Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Casting News - Harold Perrineau to Play Lead in 'From'; Rosemarie DeWitt to Co-Star on 'The Staircase'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - May 4, 2021

The CW's Dynasty & The Flash; Epix's From; HBO Max's The Staircase; Netflix's Sweet Magnolias; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Rosemarie DeWitt will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. She and Collette previously starred together for three seasons in Showtime's United States of Tara. She recently starred in the Hulu limited series Little Fires Everything. She next stars in AMC's upcoming animated drama Pantheon.
  • She will play Candace Zamperini, Kathleen Peterson's (Collette) sister.
  • Harold Perrineau will play the lead role on the upcoming drama created by John Griffin. He currently stars in TNT's Claws, which returns for its fourth and final season later this year. He previously starred for six seasons in HBO's Oz and three seasons in ABC's Lost. He next stars in Peacock's upcoming limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters.
  • He will play Boyd Stevens, the sheriff whose Draconian rules have held the fragile town together, even as he searches for a way to escape this seemingly inescapable nightmare.
  • Dion Johnstone and Brandon Quinn have been promoted to series regulars for the drama's upcoming second season. Johnston recurred in the first season - appearing in nine episodes overall. Quinn guest starred in the first season finale.
  • Johnstone plays Erik Whitley, the sous chef at Sullivan's. He is also a supportive friend to Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) and mentor to up-and-coming chef Isaac Downey (Chris Medlin). A man with secrets, Erik is still searching for his place in the emotional landscape of Serenity.
  • Quinn plays Ronnie Sullivan, Dana Sue's estranged husband who has returned unannounced to Serenity. His arrival complicates Dana Sue's life, and is not the idyllic answer to all problems his daughter Annie (Anneliese Judge) hoped it would be.
  • Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes will depart the drama as series regulars during its current seventh season. Both actors have been with the show since its series premiere in 2014. Valdes will remain a series regular until the seventh season finale, while Cavanagh is slated to only make a few more recurring guest appearances this year.
  • Valdes plays Cisco Ramon. Cavanagh plays various different versions of Harrison Wells.
  • Showrunner Eric Wallace released the following statement on the departures: "Tom and Carlos have been an integral part of our show for seven seasons, and will be greatly missed. Both are incredible talents who created beloved characters that fans and audiences around the world have come to love. Which is why we are happily keeping the door open for return appearances."
  • Kara Royster has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She has previously recurred on MTV's Faking It, Disney's K.C. Undercover, Freeform's Pretty Little Liars and CBS' God Friended Me.
  • She will play Eva, Fallon's (Elizabeth Gillies) newest assistant and protégé. Fresh out of Wharton Business School, she becomes the assistant Fallon never knew was possible: sweet, smart and fully dedicated to her job. But like Fallon, Eva is also ambitious, cunning and beautiful. Has Fallon hired a mini-me... or a major troublemaker?
  • Charlayne Woodard has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. She previously starred for two seasons in FX's Pose. She has also recurred on NBC's Law & Order: SVU, Amazon's Sneaky Pete and FOX's Prodigal Son.
  • She will play the modern-day version of Pamela Johnson - previously only seen in the 1977 flashbacks as played by Milauna Jemai Jackson. She is warm and maternal but also tough and intelligent. She's still a badass, but now she lets others get their hands dirty on her behalf.