Friday, December 18, 2020

Casting News - 'The Resident' Adds Jessica Lucas as New Regular; Utkarsh Ambudkar Joins 'Never Have I Ever'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - December 18, 2020

The CW's All American; FOX's The Resident; NBC's Debris; and Netflix's Never Have I Ever & Ozark.

  • Eric Ladin has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth and final season. He previously starred for two seasons in AMC's The Killing and one season in History's Six. He has recently recurred on AppleTV+'s For All Mankind and Disney+'s The Right Stuff.
  • He will play Kerry, the kind of guy you like but can't stand. His life is one continuous party, and he is always looking for the next trend - sometimes with disastrous results.
  • Jessica Lucas is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She previously starred for three seasons in FOX's Gotham.
  • She will play Billie, once a top neurosurgery resident at Chastain who was cut after a tragic error and left under a cloud. Nic (Emily VanCamp) has known and loved her since childhood and wants her to return. Will Billie's pride, hot temper, and ego get her in trouble again? She'll have to control the fact she knows all too well, that she's nearly always the smartest person in the room.
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar and P.J. Byrne have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming second season. Ambudkar previously recurred on FOX/Hulu's The Mindy Project and IFC's Brockmire. Byrne has recurred on The CW's Black Lightning and HBO's Big Little Lies.
  • Ambudkar will play Mr. Kulkarni, the coolest teacher on staff at Sherman Oaks High. He and Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) are buddies.
  • Byrne will play Evan, a head research assistant in Kamala's (Richa Moorjani) program at Caltech. Because of her supreme intelligence and his mediocre ability, Kamala becomes an easy target for Evan.
  • Gabrielle Ryan has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele. She previously recurred on Netflix's Bonding and OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots.
  • She will play Dee Dee, Finola's (Steele) younger sister who is the apple of her father's eye and struggling to get her life together in London.
  • Lamon Archey and GG Townson will appear in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Archey has starred in NBC's daytime soap Days of Our Lives since 2017. Townson stars in Lifetime's upcoming film Salt-N-Pepa.
  • Archey will play Superintendent D'Angelo Carter, who has a large-scale proposal to convert South Crenshaw to a Magnet School, effectively gentrifying the surrounding neighborhood at warp speed under the guise of urban revitalization.
  • Townson will play Lil Jewel, a singer working on her upcoming album. While she can come across as a little self-serving, there is much more to her than meets the eye.