Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Casting News - Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel and Hamish Linklater to Star in Netflix's 'Midnight Mass'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Casting News - February 5, 2020

AppleTV+'s Swagger; CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles & NCIS: New Orleans; The CW's Superman & Lois & Walker; DC Universe's Doom Patrol; and Netflix's Hit and Run, Inventing Anna, Midnight Mass & The Witcher.

  • Lior Raz, Sanaa Lathan, Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt, Gregg Henry and Gal Toren will play the lead roles on the upcoming drama created by Raz, Avi Issacharoff, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin.
  • Raz (Fauda) will play Segev Azulai, a former Special Forces soldier who has retired for a quieter life but is forced to confront his violent past when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident.
  • Lathan (The Affair) will play Naomi Hicks, a talented and ambitious New York journalist who is contacted by an old flame looking for help investigating a murder with newsworthy global implications.
  • Ohm (Queen of Spades) will play Danielle Wexler, a gifted American dancer living a happy life in Tel Aviv with her new husband when her life suddenly is cut short. In her death, a host of secrets and lies are revealed about her life in Israel.
  • Rosenblatt (Fauda) will play Tali Shapira, a hard-nosed police detective who uses her position to help her cousin, Segev, solve the mystery of his wife's death.
  • Henry (Scandal) will play Martin Wexler, Danielle's father, who is unhappy with his daughter's choice in husbands for dangerous reasons of his own.
  • Toren (Para Aduma) will play Ron Harel, a former Israeli Special Forces op who lives in New York and buries his PTSD in bad choices. His old Army friend, Segev, arrives looking to settle a score, forcing Ron out of his cocoon and back into action.
  • Carmel Laniado has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She recently appeared in the BBC limited series A Christmas Carol and the 2020 film Dolittle.
  • She will play Violet, a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.
  • O'Shea Jackson Jr. has been tapped to replace Winston Duke in the lead role on the upcoming drama created by Reggie Rock Bythewood. The recast happened after Duke had to exit the series following an on-set injury. Jackson - the son of rapper-actor Ice Cube - has previously starred in the films Straight Outta Compton, Long Shot, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Just Mercy.
  • Jackson will play Ike, a youth basketball coach and former star player.
  • Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel, Hamish Linklater, Annabeth Gish, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney and Annarah Shephard will star in the upcoming drama created by Mike Flanagan.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters they will be playing.
  • Medalion Rahimi has been promoted to series regular on the drama's eleventh season. She has been recurring on the drama since the end of the tenth season - appearing in nine episodes overall. She previously starred in ABC's one-season drama Still Star-Crossed.
  • She plays Namazi, an all-American LA native from the 90210 who is a Middle East specialist and a kickass cryptologic technician who proves to be an invaluable asset to the NCIS: LA team. 
  • Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. Elsass stars in Hulu's upcoming limited series Little Fires Everywhere. Garfin was part of the voice cast in the 2015 film The Peanuts Movie.
  • Elsass will play Jonathan, Clark (Hoechlin) and Lois' (Tulloch) clean-cut, modest and kind-hearted son, with an aw-shucks attitude that somehow doesn't seem dated.
  • Garfin will play Jordan, Clark and Lois' wildly intelligent son, but his mercurial temperament and social anxiety limits his interactions with people. Consequently, he prefers to spend most of his free time alone, playing video games.
  • Charles Michael Davis is set as a new series regular on the drama's sixth season. He currently stars in TV Land's Younger, which returns for its seventh season later this year. He previously starred for five seasons in The CW's The Originals and one season in ABC's For the People.
  • He will play Quentin Carter, a charming, confidant, even justifiably cocky Special Agent who transfers to the NOLA office at Pride's (Scott Bakula) request.
  • Abigail Shapiro has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. The young actress is a relative newcomer.
  • She will play Dorothy Spinner, the 11-year-old daughter of Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton). Niles loves her very much and has gone through great sacrifice to protect her, and the world, from her special abilities. Now that she is no longer hidden, Niles will go to even greater lengths to protect her.
  • Jennifer Esposito has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Julia Garner and Anna Chlumsky. She previously starred for three seasons in CBS' Blue Bloods, one season in CBS' NCIS and one season in ABC's Mistresses. She has also recurred on Showtime's The Affair, Amazon's The Boys and Comedy Central's Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens.
  • She will play Talia Mallay, the famous owner of a lavish lifestyle brand who excels at the social game.
  • Lindsey Morgan will play the female lead on the upcoming drama starring Jared Padalecki. She currently stars in The CW's The 100, which will air its seventh and final season later this year. Her casting means the new drama will star two actors from long-running CW shows coming to an end in 2020.
  • She will play Micki, Walker's (Padalecki) new partner and one of the first women in Texas Rangers' history. Focused and perceptive, her family has been in Texas since before it was Texas. She's been in the Army and on the police force and knows firsthand what it's like to be singled out and discriminated against because of her gender.