Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Casting News - Susan Sarandon, Busy Philipps, Ann Dowd, Griffin Dunne and Lillias White Join 'Search Party'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - November 24, 2020

CBS All Access' Why Women Kill; HBO Max's Search Party; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Anthony Konechny has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He has previously recurred on Lifetime's Witches of East End, Hallmark's When Calls the Heart and The CW's Supergirl.
  • He will play the younger version of Billy - played as an adult in the present day by Denis Leary.
  • Kerry O'Malley and Cynthia Quiles have booked recurring roles on the anthology series' upcoming second installment. O'Malley has previously recurred on CBS All Access' Strange Angel and TNT's Snowpiercer. Quiles' guest credits include The CW's Jane the Virgin, CBS' All Rise and ABC's Station 19.
  • O'Malley will play Mavis, a beautiful, upscale and entitled member of the garden club with a beautiful singing voice.
  • Quiles will play Brenda, another beautiful and entitled member of the exclusive garden club.
  • Susan Sarandon, Busy Philipps, Ann Dowd, Griffin Dunne and Lillias White have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming fourth season. Sarandon won an Academy Award for her lead performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. Philipps starred for six seasons in ABC/TBS' Cougar Town and two seasons in HBO's Vice Principals. Dowd won an Emmy Award in 2017 for her supporting performance in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. Dunne currently stars in NBC's This Is Us. White won a Tony Award in 1997 for the musical The Life.
  • Sarandon will play Lylah, the unapologetically wealthy aunt to Chip (Cole Escola), Dory's (Alia Shawkat) kidnapper.
  • Philipps will play Donna DiMarco, a former teen star who is cast as Portia (Meredith Hagner) in a film portraying the murder of Keith Powell (Ron Livingston). To Portia's dismay, Donna has a lot of specific choices in mind.
  • Dowd will play Paula Jo, a nosy Christmas-obsessed townie who gets a little too close to Chip's house for his own comfort.
  • Dunne will play Richard Wreck, the CEO of a pastry company called Lil' Sticky's, which might offer a vital clue to finding Dory's whereabouts.
  • White will play Wilma, a world-famous talk show host who has an obsession with Chantal (Clare McNulty).