Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Casting News - Melissa Barrera to Headline Netflix's 'Breathe'; Jaclyn Smith to Appear on 'All American'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 1, 2021

The CW's All American; HBO Max's The Staircase; Netflix's Breathe; and Peacock's Joe Exotic.

  • Melissa Barrera will play the lead role in the upcoming drama created by Martin Gero and Brendan Gall. She previously starred for three seasons in Starz's Vida. She next stars in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical In the Heights.
  • She will play Eve, a razor-sharp Manhattan attorney who finds herself profoundly out of her comfort zone when her plane crashes and she must battle for survival.
  • Sophie Turner has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. She previously starred for eight seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones and in the X-Men film franchise. She recently starred in the Quibi drama Survive.
  • She will play Margaret Ratliff, one of Michael Peterson's (Firth) adopted daughters.
  • Sam Keeley will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell. He previously starred in the Netflix limited series The English Game and in Paramount Network's one-season drama 68 Whiskey.
  • He will play John Finlay, one of Joe Exotic's (Mitchell) husbands, who grows disillusioned as Joe grows more obsessive.
  • Jaclyn Smith will guest star in an upcoming episode of the drama's third season. She is best known for her five-season starring role in ABC's Charlie's Angels. More recently, she has appeared in the Hallmark film Bridal Wave and the Lifetime film Random Acts of Christmas.
  • She will play Wendy Fine, Laura's (MonĂ©t Mazur) mother, a smart and confident former lawyer from Chicago who comes to Beverly Hills to check on Laura. Though mother and daughter share a love for the law, they couldn't see the legal system more differently.