Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Casting News - Tiffany Haddish, Blair Underwood and Carmen Ejogo Join Netflix's 'Madam C.J. Walker'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - August 6, 2019

CBS' FBI; Hulu's Reprisal; and Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club & Madam C.J. Walker.

  • Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein will star in the upcoming series adaptation of the novel series by Ann M. Martin. Silverstone recently starred in Paramount Network's one-season comedy American Woman. Feuerstein previously starred for eight seasons in USA's Royal Pains.
  • Silverstone will play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the mother of Kristy Thomas.
  • Feuerstein will play Watson Brewer, the love interest of Elizabeth.
  • Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Blair Underwood, Garrett Morris and Kevin Carroll have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Octavia Spencer. Haddish currently stars in TBS' The Last O.G., which has been renewed for a third season. Ejogo starred in the third season of HBO's True Detective. Underwood recently appeared in the Netflix limited series When They See Us. Morris starred for five seasons in The WB's The Jamie Foxx Show and six seasons in CBS' 2 Broke Girls. Carroll starred for two seasons in HBO's The Leftovers.
  • Haddish will play Lelia, the smart and feisty daughter of Sarah Breedlove (Spencer) and her late first husband. Raised by her single, hard-working mother, she is eager to be independent. After falling in love and marrying the feckless John Robinson, she frequently finds herself coming to her husband's defenses.
  • Ejogo will play Addie, a hairstylist and former friend of Sarah Breedlove. She is a savvy businesswoman herself, who parlays her good looks and social standing into a profitable African American hair care business. Fiercely competitive, when she quickly dismisses Sarah's ambitions to be one of her sales women, charting a course to become Sarah's nemesis and rival.
  • Underwood will play Chares James Walker, Sarah's husband. He's incredibly supportive and encouraging of his wife's hair product business, which he helps her run. CJ has a way of calming Sarah down and soothing her worries, but he grows concerned about her increasing stress over the ups and downs of her business.
  • Morris will play Cleophus, CJ's father, a former slave who comes to live with CJ and Sarah. He gets along well with Sarah and helps in her hair product business.
  • Carroll will play Ransom, a Pullman porter whose many degrees include law and patents from Columbia University. When he agrees to help Sarah with her hair product patents and becomes the company lawyer, he does his best to pull her back from what he feels is a risky expansion and efforts.
  • Bethany Anne Lind has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Abigail Spencer. She has previously recurred on DC Universe's Doom Patrol, OWN's Greenleaf and Netflix's Ozark.
  • She will play Molly Quinn. Having long been known as the friendliest person in the whole wide world, her kindness has been stifled in recent years due to the oppressive nature of her alcoholic, two-bit gangster of a husband. As she unexpectedly tags along on Doris' (Spencer) quest for revenge, she will emerge from her husband's tyranny to find the strength, and the downright courage, that she's been suppressing for far too long.
  • John Boyd has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season - with an option to become a series regular. He previously starred for three seasons in FOX's Bones.
  • He will play Stuart Scola, a handsome, smart and irreverent agent who has a prior relationship with Jubal (Jeremy Sisto).