Thursday, October 17, 2019

Casting News - Greg Kinnear Joins 'The Stand'; Karrueche Tran to Recur on 'Deputy'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - October 17, 2019

CBS All Access' The Stand; FOX's Deputy; Freeform's Party of Five; and HBO's Mare of Easttown.

  • Greg Kinnear has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring James Marsden, Amber Heard, Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd and Whoopi Goldberg. He received an Academy Award nomination for the 1997 film As Good as It Gets. He received Emmy nominations for Reelz's The Kennedys and ABC's Modern Family. He recently recurred on Netflix's House of Cards and appeared in an episode of CBS All Access' The Twilight Zone.
  • He will play Glen Bateman, a widowed professor. When the superflu hits, he was accustomed to a solitary life. When he encounters other survivors, his curiosity is piqued by Mother Abigail's (Goldberg) visions.
  • Karrueche Tran has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Stephen Dorff. She currently stars in TNT's Claws, which returns for its fourth and final season in 2020.
  • She will play Genevieve. Cute and incorrigible, she is the fun-loving, quick-witted partner of a by-the-books deputy in the department. Spunky and bright, she certainly makes an impression on everyone she comes in contact with. She has a knack for bringing out the best in everyone, be it with a sharp joke or a loving embrace.
  • John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett and Neal Huff will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Evan Peters and Jean Smart.
  • Thompson (King Lear) will play Chief Carter, Mare's (Winslet) boss at the Easttown Police Department, whose stoicism belies a deep compassion for the people he's been charged with protecting.
  • Murney (Seven Seconds) will play Kenny McMenamin, Erin's (Cailee Spaeny) father, a stocky, tattooed man who works as a mason. He's bitter and cruel, especially when he drinks.
  • Miles (The Romanoffs) will play Richard Ryan, a rumpled but charming visiting creative writing professor who wrote a dazzling novel that won the National Book Award 25 years ago but never has lived up to his early promise.
  • McArdle (Peter Gynt) will play Deacon Mark Burton, a transitional deacon who is kind, quiet and idealistic. Although the residue of an accusation at his last church has left him slightly unmoored, he never waivers in his faith.
  • Bacon (Here and Now) will play Carrie Layden, Drew's mother and Kevin's ex-girlfriend. She's a recovering addict, six months sober now, a wild horse of a girl struggling to fight for her son and start life anew.
  • Tippett (Rise) will play John Ross, Lori's (Nicholson) good-natured husband and high school sweetheart who serves as a protective father to their children and has an unbreakable bond with his brother Billy.
  • Huff (To Kill a Mockingbird) will play Father Dan Hastings, Mare's cousin, a progressive and inclusive Roman Catholic priest who struggles with his faith and enjoys the occasional Manhattan with Helen (Smart) but remains as the moral and spiritual voice of Easttown.
  • Elizabeth Grullon has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama reboot starring Brandon Larracuente and Emily Tosta. Her guest credits include CBS' Criminal Minds, ABC's Scandal and FX's Mayans MC.
  • She will play Sully, an activist who crosses paths with Lucia (Tosta) and becomes an inspiration to her cause.