Friday, October 30, 2020

Casting News - John Turturro Boards 'Severance'; Rachel Keller to Co-Star on 'Tokyo Vice'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - October 30, 2020

Amazon's The Boys; AppleTV+'s Severance; The CW's Walker; Freeform's Cruel Summer; HBO's The White Lotus; and HBO Max's Tokyo Vice.

  • John Turturro has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Adam Scott and Patricia Arquette. He won an Emmy Award in 2004 for his guest performance in USA's Monk. He received an additional Emmy nomination in 2017 for HBO's The Night Of. He recently starred in the HBO limited series The Plot Against America
  • He will play Irving, a dependable longtime employee at Lumen Industries.
  • Rachel Keller has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Ansel Elgort. She previously starred for three seasons in FX's Legion and one season in USA's Dirty John. She has also recurred on FX's Fargo and Netflix's The Society.
  • She will play Samantha, an American expat living in late '90s Tokyo who makes her living as an upscale club hostess in the alluring and wild district of Kabukicho, deftly navigating both salarymen, high-end customers and the Japanese Yakuza on a nightly basis. Sexy, wry and fluent in Japanese, she keeps Jake (Elgort) and everyone else continually in play. Keller replaces Odessa Young, who was originally cast but has since pulled out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Sarah Drew has booked a major recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Chiara Aurelia and Olivia Holt. She previously starred for two seasons in The WB's Everwood and nine seasons in ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
  • She will play Cindy Turner, Jeanette's (Aurelia) mother. Although once the most popular girl in town, she struggles to hold her family together while being in the crosshairs of town gossip.
  • Claudia Doumit has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming third season. She appeared in a recurring role during the second season - appearing in five episodes overall. She previously starred for two seasons in NBC's Timeless.
  • She plays Victoria Neuman, a young wunderkind congresswoman who harbors a dark secret.
  • Molly Shannon, Jon Gries, Jolene Purdy, Kekoa Kekumano and Lukas Gage have landed recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Murray Bartlett and Connie Britton. Shannon currently stars in The Other Two, which is moving to HBO Max for its upcoming second season. Gries currently stars in Adult Swim's Dream Corp LLC, which is now airing its third season. Purdy has previously recurred on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and Syfy's The Magicians. Kekumano previously recurred on CBS' Hawaii Five-0. Gage has recurred on HBO's Euphoria and Hulu's Love, Victor.
  • No details were released about the roles these actors will be playing.
  • Odette Annable is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jared Padalecki and Lindsey Morgan. She previously starred for one season in The CW's Supergirl and one season in CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story.
  • She will play Geri, the bartender at a local bar. She is an old friend of Walker (Padalecki) and his late wife, Emily (guest star Genevieve Padalecki), who hasn't seen Walker since Emily's funeral. It's clear that she and Walker have a history - a friendship and a shared tragedy.