Friday, March 12, 2021

Casting News - Leslie Bibb and Kevin Dunn to Co-Star on 'God's Favorite Idiot'; Lucy Hale Joins 'Ragdoll'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 12, 2021

AMC's Ragdoll; HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls; Netflix's God's Favorite Idiot & Russian Doll; and Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

  • Leslie Bibb and Kevin Dunn will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy. Bibb stars in Netflix's upcoming drama Jupiter's Legacy, which debuts in May 2021. Dunn previously starred for six seasons in HBO's Veep.
  • Bibb will play Satan. You think you know Satan, but do you really? She is just your run-of-the-mill demonic entity looking to destroy the world. She's also trying to upset the cosmic balance between heaven and hell, and only Clark (Falcone) and his friends stand in her way.
  • Dunn will play Gene, Clark's father. He loves his son. After his divorce, he committed himself to two things, raising his precious son Clark and giving him unsolicited advice in a sauna. But when Clark's life takes a celestial turn, Gene is pulled into the chaos and it could cost him his son, his sauna and his life.
  • Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush and Melissa Navia have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck. Olusanmokun has previously recurred on Netflix's The Defenders and Amazon's Too Old to Die Young. Chong starred in the first season of The CW/Sky's Bulletproof. Gooding is currently nominated for a Tony and Grammy Award for her performance in the musical Jagged Little Pill. Bush previously recurred on Channel 10's Playing for Keeps. Navia's guest credits include Showtime's Billions, AMC's Dietland and NBC's New Amsterdam.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Lucy Hale will star in the upcoming drama created by Freddy Syborn. She previously starred for seven seasons in Freeform's Pretty Little Liars. She has recently starred in two one-season dramas on The CW - Life Sentence and Katy Keene.
  • She will play DC Lake Edmunds, the London Met's new recruit. She is assigned to the Ragdoll case alongside DS Nathan Rose and DI Emily Baxter.
  • Carolyn Michelle Smith has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. She has previously recurred on Netflix's House of Cards, USA's Colony and OWN's Cherish the Day.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.
  • Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Christopher Meyer, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Lauren "Lolo" Spencer and Renika Williams have joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Pauline Chalamet. Francis starred in the first season of Netflix's Dash & Lily. Leatherwood starred in the second season of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Meyer has recurred on Showtime's The Affair and CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story. Paulino appears in the upcoming film Queenpins. Spencer starred in the 2019 film Give Me Liberty. Williams will appear in the upcoming second season of Amazon's Modern Love.
  • Francis will play Alicia. Leatherwood will play Nico. Meyer will play Canaan. Paulino will play Lila. Spencer will play Jocelyn. Williams will play Willow.