Thursday, August 6, 2020

Casting News - Bobby Cannavale Set as Series Regular on Hulu's 'Nine Perfect Strangers'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - August 6, 2020

ABC's Big Sky; Hulu's Nine Perfect Strangers; and OWN's David Makes Man.

  • Bobby Cannavale has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming limited series starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner for his supporting role on HBO's Boardwalk Empire and guest role on NBC's Will & Grace. He has recently starred for one season in USA's Mr. Robot, one season in TBS' Angie Tribeca and one season in Amazon's Homecoming.
  • He will play Tony, one of the nine "perfect" strangers.
  • Kwame Patterson and Arlen Escarpeta have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season as series regulars. Both appeared in the first season of Sony Crackle's The Oath - Patterson as recurring and Escarpeta as a series regular. Patterson has also recurred on FX's Snowfall. Escarpeta has also recurred on Syfy's The Magicians.
  • Patterson will play David in his early 30s, a rising businessman facing an opportunity that will change him and his community forever. The mounting pressure forces David to choose between the instincts that helped him survive or finding a new way to finally, truly live. Akili McDowell will continue to play the character as a 14-year-old.
  • Escarpeta will play the adult version of JG, David's younger brother. Cayden K. Williams plays the younger version of the character.
  • Valerie Mahaffey will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Kylie Bunbury, Katheryn Winnick and Ryan Phillippe. She won an Emmy Award in 1992 for her supporting performance in CBS' Northern Exposure. She has recently recurred on CBS' Young Sheldon and Netflix's Dead to Me.
  • She will play Helen Pergman, a meticulous parent, weathering the ups and downs of a contentious relationship with her live-at-home adult son, Ronald (Brian Geraghty).