Friday, June 25, 2021

Casting News - Jonny Lee Miller to Play John Major on 'The Crown'; Laurie Holden Joins 'The Boys'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - June 25, 2021

Amazon's The Boys; HBO's We Own This City; HBO Max's The Staircase; NBC's Chicago Fire; Netflix's The Crown; and Starz's The Serpent Queen.

  • Jonny Lee Miller has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming fifth season - featuring Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce and Lesley Manville taking over the lead roles. He previously starred for seven seasons in CBS' Elementary. He also starred in the Trainspotting film franchise.
  • He will play John Major, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990-97.
  • Olivia DeJonge will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. She previously starred in TNT's one-season drama Will and Netflix's one-season drama The Society. She also stars in the upcoming film Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann.
  • She will play Caitlin Atwater, Kathleen Peterson's (Collette) biological daughter.
  • Laurie Holden has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She previously starred for three seasons in AMC's The Walking Dead. She has also recurred on FOX's The X-Files, FX's The Shield, TNT's Major Crimes and FX's The Americans.
  • She will play Crimson Countess.
  • Hanako Greensmith has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming tenth season. She has recurred on the drama during its eighth and ninth seasons - appearing in 12 episodes overall. She previously guest starred on CBS' FBI and CBS' Bull.
  • She plays Violet Mikami, Brett's (Kara Killmer) new partner on Ambulance 61 and a love interest for Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende).
  • Ray Panthaki has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Samantha Morton. He previously starred for three seasons in ITV's Marcella and in Netflix's one-season drama Away.
  • He will play Charles Guise, the sinister Catholic Cardinal who loves taking things from the Protestants under the guise of raising funds for war and to fund their families louche lifestyles. He is intelligent, politically deft, athletically gifted and devastatingly handsome.
  • Darrell Britt-Gibson, Rob Brown, McKinley Belcher III and Larry Mitchell are set as series regulars on the upcoming limited series starring Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles and Jamie Hector. Britt-Gibson has previously recurred on FXX's You're the Worst and HBO's Barry. Brown starred for four seasons in HBO's Treme and four seasons in NBC's Blindspot. Belcher has recurred on Netflix's Ozark and Showtime's The Good Lord Bird. Mitchell has recurred on AMC's NOS4A2, Netflix's Jessica Jones and CBS' NCIS: New Orleans.
  • Britt-Gibson will play Jemell Rayam, one of the most brazen offenders caught up in the eventual federal corruption case.
  • Brown will play Maurice Ward, another plainclothesman with the task force who was among the first to cooperate with prosecutors.
  • Belcher will play Momodu "G Money" Gondo, an 11-year BPD veteran and member of the task force, implicated in robberies, overtime fraud and other corrupt acts. He was involved in protecting a heroin operation run by Antonio "Brill" Shropshire.
  • Mitchell will play Detective Scott Kilpatrick, a member of Baltimore County's Narcotics Unit, who with David McDougall began the casework on drug overdoses that set the GTTF probe in motion.