Thursday, September 5, 2019

Casting News - Gary Sinise Joins Final Season of '13 Reasons Why'; 'The Boys' Stages 'Timeless' Reunion; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - September 5, 2019

Amazon's The Boys; CBS' Madam Secretary; The CW's Dynasty & Riverdale; FOX's The Resident; Netflix's 13 Reasons Why; and Showtime's Shameless.

  • Gary Sinise has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth and final season. He received an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Forrest Gump. He won an Emmy Award in 1997 for the TNT miniseries George Wallace. He also starred for nine seasons in CBS' CSI: NY and two seasons in CBS' Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
  • He will play Dr. Robert Ellman, a compassionate, incisive, no-nonsense adolescent and family therapist who works to help Clay (Dylan Minnette) battle anxiety, depression and grief. Formidable, intense and deeply humane, he is steadfast in guiding Clay to accept the help he needs so desperately, to come to terms with the trauma in his past, and begin the process of healing.
  • Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. They both previously starred for two seasons in NBC's Timeless, which was co-created by The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke.
  • Visnjic will play Alistair Adana, the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church.
  • Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, a young wunderkind congresswoman.
  • David Alan Grier has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He has received three Tony Award nominations for The First, Race and Porgy and Bess. He previously starred for five seasons in FOX's In Living Color, three seasons in NBC's The Carmichael Show and one season in FOX's The Cool Kids. He is currently recurring on OWN's Queen Sugar and HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show.
  • He will play Lamar Broome, Dr. AJ Austin's (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) biological father. He is a larger-than-life businessman with a prideful manner and substantial ego - not unlike the son he gave up for adoption 35 years ago. After he's diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, Lamar is desperate to reconnect with AJ, hoping to find a love and connection that he lacks with the children he raised.
  • Mishel Prada is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She currently stars in Starz's Vida, which returns for its third season in 2020. Her casting on the drama will not interfere with her responsibilities on the Starz series.
  • She will play Hermosa, a Miami-born and raised private investigator who arrives in town in classic femme fatale fashion. She is confident, ambitious and calculating - and knows that everything comes with a price.
  • Wentworth Miller and Michael Patrick Thornton have been added to the drama's upcoming sixth and final season in recurring roles. Miller previously starred for five seasons in FOX's Prison Break and one season in The CW's Legends of Tomorrow. Thornton recently starred in the CBS limited series The Red Line.
  • Miller will play Senator Mark Hanson, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He's a major power broker who has substantial influence on Capitol Hill and hates the fact that Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) has been elected president.
  • Thornton will play Captain Evan Moore, the chief of staff to First Gentleman Henry McCord (Tim Daly). He is an Army veteran who served three deployments in Iraq with the 2nd Battalion/7th Cavalry. On his fourth tour, he encountered an IED that left him in a wheelchair.
  • Ken Kirby has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He has previously recurred on Freeform's Good Trouble and ABC's Grand Hotel.
  • He will play Evan Tate, Trixie's (Jessi Goei) older brother. Trixie was Fallon's (Elizabeth Gillies) friend who died ten years ago and whose body was pulled from the lake during the second season finale.
  • Chelsea Rendon has joined the dramedy's upcoming tenth season in a recurring role. She currently stars in Starz's Vida, which returns for its third season in 2020. Her casting on the dramedy will not interfere with her responsibilities on the Starz series.
  • She will play Anne, Carl's (Ethan Cutkowsky) charismatic and dangerously fun new coworker at Captain Bob's. Early on, the two have a contentious relationship but then she shows Carl a different perspective on being poor on the South Side.