Thursday, March 5, 2020

Casting News - Maura Tierney and Bill Camp to Co-Star in 'Rust'; Mike Vogel Joins 'Sex/Life'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - March 5, 2020

Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series; Freeform's Good Trouble; HBO Max's Tokyo Vice; Netflix's In From the Cold & Sex/Life; Showtime's Rust; and USA's Evel.

  • Rinko Kikuchi has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe. She received an Academy Award nomination for the 2006 film Babel. She has also starred in the Pacific Rim film franchise and recurred in the second season of HBO's Westworld.
  • She will play a supervisor to reporter Jake Adelstein (Elgort).
  • Mike Vogel, Adam Demos and Margaret Odette have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming dramedy starring Sarah Shahi. Vogel starred for three seasons in CBS' Under the Dome and one season in NBC's The Brave. Demos starred for two seasons in Lifetime's UnREAL. Odette is a relative newcomer.
  • Vogel will play Cooper Connelly, a family man, the All-American guy with a heart of gold and a skyrocketing career who's given Billie (Shahi) the life she's always dreamed of. But when Billie flirts with her wild, sex-filled past, he goes on his own journey to explore himself, his marriage and his fantasies. And for the first time in his life, he has more questions than answers.
  • Demos will play Brad Simon, the heartbreak Billie never got over that rises from her past and turns her marriage and suburban life upside down. He's a cool indie music mogul with a smile that can melt any woman and a heart that's hard to hold. His biggest regret ever was letting Billie go, and after realizing she may feel the same, he'll do whatever it takes to win back the love of his life.
  • Odette will play Sasha Snow, Billie's ride-or-die and together, they unleashed their wildest, sexiest selves all over lower Manhattan - and all of its handsomest men. Unlike Billie, Sasha actually finished her PhD at Columbia, and is now a celebrated author and psychology professor at her alma mater. She's still single, still fabulous, still queen of the Lower East Side -and still Billie's go-to bestie.
  • Maura Tierney, Bill Camp, David Alvarez, Alex Neustaedter and Julia Mayorga will co-star in the upcoming drama starring Jeff Daniels. Tierney starred for nine seasons in NBC's ER and five seasons in Showtime's The Affair. Camp received an Emmy Award nomination for HBO's The Night Of and currently stars in HBO's The Outsider. Alvarez won a Tony Award for the musical Billy Elliot. Neustaedter starred for three seasons in USA's Colony. Mayorga is a relative newcomer.
  • Tierney will play Grace Poe, a woman from a devastated Pennsylvania steel town trying to organize a union among co-workers at her dress factory, while her son Billy is accused of murder.
  • Camp will play Henry English, a disabled former steel worker and widower who has placed the entire burden of his care on his son, Isaac. When Isaac runs away, Henry is forced to call his daughter Lee back from her new life in New York City and finally reckon with the reality of his wife's death.
  • Alvarez will play Isaac English, a recent high school graduate who abandons both his ailing father and his troubled friend to hitchhike cross-country. He'll have to weight the value of self-discovery against that of personal loyalty.
  • Neustaedter will play Billy Poe, a former high school football star who turned down a scholarship to stay in town. When he's accused of the murder of an ex-cop, he must weigh his personal loyalties with the value of his own life.
  • Mayorga will play Lee English, a young woman, who upon graduating from Columbia Law School, is pulled back to her hometown as her brother runs away, and her father's condition deteriorates.
  • Michael Chernus is set as a series regular on the upcoming limited series starring Milo Ventimiglia. He currently stars in CBS' Tommy. He previously starred for two seasons in WGN America's Manhattan and two seasons in Amazon's Patriot.
  • He will play Clay, a motorcycle rider and one of Evel's (Ventimiglia) closest friends. He also works for Evel, carrying out his many demands and keeping him on schedule.
  • Beau Mirchoff has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming third season. He has heavily recurred on the drama throughout its first two seasons - appearing in 24 episodes overall. He previously starred for five seasons in MTV's Awkward and one season in Starz's Now Apocalypse.
  • He plays Jamie, Callie's (Maia Mitchell) on-again, off-again boyfriend. He is a handsome and charming corporate lawyer. He and Callie have had a passionate relationship that has been tested at times by their divergent political and ethical points of views.
  • Derek Hough has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He is a six-time winner of ABC's Dancing With the Stars as a professional dancer, where he also won two Emmy Awards for his choreography. He currently serves as a judge on NBC's World of Dance, which returns for its fourth season later this year.
  • He will play Zack, Miss Jenn's (Kate Reinders) ex-boyfriend, a charming but sneaky actor who returns to Salt Lake City to teach drama at East High's biggest rival, North High.
  • Ivanna Sakhno, Cillian O'Sullivan, Lydia Fleming, Charles Brice and Alyona Khmelnitskaya will round out the main cast of the upcoming drama starring Margarita Levieva. 
  • Sakhno will play Anya, a promising young, Russian Intelligence agent, who is precariously caught between her domineering mentor trying to keep her bound to the lies of the Soviet past, and the liberating promise of the "New Russia" that seems so very possible in the early 1990s.
  • O'Sullivan will play Chauncey, a rogue CIA agent, who hunts down and compels a long lost, top-secret Russian Intelligence asset, code-named "The Whisper," to switch her allegiances and help him settle his own personal vendetta.
  • Fleming will play Becca, a talented, teenage, competitive figure skater who, like every teenager, is wrestling with her own sense of identity. Little does she know that her own mother is a secret spy, and little does her mother know that she feels the need to act out on her darker impulses.
  • Brice will play Chris, a gifted computer hacker who, despite his best efforts, is conscripted into working as Chauncey's right-hand man, and becomes his moral compass when the rogue CIA agent is baited and blinded by vengeance.
  • Khmelnitskaya will play Svetlana Petrova, a former KGB field operative turned SVR instructor and handler in the early 1990s. Her own broken dreams and cultish devotion to "Old Russia" are what fuel a maniacal obsession with ensuring that her young protégée, Anya, is willing to sacrifice everything for her country.