Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Casting News - Tiffany Haddish to Headline Apple's 'The Afterparty'; Danielle Brooks Joins 'Peacemaker'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - November 11, 2020

AppleTV+'s The Afterparty; CBS' The Equalizer; FOX's Call Me Kat; HBO Max's Peacemaker; and Hulu's Dopesick.

  • Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland and Chris Conrad have joined the cast of the upcoming action comedy starring John Cena. Brooks previously starred for seven seasons in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Patrick recently starred for four seasons in CBS' Scorpion and recurred on HBO's Perry Mason. Holland starred in the CMT limited series Sun Records. Conrad starred for two seasons in Amazon's Patriot and one season in Epix's Perpetual Grace, LTD.
  • Brooks will play Leota Adebayo.
  • Patrick will play Auggie Smith.
  • Holland will play Emilia Harcourt, reprising the role from the upcoming Suicide Squad film.
  • Conrad will play Adrian Chase aka Vigilante.
  • Adam Goldberg will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Queen Latifah. He previously starred for two seasons in TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show and one season in NBC's Taken. He has also recurred on FX's Fargo and CBS' God Friended Me.
  • He will play Harry Keshegian. He's not your stereotypical tech dude. Gruffly endearing, lovably annoying, eccentric and a collector of facts and artifacts, he's paranoid - but for a reason. Unlike conspiracy theorists, because of his experience as a white-hat hacker, he actually knows what the real conspiracies are. He's as loyal as they come and like a brother to Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah).
  • Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, ZoĆ« Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Dave Franco, Jamie Demetriou and John Early will lead the cast of the upcoming comedy created by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Haddish starred for three seasons in NBC's The Carmichael Show and three seasons in TBS' The Last O.G. Richardson starred for four seasons in HBO's Veep and two seasons in Comedy Central's Detroiters. Chao starred in the first season of HBO Max's Love Life. Schwartz starred for five seasons in Showtime's House of Lies and one season in Netflix's Space Force. Barinholtz starred for six seasons in FOX/Hulu's The Mindy Project. Glazer starred for five seasons in Comedy Central's Broad City. Franco starred in the films The Disaster Artist and 6 Balloons. Demetriou starred in the first season of Amazon's Fleabag. Early starred for three seasons in TBS/HBO Max's Search Party.
  • Haddish will play Detective Danner, the eccentric detective assigned to solve the high-profile case.
  • Richardson will play Aniq, a lovable escape room designer who hopes to reconnect with his high school crush, Zoe.
  • Chao will play Zoe, a former artist turned school administrator who is newly separated from her high school sweetheart.
  • Schwartz will play Yasper, Aniq's relentlessly positive best friend who dreams of a career in music.
  • Barinholtz will play Brett, Zoe's ex-husband, an arrogant, former high school athlete.
  • Glazer will play Chelsea, the former high school valedictorian and class president.
  • Franco will play Xavier, once a dorky high school drama student, now a famous pop star and actor.
  • Demetriou will play Walt. Ignored throughout high school, he attends the reunion with hopes to be remembered.
  • Early will play Detective Culp, Detective Danner's overly-eager partner.
  • Cleopatra Coleman has landed a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard and Kaitlyn Dever. She previously starred for four seasons in FOX's The Last Man on Earth.
  • She will play Grace Pell, brash and funny, she's an out lesbian who isn't afraid to be herself amongst the world of the coal miners.
  • Vanessa Lachey has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming comedy starring Mayim Bialik. She previously starred in the one-season comedies Dads on FOX and Truth Be Told on NBC. She also hosts Top Chef Junior on Universal Kids and Love Is Blind on Netflix.
  • She will play Tara, Kat's (Bialik) best friend since kindergarten. Married with three children, she has a very different life than Kat but their shared history has created a bond that can't be broken.