Monday, September 14, 2020

Casting News - Adriyan Rae Set as New Series Regular on Season 9 of NBC's 'Chicago Fire'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - September 14, 2020

The CW's Walker; NBC's Chicago Fire; and Netflix's Maid.

  • Adriyan Rae has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She previously starred in the second season of Hulu's Light as a Feather and in the only season of Syfy's Vagrant Queen.
  • She will play Gianna Mackey, a lovable troublemaker with a twinkle in her eye. Charming, scrappy, fun, witty and good-natured, she comes from a family of working-class parents who are adored by their community. This makes Gianna a welcoming and friendly individual who treats everyone like family - but don't get it twisted. She's no pushover. She's tough and quick to defend the defenseless, isn't afraid of a little chaos and rolls with the punches while approaching everything with a bit of wry humor.
  • Anika Noni Rose will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Margaret Qualley and Nick Robinson. She won a Tony Award for her performance in Caroline, or Change. She voices the lead character in the Disney film The Princess and the Frog. In TV, she starred for two seasons in BET's The Quad and has had recurring roles on CBS' The Good Wife and Starz's Power.
  • She will play Regina, an extremely successful family law attorney and Alex's (Qualley) client. The youngest lawyer to make partner at her firm, she is powerful, smart and possesses an extreme work ethic and insistent perfectionism that she applies to everything in her life: her house, her marriage, her dog. A woman with exquisite taste, her wealth allows her to seemingly have everything she needs in life. Through the course of the series, we see that there is more than meets the eye, and Regina struggles like everyone else.
  • Genevieve Padalecki has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring her real-life husband Jared Padelecki. She previously recurred on The CW's Supernatural.
  • She will play Emily, Walker's (Jared Padalecki) strong, capable and generous late wife who is brave and focused on helping the disenfranchised. Appearing in flashbacks, she is a grounded and authentic hero in the Walker family.