Friday, January 15, 2021

Casting News - Ethan Hawke to Play Villain in 'Moon Knight'; AppleTV+'s 'Swagger' Adds Nine to Cast; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - January 15, 2021

AppleTV+'s Swagger; The CW's Republic of Sarah; Disney+'s Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. & Moon Knight; and Starz's Black Mafia Family.

  • Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Tristan Mack Wilds, Caleel Harris, Tessa Ferrer, Jason Rivera, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe and James Bingham will co-star on the upcoming drama starring O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Quvenzhané Wallis. Hill, Rivera, Irama and Bingham are relative newcomers. Azoroh's guest credits include NBC's The Night Shift and CBS' Code Black. Wilds starred for two seasons in HBO's The Wire and five seasons in The CW's 90210. Harris starred in the Netflix limited series When They See Us. Ferrer starred for one season in ABC's Grey's Anatomy and one season in Audience's Mr. Mercedes. Nzeribe has recurred on Showtime's Shameless.
  • Hill will play Jace, a basketball phenomenon who is one of the top ranked youth basketball players in the country.
  • Azoroh will play Jenna, Jace's mother who is determined to chart NBA success for her son.
  • Wilds will play Alonzo Powers, the grassroots division leader at a major show company.
  • Harris will play Musa, the team's glue and point guard.
  • Ferrer will play Meg Bailey, a former basketball player and coach for the rival team.
  • Rivera will play Nick, a player from Puerto Rico with the drive to become the best player in the country.
  • Irama will play Phil Marksby, the enforcer for a rival team.
  • Nzeribe will play Royale, a sub-par player with a wealthy dad.
  • Bingham will play Drew Murphy, a player from a much more affluent part of town.
  • Ethan Hawke has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Oscar Isaac. He has received four Academy Award nominations - twice as an actor for Training Day and Boyhood as well as twice as a writer for Before Sunrise and Before Midnight. He recently co-created and starred in the Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird.
  • No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing. However, it's noted that he will be the lead villain in the season.
  • Xander Berkeley has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Stella Baker and Luke Mitchell. He previously starred for two seasons in FOX's 24, two seasons in The CW's Nikita, one season in WGN America's Salem and three seasons in AMC's The Walking Dead.
  • He will play Paul, Sarah (Baker) and Danny's (Mitchell) father. Long absent from the lives of his family, he returns to Greylock in search of redemption for his past mistakes. Or so it seems. Brilliant but imperfect, his innate distrust of authority often causes him to act impulsively and selfishly.
  • Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa and Myles Truitt are set as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr. and Da'Vinchi. White's guest credits include ABC's Grey's Anatomy, HBO's Room 104 and Netflix's Dead to Me. Alexus has recurred on FOX's Empire, Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and Hulu's Runaways. Kofi-Abrefa has recurred on Hulu's Harlots, Amazon's Informer and USA's Treadstone. Truitt has recurred on OWN's Queen Sugar and The CW's Black Lightning.
  • White will play Lucille, the strong-willed, dignified mother of Demetrius (Flenory Jr.) and Terry Flenory (Da'Vinchi). She is a devout Christian who does everything she can to protect her marriage on one hand, and her sons on the other, while navigating the toughest storm of their life.
  • Alexus will play Kato, the fierce and ambitious corner girl in Meech and Terry's crew. She is a brilliant and troubled young woman, and the Flenory brothers are the first to treat her like family. She wants to prove her trust and do right by them, but she has a secret that could get everyone killed.
  • Kofi-Abrefa will play Lamar, a cross between a serial killer and a court jester. He is an erratic street legend whose unbelievable stories of conquest are part of hood lore. He returns to Southwest Detroit to reclaim his turf and his lady. But Meech is occupying both, forcing a battle between old school and new.
  • Truitt will play B-Mickie, the third OG in Meech and Terry's drug crew. A laid-back, philosophizing stoner who marches to the beat of his own drum, he is getting tired of taking orders from the Flenorys, especially when he knows he could do better. He's a constant source of friction and comedic relief.
  • Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming Doogie Howser reboot starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee. He previously starred for four seasons in Lifetime's UnREAL. He also served as a judge on the first season of Canada's Drag Race on Crave.
  • He will play Charles, a Midwest transplant to the islands. He is a fellow resident at the hospital where Lahela (Lee) works and is part of the cool adult world that looks so awesome to her.