Monday, August 19, 2019

Casting News - Terry O'Quinn to Recur on 'Emergence'; Andrew Scott Joins 'His Dark Materials'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - August 19, 2019

ABC's Emergence; BBC America's Killing Eve; The CW's Riverdale; FOX's Empire; HBO's His Dark Materials; National Geographic's The Right Stuff; NBC's Chicago Med; and Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.

  • Andrew Scott has joined the cast of the upcoming drama for its already announced second season. He has appeared in all four seasons of BBC One's Sherlock and also starred in the second season of Amazon's Fleabag.
  • He will play Colonel John Parry, Will's (Amir Wilson) father. Also known as Doctor Stanislaus Grumman or Jopari, he accidentally travelled to Lyra's (Dafne Keen) world where he became a renowned scholar and shaman. His dæmon was called Sayan Kötör and had the form of an osprey.
  • Harriet Walter and Danny Sapani have been added to the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. Walter received a Tony Award nomination in 2009 for the play Mary Stuart. She has also recurred on Netflix's The Crown, HBO's Succession and Starz's The Spanish Princess. Sapani previously starred for two seasons in Showtime's Penny Dreadful and two seasons in Hulu's Harlots. Both Walter and Sapani previously appeared in the Netflix/BBC Two limited series Black Earth Rising.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing.
  • Terry O'Quinn has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Allison Tolman. He previously starred for six seasons in ABC's Lost, where he won an Emmy Award for his supporting performance in 2007. He recently starred for two seasons in Amazon's Patriot. He has also recurred on CBS' Hawaii Five-0, NBC's The Blacklist: Redemption and Hulu's Castle Rock.
  • He will play Richard Kindred, the head of Augur Industries, a diversified, far-reaching tech holding company. Equal parts charming and ruthless, he's a self-made billionaire with countless professional and personal casualties in his wake. He will go to great lengths to protect his company and reputation, and few would dare to cross him.
  • Diamond White is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming sixth and final season. The singer/actress competed on the second season of FOX's The X-Factor, finishing in fifth place. Her guest credits include ABC's Black-ish, CBS' Code Black and Netflix's Dear White People.
  • She will play Lala, a soft-spoken SoundCloud singer who sounds great online but is plagued with performance anxiety and cursed by an inability to sing in front of a crowd.
  • Adan Rocha has landed a recurring role on the upcoming Penny Dreadful sequel series starring Natalie Dormer and Nathan Lane. He previously starred in last fall's Murphy Brown revival on CBS.
  • He will play Diego Lopez, a young and vulnerable follower of Fly Rico (Sebastian Chacon), the powerful leader of the Pachucos, a Latino "Zoot Suit" gang. Ready to lay down his life for his Pachuco brothers and sisters, he becomes caught up in a dangerous event far beyond his control.
  • Dominic Rains has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He has previously recurred on Starz's Power and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • He will play Dr. Marcel Crockett, Chicago Med's newest doctor in the ED who hails from Louisiana. He gambles, drinks and parties all night but hooks himself to an IV drip in the morning to slide into work like a true badass.
  • Juan Riedinger has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He has previously recurred on Netflix's Narcos, TNT's Good Behavior and TNT's Claws.
  • He will play Dodger, Archie's (KJ Apa) new nemesis.
  • Danny Strong has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Patrick J. Adams and Jake McDorman. As an actor, he has previously recurred on The WB's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The WB's Gilmore Girls, AMC's Mad Men, FX's Justified and Showtime's Billions. As a writer, he won an Emmy for HBO's Game Change and co-created FOX's Empire with Lee Daniels.
  • He will play John "Shorty" Powers, NASA's ever-present PR man. The brash mouthpiece for the Mercury space program, he's constantly taking the astronauts on glad-handing trips to factories and rubber-chicken dinners in order to fuel public enthusiasm for the space program and shake loose more funding from Congress.