Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Casting News - Alexander Siddig Joins AppleTV+'s 'Shantaram'; Lyriq Bent and Ian Harding to Co-Star on 'Long Slow Exhale'

Casting News - March 24, 2021

AppleTV+'s Shantaram and Spectrum's Long Slow Exhale.

  • Alexander Siddig has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Charlie Hunnam. He previously starred for seven seasons in the syndicated drama Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has also recurred on FOX's Gotham and HBO's Game of Thrones.
  • He will play Khader Khan, the revered kingpin of Bombay's underworld who acts as a surrogate father to Lin (Hunnam).
  • Lyriq Bent, Shalini Bathina, Ian Harding, Enajite Esegine, Brittney Elena, Jazmine Stewart, Isabella Star LaBlanc, Carmen Flood and Erin Croom have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Rose Rollins. Furthermore, Samantha Bartow, Brent Sexton, Tony Gonzalez and Gabrielle Byndloss have landed recurring roles.
  • Bent (She's Gotta Have It) will play Garrett, J.C.'s (Rollins) loving husband, father of their two sons and hard-working real estate developer.
  • Bathina (Little Voice) will play Emily, the Associate Head Coach of the Clayton Hall Cougars.
  • Harding (Pretty Little Liars) will play Eddie Hagen, the Assistant Coach of the Clayton Hall Cougars. He replaces Jeff Schine, who was originally cast in the role but has left due to scheduling issues.
  • Esegine, Elena, Stewart, LaBlanc, Flood and Croom will play basketball players on the Clayton Hall Cougars.
  • Bartow will play Shannon, the star three-pointer on the Clayton Hall Cougars.
  • Sexton will play Arlin, a former Atlanta police officer.
  • Gonzalez will play Davon, Corrine's father and a former professional football player.
  • Byndloss will play Vivian, J.C.'s assistant at the Drake Athletic Facility.