Monday, February 8, 2021

Casting News - Rob Delaney, Alice Eve & Edwina Findley Join 'The Power'; 'The Chi' Promotes Curtiss Cook; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 8, 2021

Amazon's The Power; HBO's Untitled Jean Smart Comedy; Showtime's The Chi; and Starz's Step Up.

  • Rob Delaney, Alice Eve, Edwina Findley, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Sam Buchanan, Arichi Rush, Juliet Cowan, Simbi Ajikawo, Gerrison Machado, Pietra Castro and Zrinka Cvitešić have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Leslie Man and Tim Robbins.
  • Delaney (Catastrophe) will play Tom, an authoritative yet warm silver-fox new anchor loved by the audience with a reassuring presence.
  • Eve (Iron Fist) will play Kristen, Tom's younger, ambitious co-anchor who is smarter than she looks. Together they chart the slow but inexorable change in attitudes as the phenomenon unfolds.
  • Findley (If Loving You Is Wrong) will play Helen, the highly competent and trusted advisor to Margot Cleary-Lopez (Mann).
  • Fortune-Lloyd will play Ricky Monke, the son of Bernie Monke (Eddie Marson).
  • Buchanan will play Terry Monke, the son of Bernie Monke.
  • Rush will play Darrell Monke, the son of Bernie Monke.
  • Cowan will play Barbara Monke, the wife of Bernie Monke.
  • Ajikawo will play Adunola. Machado will play Matt. Castro will play Izzy.
  • Cvitešić will play Tatiana Moskalev, the wife of Moldovan President Viktor Moskalev. She is fiercely intelligent and capable of so much more than most of the men around her realize.
  • Curtiss Cook has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Additionally, Tabitha Brown and Jason Weaver are set for recurring roles. Cook joined the drama as recurring in the second season - appearing in 16 episodes overall. Brown's guest credits include Freeform's Switched at Birth and NBC's Will & Grace. Weaver's guest credits include ABC's Black-ish and BET's Boomerang.
  • Cook plays Douda, a successful Southside businessman and hustler who beats the odds to get elected mayor of Chicago.
  • Brown will play Octavia, a successful interior designer who fortuitously crosses paths with Keisha (Birgundi Baker).
  • Weaver will play Rahsaad Marshall, an old friend of Trig's (Luke James) who is struggling to rebuild his life.
  • Christina Milian has been tapped to replace the late Naya Rivera on the drama's upcoming third season. She previously starred in the second season of Sony Crackle's The Oath. She also recurred on Netflix's Soundtrack.
  • Milian will take over the role of Collette, the Queen of High Water and Saga Odom's (Ne-Yo) partner in art, business and love. She built and nurtured Sage's visionary academy from the ground up. Grinding her way to the top with grit and resourcefulness, she earned a new role, manager of Sage Odom and his tour, all this while hiding a dark secret. As this secret comes crashing down on Sage, High Water and the tour, Collette is tempted by an opportunity to step out of her role as the woman behind the man, to become the powerful women in front of the man.
  • Hannah Einbinder and Carl Clemons-Hopkins will star opposite Jean Smart in the upcoming comedy created by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky. Einbinder is a stand-up comedian. Clemons-Hopkins has previously recurred on Showtime's The Chi and NBC's Chicago Med.
  • Einbinder will play Ava, the young writer Deborah (Smart) is forced to hire.
  • Clemons-Hopkins will play Marcus, Deborah's trusted longtime COO.
  • It was also announced today that Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Paul W. Downs, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter and Rose Abdoo will appear in recurring roles.