Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Casting News - Naomi Scott Joins 'Anatomy of a Scandal'; 'Heels' Adds David James Elliott and Joel Murray; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - December 15, 2020

FX on Hulu's The Old Man; FXX's Dave; Netflix's Anatomy of a Scandal & Lucifer; and Starz's Heels.

  • David James Elliott and Joel Murray have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig. Elliott starred for ten seasons in CBS' JAG and one season in Netflix's Spinning Out. Murray starred for five seasons in ABC's Dharma & Greg
  • Elliott will play Tom Spade, a former wrestler and proprietor of the Duffy Wrestling League (DWL). He's the father of Jack (Amell) and Ace (Ludwig), husband to Carol, and a devoted entrepreneur who built a business that provided opportunities for countless aspiring wrestlers from all over the country.
  • Murray will play Eddie Earl, a local proprietor and sponsor to the DWL, and one of the most successful and determined men in town.
  • Naomi Scott will co-star on the upcoming anthology drama starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Friend. She previously played lead roles in the 2019 feature films Aladdin and Charlie's Angels.
  • She will play Olivia Lytton, a parliamentary researcher with a bright future who's facing a powerful adversary.
  • Merrin Dungey and Brianna Hildebrand have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming sixth and final season. Dungey previously starred for two seasons in ABC's Alias and one season in FOX's The Resident. Hildebrand starred for one season in FOX's The Exorcist and two seasons in Netflix's Trinkets.
  • Dungey will play Sonya, a no-nonsense cop who forms an unlikely bond with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside).
  • Hildebrand will play Rory, a rebellious and angsty angel hoping to follow in Lucifer's (Tom Ellis) footsteps.
  • Navid Negahban and Pej Vahdat have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Jeff Bridges. Negahban starred for one season in Showtime's Homeland and two seasons in FX's Legion. Vahdat has recurred on Showtime's Shameless, FOX's Bones, The CW's Arrow and FOX's Empire.
  • Negahban will play Hamzad, the most powerful tribal leader in his corner of Afghanistan. He hopes to use his leverage to seek revenge against Dan Chase (Bridges).
  • Vahdat will play the young Hamzad, an Afghan warlord who joins forces with a talented young CIA operative (Bill Heck) during the Soviet-Afghan war.
  • Meagan Holder is set for a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. She previously starred for one season in FOX's Pitch and one season in Lifetime's UnREAL.
  • She will play Tessa, the executive at the label who's responsible for Dave (Dave Burd). That means championing him, indulging him and cajoling him - into doing exactly what she needs him to do.