Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Casting News - Tireni Oyenusi Boards HBO Max's 'Americanah'; Kerri Medders Books Recurring Role on Amazon's 'Panic'

Casting News - January 29, 2020

Amazon's Panic and HBO Max's Americanah.

  • Tireni Oyenusi has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming limited series starring Lupita Nyong'o, Zackary Momoh, Uzo Aduba and Corey Hawkins. This marks his first major television role. He previously starred in the 2019 short film A True Crime.
  • He will play Dike, Aunty Uju's (Aduba) son, who immigranted to America as an infant. An old soul who is incredibly dear to Ifemelu (Nyong'o), he is on a path to self-discovery, starting with the mystery shrouding the identity of his father.
  • Kerri Medders has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Olivia Welch, Mike Faist and Jessica Sula. She has previously recurred on Netflix's Alexa & Katie and CBS' SEAL Team.
  • She will play Ruby Anne McDonough, a junior who lives with her older sister Riley in the same trailer park as Heather (Welch).