Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Casting News - 'The Walking Dead's Christian Serratos to Play Lead Role in Netflix's 'Selena: The Series'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 20, 2019

CBS' All Rise & Mom; DC Universe's Titans; Netflix's Selena: The Series; and Showtime's Your Honor

  • Carmen Ejogo and Isiah Whitlock Jr. will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Bryan Cranston. Ejogo starred in the second season of Starz's The Girlfriend Experience and the third season of HBO's True Detective. Whitlock Jr. appeared in all five seasons of HBO's The Wire and recently starred in Netflix's one-season drama The Good Cop.
  • Ejogo will play Lee Delamere, a smart lawyer at a moneyed law firm whose passionate pursuit of justice pulls her back into the New Orleans criminal justice system.
  • Whitlock Jr. will play Charlie, Michael Desiato's (Cranston) best friend. He is a rising political star in New Orleans, who will do anything to protect his best friend.
  • Christian Serratos is in negotiations to play the title role on the upcoming drama created by Moisés Zamora. She currently stars in AMC's The Walking Dead, which returns for its tenth season this fall. She joined the zombie drama as recurring in its fourth season and has been a series regular since the fifth season.
  • She will play Selena Quintanilla, a singer, songwriter, model, actress and fashion designer who became one of the most beloved Mexican-American entertainers. After launching her music career in 1980, she was dubbed the "Tejano Madonna," and would go on to win a Grammy in 1994 for best Mexican/American album, becoming the first female Tejano artist to do so. She ranks as the best-selling female artist in Latin music history, with more than 65 million albums sold worldwide.
  • Michael Mosley has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He previously starred in the Netflix limited series Seven Seconds. He has also recurred on ABC's Castle, Netflix's Ozark and CBS' Criminal Minds. He next stars in FOX's upcoming drama Next opposite John Slattery.
  • He will play Dr. Arthur Light, a physicist who manipulates light and its properties to launch a criminal career.
  • Reggie Lee and Nadia Gray have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Simone Missick and Wilson Bethel. Lee previously starred for six seasons in NBC's Grimm. Gray has appeared in the Netflix films Bright and Sandy Wexler
  • Lee will play Thomas Choi, the Head Deputy District Attorney in the downtown courthouse and Mark Callan's (Bethel) new boss. He's a company man who believes in pushing the crap through the system as promptly as possible in order to prioritize major crimes. But he's not such a rigid rule follower that he won't bend them a little from time to time.
  • Gray will play Ria, Mark's girlfriend, a one-named model and aspiring brand ambassador who has a sharp mind and a quick tongue.
  • Paget Brewster is staying at CBS with a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming seventh season. She currently stars in CBS' Criminal Minds, which returns for its fifteenth and final season in 2020. She also starred in FOX's one-season comedy Grandfathered, the Yahoo season of Community and all three seasons of Comedy Central's Another Period.
  • She will play Veronica Stone, Christy's (Anna Faris) new boss at the law firm. She is the most demanding senior partner with high expectations and a lot of energy - which she channels into yelling at Christy.