Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Casting News - Patton Oswalt, Aimee Garcia and Ben Schwartz to Lead Voice Cast of Hulu's 'M.O.D.O.K.'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - January 21, 2020

Amazon's The Expanse; Hulu's M.O.D.O.K; and NBC's Untitled Ted Danson Comedy.





AMAZON's THE EXPANSE
  • Keon Alexander, Nadine Nicole and Jasai Chase Owens have been promoted to series regulars for the drama's upcoming fifth season. Alexander appeared in four episodes of the fourth season. Nicole appeared in eight episodes across the third and fourth seasons. Owens guest starred in the Season 4 finale.
  • Alexander plays Marco Inaros, a radical Belter faction leader.
  • Nicole plays Clarissa Mao, the eldest daughter of Jules-Pierre Mao (Fran├žois Chau).
  • Owens plays Felip, Marco and Naomi's (Dominique Tipper) son.
HULU's M.O.D.O.K.
  • Patton Oswalt, Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz, Melissa Fumero, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Beck Bennet, Jon Daly and Sam Richardson will lead the voice cast of the upcoming animated comedy based on the Marvel Comics character.
  • Oswalt (The Goldbergs, AP Bio) will play M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain who has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth's mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as its leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis!
  • Garcia (Lucifer) will play Jodie, M.O.D.O.K.'s wife and mother to his children, who has had a late-in-life awakening - excited to pursue her mommy-blog turned lifestyle-brand empire and discover who she is as an independent woman in her forties. There are just too many things to do in this world and not enough time to waste being held back by negativity. And unfortunately for M.O.D.O.K., the thing weighing her down the most is him.
  • Schwartz (House of Lies) will play Lou, M.O.D.O.K.'s 12-year-old son. Not athletic enough to be a jock. Not smart enough to be a nerd. He is a kid who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum. His lack of friends, ambition and hygiene is a constant worry for M.O.D.O.K., who often projects his own insecurities onto his overly confident son.
  • Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play Melissa, M.O.D.O.K.'s 17-year-old daugher. Even with her father's "features," she has risen the ranks to become the Heathers-like queen bee of her school and a star in the world of teen figure skating. Every popular kid either wants to date her or avoid her terrifying wrath. But for all of her success, she secretly yearns for her father's approval.
  • McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) will play Monica Rappaccini, a brilliant mad-scientist at A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K.'s rival at work. Clearly more competent and qualified, she believes she should be running the organization. After GRUMBL acquires A.I.M., she relishes in M.O.D.O.K.'s suffering until the new management begins to infringe on her ungodly experiments. With a common enemy in Austin, M.O.D.O.K. and Monica are finally able to put aside their differences and work together - when they aren't constantly betraying each other.
  • Bennet (Saturday Night Live) will play Austin Van Der Sleet, GRUMBL's slick, twenty-something post-merger-integration-consultant and M.O.D.O.K.'s new boss. Though M.O.D.O.K. wishes he could just zap Austin to the Negative Zone, he must find new solutions to confront Austin's corporate jargon-speak and frequent mandatory HR meetings, if he's ever going to reclaim A.I.M. from Austin's grip.
  • Daly (Kroll Show) will play Super Adaptoid, a snarky android with ambitions to live, feel and create, but is instead forced to spend his days massaging the hoverchair sores on his creator M.O.D.O.K.'s scalp. Although the Adaptoid dreams of overwriting his programming and turning on M.O.D.O.K., there is also a begrudging friendship between these two.
  • Richardson (Veep) will play Gary, a henchman at A.I.M. who is fiercely loyal to his boss M.O.D.O.K. even if M.O.D.O.K. struggles to remember his name. As M.O.D.O.K. continues to get demoted within his own organization, Gary is there by his side, always offering his help and unshakeable optimism whether M.O.D.O.K. wants it or not.
NBC's UNTITLED TED DANSON COMEDY
  • Vella Lovell will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Ted Danson, Bobby Moynihan and Holly Hunter. She previously starred for four seasons in The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She has also recurred on Hulu's Dollface and is part of the voice cast of Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
  • She will play Mikaela, a fiercely ambitious politician-in-the-making moved up from the mayor's (Danson) campaign manager to his interim chief of staff.