Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Casting News - Glynn Turman Boards 'Women of the Movement'; Paul Sparks to Co-Star on 'Physical'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - December 9, 2020

ABC's Women of the Movement; AppleTV+'s Physical; CBS' Magnum P.I.; HBO's Succession; Netflix's Never Have I Ever; and Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q.

  • Paul Sparks, Rory Scovel, Lou Taylor Pucci, Della Saba, Dierdre Friel and Ashley Liao will co-star on the upcoming dramedy starring Rose Byrne. Sparks starred for two seasons in Starz's Sweetbitter and one season in Hulu's Castle Rock. Scovel co-created and stars in Comedy Central's Robbie. Pucci has recurred on Netflix's You and FX's American Horror Story: 1984. Saba has recurred on Cartoon Network's Steven Universe. Friel has recurred on NBC's New Amsterdam. Liao starred for four seasons in Netflix's Fuller House.
  • Sparks will play John Breem, a conservative real estate developer convinced the mall will save the American family.
  • Scovel will play Danny, Sheila's (Byrne) husband, a brilliant and disagreeable Berkeley radical taking a long shot run at mainstream politics.
  • Pucci will play Tyler, a tender-hearted surfer and aspiring filmmaker.
  • Saba will play Bunny, a meteorite of an aerobics instructor with a hot temper and an enigmatic past.
  • Friel will play Greta, a socially awkward fellow mother at Sheila's daughter's school who becomes her friend and confidant.
  • Liao will play Simone, a student of Danny's who is as enamored with him as she is ambitious.
  • Glynn Turman has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Adrienne Warren and Niecy Nash. He won an Emmy Award in 2008 for HBO's In Treatment. He also starred for five seasons in NBC's A Different World, one season in HBO's The Wire and five seasons in Showtime's House of Lies. Furthermore, he has recurred on TNT's Claws, Audience's Mr. Mercedes, ABC's How to Get Away With Murder and FX's Fargo.
  • He will play Mose Wright, Emmett Till's (Cedric Joe) great uncle. A sharecropper, minister and proud family man, his testimony during Emmett's murder trial was noted among the bravest moments of the Civil Rights Movement. It was one of the first times, if not the first, a Black man stood in open court in the South and accused a white man of a crime. 
  • Tyler Alvarez has been cast in a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's American Vandal. He has also recurred on Freeform's The Fosters, Hulu's Veronica Mars and Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.
  • He will play Malcom. A "Young Hollywood" type, he went to elementary school with Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) and her friends but left when he was cast in a Disney Channel show. He's recently returned to Sherman Oaks High whilst continuing his acting career.
  • Justine Lupe, David Rasche and Fisher Stevens have been promoted to series regulars on the drama's upcoming third season. Lupe starred for three seasons in Audience Network's Mr. Mercedes and also recurs on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Rasche starred for two seasons in TV Land's Impastor and has recurred on HBO's Veep. Stevens won an Academy Award in 2009 for producing the documentary film The Cove.
  • Lupe plays Willa, Connor's (Alan Ruck) young girlfriend who aspires to be a playwright. She recurred in the drama's first two seasons - appearing in 13 episodes overall.
  • Rasche plays Karl Muller, Waystar RoyCo's chief financial officer and member of the company's legal team. He recurred in the drama's first two seasons - appearing in 12 episodes overall.
  • Stevens plays Hugo Baker, a senior communications executive at Waystar RoyCo. He recurred in the drama's second season - appearing in 5 episodes overall.
  • Jordan Hull has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. Furthermore, Rosie O'Donnell, Donald Faison and Griffin Dunne will appear as guest stars. Hull recurred in the first season - appearing in six episodes overall. O'Donnell starred for two seasons in Showtime's SMILF and in the HBO limited series I Know This Much Is True. Faison starred for nine seasons in NBC's Scrubs and four seasons in TV Land's The Exes. Dunne recently starred in the fourth season of NBC's This Is Us.
  • Hull plays Angie, the daughter of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) and Tina Kennard (Laurel Holloman).
  • O'Donnell will play Carrie, a brash yet kindhearted public defender thrust into Bette's life.
  • Faison will play Tom, a self-deprecating editor who works with Alice (Leisha Hailey).
  • Dunne will play Isaac, one of the biggest international art dealers who builds a relationship with Bette.
  • Lance Lim has booked a recurring role on the drama's third season. He previously starred for three seasons in Nickelodeon's School of Rock. He has also recurred on ABC's Splitting Up Together, Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat.
  • He will play Dennis, the son of Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang).