Friday, February 26, 2021

Casting News - Wagner Moura Set as Male Lead in 'Shining Girls'; Miguel Gomez Joins 'FBI: Most Wanted'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - February 26, 2021

AppleTV+'s Masters of the Air & Shining Girls; CBS' FBI: Most Wanted; Freeform's Everything's Gonna Be Okay; NBC's Transplant; Netflix's Cobra Kai; and Showtime's Shameless.

  • Austin Butler and Callum Turner have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming limited series - a spiritual successor to the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010). Butler will play Elvis Presley in the upcoming 2022 film Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann. He previously starred for two seasons in The CW's The Carrie Diaries and two seasons in MTV's The Shannara Chronicles. Turner stars in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise. He also starred in the first season of BBC One/Peacock's The Capture.
  • Butler will play Major Gale Cleven.
  • Turner will play Major John Egan.
  • Richard Kind and Maria Bamford have booked recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming second season. Kind previously starred for three seasons in Amazon's Red Oaks. Bamford starred for two seasons in Netflix's Lady Dynamite. Both Kind and Bamford voice recurring characters on Netflix's Big Mouth.
  • Kind will play Toby, Drea's (Lillian Carrier) slightly odd, mostly oblivious but lovable father. He's a hopeless romantic and eternally supportive of his autistic daughter.
  • Bamford will play Suze, Drea's enthusiastic, emotionally vulnerable, hands-on mother. She's completely charmed by fun-loving Nicholas (Josh Thomas) and delights in sharing wine and treats with her new pal.
  • Vanessa Rubio and Peyton List have been promoted to series regulars for the comedy's upcoming fourth season. Both actors have heavily recurred on the series - with Rubio appearing in 16 episodes and List appearing in 15 episodes. Moreover, Dallas Dupree Young and Oona O'Brien have been tapped for recurring roles. Young previously starred in Nickelodeon's one-season comedy Cousins for Life. O'Brien is a relative newcomer.
  • Rubio plays Carmen Diaz, Miguel's (Xolo Maridueña) hard-working mother who would do anything to protect her son.
  • List plays Tory Nichols, a troubled teen who speaks her mind and is willing to take on anyone in a fight.
  • Young will play Kenny, a bullied new kid in school who turns to karate as a way to defend himself.
  • O'Brien will play Devon, a potential new karate student who is relentlessly competitive, a quick study, and equally quick-tempered when she's provoked.
  • Wagner Moura will play the male lead on the upcoming drama starring Elisabeth Moss. He previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Narcos.
  • He will play Dan, a veteran journalist breaking the widening story of a copycat attack.
  • Miguel Gomez has joined the drama's second season as a new series regular. He previously starred for four seasons in FX's The Strain and two seasons in Showtime's SMILF.
  • He will play Special Agent Ivan Ortiz, a former LAPD Gang Unit officer born and raised in Los Angeles. After a stint with the FBI's counter-terror unit in Washington, D.C., he joins the team to be with the "best of the best" who track down the country's most wanted fugitives. Ortiz has a street cop's instincts, a gift for undercover work, and a sly sense of humor that he'll employ as he tries to find his place with Jess (Julian McMahon) and the tight-knit team.
  • Torri Higginson has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. She recurred during the first season - appearing in all 13 episodes. She previously starred for three seasons in Syfy's Stargate Atlantis.
  • She plays Claire Malone, the head nurse in the ER of York Memorial Hospital.
  • Patrick Sabongui has landed a recurring role on the dramedy's eleventh and final season. He has previously recurred on The CW's The Flash, Showtime's Homeland and Netflix's Firefly Lane.
  • He will play Martin, a city slicker in a crisp suit. He is a landlord who has a run-in with Carl (Ethan Cutkosky).