Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Casting News - Paula Pell Boards Peacock's 'Girls5Eva'; Tony Chung to Co-Star on The CW's 'Kung Fu'

Casting News - October 6, 2020

The CW's Kung Fu and Peacock's Girls5Eva.

  • Paula Pell has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Busy Philipps. She was a writer on NBC's Saturday Night Live for 18 years. She currently stars in Peacock's A.P. Bio, which recently launched its third season. She also co-created and stars in Quibi's Mapleworth Murders.
  • She will play Gloria, Since the group disbanded, she has become a dentist and come out of the closet. Now living with her elderly father, she yearns for more in life than looking in people's mouths and giving her dad heart pills.
  • Tony Chung is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Olivia Liang. He is a relative newcomer who appeared in the 2019 short film Hours of Operation.
  • He will play Dennis Soong, the beloved son of the wealthy Soong family and Althea's (Shannon Dang) fiancé. He is coasting on being the hot and popular guy after growing out of his nerdy high school "mathlete" persona. He's breezed through his 20s on his effortless charm, good looks and money, making him the perfect trophy husband for Althea. He is utterly besotted by Althea, and he sees only smooth sailing ahead. But clashes between their families (and a few of their own long-buried secrets) threaten to ruin their perfect engagement - and to tear them apart on their way to the altar.