Friday, February 12, 2021

Casting News - Carrie Preston Joins Peacock's 'Dr. Death'; Netflix's 'God's Favorite Idiot' Casts Yanic Truesdale and Usman Ally

Casting News - February 12, 2021

Netflix's God's Favorite Idiot and Peacock's Dr. Death.

  • Carrie Preston has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater. She won an Emmy Award in 2013 for her recurring role on CBS' The Good Wife. She currently stars in TNT's Claws, which will air its fourth and final season later this year.
  • She will play Robbie McClung, the defense attorney to Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Jackson).
  • Yanic Truesdale, Usman Ally, Ana Scotney, Chris Sandiford and Steve Mallory will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Truesdale starred for seven seasons in The WB's Gilmore Girls. Ally has recurred on HBO's Veep, USA's Suits and Paramount's 68 Whiskey. Scotney is a New Zealand actress who starred in the series Educators. Sandiford's guest credits include Amazon's Jack Ryan, FX's What We Do In the Shadows and Freeform's The Bold Type. Mallory has previously worked with McCarthy and Falcone on the films Life of the Party, The Happytime Murders and Superintelligence.
  • Truesdale will play Chamuel, the new guy in town. Actually, he's the new divine lower-ranking archangel in town. If there wasn't a cataclysmic conflict tearing heaven and earth asunder, he'd try the nachos at that mall kiosk.
  • Ally will play Mohsin Raza, who has chosen a life of integrity over financial success or a leadership position. When Clark (Falcone) pulls his friends into a celestial battle, Mohsin has to tap into his true potential to save not only his friends, but the world.
  • Scotney will play Wendy, a giver - of presents, advice and anything she thinks might help another person. While her attempts at consoling others often miss their mark, the group relies on her empathy to guide them down the righteous path.
  • Sandiford will play Tom, Arresta Tech's resident insecure loudmouth. He is as fiercely loyal as he is irritating, and exactly the kind of brave and unwavering friend that every divine quest requires.
  • Mallory will play Frisbee, a low-level, middle manager. His total lack of authority does not dilute his devotion to the pecking order and platitudes of modern office life. For Frisbee, "working hard or hardly working" is worthy of true reflection.