Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Casting News - Nathan Lane Joins Hulu's 'Only Murders in the Building' and HBO's 'The Gilded Age'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - January 13, 2021

Disney+'s Moon Knight; HBO's The Gilded Age; Hulu's Only Murders in the Building; National Geographic's The Hot Zone; NBC's Chicago Med; and Starz's Black Mafia Family.

  • Tony Goldwyn and Daniel Dae Kim will play the lead roles in the upcoming second installment of the anthology series. Goldwyn previously starred for seven seasons in ABC's Scandal. Kim starred for six seasons in ABC's Lost and seven seasons in CBS' Hawaii Five-0.
  • Goldwyn will play Bruce Ivins, a brilliant microbiologist who becomes embroiled in the hunt to find the 2001 anthrax killer. While he works closely with the FBI to uncover who is behind the deadly anthrax letters, his growing instability and paranoia give way to even deeper and unnerving discoveries.
  • Kim will play Matthew Ryker, an FBI agent with a specialty in microbiology. Just three weeks after the 9/11 attacks, he risks his career to convince his superiors of the unthinkable, that the United States is under attack again.
  • Nathan Lane has booked recurring roles on the upcoming Hulu comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as well as the upcoming HBO drama starring Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon. He is a three-time Tony Award winner for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Producers and Angels in America. He has also been nominated for six Emmy Awards - for NBC's Frasier, NBC's Mad About You, CBS' The Good Wife and ABC's Modern Family. He also starred in the FX limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson and in Showtime's one-season drama Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
  • In Only Murders in the Building, he will play a building resident and the owner of a popular New York City grocery chain.
  • In The Gilded Age, he will play Ward McAllister, a famous historical figure of the Gilded Age chiefly remembered as the inventor of the phrase, "the four hundred." This was the number of people who were worth bothering with in New York society. He was also one of the earlier arrivals in a little fishing village called Newport, Rhode Island, where many fashionable New Yorkers would follow him. He came from a respectable family in Savannah, Georgia and trained as a lawyer, but he had the good sense to marry an heiress, which allowed him to indulge in his great passion, High Society, launching the fashion for imitating the English, in tailoring, in etiquette, and in everything else. Naturally, he has a great deal to offer Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon) in the way of opening doors, even if George (Morgan Spector) is less enamored.
  • Steven Weber has landed a recurring role on the drama's sixth season. He previously starred for eight seasons in NBC's Wings, one season in TNT's Murder in the First and one season in Syfy's Channel Zero. He has also had recurring roles on CBS' NCIS: New Orleans, Syfy's Helix, Showtime's House of Lies, The CW's iZombie, Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, HBO's Ballers, CBS' Mom and Epix's Get Shorty.
  • He will play Dr. Dean Archer, a wry, blunt and talented physician who has just relocated from a rural hospital to Chicago Med. A former Naval officer who oversaw Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) during active duty, he's now struggling to be second-in-command in the emergency department.
  • May Calamawy has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel drama starring Oscar Isaac. She currently stars in Hulu's Ramy, which has been renewed for a third season.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.
  • Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr. and Da'Vinchi will headline the upcoming drama also starring Russell Hornsby. Flenory Jr. will make his acting debut with the series, playing his father. Da'Vinchi has previously recurred on Freeform's Grown-ish and The CW's All American. Moreover, Wood Harris has joined the series alongside his brother Steve Harris in a recurring role. The younger Harris previously starred for two seasons in FOX's Empire.
  • Flenory Jr. will play Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory, a charming and ambitious Detroit legend-in-the-making, who becomes the face of the operation. Hungry for his slice of the American dream, he quickly advances from a corner boy to a mid-level man, who knows when to use the carrot or the stick as he and his brother set out to become the Kings of Detroit.
  • Da'Vinchi will play Terry "Southwest T" Flenory, the quiet and calculating brains behind the scene. He is torn between two competing identities: being a new father and becoming the first male in their family to graduate high school, or tight-roping as a serendipitous dealer who must protect his brother from himself as well as secure their safety.
  • Harris will play Pat, the revered O.G., who gives Meech and Terry their first shot in the game. He instills a family first attitude that the Flenorys adopt until they begin to outshine their mentor and pursue their own independence.