Monday, August 10, 2020

Casting News - Sara Bareilles to Headline 'Girls5Eva'; Adria Arjona Joins 'Rogue One' Prequel; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - August 10, 2020

Disney+'s Untitled Rogue One Prequel; and Peacock's Girls5Eva & Rutherford Falls.

  • Sara Bareilles will play the lead role on the upcoming comedy created by Meredith Scardino. She is an eight-time Grammy Award nominee, winning her first trophy earlier this year. She also composed the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical, which was nominated for a Tony Award. She earned an Emmy Award nomination for starring in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. She is currently an executive producer and song composer on AppleTV+'s Little Voices.
  • She will play Dawn, a former member of the short-lived 90s girl group Girls5Eva, who is now a bit restless in life managing her family's small Italian restaurant in Queens. When the opportunity arises, she reluctantly gets the band back together for a Girls5Eva reunion and it might just be exactly what she needed.
  • Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh and Dustin Milligan will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Ed Helms. Schmieding appeared in the web series Blast. Greyeyes recurred on AppleTV+'s Home Before Dark and HBO's I Know This Much Is True. Leigh has recurred on YouTube's Foursome and Paramount's Heathers. Milligan starred for six seasons in Pop's Schitt's Creek.
  • Schmieding will play Reagan Wells, Nathan's (Helms) best friend since childhood. Incredibly smart and hopelessly principled, she dreams of making her tribe's modest Cultural Center into a world-renowned museum.
  • Greyeyes will play Terry Tarbell, the CEO of his tribe's mid-level casino. Shrewd and charismatic, he's also Reagan's boss and has big plans for both her and their tribe.
  • Leigh will play Bobbie Yang, Nathan's non-binary teenage intern/executive assistant. They are an outspoken and ambitious first generation American, doing everything possible to escape their tiny hometown.
  • Milligan will play Josh Cogan, a reporter/podcaster who takes an interest in the goings-on in Rutherford Falls.
  • Adria Arjona has joined the cast of the upcoming prequel series to the Star Wars film Rogue One starring Diego Luna. Her film credits include Pacific Rim: Uprising, Triple Frontier and 6 Underground. She also starred in the NBC limited series Emerald City and in the Amazon limited series Good Omens.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.