Friday, June 11, 2021

Casting News - Lance Reddick to Star in Netflix's 'Resident Evil'; Kristin Kreuk Joins Amazon's 'Reacher'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - June 11, 2021

Amazon's Reacher & With Love; AppleTV+'s Now and Then; HBO's Westworld; Netflix's Resident Evil; Peacock's Joe Exotic; and Showtime's Yellowjackets.

  • Lex Mayson has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell. They are a trans non-binary actor and musician.
  • They will play Saff, an employee of Joe Exotic (Mitchell).
  • Jorge Lopez, Alicia Jaziz, Dario Yazbek Bernal, Alicia Sanz, Jack Duarte and Miranda de la Serna have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Rosie Perez and Marina de Tavira. Lopez previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Elite. Jaziz starred for two seasons in Netflix's Ingobernable. Bernal starred for three seasons in Netflix's The House of Flowers. Sanz recurred on El Rey's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and FOX's Shots Fired. Duarte recurred on Netflix's Ingobernable. De La Serna starred in the film Before Opening Night.
  • Lopez will play Alejandro, a dedicated and athletic young man with a bright future. He's the glue that holds his group of friends together and always does what is expected without thinking of his own happiness.
  • Jaziz will play Young Ana, a younger version of Ana (de Tavira), a smart and ambitious woman who put her political career on hold to support her husband's.
  • Bernal will play Young Pedro, a younger version of Pedro (José María Yazpik), a complex politician married to Ana, who feels entangled in a life that doesn't belong to him.
  • Sanz will play Young Sofia, a younger version of Sofia (Maribel Verdú), a strong self-made lawyer who's life took an unexpected turn and is now hiding too many secrets.
  • Duarte will play Young Marcos, a younger version of Marcos (Manolo Cardona), a passionate surgeon who sacrificed his dreams for his family and friends.
  • De La Serna will play Young Daniela, a younger version of Daniela (Soledad Villamil), an introspective artist who constantly struggles to overcome a traumatic event.
  • Sarah Desjardins, Kevin Alves and Alexa Barajas have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci. Desjardins previously starred for two seasons in YouTube Premium's Impulse. Alves currently recurs on Netflix's Locke & Key. Barajas has recurred on The CW's The Flash.
  • Desjardins will play Callie, the teenage daughter of Shauna (Lynskey).
  • Alves will play teenage Travis. Guarded, insecure and sometimes obnoxious, he struggles to be decent while using his mask of indifference to navigate his inexperience with girls and figure out how to live among them.
  • Barajas will play teenage Mari. A member of the varsity Yellowjackets, she's known as a chatterbox and yearns for the attention of the popular crowd.
  • Constance Marie, Benito Martinez and Vincent Rodriguez III are set as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Emeraude Tobia and Mark Indelicato. Marie previously starred for six seasons in ABC's George Lopez and five seasons in Freeform's Switched at Birth. Martinez starred for seven seasons in FX's The Shield and two seasons in ABC's American Crime. Rodriguez III starred for four seasons in The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
  • Marie will play Beatriz Diaz, Jorge (Indelicato) and Lily's (Tobia) mother. She is going through a midlife/identity crisis with her kids getting older and her marriage being on auto-pilot.
  • Martinez will play Jorge Diaz Sr., Jorge and Lily's father. He's a hug in human form, a loving and caring father and husband, even if he has gotten a bit too comfortable in his relationship.
  • Rodriguez III will play Henry, Jorge's charismatic boyfriend who is about to meet the Diaz family and be the first man Jorge has brought home ever. He is a Filipino dreamboat and the perfect guy but will he and Jorge have a happy ending?
  • Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Paola Nuñez will star in the upcoming drama developed by Andrew Dabb. Reddick currently stars in Amazon's Bosch, which returns for its seventh and final season later this month. Balinska starred in the 2019 feature film Charlie's Angels. Smart starred for four seasons in Netflix's The Worst Witch. Agudong starred in Netflix's one-season comedy No Good Nick. Rudolph starred for two seasons in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Nuñez starred for two seasons in AMC's The Son and one season in USA's The Purge.
  • Reddick will play Albert Wesker.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters to be played by Balinska, Smart, Agudong, Rudolph and Nuñez.
  • Kristin Kreuk, Marc Bendavid, Willie C. Carpenter, Currie Graham, Harvey Guillén and Maxwell Jenkins will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Alan Ritchson. Kreuk previously starred for seven seasons in The WB's Smallville, four seasons in The CW's Beauty & the Beast and four seasons in The CW's Burden of Truth. Bendavid currently stars in Hallmark's Good Witch, which is now airing its seventh season. Carpenter has recurred on Lifetime's Devious Maids, NBC's The Village and CBS' Bull. Graham starred for three seasons in TNT's Murder in the First. Guillén currently stars in FX's What We Do In the Shadows, which returns for its third season this fall. Jenkins currently stars in Netflix's Lost in Space, which returns for its third and final season later this year.
  • Kreuk will play Charlie, Hubble's wife, a refined former debutante living the Country Club life but is much tougher than she looks.
  • Bendavid will play Hubble, a frazzled accountant living a grander life than he can afford and gets caught up in a business he would never remotely consider. He loves his family and will do whatever necessary to protect them.
  • Carpenter will play Mosley, a life-long resident of Margrave and the town barber. He hates what's going on in Margrave and is happy to help Jack Reacher (Ritchson), advising him on the ins and outs of the small town.
  • Graham will play Kliner Sr., who is beloved by the townspeople for his generosity in saving the struggling town of Margrave. This formidable businessman also has a very dark side.
  • Guillén will play Jasper, Margrave's medical examiner who is suddenly overwhelmed and terrified by multiple murders in his small town.
  • Jenkins will play Young Jack Reacher. He learns the life lessons that make Reacher the man he becomes.
  • Aurora Perrineau has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She recently starred for two seasons in FOX's Prodigal Son. She previously appeared in the Netflix limited series When They See Us.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.