Monday, September 16, 2019

Casting News - Ione Skye Joins NBC's 'Good Girls'; Jay Baruchel to Co-Star on FOX's 'A Moody Christmas'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - September 16, 2019

ABC's Bless This Mess; FOX's A Moody Christmas; NBC's Good Girls; Netflix's Firefly Lane; Showtime's The Chi & Shameless; Starz's Heels; and USA's Mr. Robot.

  • Ione Skye has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She is best known for starring in the film Say Anything. She recently starred in the HBO limited series Camping opposite Jennifer Garner and David Tennant.
  • She will play Gayle, a go-getter and a successful saleswoman at the hot tub store where Dean (Matthew Lillard) now works. She has the industry figured out, and is willing to let Dean in on some secrets to give him a boost, but their work relationship gets complicated when Dean is tempted to fall back into his old ways.
  • Yael Yurman, Jon Ecker and Brandon Jay McLaren have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke. Yurman previously recurred on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Amazon's The Man in the High Castle. Ecker starred for two seasons in USA's Queen of the South. McLaren starred for three seasons in USA's Graceland and three seasons in CBS' Ransom.
  • Yurman will play Marah, Kate's (Chalke) daughter, a rebel just starting to come out of her shell. She is trying to figure out who she is at a time when her parents' split has turned her world upside down.
  • Ecker will recur as Max Brody, a sexy and big-hearted EMT who shares a one night stand with Tully (Heigl). She initially writes off Max because he's much younger, but over time he will reveal he has a lot of substance and strong character. The two begin a sexy, complicated romance.
  • McLaren will recur as Travis, a handsome widowed father whose daughter attends the same school as Marah. He finds himself bonding with Kate.
  • Jay Baruchel will co-star on the upcoming holiday event series starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins. He previously starred for three seasons in FXX's Man Seeking Woman. He also voices the lead character in the How to Train Your Dragon film franchise.
  • He will play Sean Jr., the oldest Moody child. Still living at home and sleeping in his old room, he is the dreamer and the screw-up. A maintenance worker at a hockey rink, he's immature and impulsive, with a crazy grandiose get-rich-quick plan.
  • Constance Zimmer has landed a recurring role on the dramedy's upcoming tenth season. She previously starred for four seasons in Lifetime's UnREAL and two seasons in Netflix's House of Cards. She next stars in the second season of Audience Network's Condor.
  • She will play Claudia, a wealthy and sophisticated woman whom Debbie (Emma Kenney) encounters at a hotel bar. Her assumptions about Debbie send her into an existential crisis.
  • Ashlie Atkinson is set as a series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth and final season. She recently starred in the films BlacKkKlansman and Juanita. She has also recurred on CBS All Access' One Dollar and Syfy's Happy!.
  • She will play Janice, a chatty taxidermist with a peculiar sense of humor.
  • Luke James, La La Anthony and Lil Rel Howery have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. They will join returning series regulars Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps and Birgundi Baker. Moreover, Justin Hillian has been tapped to replace Ayanna Floyd Davis as the showrunner for the third season.
  • James (Star, Unsolved) will play Victor "Trig" Taylor, Jake's (Michael V. Epps) estranged older brother who wants to reunite his fractured family, but takes an unconventional approach.
  • Anthony (Power, BH90210) will play Dominique "Dom" Morris, a savvy businesswoman with dreams of more lucrative opportunities.
  • Howery (Rel, The Carmichael Show) will play Zeke Remnick, the owner of Sonny's (Cedric Young) building who cares less about the community than the bottom line.
  • Langston Kerman has been added to the comedy's upcoming second season as a new series regular. The stand-up comedian previously recurred on HBO's Insecure and Comedy Central's South Side (where he was also a writer).
  • He will play Brandon, Constance's (Pam Grier) son who returns from the military where he was a bomb diffuser. Mike (Dax Shepard) and Rio (Lake Bell) assume he is going to be an intimidating high-octane man, only to discover he's a very kind-spirited, somewhat nerdy guy who happens to have a highly rarified skill set surrounding mechanical engineering.
  • Alexander Ludwig will play the co-lead opposite Stephen Amell in the upcoming drama created by Michael Waldron. He currently stars in History's Vikings, which returns for its sixth and final season later this year.
  • He will play Ace Spade, Jack's (Amell) brother. In the ring, he is the beloved hero and star of the DWA. Things are more difficult in the real world, where he struggles to reconcile his town idol status with his insecurities and demons. He's brash, cocky and self-destructive - yet so damn charming and good-looking that you can almost forgive him. If he can keep it together, he'll have a ticket out of Duffy and to the big time. But that's a big if.