Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Casting News - Bellamy Young to Visit 'Fantasy Island' Reboot; 'Succession' Adds Adrien Brody; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - May 5, 2021

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  • Janeane Garofalo has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's fifth season. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer. She is currently recurring on the final season of Paramount+'s Younger.
  • She will play Winslow, the hip owner of a legal cannabis company.
  • Aida Osman, KaMillion and Jonica Booth will play the lead roles on the upcoming comedy created by Issa Rae. Osman co-hosts the Crooked Media podcast Keep It alongside Louis Virtel and Ira Madison III. KaMillion starred in the third season of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Miami. Booth starred in the twelfth season of Oxygen's Bad Girls Club.
  • Osman will play Shawna, an aspiring rapper who hasn't seen success and continues to work her day job at a touristy hotel. Osman has also been hired as an executive story editor on the comedy.
  • KaMillion will play Mia, a makeup artist and a single mother to a 4-year-old daughter who works three jobs.
  • Booth will play Chastity, a sex work manager who refers to herself as the "Duke of Miami."
  • Adrien Brody will guest star on the drama's upcoming third season. He won an Academy Award in 2002 for his lead performance in the film The Pianist. He recently starred in the fourth season of BBC's Peaky Blinders. He next stars in Epix's upcoming drama Chapelwaite and HBO's upcoming untitled drama focusing on the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s.
  • He will play Josh Aaronson, a billionaire activist investor who becomes pivotal in the battle for the ownership of Waystar Royco.
  • Chad Rook has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Michael Dorman. He has previously recurred on NBC's Timeless, The CW's The Flash, Freeform's Siren, The CW's The 100 and Netflix's Virgin River.
  • He will play Deputy McLanahan.
  • Jason Ralph has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming fourth season. He previously starred for four seasons in Syfy's The Magicians. He has also recurred on CBS' Madam Secretary, WGN America's Manhattan and TV Land's Younger. He also happens to be married to series star Rachel Brosnahan. 
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.
  • Bellamy Young will appear in an episode of the upcoming anthology reboot starring Roselyn Sanchez. She currently stars in FOX's Prodigal Son, which concludes its second season on May 18. She previously starred for seven seasons in ABC's Scandal.
  • She will play Christine Collins, a local TV morning show host with a taste for adventure. She has a simple fantasy. She wants to eat. And eat. And eat. But when Christine gets to Fantasy Island, she'll realize that she's hungry for much more than food.
  • Terrell Carter, Medalion Rahimi, Jonathan Del Arco, Peter Mendoza, Lorenzo Pozzan, Jonathan D. King, Rodney Gardiner, Giacomo Gianniotti, Elizabeth Anweis and Kassandra Clementi are set for recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Zoe Saldana. Carter previously starred for one season in FOX's Empire. Rahimi currently stars in CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles. Del Arco starred for five seasons in TNT's Major Crimes. Mendoza has guest starred on CBS' NCIS and Netflix's On My Block. Pozzan guest starred on Hulu's Catch-22. King has guest starred on Showtime's Kidding. Gardiner recurs on the upcoming second season of OWN's David Makes Man. Gianniotti starred for six seasons in ABC's Grey's Anatomy. Anweis starred in the first season of The CW's Batwoman. Clementi recurred on Lifetime's UnREAL.
  • Carter will play Ken, Zora's (Danielle Deadwyler) boyfriend, a former NFL player who runs the athletics department at the private school where Zora teaches. Although he's "apolitical" (blasphemy in the politically active Wheeler family), he more than makes up for it with his big heart.
  • Rahimi will play Laila, a talented artist who meets Amy (Saldana) via the art community.
  • Del Arco will play David, a warm and friendly art professor, who is also Amy and Lino's (Eugenio Mastrandrea) landlord.
  • Mendoza will play Andreas, Lino's co-worker, who looks after the newcomer, and is happy to welcome him to the neighborhood sports bar where their fellow immigrants hang out.
  • Pozzan will play Filippo, one of Lino's co-workers at Vigna Vecchia in Florence and one of the regulars at the No Entry Nightclub.
  • King will play Silvio, hailing from the same part of Italy as Lino, the two form an instant bond, chatting enthusiastically in their native Italian.
  • Gardiner will play Preston, a buttoned-up banker, who, along with his partner, David, owns the bungalow that Amy and Lino rent behind in Hollywood.
  • Gianniotti will play Giancarlo, a sophisticated Italian man who catches Amy's eye with ease. He sets out to seduce her, using Florence as his unwitting accomplice.
  • Anweis will play Chloe Lim, the accomplished owner of a Los Angeles art gallery who becomes Amy's manager.
  • Clementi will play Caroline, a sweet Southern belle, and one of Amy's new roommates in Florence.