Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Casting News - Olivia Williams, James Norton, Nick Frost and Denis O'Hare Join HBO's 'The Nevers'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - July 30, 2019

Amazon's The Pale Horse; BET's Bigger; HBO's The Nevers; and Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere.

  • Tanisha Long, Angell Conwell, Rasheda Crockett, Chase Anthony, Tristen Winger, Warren Burke and Terrence T. Terrell have been cast on the upcoming comedy created by Felisha Marye.
  • Long (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) will play Layne Roberts, a quirky, simple beauty who has been holding herself back, both in love and in life, and has found herself at a major crossroads. Her straight-laced boyfriend Greg has just proposed, but she's not sure if playing it safe is her style, especially when the handsome and adventurous Reggie is now very interested in her. Meanwhile, her vintage store needs a serious boost. She is upbeat, fun and positive, but constantly second-guessing herself has started to become a problem. She is about to start taking some risks, for better or for worse.
  • Conwell (The Young and the Restless) will play Veronica Yates, a curvy woman with plus-sized model good looks, she carries herself with genuine confidence and knows how to make heads turn. Her real-estate business has been doing well, leaving her in an excellent position to be the advice-giver in her group of friends. She encourage Layne to have a little fun while she's still young.
  • Crockett (Adam Ruins Everything) will play Tracey Davis, a fun-loving, social media influencer who wants to be Hollywood-level famous. She is always up for a good time as long as she can snap an Instagram photo in the process. She's built up quite a following online but is secretly worried that her time in the spotlight might be slipping away.
  • Anthony (Journey of a Goddess) will play Deon Lewis, a well-groomed and fit, full of swagger guy, who may act comically frugal but is actually a very successful businessman. At work, however, his swagger is gone. He's trying to play the game and move up in the world even as his co-workers seem to get the opportunities he deserves.
  • Winger (Insecure) will play Vince Carpenter, a cutie with an odd 90s throwback fashion sense. He is a talented, old school DJ who can't help but get frustrated with the younger generation as they encroach on his game. He's got the chops to make it as a DJ, but his style is outdated, and he's having trouble letting it go.
  • Burke (Family Reunion) will recur as Greg Washington, a conservatively dressed, and the ultimate play-it-safe kind of guy. He is a successful doctor who loves Layne and treats her well, but doesn't exactly make sparks fly in the bedroom. After a surprise proposal, he offers Layne some time to think about it but hopes she'll say yes.
  • Terrell (Giants) will recur as Reggie Langford, a strong, tall, sexy and bearded guy, who might not be the most romantic man in the world, but he's charming and sultry, and has a sense of humor about the fact that he's great in bed. After a few nights with him, Layne sees Reggie as the perfect low-stakes, adventurous counter to her boring but safe relationship with Greg.
  • Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson and Denis O'Hare have joined the cast of the upcoming drama created by Joss Whedon and starring Laura Donnelly.
  • Williams (Counterpart) will play Lavinia Bidlow, a wealthy spinster and champion of the "Touched," as those with powers are known. She funds the Orphanage where Amalia True (Donnelly) and many of the Touched live via her family's fortune. She's stern and old-fashioned but also strong-willed and clever.
  • Norton (Grantchester) will play Hugo Swann, a pansexual posh boy whose charm has about five years left on his lease. He runs a secret club and a side trade in blackmail and is fascinated by the Touched.
  • Riley (Da Vinci's Demons) will play Augustus "Augie" Bidlow, Lavinia's younger brother and Hugo's best friend friend. He's unnerved by the Touched but finds himself increasingly drawn to them.
  • Skelly (Vikings) will play Penance Adair, Amalia's dearest friend and one of the first women to join her cause. She has a genius for invention, is delighted by her power and has a firm sense of morality.
  • Chaplin (Cinderella) will play Detective Frank Mundi, a gruff, deeply moral officer who trusts no one, including himself. He's caught between the powerful, who tend to ignore the law, and the newly empowered, who ignore the laws of physics.
  • Torrens (Preacher) will play Lord Massen, a former general who may be the only person who sees the havoc the Touched can wreak on the established order - which he'll protect at any cost.
  • Momoh (Seven Seconds) will play Dr. Horatio Cousens, one of the few successful West Indian doctors in London. His fortunes took a dark turn after he met Amalia and discovered his own ability.
  • Manson (Once Upon a Time) will play Maladie, who's been warped by a power she doesn't understand and tortured by doctors intent on finding its source. She now lives underground and runs a murderous gang.
  • Frost (Into the Badlands) will play Declan Orrun aka The Beggar King, a charismatic and brutal crime lord who's equally happy to work with Amalia and her cause and to sell her out.
  • Neil (Episodes) will play Annie Carbey aka Bonfire, a career criminal with the ability to control fire. She is happy to hire herself out but is neither impulsive nor cruel. She's just looking out for herself.
  • Tomlinson (Poldark) will play Mary Brighton, who is gentle and surprisingly resilient. After a disappointing career as a singer and a broken engagement, she's going to be great but doesn't know how yet.
  • O'Hare (American Horror Story) will play Dr. Edmund Hague, a gifted American surgeon who uses his skills in the coldest, most brutal way possible - but all in the name of progress.
  • Jaime Ray Newman has landed a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Rosemarie DeWitt. She previously starred for one season in Netflix's The Punisher. She has also recurred on A&E's Bates Motel and NBC's Midnight, Texas.
  • She will play Elizabeth, a gynecologist who works for Planned Parenthood, was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio and attended East Shaker High School with Elena (Witherspoon) and Linda (Dewitt) But unlike Elena and Linda, Elizabeth chose not to have children, and her differing views on motherhood and what it means to be a woman causes strife between the former friends.
  • Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Poppy Gilbert, Madeleine Bowyer, Ellen Robertson, Sarah Woodward, Georgina Campbell, Claire Skinner, Rita Tushingham, Sheila Atim and Kathy Kiera Clarke will star in the upcoming limited series adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie.
  • The series follows Detective Mark Easterbrook (Sewell) as he tries to uncover the mystery of a list of names found in the shoe of a dead woman. His investigation leads him to the peculiar village of Much Deeping, and The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumored witches. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives by means of the dark arts, but as the bodies mount up, Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation.