Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Casting News - Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jenna Coleman and Joely Richardson Join 'The Sandman'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - May 26, 2021

AppleTV+'s Echo 3; Disney+'s Just Beyond & Secret Invasion; HBO's Untitled Los Angeles Lakers Drama; HBO Max's And Just Like That & The Staircase; and Netflix's The Sandman.

  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young and Patton Oswalt have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Tom Sturridge and Gwendoline Christie. Howell-Baptiste starred in the first season of Paramount+'s Why Women Kill. Park recurs on Netflix's upcoming drama Cowboy Bebop. Preston appeared in the 2017 film The Hitman's Bodyguard. Coleman starred for three seasons in ITV's Victoria. Walsh starred in the Netflix limited series The English Game. Richardson starred for six seasons in FX's Nip/Tuck. Thewlis starred in the third season of FX's Fargo. Ra is a relative newcomer. Fry recently appeared in HBO Max's It's a Sin. Jammal starred in the Egyptian drama Paranormal, which is available on Netflix. James Young has recurred on BBC One's EastEnders. Oswalt currently stars in Peacock's AP Bio, which has been renewed for a fourth season.
  • Howell-Baptiste will play Death, Dream's (Sturridge) wiser sister.
  • Park will play Desire, Dream's sibling, and desire personified.
  • Preston will play Despair, Dream's sister, and the twin of Desire.
  • Coleman will play Johanna Constantine, a haunted exorcist and Occult Adventuress for Hire.
  • Walsh will play Young Ethel Cripps, a betrayed and determined young woman seeking to survive.
  • Richardson will play Ethel Cripps, a master thief and woman of a thousand identities.
  • Thewlis will play John Dee, Ethel's son. Dangerous, insane and on a quest for truth.
  • Ra will play Rose Walker, a young woman on a desperate search for her missing brother. She discovers a connection to Dream that neither of them can escape.
  • Fry will play Gilbert, the debonair protector of Rose Walker.
  • Jammal will play Lyta Hall, Rose's best friend and travel companion.
  • James Young will play Unity Kincaid, an heiress and mysterious benefactor.
  • Oswalt will voice Matthew the Raven, Dream's trust emissary.
  • Christine Ko, Malcolm Barrett, Sally Pressman, Cedric Joe, Riki Lindhome, Tim Heidecker, Gabriel Bateman, Cyrus Arnold, Arjun Athalye, Jack Gore, Logan Gray, Elisha Henig, Rachel Marsh, Jy Prishkulnik, Megan Stott, Henry Thomas and Izabela Vidovic have been cast on the upcoming anthology series created by Seth Grahame-Smith.
  • Ko currently stars in FXX's Dave, which returns for its second season in June. Barrett recently starred in National Geographic's Genius: Aretha. Pressman starred for six seasons in Lifetime's Army Wives. Joe stars in ABC's upcoming limited series Women of the Movement. Lindhome co-created and starred in Comedy Central's Another Period, which ran for three seasons. Heidecker co-created and stars in Showtime's Moonbase 8, which has produced one season. Bateman currently stars in AppleTV+'s The Mosquito Coast. Arnold recurred on FOX's The Exorcist. Athalye currently stars in Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Gore starred in ABC's one-season comedy The Kids Are Alright. Gray is a relative newcomer. Henig starred in the second season of USA's The Sinner. Marsh has guest starred on CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles. Prishkulnik has recurred on Facebook Watch's The Birch. Stott starred in the Hulu limited series Little Fires Everywhere. Thomas starred for two seasons in Netflix's The Haunting anthology series. Vidovic has recurred on The CW's Supergirl and Hulu's Veronica Mars.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Michiel Huisman will star opposite Luke Evans in the upcoming drama created by Mark Boal. He recently starred in the first season of HBO Max's The Flight Attendant. He previously starred for four seasons in HBO's Treme, two seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones and in the first season of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House.
  • He will play Prince, a member of the Echo 3 team and Amber's husband.
  • Rory Cochrane, Danny Burstein, Austin Aaron, Ta'Nika Gibson, Edwin Hodge, Terence Davis and Ja'Quan Cole have been added to the cast of the upcoming drama starring John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke and Adrien Brody. Cochrane previously starred in Hulu's one-season drama Reprisal. Burstein has been nominated for seven Tony Awards for The Drowsy Chaperone, South Pacific, Follies, Golden Boy, Cabaret, Moulin Rouge! and Fiddler on the Roof. Aaron recurred on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. Gibson has guest starred on Netflix's Iron Fist and CBS' Bull. Hodge starred for two seasons in History's Six. Davis has guest starred on Showtime's Black Monday and BET's Twenties. Cole has guest starred on CBS' S.W.A.T. and FX's Snowfall.
  • Cochrane will play Jerry Tarkanian, the blustery, colorful and infamous coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. He has a reputation for winning at all costs. Even if it means not necessarily playing by the rules.
  • Burstein will play Vic Weiss, Jerry Tarkanian's manager and childhood best friend.
  • Aaron will play Mark Landsberger, a hulking and lovable oaf.
  • Gibson will play Debbie Allen, a bright young star reaching new heights in her career.
  • Hodge will play Ron Boone, a tough and crafty NBA veteran.
  • Davis will play Adrian Dantley, a stylish NBA All-Star destined for the Hall of Fame.
  • Cole will play Ron Carter, a hard-working NBA veteran.
  • Parker Posey will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Lost in Space. She has also recurred on CBS' The Good Wife, FX's Louie and TBS' Search Party.
  • She will play Freda Black, the assistant distract attorney and prosecutor in the Petersen case.
  • Chris Noth has finalized a deal to reprise his Sex and the City role on the upcoming sequel series starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Sara Ramirez. He recurred on all six seasons of the HBO comedy and appeared in its two feature films. He is also best known for playing Detective Mike Logan for five seasons in NBC's Law & Order and three seasons in NBC/USA's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also starred for seven seasons in CBS' The Good Wife, one season in FX's Tyrant and in the Discovery limited series Manhunt: Unabomber. He currently stars in CBS' The Equalizer, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • He plays Mr. Big, Carrie's (Parker) husband.
  • Christopher McDonald has landed a role on the upcoming Marvel drama starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke. He is currently recurring on HBO Max's Hacks. He has previously recurred on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, CBS' The Good Wife, HBO's Ballers and Netflix's Mr. Iglesias.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.