Thursday, January 30, 2020

Casting News - David Krumholtz to Co-Star on 'Evel'; Sarah Shahi Books Lead Role in 'Sex/Life'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - January 30, 2020

CBS' Bob Hearts Abishola; HBO's The Gilded Age; Netflix's The Crew & Sex/Life; and USA's Evel.

  • David Krumholtz will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Milo Ventimiglia. He previously starred for six seasons in CBS' Numb3rs and three seasons in HBO's The Deuce.
  • He will play Bob Arum, a Brooklyn-born boxing promoter and businessmen who becomes both Evel Knievel's (Ventimiglia) adversary and best friend after Evel hires him to promote his infamous Snake River Canyon jump.
  • Anthony Okungbowa and Bayo Akinfemi have been promoted to series regulars on the comedy's first season. They have already been heavily recurring on the comedy starring Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku.
  • They play Kofu and Goodwin, both Nigerian immigrants and loyal MaxDot employees. They're often Bob's (Gardell) go-to guys when he needs capable helping hands at work, and occasionally serve as his expert counsel as he navigates his relationship with Abishola (Olowofoyeku).
  • Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel and Jack Gilpin have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon. Richardson previously starred for three seasons in BBC One's Poldark. Cocquerel is currently recurring on The CW's The 100. Gilpin has recurred on HBO's Succession and Showtime's Billions.
  • Richardson will play Larry Russell. Appealing and good natured with an easy charm, he is a recent Harvard university graduate eager to make his way in the world. Above all, he is his mother's child, her Achilles' heel, the one person she loves without limit and he loves her as well. He is protective of his little sister, Gladys (Taissa Farmiga), and like her he is a classic child of the rich. He thinks he doesn't care about money, because he has always had plenty of it.
  • Cocquerel will play Tom Raikes, a sensible young lawyer from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He's been a solitary and career-driven practical man but is smitten when he meets Marian (Louisa Jacobson), his late client's orphaned daughter. He relocates to New York City in pursuit of a relationship with her. He understands that Marian's family, specifically her two aunts (Baranski and Nixon), are very conservative and he's careful not to overstep any boundaries along the way. He'll put up a fight to get what he wants, but he's an appealing, charming gentleman above all else.
  • Gilpin will play Church, the Russell family's butler. He is American, from a dismal background, but evades his past by excelling at his job. He has no time for nonsense in the workplace due to his attention and care for his job. Above all, he's Bertha's (Amanda Peet) ally and he intends to stay reasonably true to her every step of the way, unlike her own maid.
  • Sarah Shahi will play the lead role in the upcoming dramedy created by Stacy Rukeyser. She previously starred for two seasons in Showtime's The L Word and three seasons in CBS' Person of Interest. She has also recurred on NBC's Chicago Fire, ABC's The Rookie and Showtime's City on a Hill.
  • She will play Billie Connelly, a woman with everything to lose, a suburban mother of two who goes in search of that sexy, single girl in the city she used to be ten years ago. She takes a fantasy-charged trip down memory lane that sets her very married present on a collision course with her wild-child past.
  • Mather Zickel has booked a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Kevin James. He has previously recurred on Showtime's Masters of Sex, TV Land's Younger and FX's Better Things.
  • He will play Frank, Beth's (Sarah Stiles) boyfriend.