Thursday, February 13, 2020

Casting News - Elisabeth Shue Boards 'On the Verge'; Emilio Estevez Returns to 'The Might Ducks'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - February 13, 2020

ABC's The Big Sky; Amazon's Daisy Jones & the Six; AppleTV+'s See; Disney+'s The Mighty Ducks; Netflix's On the Verge; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Emilio Estevez will return as Coach Gordon Bombay in the upcoming comedy series based on the '90s film franchise. He previously starred in all three feature films. He will also executive produce the new series.
  • In the series, Gordon Bombay helps Alex (Lauren Graham), her son Evan (Brady Noon) and their ragtag hockey team discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.
  • Rounding out the cast of series regulars are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O'Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De'Jon Watts.
  • Rigo Sanchez has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He joined as recurring in the fourth season - appearing in 10 episodes overall. He has also recurred on Amazon's Goliath and TNT's The Last Ship.
  • He plays Manny, the leader of a group of career criminals - including a young Janine (Leila George). In the new season, the dynamics between Janine, Manny and Jake (Jon Beavers) are shifting as the crew comes back together and Janine decides she wants to operate out of a little town called Oceanside.
  • Elisabeth Shue will play one of the lead roles on the upcoming dramedy created by and starring Julie Delpy. She previously starred for four seasons in CBS' CSI as well as the first season of Amazon's The Boys. She received an Academy Award nomination for the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas.
  • The series follows four female friends in their late forties - two of them played by Delpy and Shue - who chose to use midlife not as a time of mourning their youth, but as an opportunity for personal reinvention, with the hope of finally living lives that embody their beliefs and values.
  • Nabiyah Be, Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse and Josh Whitehouse will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Riley Keough and Sam Claflin. Be appeared in the 2018 film Black Panther. Harrison previously guest starred on CBS' Madam Secretary. Waterhouse starred in the Starz limited series The White Princess. Whitehouse starred in the Netflix film The Knight Before Christmas.
  • Be will play Simone Jackson, Daisy's (Keough) closest friend and fellow musician who unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of the underground disco scene of the mid-1970s.
  • Harrison will play Graham Dunne, Billy's (Claflin) younger brother whose desire to form a band ignites the spark that takes them all from small town Pittsburgh boys to the top of the charts.
  • Waterhouse will play Karen Sirko, a true original and one of the first women in the overwhelmingly male world of rock and roll.
  • Whitehouse will play Eddie Roundtree, the fiery bassist of The Six who can't seem to shake the chip on his shoulder that comes from being in someone else's band.
  • Adrian Paul has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. He previously starred for six seasons in the syndicated drama Highlander: The Series. He recently had a recurring role on The CW's Arrow.
  • He will play Lord Harlan, the ruler of the strongest city in the kingdom.
  • Dedee Pfeiffer has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama created by David E. Kelley. She is Kelley's sister-in-law. She previously starred for five seasons in The WB's For Your Love and had a major recurring role on CBS' Cybill.
  • She will play Denise Brisbane, the brash office manager at P.I. firm Hoyt & Dewell who does her best to keep the peace amongst her colleagues while simultaneously exemplifying someone you wouldn't want to mess with. She's part psychologist, part Den Mother, and always the biggest presence in the room.