Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Casting News - Whoopi Goldberg Joins 'The Stand'; Uzo Aduba Boards Season 4 of FX's 'Fargo'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - September 11, 2019

BBC America's The Watch; CBS' Young Sheldon; CBS All Access' The Stand; FOX's 9-1-1: Lone Star; and FX's Fargo.

  • Whoopi Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring James Marsden and Amber Heard. Goldberg is an EGOT winner who has served as a host on ABC's The View since 2007. Adepo appeared in the Netflix limited series When They See Us and next stars in the second season of Amazon's Jack Ryan. Teague stars in the It film franchise and next appears in the HBO limited series Mrs. Fletcher. Henke has recurred on FX's Justified, Amazon's Sneaky Pete and Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Sunjata starred for seven seasons in FX's Rescue Me and three seasons in USA's Graceland.
  • Goldberg will play Mother Abigail, a 108-year-old prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the super flu.
  • Adepo will play Larry Underwood, a young musician with a taste for fame, as well as illegal substances. When the plague hits, he is forced to confront his demons as he makes his way to the new world.
  • Teague will play Harold Lauder. After the super flu ravages his town, he goes in search of others with fellow survivor Frannie Goldsmith (Odessa Young). While his intentions are good, jealousy and his infatuation with Frannie threatens to lead him down a dark path.
  • Henke will play Tom Cullen, Nick Andros' (Henry Zaga) traveling companion who is developmentally disabled due to a terrible fall as a child. A sweet soul, he will be instrumental in their fight for survival.
  • Sunjata will play Cobb, a member of the military tasked with supervising Stu Redman (Marsden) as the government searches for a cure during the outbreak of the super flu.
  • Richard Dormer, Jo Eaton-Kent, Marama Corlett, Lara Rossi and Sam Adewunmi will star in the upcoming drama created by Simon Allen. Dormer starred for three seasons in Sky's Fortitude and recurred on HBO's Game of Thrones. Eaton-Kent appeared in the BBC Two limited series Don't Forget the Driver. Corlett starred in Syfy's one-season drama Blood Drive.
  • Dormer will play Sam Vimes, captain of The Watch, disempowered by a broken society that's reduced his department's jurisdiction to almost nothing. Rossi starred for two seasons in the international drama Crossing Lines. Adewunmi has recurred on Starz's The Missing and ITV's Prime Suspect 1973.
  • Eaton-Kent will play Constable Cheery, the ingenious non-binary forensics expert, ostracized by their kin and finding a new home and identity.
  • Corlett will play Corporal Angua, who is tasked with Carrot's (Adam Hugill) training and keeping the rookie alive.
  • Rossi will play Lady Sybil Ramkin, the last scion of Ankh-Morpork's nobility, who's trying to fix the city's wrongs with her chaotic vigilantism.
  • Adewunmi will play Carcer Dun, a wounded and wronged man out to hijack destiny itself, take control of the city and exact a terrible revenge on an unjust reality.
  • Uzo Aduba has been cast in a lead role on the upcoming fourth season of the anthology series starring Chris Rock. She previously starred for all seven seasons in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, where she won two Emmy Awards for her performance. She next stars in the FX limited series Mrs. America opposite Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne. 
  • She will play Zelmare Roulette, a ruthless woman aligned with the Cannon crime family.
FOX's 9-1-1: LONE STAR
  • Liv Tyler will play the female lead opposite Rob Lowe in the upcoming spinoff of the hit drama 9-1-1. She appeared in all three seasons of HBO's The Leftovers and has starred for two seasons in Hulu's Harlots.
  • She will play Michelle Blake, a chief paramedic who's a little rock 'n' roll and sometimes a bad girl, but always the boss. Brilliant and wry, she matches wits with Owen (Lowe) in the station but is also obsessed with finding out what happened to her younger sister, who disappeared two years earlier.
  • Craig T. Nelson has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. He previously starred for nine seasons in ABC's Coach (winning an Emmy Award for his performance) and six seasons in NBC's Parenthood. He also stars in the Incredibles film franchise.
  • He will play Coach Dale Ballard, a little league baseball coach who butts heads with George Sr. (Lance Barber) about Missy (Raegan Revord) wanting to join the team.