Thursday, September 19, 2019

Casting News - 'Supergirl' Casts Cara Buono and Mitch Pileggi; Kate Walsh to Recur on 'Emily in Paris'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - September 19, 2019

The CW's The 100 & Supergirl; FOX's Almost Family; Paramount's Emily in Paris; and Showtime's Black Monday.

THE CW's THE 100
  • Alaina Huffman has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming seventh and final season. She previously recurred on The CW's Smallville and Supernatural. She recently appeared in the Netflix film The Perfection
  • She will play Nikki, one of the newly-awakened Eligius IV convicts. She is a bank robber and spree-killer who is both unpredictable and fierce. She will take on an unexpected leadership role, advocating for her people in the complicated new world of Sanctum.
  • Cara Buono and Mitch Pileggi have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming fifth season. Buono has starred in all three seasons of Netflix's Stranger Things. She previously earned an Emmy Award nomination for her recurring role on AMC's Mad Men. Pileggi appeared in all eleven seasons of FOX's The X-Files. He is currently recurring on FX's American Horror Story: 1984.
  • Buono will play Gamemnae, an ancient alien, who with others of her kind, have been safeguarding the Earth from the follies of humanity throughout the ages. Her aim is to use technology to subjugate humans. She is cunning, witty, ruthless and always ten steps ahead of her adversaries. Her agenda puts her into conflict with her would-be allies and on a collision course with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
  • Pileggi will play Rama Khan, an ancient alien who is able to control the four ancient elements - fire, water, earth and air. Arrogant and willful, he has been entrusted to use his powers to protect the Earth from mankind for millions of years. But now, his agenda puts him at odds with Supergirl and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).
  • Tuc Watkins has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He appeared on ABC's One Life to Live for sixteen years. He also starred for two seasons in ABC's Desperate Housewives. He has also recurred on TNT's Major Crimes, MTV's Awkward and NBC's Parks and Recreation.
  • He will play Harris, a Republican congressman and leader of the Moral Majority.
  • French actors Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat and Bruno Gouery will round out the main cast of the upcoming comedy starring Lily Collins. Moreover, Kate Walsh, William Abadie and Arnaud Viard have been cast in recurring roles.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing.
  • Furthermore, production has now begun on the comedy created by Darren Star with Andrew Fleming, Zoe Cassavetes and Peter Lauer set to direct the first season.
  • Michael Stahl-David is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Brittany Snow and Timothy Hutton. He starred for one season in Netflix's Narcos and in the HBO limited series Show Me a Hero. He has also recurred on HBO's The Deuce and Netflix's Chambers.
  • He will play Donovan, a school teacher in New Jersey. He is a widower with two sons. Charming and winning but a bit awkward in a dating setting, he and Julia (Snow) are similar in age but in very different places in life.