Friday, February 21, 2020

Casting News - Kristofer Hivju Joins 'The Witcher'; Annie Murphy to Star in 'Kevin Can F**k Himself'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 21, 2020

Amazon's Goliath; AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself; The CW's Walker; and Netflix's The Witcher.

  • Production on the drama's 8-episode second season has begun in the UK, for a premiere in 2021. As such, the drama has today announced the returning cast, new cast and directors for the upcoming season.
  • Returning to the cast for Season 2 are Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Tom Canton, Lilly Cooper, Jeremy Crawford, Eamon Farren, Mahesh Jadu, Terence Maynard, Lars Mikkelson, Mimi Ndiweni, Royce Pierreson, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, Anna Shaffer and Therica Wilson Read.
  • New cast members for the second season include Yasen Atour, Agnes Bjorn, Paul Bullion, Thue Ersted Rasmussen, Aisha Fabienne Ross, Kristofer Hivju and Mecia Simson.
  • The directors for the new season are Stephen Surjik, Sarah O'Gorman, Ed Bazalgette and Geeta Patel.
  • Annie Murphy will play the lead role on the upcoming hourlong dramedy created by Valerie Armstrong. She currently stars in Pop's Schitt's Creek, which is now airing its sixth and final season.
  • She will play Allison, a sitcom wife who escapes the confines of her show and discovers her rage by taking the lead in her own life.
  • Geoffrey Arend, Brandon Scott, Obba Babatundé and Elias Koteas have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming fourth and final season. Arend starred for three seasons in ABC's Body of Proof and five seasons in CBS' Madam Secretary. Scott starred for two seasons in Syfy's Channel Zero. Babatundé has recurred on Netflix's Dear White People and CBS. S.W.A.T. Koteas starred for five seasons in NBC's Chicago P.D.
  • Arend will play Griffin Petock, a charismatic manipulator and defense attorney representing three key players in a series of cases.
  • Scott will play Robert Bettencourt, a young, ambitious senior associate at white-shoe law firm Margolis & True, who is always seemingly in personal and professional conflict.
  • Babatundé will play Ivan Tillinger, the CEO of Tillinger Health.
  • Koteas will play Tom True, the co-founding partner of law firm Margolis & True, who finds himself at odds with the firm's most important clients.
  • Mitch Pileggi will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Jared Padalecki and Lindsey Morgan. He previously starred for nine seasons in FOX's The X-Files and two seasons in TNT's Dallas. He is currently recurring on The CW's Supergirl.
  • He will play Bonham Walker, the father of Cordell Walker (Padalecki) and Liam Walker (Keegan Allen). He is sturdy, conservative and tough as nails but a family man through and through. A third-generation Texas rancher, he's most comfortable taking care of business on the ranch - in the bullpen, supervising cowboys, training horses. He is a man who speaks his mind. He's not about to mince words when it comes to talking to his kids.