Friday, August 16, 2019

Casting News - Niecy Nash Books Recurring Role on 'Mrs. America'; Donna Murphy Joins 'Power'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - August 16, 2019

Amazon's The Underground Railroad; FX's Mrs. America; Netflix's Firefly Lane; Starz's Power; and USA's The Sinner.

  • Niecy Nash has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Cate Blanchett, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne and Elizabeth Banks. She currently stars in TNT's Claws, which just concluded its third season. She also received an Emmy nomination for her performance in the Netflix limited series When They See Us. She previously earned two Emmy nominations for HBO's Getting On.
  • She will play Flo Kennedy, a friend and confidant to Gloria Steinem (Byrne) and Shirley Chisholm (Aduba), who co-created the Black Feminist Organization from salon style meetings in her apartment.
  • Damon Herriman has booked a recurring role on the upcoming limited series from Barry Jenkins. He currently stars in Epix's Perpetual Grace, LTD, which recently wrapped its first season. He can also be seen as cult leader/serial killer Charles Manson both Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the second season of Netflix's Mindhunter.
  • He will play Martin, a station agent for the underground railroad in North Carolina.
  • Jessica Hecht, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Eddie Martinez have landed series regular roles on the anthology drama's upcoming third season. Hecht recently earned an Emmy nomination for Netflix's short-form comedy Special. Fitz-Henley starred for two seasons in NBC's Midnight, Texas. Martinez has recently guest starred on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and Narcos: Mexico.
  • Hecht will play Sonya, a successful painter living a secluded life in Dorchester who meets Ambrose (Bill Pullman) when he investigates the car accident on her property.
  • Fitz-Henley will play Leela Burns, Jamie's (Matt Bomer) expectant wife and the stylish Brooklyn-born owner of a boutique in downtown Dorchester.
  • Martinez will play Vic Soto, a hardworking former Marine and rising star detective at the Dorchester Police Department who works with Ambrose.
  • Donna Murphy has joined the drama's upcoming sixth and final season in a recurring role. She is a two-time Tony Award winner for Passion in 1994 and The King and I in 1996. She has received an additional three Tony nominations for Wonderful Town in 2004, LoveMusik in 2007 and The People in the Picture in 2011. She also won a Daytime Emmy Award for HBO's Lifestories: Families in Crisis.
  • She will play Lorette Walsh, a moderate Democrat and Councilman Rashad Tate's (Larenz Late) toughest opponent in the gubernatorial race.
  • Sarah Chalke will play the co-lead opposite Katherine Heigl on the upcoming drama created by Maggie Friedman. She previously starred for eight seasons in NBC's Scrubs. She has had recurring roles on Netflix's Friends From College and ABC's Roseanne reboot. She also voices main characters in Adult Swim's Rick and Morty and Netflix's Paradise PD.
  • She will play Kate Mularkey, who has always been in the shadow of her best friend, legendary talk show host and journalist Tully Hart (Heigl). With an endearingly self-deprecating wit, she is often underestimated, but she's fiercely intelligent and loyal. She has the biggest heart, and a hidden wild streak.