Friday, December 20, 2019

Casting News - HBO's 'Industry,' Netflix's 'Black Excellence' and FXX's 'Dave' Round Out Main Casts; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - December 20, 2019

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead; CBS All Access' The Good Fight; FXX's Dave; HBO's Industry; HBO Max's Made for Love; and Netflix's Black Excellence.

  • Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Freya Mavor, Will Tudor, Conor Macneill and Ken Leung will star in the upcoming drama created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Herrold appeared in an episode of Amazon's Modern Love. Abela stars in Sky's upcoming drama Cobra. Lawtey has recurred on ITV's Marcella. Jonsson has recurred on Epix's Deep State. Rizwan starred in the BBC/Amazon limited series Informer. Mavor starred in the BBC/Amazon limited series The ABC Murders. Tudor starred for two seasons in AMC's Humans. Macneill has recurred on Channel 4's No Offence. Leung starred for three seasons in ABC's Lost and three seasons in NBC's The Night Shift.
  • Set in the world of international finance, the drama follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London - but the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs and ego as it is by deals and dividends. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether life is about more than the bottom line.
  • Zoe Colletti has joined the drama's upcoming sixth season as a new series regular. Furthermore, Mo Collins and Colby Hollman have been promoted to series regulars for the new season. Collins recurred on the drama's fourth and fifth seasons while Hollman started recurring in the fifth season.
  • Colletti will play a pivotal new role that will unfurl as the season progresses.
  • Collins plays Sarah, Wendell's (Daryl Mitchell) adoptive sister, a former Marine and a member of Morgan's (Lennie James) group.
  • Hollman plays West, a member of Morgan's group who was split up by Virginia (Colby Minifie) in the season finale.
  • Genneya Walton, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers and Richard Gardenhire Jr. will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones. Walton has recurred on CBS' Extant and FOX's 9-1-1. Benson starred in ABC's one-season comedy Uncle Buck. Spencer stars in Nickelodeon's Cousins for Life. Claiborne's guest credits include NBC's Reverie and ABC's Black-ish. Cabot-Conyers' guest credits include FOX's The Resident and CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story. Gardenhire Jr. is a complete newcomer.
  • Walton will play the 18-year-old Chloe Barris, the effortlessly popular, under appreciative college student with an astounding level of entitlement.
  • Benson will play the 17-year-old Drea Barris, the moral center and the narrator of the show.
  • Spencer will play the 12-year-old Izzy Barris, who's difficult for difficulty's sake, a pain-in-the-ass contrarian whose lack of caring only makes people want to mess with her more.
  • Claiborne will play the 10-year-old Pops Barris, who's as lovable as he is gullible.
  • Cabot-Conyers will play the 8-year-old Cam Barris, a miscreant troublemaker and a pathological liar with the best laugh you've ever heard and a grin that lets him get away with anything.
  • Gardenhire Jr. will play the 3-year-old Brooklyn Barris, who's jarringly smart and well-spoken for a toddler.
  • Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino, GaTa, Travis Bennett and Christine Ko are set as series regulars on the upcoming comedy (previously untitled) co-created by and starring rapper Dave Burd aka Lil Dicky. Misiak has recurred on Netflix's American Vandal and NBC's I Feel Bad. Santino starred for two seasons in Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here. GaTa is a rapper and close friend of Burd. Bennett starred for three seasons in Adult Swim's Loiter Squad. Ko has recurred on CBS' Hawaii Five-0 and Netflix's No Good Nick.
  • Misiak will play Ally, a kindergarten teacher, Dave's (Burd) girlfriend and one of his main ties to the world outside of hip hop. She loves Dave, but isn't quite sure how she feels about Lil Dicky. His career ambitions are a source of tension in their relationship.
  • Santino will play Mike, Dave's roommate, who works a brutally draining finance job and eventually becomes Dave's manager. Somewhat abrasive and also a tad insecure, he is the voice of reason in Dave's circle of friends.
  • GaTa will play a heightened version of himself, Dave's hype man, who moves fluidly - if misguidedly - through the rap world. He is all about what he calls "the gander" and helps inspire Dave's confidence.
  • Bennett will play Elz, Dave's childhood friend from Philadelphia. Now he is in Los Angeles working as an audio engineer, but he aspires to be a music producer. He gives Dave free studio time to record.
  • Ko will play Emma, Ally's roommate and an old friend of Dave's from the advertising world. Undeniably cool, she somehow knows all the people and gets into all the parties. She is a designer/director who becomes a creative partner for Dave.
  • Raymond Lee has booked a recurring role on the upcoming dramedy starring Cristin Milioti, Ray Romano and Billy Magnussen. He starred in HBO's one-season drama Here and Now. He has also recurred on Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle and FOX's Prodigal Son.
  • He will play Jeff, an environmental activist and Twin Sands local who went to high school with Hazel (Milioti).
  • Zach Grenier is returning to the drama for its upcoming fourth season as a series regular. He appeared in all seven seasons of CBS' The Good Wife - the last three as a series regular. He also appeared as a guest star in the first season of the spinoff drama.
  • He plays David Lee, a partner at Diane's (Christine Baranski) former firm.