Friday, March 5, 2021

Casting News - Mandy Patinkin Joins 'The Good Fight'; Ray Liotta to Co-Star on 'In With the Devil'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 5, 2021

Amazon's The Terminal List; AppleTV+'s In With the Devil; Disney+'s Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.; Paramount+'s The Good Fight; and Syfy's Chucky.

  • Ronny Chieng and Emma Meisel have joined the upcoming comedy starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Jason Scott Lee. Chieng has been a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2015. Meisel has previously recurred on FX's American Horror Story: 1984.
  • Chieng will play a heart surgeon putting Lahela "Doogie" Kameāloha through the paces.
  • Meisel will play Steph Denisco, Lahela's best friend as well as romantic consigliere, who has a penchant for making an entrance.
  • Mandy Patinkin has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He previously starred for three seasons in CBS' Chicago Hope, three seasons in CBS' Criminal Minds and eight seasons in Showtime's Homeland. He has received seven Emmy Award nominations - winning in 1995 for Chicago Hope. He has also been nominated for three Tony Awards - winning in 1980 for Evita.
  • He will play Hal Wackner, a layman with no legal training who spontaneously decides to open a court in the back of a copy shop. Against all odds, the court catches on, and the team at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart find themselves contending with judgments that mean nothing legally, but are honored by much of the entertained public.
  • Ray Liotta will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser. He previously starred for three seasons in NBC's Shades of Blue and in the History limited series Texas Rising. He won an Emmy Award in 2005 for his guest performance in NBC's ER.
  • He will play Big Jim, James' (Egerton) father, a popular former ranking officer in the Kankakee police and fire departments who had influential friends in the highest reaches of state and local government. After Keene Jr.'s arrest, narcotics detectives tried to get him to divulge damaging information about his father, which he refused to do.
  • Riley Keough is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Chris Pratt, Constance Wu and Taylor Kitsch. She previously starred in the first season of Starz's The Girlfriend Experience and in the HBO film Paterno. She next stars in Amazon's upcoming limited series Daisy Jones & the Six.
  • She will play Lauren Reece, an elite triathlete and a warrior in her own right. She has balanced her career with raising their daughter Lucy and providing vital support to other platoon families when her husband James (Pratt) and his SEAL Troop are deployed. While the majority of SEAL Marriages fall apart, Lauren and James have made it through on honesty, mental toughness and undying love.
  • Jennifer Tilly, Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Björgvin Arnarson and Devon Sawa will star in the upcoming drama based on the film franchise. Tilly has starred in four movies of the Child's Play film franchise - starting with 1998's Bride of Chucky. Arthur has recurred on Amazon's Transparent and Showtime's Kidding. Briones has recurred on Freeform's Pretty Little Liars and Netflix's Ratched. Lind starred in Netflix's one-season comedy Daybreak. Arnarson has guest starred on Hulu's PEN15. Sawa starred for two seasons in The CW's Nikita and one season in ABC's Somewhere Between.
  • Tilly will reprise her role as Tiffany Valentine from the films.
  • Arthur will play Jake Webber. An easy target for Chucky, he is a loner trying to find his place in the world after his mom's death while never connecting with his dad or his peers.
  • Briones will play Junior Webber, Bree and Logan's son and Jake's cousin. He is the all-American, over-achieving jock - the opposite of his loner cousin Jake.
  • Lind will play Lexy Taylor. Self-appointed princess of her school and Jake's primary bully, who also dates his cousin Junior.
  • Arnarson will play Devon Lopez. Boy-next-door and true-crime junkie, he is hellbent on making sense of Hackensack's mysterious tragedies both past and present.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character to be played by Sawa.