to the rules. He doesn't know how to follow his gut, and if he wants to be a captain some day he's going to have to learn how to improvise.
  • Newsome will play Ensign Beckett Mariner, a no-nonsense ensign who gets the job done. She's good at what she does, but doesn't care. She is the polar opposite of Boimler, so the pair clashes more often than not.
  • Wells will play Ensign Tendi, a huge Starfleet fan who is excited to be on a ship.
  • Cordero will play Ensign Rutherford, an engineer who is amazing at engineering stuff, but doesn't usually solve the problem by the end of the episode.
  • O'Connell will play Commander Jack Ransom. Lewis will play Captain Carol Freeman. Tatasciore will play Lieutenant Shaxs. Vigman will play Doctor T'Ana.
  • Charlie Barnett has booked a series regular role on the drama's upcoming eighth and final season. He previously starred for three seasons in NBC's Chicago Fire, one season in Netflix's Russian Doll and in the Netflix limited series Tales of the City. He next appears in a recurring role on the second season of Netflix's You.
  • He will play J.J., the adult version of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels' (Audrey Marie Anderson) biological son. In the 2040 Star City timeline, he is the leader of the Deathstroke gang. He and his adopted brother Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones) - who is an agent of Knightwatch - have a fractured relationship that will pit them against each other.
  • Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair are set as new series regulars on the drama's upcoming fifth season. Gonzalo previously starred for one season in The CW's Veronica Mars, two seasons in ABC's Eli Stone and three seasons in TNT's Dallas. Nair has previously recurred on AMC's Humans and HBO's Game of Thrones.
  • Gonzalo will play Andrea Rojas aka Acrata, a polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire who is now making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret.
  • Nair will play William Dey, a hardened reporter. On the surface, he's a cynic and a sellout who looks down on Kara's (Melissa Benoist) earnest idealism. He's not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story - but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.
  • Sendhil Ramamurthy has landed a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming sixth season. He previously starred for four seasons in NBC's Heroes and three seasons in USA's Covert Affairs. He recently recurred on NBC's New Amsterdam.
  • He will play Dr. Ramsey Rosso, a brilliant physician with a genius intellect, and the world's leading expert on hematological oncology. A former colleague of Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker), he rekindles their friendship after they are reunited by an unexpected event. Their longtime bond though is quickly shattered when the doctor's desire to defy the laws of nature takes him down a dark path - one that transforms him from an old friend into the most chilling villain Team Flash has ever faced: the monstrous Bloodwork.
  • Teyonah Parris will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their Marvel film roles. She previously starred for four seasons in Starz's Survivor's Remorse and has recurred on AMC's Mad Men and FOX's Empire. Her film credits include starring roles in Dear White People, Chi-Raq, If Beale Street Could Talk and Point Blank.
  • She will play Monica Rambeau, the adult version of the character who appeared in the film Captain Marvel played by Akira and Azari Akbar.