Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Casting News - Jaden Michael to Play Young Colin Kaepernick in Netflix Limited Series from Ava DuVernay; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - October 27, 2020

CBS All Access' Why Women Kill; Netflix's Colin in Black & White; Peacock's Dr. Death; and Starz's Becoming Elizabeth.

  • Alicia von Rittberg will play the lead role in the upcoming drama created by Anya Reiss. She previously starred in the first season of the German drama Charité, which is available on Netflix. 
  • The drama centers on a young Elizabeth Tudor (Rittberg), an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.
  • Jaden Michael will star in the upcoming limited series created by Michael Starrbury and Ava DuVernay. He previously recurred on Netflix's The Get Down and CBS' Blue Bloods. He has also appeared in the feature films Custody and Wonderstruck.
  • Michael will play Colin Kaepernick in his adolescent years as a Black teen growing up with a white adopted family. The series will follow his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity and lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.
  • Allison Tolman and Nick Frost have been cast in lead roles on the upcoming second installment of the anthology series. Tolman received an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the first season of FX's Fargo. She recently starred in ABC's one-season drama Emergence. Frost starred for two seasons in AMC's Into the Badlands. He next stars in Amazon's upcoming comedy Truth Seekers, which he co-created.
  • Tolman will play Alma, a timid and awkward housewife in 1949, who remains optimistic in the face of the world's cruelty. She yearns for a spot in the local garden club and to see her ungainly daughter married, but her life is disrupted once she learns of her husband's secret hobby.
  • Frost will play Bertram, Alma's beloved husband who spends his days as a veterinarian putting sick and injured animals out of their misery. Always kind and good-humored, he has a secret hobby that is darker than his jovial nature lets on.
  • Hubert Point-Du Jour and Maryann Plunkett have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater. Point-Du Jour currently stars in the Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird. Plunkett won the Tony Award in 1987 for the musical Me and My Girl.
  • Point-Du Jour will play the OR nurse at Dallas Medical Center who first brings Dr. Christopher Duntsch's (Jackson) disastrous surgical misadventures to the attention of Robert Henderson (Baldwin) and Randall Kirby (Slater).
  • Plunkett will play a patient whose botched surgery became the foundation of the criminal case against Duntsch.