Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Casting News - Roselyn Sanchez to Headline FOX's Upcoming 'Fantasy Island' Reboot; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 27, 2021

AppleTV+'s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey; FOX's Fantasy Island; and HBO's The White House Plumbers.

  • Walton Goggins, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Damon Gupton, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams and Omar Miller have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Samuel L. Jackson. Goggins and Miller currently star in CBS' The Unicorn, which wrapped its second season in March. Blake received an Emmy Award nomination for her supporting performance in Netflix's When They See Us. Gupton previously starred for three seasons in The CW's Black Lightning. McWilliams starred in the first season of Paramount+'s Coyote.
  • Goggins will play Dr. Rubin.
  • Blake will play Niecie, the loving mother of Ptolemy Grey's (Jackson) nephew.
  • Gupton will play Coydog, Grey's childhood mentor.
  • McWilliams will play Sensia, Grey's second wife.
  • Miller will play Reggie Lloyd, Grey's grand nephew.
  • Domhnall Gleeson has been cast in a lead role on the upcoming limited series starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. He co-created and stars in Amazon's Frank of Ireland opposite his real-life brother Brian Gleeson, which debuted April 16. He also stars in the Star Wars and Peter Rabbit film franchises.
  • He will play John Dean, the brilliant, ambitious and youthful White House Counsel who orchestrates the illegal cover-up that brought down President Nixon and his administration.
  • Roselyn Sanchez will play the lead role on the upcoming anthology drama reboot developed by Liz Craft and Sarah Fain. She previously starred for four seasons in CBS' Without a Trace, four seasons in Lifetime's Devious Maids and one season in ABC's Grand Hotel.
  • She will play Elena Roarke, a descendant of the enigmatic Mr. Roarke, who set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family's legacy. Sophisticated, insightful and always charming, her calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed as steward of this mysterious island.