Monday, November 16, 2020

Casting News - Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo and Leslie Uggams Join Spectrum's 'The Second Wave'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - November 16, 2020

Hulu's Only Murders in the Building and Spectrum's The Second Wave.

  • Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo and Leslie Uggams have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Audra McDonald and Taylor Schilling. Swenson has previously recurred on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Soo received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Hamilton. Uggams appeared in a major recurring role on FOX's Empire.
  • Swenson will play Brian Ritter, a photojournalist who has been embedded with Navy SEALs and indigenous tribes. He is stuck sheltering in place in New York.
  • Soo will play Cyndi Estereo, the White House liaison to the CDC.
  • Uggams will play Dr. Hester Boutella, a Nobel-prize winning immunologist and Rachel's (McDonald) mother, who prioritizes her life in that order.
  • Aaron Dominguez has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. He appeared in the 2019 feature film Shaft. His guest credits include CBS' NCIS: New Orleans and SEAL Team.
  • He will play Oscar, the son of the building's super who is returning to the swanky residence after years away.