Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Casting News - Tammy Townsend Set as New Regular on 'Queen Sugar'; 'The Good Fight' Adds Wayne Brady; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 6, 2021

ABC's Big Sky; AppleTV+'s Masters of the Air; OWN's Queen Sugar; and Paramount+'s The Good Fight.

  • Raff Law has been cast on the upcoming limited series starring Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle and Nate Mann. The son of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost, he starred in the British feature film Twist earlier this year.
  • He will play Sergeant Ken Lemmons.
  • Tammy Townsend has joined the drama's upcoming sixth season as a new series regular. Moreover, Paula Jai Parker, Marquis Rodriguez and McKinley Freeman are set for recurring roles. Townsend previously starred for three seasons in Disney's K.C. Undercover. Parker has recurred on HBO's True Blood, Freeform's Recovery Road and Showtime's Ray Donovan. Rodriguez starred in the Netflix limited series When They See Us. Freeman starred for four seasons in VH1/BET's Hit the Floor.
  • Townsend will play Billie, the daughter of Bordelon family friend Prosper Denton (Henry G. Sanders), who returns to St. Josephine for the first time in 20 years to care for her ailing father.
  • Parker will play Celine, a single mother whom Aunt Vi (Tina Lifford) takes under her wing as she works to establish a life in St. Josephine with her 10-year-old son.
  • Rodriguez will play Isaiah, a college student wise beyond his years who befriends Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe).
  • Freeman will play Dominic, a cultural anthropologist who captures the attention of Nova (Rutina Wesley).
  • Michelle Veintimilla and Sebastian Roché have booked recurring roles on the drama's first season. Veintimilla starred in ABC's one-season dramedy The Baker and the Beauty. Roché has recurred on ABC's Scandal, The CW's The Originals, Amazon's The Man in the High Castle and The CW's Batwoman.
  • Veintimilla will play Rosie Amaya, the tough as nails daughter of Gil Amaya (Carlos Gómez), the Kleinsasser family's ranch manager. She grew up close to Blake Kleinsasser (Michael Raymond-James), who taught her the ropes of cattle-ranching. She will play a pivotal role in Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny's (Katheryn Winnick) investigation into Lochsa county and unraveling its darkest secrets.
  • Roché will play Sheriff Wagy, the polite and parochial Lochsa County Sheriff. A small-town cop whose sense of worth is dependent on the power wielded by the badge and gun. Despite his apparent hospitality, Cassie and Jenny question his motives and efforts to obstruct their investigation at every turn.
  • Wayne Brady has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He has hosted CBS' Let's Make a Deal since 2009, winning two Daytime Emmy Awards for the series. He has also appeared in all seventeen seasons of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on ABC and The CW. He won the second season of FOX's The Masked Singer and recently recurred on The CW's Black Lightning.
  • He will play Del Cooper, a comedian-turned-executive at a top streaming service who intersects romantically and professionally with the lawyers at the firm.