Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Casting News - Megan Boone to Exit 'The Blacklist' After 8 Seasons; Dane DeHaan Joins 'The Staircase'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - June 15, 2021

Amazon's Paper Girls; AppleTV+'s For All Mankind; HBO Max's The Staircase & Station Eleven; Hulu's Wu-Tang: An American Saga; and NBC's The Blacklist.

  • Megan Boone is reportedly leaving the cast of the drama after eight seasons. She will make her last appearance as a series regular in the upcoming Season 8 finale - airing June 23. The drama has already been renewed for a ninth season - with Boone's exit made with enough time to craft an ending for the character who has been the female lead since the series began.
  • Boone plays Elizabeth "Liz" Keen, who has transformed over the course of the series from a wide-eyed rookie FBI agent to a criminal on the run who has embraced her dark side. In the fourth episode of the eighth season, Liz was revealed to be No. 1 on the Blacklist. After watching Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) kill her mother, Liz turned the tables on her former mentor who now became her target.
  • Dane DeHaan has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. He is currently starring in the AppleTV+ limited series Lisey's Story opposite Julianne Moore and Clive Owen. 
  • He will play Clayton Peterson, Michael Peterson's (Firth) son.
  • Luca Villacis, Prince Amponsah, Dylan Taylor, Joe Pingue, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Ajahnis Charley, Milton Barnes and Kate Moyer have booked recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Mackenzie Davis. Villacis has recurred on AppleTV+'s Ghostwriter and Syfy's Channel Zero. Amponsah has guest starred on Syfy's Killjoys and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. Taylor starred in the second season of Canadian drama Bad Blood. Pingue has recurred on BBC America's Orphan Black and Netflix's Godless. McCabe-Lokos has recurred on Amazon's Tin Star. Charley is a relative newcomer. Barnes has recurred on CTV's Saving Hope and National Geographic's The Hot Zone. Moyer starred for two seasons in the Canadian children's show Holly Hobbie.
  • Villacis will play Cody, a teenage member of The Prophet's (Daniel Zovatto) cult.
  • Amponsah will play August, a member of The Traveling Symphony and one of Kirsten's (Davis) oldest friends.
  • Taylor will play Dan, the newest member of The Traveling Symphony.
  • Pingue will play Dieter, a trusted confidante of Kirsten in The Traveling Symphony.
  • McCabe-Lokos will play Vlad, a musician in The Traveling Symphony.
  • Charley will play Chrysanthemum, the wry conscience of The Traveling Symphony.
  • Barnes will play Miles, a TSA Agent at the Severn City Airport.
  • Moyer will play Haley Butterscotch, a young member of The Prophet's cult.
  • Nate Corddry will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet and Fina Strazza. He has recently recurred on FX's Fosse/Verdon, Netflix's Mindhunter, HBO's Perry Mason and AppleTV+'s For All Mankind.
  • He will play Larry, a bit of a recluse with rusty social skills. He has devoted his life to being a member of the Underground, a secret organization devoted to helping one side win the Time War. After an encounter with the time-traveling paper girls, Larry must decide how much, if anything, he's willing to sacrifice for the war and for the girls.
  • JaQwan J. Kelly has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He has previously guest starred on Netflix's The Get Down, CBS' Blue Bloods and HBO's Mrs. Fletcher.
  • He will play Jamel aka Masta Killa, a spiritual fighter dedicated to spreading the message of the Five Percent Nation. When he starts hanging out with the Wu-Tang Clan, no one knows about his hidden talent on the mic. Jamel is reserved and humble with a worldly perspective. The opposite of boisterous, Jamel exudes a strong inner confidence. As Jamel spends more time with the Clan, Bobby (Ashton Sanders) and GZA (Johnell Xavier Young). help foster his musical potential.
  • Edi Gathegi is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. He previously starred for three seasons in Crackle's StartUp and in the USA limited series Briarpatch. He has also recurred on NBC's The Blacklist and FX's Justified.
  • He will play Dev Ayesa, a charismatic visionary with his sights set on the stars.