Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Casting News - Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman Join Netflix's 'Colin in Black & White'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - November 18, 2020

The CW's Kung Fu; FX's Snowfall; Netflix's Colin in Black & White and You; and Starz's Heels.

  • Saffron Burrows has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. Moreover, Dylan Arnold and Tati Gabrielle have been cast as new series regulars. And finally, Michaela McManus, Shannon Chan-Kent, Ben Mehl, Chris O'Shea, Christopher Sean, Bryan Safi, Mackenzie Astin, Ayelet Zurer and Jack Fisher have been tapped for recurring roles.
  • Burrows (Mozart in the Jungle) plays Dottie, Love's (Victoria Pedretti) mother. After her son's death, Dottie is determined to pour her love and attention into Love and her new grandchild.
  • Arnold (Nashville, Halloween) will play Theo, a college student with a strained and complicated relationship with his stepfather. He is wise and perceptive, but vulnerable and troubled, with a propensity to get tangled up in his loved ones' problems and to drown his own in controlled substances and dangerous behavior.
  • Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The 100) will play Marienne, a smart, no-nonsense librarian who doesn't let much get by her. She is a keen observer of the neighborhood's denizens, too savvy in the ways of the real world to be taken in by patrons' privilege and oblivious entitlement. Beneath her practical, buttoned-up exterior, she is hiding personal struggles that continue to set her back, hard as she tries to create a better life for herself and her young child.
  • McManus (The Village, SEAL Team) will play Natalie, Joe's (Penn Badgley) next door neighbor and subject of his growing fascination. Married to a powerful man, she is a professional and social success. But she sees through the shallow, Stepford-esque vibe that surrounds her, and beneath her wry exterior, she leads a secret life. One that Joe is willing to work hard to learn more about.
  • Chan-Kent (Good Trouble, Get Shorty) will play Kiki, a devoted member of Sherry's (Shalita Grant) cliquish "mean girl" friend group. She is a wife, mother and life coach who enjoys a life of entitlement, frequenting mid-day fitness classes and enjoying lengthy gossip sessions at the local cafe.
  • Mehl (The Good Wife, Off Duty) will play Dante, a librarian who retains his wit and equanimity no matter what the day brings. A veteran whose eyesight was damaged, he is a dedicated family man with a husband and two stepchildren who longs to expand his family, and delights in helping his friends with their children.
  • O'Shea (Madam Secretary, Gone) will play Andrew, an adoring member of Sherry's cliquish inner circle. A fit stay-at-home dad, he is dependably tuned in to the latest town gossip.
  • Sean (Days of Our Lives, Star Wars Resistance) will play Brandon, Kiki's husband, who struck it rich in his mid 20s as a tech investor and is now a stay-at-home dad for his kids.
  • Safi (9-1-1, Young & Hungry) will play Jackson, Andrew's wry husband. They have an enviable, loving marriage. Despite Jackson's high-powered job as a tech attorney, he's managed to stay humble.
  • Astin (The Magicians, Teenage Bounty Hunters) will play Gil, a mild-mannered geology professor who is thoughtful, friendly and genuinely good-hearted if a bit vanilla and naive.
  • Zurer (Daredevil, Losing Alice) will play Dr. Chandra, a chic, brusque but extremely seasoned couple's therapist who has every intention of getting to the bottom of her patients' issues.
  • Fisher (NCIS, Legends of Tomorrow) will play Young Joe Goldberg. Seen in flashbacks to a boy's home where he is bullied mercilessly, he is sensitive and vulnerable to influence.
  • Trey Tucker and Robby Ramos have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig. Tucker has appeared in the films The Space Between Us, The Outpost and What Lies Below. Ramos' guest credits include NBC's The Blacklist, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and FX's Snowfall.
  • Tucker will play Bobby Pin, a pure-hearted Texan who's a rookie at pro wrestling but a veteran at being a nice guy.
  • Ramos will play Diego, a wrestler at the DWL. In the ring, he wrestles as a Heel, but in the locker room, he's a wisecracking and always encouraging colleague and friend.
  • Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Jaden Michael. Parker won an Emmy Award for the HBO miniseries Angels in America and a Tony Award for the play Proof. She also starred for eight seasons in Showtime's Weeds. Offerman starred for seven seasons in NBC's Parks and Recreation and in the FX on Hulu limited series Devs. He is currently the co-host of NBC's Making It alongside Amy Poehler.
  • They will play Teresa and Rick Kaepernick, the adoptive parents of Colin Kaepernick (Michael), who must navigate what it means to raise a Black child in a predominately white family and community.
  • Antonio Jaramillo has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He previously starred for two seasons in FX's Mayans MC. He has also recurred on TNT's Dallas, NBC's Shades of Blue and CBS' SEAL Team.
  • He will play Oscar Fuentes, the new Police Chief of Tijuana. Bold, ambitious, connected, smart and dangerous, he's willing to let Teddy (Carter Hudson) and Gustavo (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) continue to go about their business in Mexico but only if they make it worth his while.
  • Yvonne Chapman is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Olivia Liang. She previously starred in the CBC revival of the drama Street Legal.
  • She will play Zhilan, a hard-edged and cunning assassin who is ruthless in achieving her goals. After stealing an ancient sword from Nicky's (Liang) shifu Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) - and nearly killing Nicky in the process - she flees China and begins her pursuit of the rest of the mystical weapons. The mystery of her identity and her real intentions with these weapons will fuel Nicky's quest for justice.