Friday, November 13, 2020

Casting News - Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara and Donna Murphy Join HBO's 'The Gilded Age'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - November 13, 2020

ABC's Women of the Movement; AppleTV+'s The Morning Show; The CW's Walker; HBO's The Gilded Age; Hulu's Love, Victor; and Netflix's Ozark.

  • Hasan Minhaj has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He was the host and executive producer of Netflix's Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which produced 40 episodes across two years. He also made a standup special for the streaming service in 2017 - Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.
  • He will play Eric, a charismatic, rising star who joins The Morning Show team.
  • Ava Capri and Anthony Keyvan have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming second season. Capri appears in the independent film Blast Beat. Keyvan has recurred on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, TNT's Major Crimes and Netflix's Alexa & Katie.
  • Capri will play a cool free-spirit who is close friends with Benji (George Sear)
  • Keyvan will play a funny and effusive LGBTQ student at Creekwood at the start of his coming out journey.
  • Alex Landi has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jared Padalecki and Lindsey Morgan. He has been recurring on ABC's Grey's Anatomy for the past three seasons. He has also recurred on Netflix's Insatiable.
  • He will play Bret, Liam's (Keegan Allen) fiancĂ©. He is genuinely in love with Liam - but he thinks Manhattan is the place to be, and that he and Liam should lead a life where the only horses are in Central Park.
  • Felix Solis and Damian Young have been promoted to series regulars for the drama's upcoming fourth and final season. Moreover, Alfonso Herrera and Adam Rothenberg have joined the ensemble as new series regulars. And finally, Bruno Bichir, CC Castillo and Katrina Lenk have been cast in recurring roles.
  • Solis plays Omar Navarro.
  • Young plays Jim Rettelsdorf.
  • Herrera (The Exorcist) will play Javi Elizonndro, a member of the Navarro family who walks a fine line between playing the obedient lieutenant and scheming to take over his uncle's cartel.
  • Rothenberg (Ripper Street) will play Mel Sattem, a cop who fell from grace who now works as a private investigator. He enjoys the chase and won't rest until he unravels the truth.
  • Bichir (Narcos) will play Navarro's priest, confessor and confident. He works for the cartel because he deeply believes he belongs where God is needed most.
  • Castillo (Outer Banks) will play Sheriff Leigh Guerrero, Missouri law enforcement who refuses to play on anyone's terms but her own.
  • Lenk (The Band's Visit) will play Clare Shaw, the CEO of a leading biopharmaceutical company, whose judgment is corrupted as she learns the true cost of power.
  • Broadway stars Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, Michael Cerveris, Debra Monk, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kristine Nielsen and John Douglas Thompson have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Christine Baranski, Carrie Coon and Cynthia Nixon.
  • McDonald (The Good Fight) will play Dorothy Scott, the wife of a powerful man and the backbone of her family. After much time apart, her daughter finally pays a visit to their family home in Brooklyn, and Dorothy clings to the hope that the Scott family will heal and begin to form a new and stronger bond. However, she soon makes a discovery that throws her own beliefs into question.
  • O'Hara (The King and I) will play Aurora Fane, Agnes van Rhijn's (Baranski) niece.
  • Murphy (Dolly!) will play socialite Mrs. Astor.
  • Cerveris (Fun Home) will play Watson, George Russell's (Morgan Spector) valet.
  • Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) will play Armstrong, Mrs. Van Rhijn's maid.
  • Finneran (Promises Promises) will play Anne Morris, the unforgiving wife of city alderman Patrick Morris.
  • Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird) will play Mrs. Bruce, the Russell's new housekeeper.
  • Nielsen (Gary) will play Mrs. Bauer, Mrs. Van Rhijn's cook.
  • Thompson (King Lear) will play Arthur Scott, a freed slave living in Brooklyn less than 20 years after the end of the Civil War.
  • Niecy Nash will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Adrienne Warren. She currently stars in TNT's Claws, which returns for its fourth and final season next year. She has also earned Emmy Award nominations for HBO's Getting On and Netflix's When They See Us.
  • She will play Alma, Emmett Till's grandmother. After Emmett's 1955 murder in Mississippi, Alma - a young grandmother who had been like a second mother to him - fought to protect her family in Chicago while her daughter Mamie (Warren) traveled the country seeking justice in Emmett's name. A force of nature, Alma was Mamie's rock in the face of unbelievable tragedy.