Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Casting News - Common Lands Role on 'Never Have I Ever'; 'Why Women Kill' Adds Rachel Bay Jones; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - April 14, 2021

Hulu's Pam & Tommy; Netflix's Never Have I Ever; Paramount+'s Why Women Kill; Showtime's The Man Who Fell to Earth; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Jasper Polish, Darren Mann, Kevin Csolak and Stevie Lynn Jones have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming sixth and final season. Polish starred in the 2020 feature film Force of Nature. Mann has previously recurred on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Csolak stars in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story. Jones has recurred on The CW's Nancy Drew.
  • Polish will play a young Julia, who is beautiful, intelligent and edgy. Although she's an excellent student, she's also the type of chick who sells tabs of LSD because she thinks it's cool. She's torn between loving and hating her mother, Smurf (Leila George).
  • Mann will play a young Baz, a charismatic opportunist who will do whatever is necessary to ensure his own safety. He's not above pitting the other kids against each other in his effort to ingratiate himself with Smurf, who sees him more as a partner (both personally and professionally) than as her adopted son.
  • Csolak will play a young Andrew, who is intense and struggling with an undiagnosed mental illness. He possesses a simmering rage but also instinctively searches for redemption as he struggles with his darkest impulses. He is completely devoted to Smurf, to his best friend Baz and his twin sister Julia.
  • Jones will play Penny, an intelligent, beautiful young woman in her early 20s. A rule breaker in her youth, she's trying to stay on the straight and narrow. She's stuck in a loveless marriage to a Marine. She and J (Finn Cole) become close, dangerously close.
  • Common has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He has received 20 Grammy Award nominations as a rapper - winning three overall. In 2015, he won an Academy Award for the song "Glory" alongside John Legend featured in the film Selma. In 2017, he won an Emmy Award for the song "Letter to the Free" featured in the documentary 13th. As an actor, he previously starred for four seasons in AMC's Hell on Wheels.
  • He will play Dr. Chris Jackson, a suave and debonair dermatologist who works in Nalini's (Poorna Jagannathan) building. His high-end practice and celebrity clients are impressive to everyone - except Nalini.
  • Rob Delaney has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris. He co-created and starred alongside Sharon Horgan in Amazon's Catastrophe, which produced four seasons. He will next appear in a recurring role on Amazon's upcoming drama The Power.
  • He will play Hatch Flood, the ne'er-do-well of a prominent tech family, whose obsession with the work of a previous visitor from the stars causes him to lose everything, including his family.
  • Pepi Sonuga and Andrew Dice Clay have scored recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan. Sonuga previously starred for two seasons in Freeform's Famous in Love and one season in Starz's Ash vs. Evil Dead. Clay previously starred for two seasons in Showtime's Dice.
  • Sonuga will play Melanie, Pamela Anderson's (James) best friend and wing-woman. Confident and strong, she becomes overprotective when bad-boy rock star Tommy Lee (Stan) takes a liking to her best friend.
  • Clay will play Butchie, a mob guy but now a "Mob Guy." His malevolence is matter-of-fact and he's tired of what you've said before you've finished saying it. He can't stand clowns, but that's who borrows money at loan-shark interest rates, so he controls himself when dealing with them. Until they f*ck up.
  • Rachel Bay Jones has joined the upcoming second installment of the anthology dramedy in a recurring role. She won a Tony, Grammy and Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in the musical Dear Evan Henson. She has also recurred on ABC's Modern Family and CBS' God Friended Me.
  • She will play Maisie, a chanteuse who performs at a local club. She is befriended by her vet, Bertram (Nick Frost). She is more vulnerable and lonely than she lets on.