Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Casting News - Elizabeth Perkins Joins 'A Moody Christmas'; 'The Wheel of Time' Adds Five to Cast; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - August 14, 2019

Amazon's Bosch & The Wheel of Time; AMC's Untitled Walking Dead Drama; CBS' Hawaii Five-0; Comedy Central's Awkwafina; FOX's A Moody Christmas; Freeform's Siren; and Showtime's Homeland.

  • Elizabeth Perkins will play the female lead opposite Denis Leary in the upcoming comedic holiday event series. She previously starred for five seasons in Showtime's Weeds and in the HBO limited series Sharp Objects. She next stars in Apple's upcoming drama Truth Be Told. She has also recurred on NBC's This Is Us and Netflix's GLOW.
  • She will play Ann, the matriarch of the Moodys, a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom return home to Chicago for the holidays, hiding secrets from one another.
  • Tiffany Lonsdale has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. She previously starred in the Syfy limited series Ascension.
  • She will play Tia, an extremely intelligent mermaid with a highly evolved knowledge of the human condition. She speaks several languages, understands advanced science and technology, and was trained as a high level warrior.
  • Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Barney Harris, Zoë Robins and Josha Stradowski have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Rosamund Pike. Madden starred in the Amazon limited series Picnic at Hanging Rock. Rutherford stars in the upcoming film County Lines. Harris starred in the second season of BBC Three's Clique. Robins starred for two seasons in Nickelodeon's Power Rangers Ninja Steel. Stradowski starred in the 2018 film Just Friends.
  • Madden will play Egwene Al'Vere. Rutherford will play Perrin Aybara. Harris will play Mat Cauthon. Robins will play Nynaeve. Stradowski will play Rand Al'Thor.
  • Jennifer Esposito has booked a recurring role on the upcoming comedy created by and starring Awkwafina. She previously starred for three seasons in CBS' Blue Bloods, one season in CBS' NCIS and one season in ABC's Mistresses. She has also recurred on Showtime's The Affair and Amazon's The Boys.
  • She will play Brenda, an art teacher who catches Wally's (BD Wong) interest at a single-parent support group.
  • Katrina Law is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming tenth season. She previously starred for two seasons in Sony Crackle's The Oath and two seasons in Starz's Spartacus. She has also recurred on The CW's Arrow.
  • She will play Quinn Liu, a former staff sergeant with Army CID recently demoted for insubordination. After an explosive collision with Five-0 on a case involving veterans, she soon becomes a loyal ally to the team that always has valued integrity over playing by the rules. Sharp-tongued in several languages, she has a deep understanding of military culture, a mysterious past and a deft ability to match wits with McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin).
  • Joe Holt has snagged a recurring role on the upcoming drama - the third set in The Walking Dead universe. He has previously recurred on ABC's Scandal, TNT's Franklin & Bash and Netflix's The Punisher.
  • He will play Leo Bennett, a solid family man and respected professor with a generous heart and unwavering optimism for the future. He'd risk his life to save the people he cares about.
  • Julie Ann Emery has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming sixth season. She has starred for three seasons in AMC's Preacher, which is currently airing its fourth and final season. She has also recurred on FX's Fargo, AMC's Better Call Saul, TNT's Major Crimes and Hulu's Catch-22.
  • She will play Sylvia Reece, one of the FBI agents brought in to investigate a murder on Bosch's (Titus Welliver) turf.
  • Cliff Chamberlain has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming eighth and final season. He previously starred in NBC's one-season drama State of Affairs. He has also recurred on NBC's Law & Order: True Crime - Menendez Murders and Netflix's Altered Carbon.
  • He will play Mike Dunne, the CIA Station Chief in Kabul.