Monday, August 5, 2019

Casting News - Rochelle Aytes and Danika Yarosh to Recur on 'The Purge'; 'The Oval' Rounds Out Cast; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 5, 2019

AMC's Untitled Walking Dead Drama; BET's The Oval; CBS' Tommy; Netflix's Cursed; TNT's The Angel of Darkness; and USA's The Purge.

  • Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fantleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure and Matthew Law have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Ed Quinn and Kron Moore.
  • Johnson (The Hate U Give) will play Richard Hallsen, the esteemed White House butler who has served several administrations.
  • Storey (Empire) will play Nancy Hallsen, Richard's loving wife.
  • Hebron (TiTi Do You Love Me) will play Barry Hallsen, Richard and Nancy's son. He is a young father to his 4-year-old daughter Callie.
  • Renee (Yes, God, Yes) will play Sharon, Barry's girlfriend. She works at a local pharmacy.
  • Collins (Grimm) will play Donald Winthrop, the chief of staff to President Hunter Franklin (Quinn). He is smart, demanding and manipulative.
  • Payton (She's Gotta Have It) will play Lilly Winthrop, a fashion designer and Donald's wife.
  • Fantleroy (Grey's Anatomy) will play Sam Owens, a loyal Secret Service agent to the president.
  • Simpson (Boo 2: A Madea Halloween) will play Priscilla Owens, the residence staff supervisor at the White House and Sam's wife.
  • Benedict (Castle) will play Kyle Flint, a Secret Service agent at the White House. He is an ex-Marine who is direct and unwavering. He takes direction but seems to be always operating with a different outcome in mind.
  • Cure (Nocturnal) will play Bobby, who's handsome and rugged. After meeting Lilly on a plane, neither of their lives will be the same ever again.
  • Law (The Paynes) will play Kareem Richardson, who owns a local pharmacy in Washington, D.C., along with his father. He is a hardworking young man. He may be in a relationship, but his heart longs for Sharon, who is now in a committed relationship with Barry.
  • Bella Dayne has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Katherine Langford. She previously starred in the Netflix-BBC limited series Troy: Fall of a City. She has also recurred on AMC's Humans, Showtime's Guerrilla and FX's Trust.
  • She will play Red Spear, a regal and ruthless viking captain, with an eye for treasure. Loyal to no one, she and her crew raid villages along the coast of Britain until a Fey stowaway boards her ship and entangles their fates.
  • Rochelle Aytes and Danika Yarosh have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Aytes previously starred for four seasons in ABC's Mistresses. Yarosh starred in the NBC limited series Heroes Reborn and one season in Netflix's Greenhouse Academy.
  • Aytes will play Michelle Moore, a woman who must rebuild her world after her peaceful existence is shattered when an assassin breaks into her and her husband Marcus' (Derek Luke) home on Purge night.
  • Yarosh will play Kelen Stewart, a college student who tries to help her boyfriend Ben (Joel Allen) process the horrors he witness on Purge night.
  • Nico Tortorella will co-star on the upcoming drama set in The Walking Dead universe. They currently star in TV Land's Younger, which is now airing its sixth season and has already been renewed for a seventh. Their casting will not prevent them from continuing on Younger.
  • They will play Felix, an honorable man of his word who isn't afraid to fight for others' safety and acceptance.
  • Lara Pulver has landed a recurring role on the upcoming limited series sequel to The Alienist. She previously starred for three seasons in Starz's Da Vinci's Demons and has recurred on BBC One/PBS' Sherlock.
  • She will play Karen, who meets the gang at John's (Luke Evans) engagement party. She is an alienist and expert in her field. She and Laszlo (Daniel Brühl) form a special professional connection.
  • Thomas Sadoski has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Edie Falco. He previously starred for three seasons in HBO's The Newsroom and four seasons in CBS' Life in Pieces.
  • He will play the charming, seductive and morally complex second-term Mayor of Los Angeles. He appoints Tommy (Falco) as the first female police chief in the city's history, only to wonder what he's gotten himself into. He replaces David Fierro, who played the role in the original pilot.