Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Casting News - Blythe Danner Joins 'American Gods'; '68 Whiskey' Adds Derek Theler and Beth Riesgraf; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - September 24, 2019

The CW's Katy Keene & Legacies; Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem; Paramount's 68 Whiskey; and Starz's American Gods.

  • Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf and Lamont Thompson have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming dramedy starring Sam Keeley and Gage Golightly. Furthermore, Usman Ally, Artur Benson and Aaron Glenane are set for recurring roles in the first season.
  • Theler (Baby Daddy) will play Sasquatch, a member of SecCorp, a privately contracted security force who doesn't always conform to his intimidating appearance and nickname.
  • Riesgraf (Leverage) will play Major Sonia Holloway, the highest ranking doctor on base who isn't afraid to use her authority. She grew up on Army bases all over the world, the daughter of a retired general and has her own family back home in the United States. She maintains an emotionless demeanor to hide troubling thoughts in the back of her mind.
  • Thompson (NCIS: Los Angeles) will play Colonel Harlan Austin. a decorated war hero and in charge of every combat solider and medical staff on the base. Stern and unflinching, he's highly respected and reasonably feared, but seeks out the truth and wants the best for everyone.
  • Ally (On Becoming a God in Central Florida) will play Captain Hazara, a Pakistani doctor in the British Armed Forces. He has a kind face and empathetic demeanor. He's excellent at keeping calm during the most uncomfortable situations and looks out for the other medics.
  • Benson (Finding Johnny) will play Khalil, a young Afghan Army private who works as a medic and translator when interacting with the locals.
  • Glenane (Picnic at Hanging Rock) will play Chef Colin Gale. Rugged, covered in tattoos and always wearing a dirty chef's apron, he is from the Australian Army, and officiates the illegal boxing matches that take place at the base.
  • Blythe Danner has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner for Showtime's Huff. She has earned additional Emmy nominations for NBC's Will & Grace, Lifetime's We Were the Mulvaneys and CBS' Back When We Were Grownups. She also won a Tony Award in 1970 for the play Butterflies Are Free.
  • She will play Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest who has an unresolved romantic history with Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But Wednesday has a bigger obstacle to overcome if he wants her help in his war effort: her involuntary commitment to a mental institution.
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Lucy Hale. She received Tony Awards nominations in 1996 for Rent and 2004 for Anna in the Tropics.
  • She will play Luisa, Jorge's (Jonny Beauchamp) doting mother, a former Rockette and now owner - with her husband Luis - of a bodega in Washington Heights. She supports Jorge's ambitions to make it on Broadway, but doesn't know about his drag alter ego, Ginger.
  • Kai Bradbury is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Taylor Hickson, Amalia Holm and Jessica Sutton. He previously starred in The CW short-form series Warigami.
  • He will play Gerit, a male witch who comes to Fort Salem and strikes up a whirlwind relationship with Tally (Sutton).
  • Ebboney Wilson has joined the drama's upcoming second season in a recurring role. Her guest credits include ABC's Speechless, Netflix's Family Reunion and CBS' Criminal Minds.
  • She will play Kym, a fearless, confident and sexy human girl whose meet-cute with MG (Quincy Fouse) leaves her curious to know more about his world.