Monday, November 4, 2019

Casting News - Merle Dandridge to Co-Star in 'The Flight Attendant'; Melissa George Joins 'Mosquito Coast'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - November 4, 2019

AppleTV+'s Mosquito Coast; The CW's Charmed; and HBO Max's The Flight Attendant & Made for Love.

  • Merle Dandridge has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Kaley Cuoco. She currently stars in OWN's Greenleaf, which concludes its fourth season tomorrow night. She has also recurred on NBC's The Night Shift and CBS' Murphy Brown revival.
  • She will play Kim, a no-nonsense lead FBI agent who ends up revisiting some of her own mistakes while investigating all of Cassie's (Cuoco).
  • Melissa George, Gabriel Bateman and Logan Polish will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Justin Theroux. George starred in Hulu's one-season drama The First and next recurs in Netflix's upcoming drama The Eddy. Bateman starred in CBS' American Gothic and Amazon's The Dangerous Book for Boys. Polish wrote, directed and starred in the short film Margot.
  • George will play Margot, Allie's (Theroux) wife.
  • Bateman will play Charlie, Allie and Margot's son.
  • Polish will play Dina, Allie and Margot's teenage daughter.
  • Billy Magnussen will play the male lead on the upcoming dramedy starring Cristin Milioti and Ray Romano. He received a Tony Award nomination in 2013 for the play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He also starred in the first season of CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story.
  • He will play Byron, Hazel's (Milioti) husband of 10 years. He is an unstable, needy and possibly sociopathic tech CEO billionaire. He has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device - the "Made for Love" - in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive while running away from him.
  • Eric Balfour has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season. He previously starred for five seasons in Syfy's Haven.
  • He will play Julian, a tech guru turned social activist. He is a handsome, brilliant man with an unexpected boldness who forms a bond with one of the sisters.