Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Casting News - Laura Bell Bundy to Recur on 'Perfect Harmony'; Bill Bellamy Joins 'Madam CJ Walker'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 21, 2019

CBS' Carol's Second Act; The CW's Legacies; NBC's Manifest & Perfect Harmony; Netflix's Madam CJ Walker; and Paramount's Yellowstone.

  • Bill Bellamy will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Octavia Spencer. The stand-up comedian has previously recurred on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and HBO's Insecure.
  • He will play Sweetness, a smart and savvy banker who gets inspired by Madam Walker's (Spencer) success and angles for a way to get in good with her - by any means necessary.
  • Yasha Jackson and Garrett Wareing have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Jackson has previously recurred on Showtime's Ray Donovan and CBS' Blue Bloods. Wareing recently had a recurring role on Freeform's Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.
  • Jackson will play Suzanne Martin, the Dean at Astoria University and Ben's (Josh Dallas) ex-girlfriend. They happen to reconnect after running into each other on campus.
  • Wareing will play TJ Morrison, another passenger from Flight 828. He is a college freshman who went to Jamaica for vacation and came back five and a half years later. He's alone in the world and Ben takes him under his wing.
  • Laura Bell Bundy has booked a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Bradley Whitford and Anna Camp. She received a Tony Award nomination in 2007 for originating the lead role in Legally Blonde: The Musical. She also starred for 53 episodes of FX's Anger Management.
  • She will play Kimmy, a high school mean girl who hides her cruelty behind a smile and becomes a rival against Ginny (Camp).
  • Cedric Yarbrough has landed a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Patricia Heaton and Kyle MacLachlan. He recently starred for three seasons in ABC's Speechless. He currently voices a lead character in Netflix's Paradise PD, which returns for its second season later this year.
  • He will play Nurse Dennis, a hospital veteran. He runs this town, and he knows it. He's seen it all and has little patience for nonsense from interns. Generally dry, he does have a mischievous side and isn't above holding a grudge.
  • Bianca Santos is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She starred in MTV's one-season comedy Happyland and had a recurring role on Freeform's The Fosters.
  • She will play Maya, a sharp-tongued and flirtatious new student at Mystic Falls High.
  • Karen Pittman has been added to the drama's upcoming third season in a major recurring role. She has previously recurred on FX's The Americans, Netflix's Luke Cage and AMC's NOS4A2. She also stars in Apple's upcoming drama The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
  • She will play Willa Hays, the CEO of Metro Capital. Very smart, confident and intimidating, she is an astute businesswoman who seems to always get what she wants. She has come to Yellowstone to make John Dutton (Kevin Costner) an offer that he can't refuse.