Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Casting News - Renée Elise Goldsberry Books Recurring Role on 'Evil'; Heather Graham Joins 'The Stand'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - October 15, 2019

CBS' Evil; CBS All Access' The Stand; and Netflix's Madam C.J. Walker.

  • Heather Graham has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring James Marsden, Amber Heard, Alexander Skarsgård and Whoopi Goldberg. She has previously recurred on Showtime's Californication, Netflix's Flaked, TBS' Angie Tribeca, NBC's Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders and Epix's Get Shorty.
  • She will play Rita Blakemoor, a wealthy woman who is ill prepared for the end of the world and attempts to escape superflu-infested New York City.
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry has booked a recurring role on the drama's first season. Her casting reunites her with series creators Robert and Michelle King after previously recurring on CBS' The Good Wife. She won a Tony Award in 2016 for her role in the musical Hamilton. She currently stars in Netflix's Altered Carbon, which is still awaiting word on a Season 2 premiere date.
  • She will play Renee Harris, a dynamic, hard-driving attorney who works for the Catholic Church. She has a past connection with David (Mike Colter): She's the sister of his late girlfriend Julia.
  • Zahra Bentham and Mouna Traoré have landed recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Octavia Spencer. Bentham is currently recurring on Netflix's upcoming drama Spinning Out. Traoré starred in BET's one-season drama In Contempt.
  • Bentham will play Nettie, Ransom's (Kevin Carroll) sweet and proper wife. She is incredibly intelligent, a member of the National Association for Colored Women, and a great support to Sarah (Spencer) and her growing business.
  • Traoré will play Esther, a magnetic and artistic young woman who works on the makeshift assembly line for Sarah's products. She is also a talented amateur photographer and quite avant-garde for her time.