Friday, June 4, 2021

Casting News - 'The Time Traveler's Wife' Adds Jaime Ray Newman, Kate Siegel and Josh Stamberg; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - June 4, 2021

Amazon's The Terminal List & With Love; AppleTV+'s Five Days at Memorial; Disney+'s Andor; FOX's Fantasy Island & The Resident; HBO's The Time Traveler's Wife; and Showtime's The First Lady.

  • Dave and Odette Annable will appear in an upcoming episode of the anthology reboot starring Roselyn Sanchez. The husband and wife acting duo previously starred together in the Freeform film No Sleep 'Til Christmas. Dave Annable also starred in the Netflix limited series What/If. Odette Annable is currently recurring on The CW's Walker and has been promoted to series regular for its upcoming second season.
  • On the surface, their characters, Zev and Daphne, have a great life. However, as they settle into their routines and habits, they're just not connecting the way they used to. In an attempt to rekindle their spark, they travel to Fantasy Island to seek out the "ultimate adventure." As usual, the island gives more than what's expected.
  • Robert Emms has joined the cast of the upcoming Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna. He previously starred in the second season of BBC One's Happy Valley and in the HBO limited series Chernobyl. He has also recurred on HBO's His Dark Materials.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.
  • Gloria Reuben will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson. She previously starred for five seasons in NBC's ER and two seasons in Freeform's Cloak & Dagger. She has also recurred on USA's Mr. Robot, NBC's Blindspot and Showtime's City on a Hill.
  • She will play Valerie June Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama (O-T Fagbenle). She was Michelle Obama's (Davis) friend and former boss, whom Michelle credits with teaching her about personal growth in the workplace.
  • Caitlin Shorey, Everleigh McDonell, Michael Park, Jaime Ray Newman, Taylor Richardson, Peter Graham, Brian Altemus, Jason David, Kate Siegel, Josh Stamberg, Chelsea Frei, Marcia DeBonis, Will Brill and Spencer House have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Rose Leslie and Theo James.
  • Shorey and McDonell will play Young Clare Abshire. Growing up in a wealthy family, her world revolves around the mysterious time traveler Henry (James) from a young age. Intelligent and charismatic, she is wise beyond her years.
  • Park (Stranger Things) will play Philip Abshire, Clare's (Leslie) father. A high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.
  • Newman (The Punisher) will play Lucille Abshire, Clare's mother. She is sweet but always slightly vague and emotionally aloof. Through most of Clare's childhood, she has not been an ideal nurturer for Clare or her siblings. Her controlling husband runs the family and she follows along with little fuss.
  • Richardson (Rise) will play Alicia Abshire, Clare's little sister, who is trying to find her place in the world. She loves her role as younger sibling sister and enjoys pestering and teasing Clare any chance she gets.
  • Graham (Will & Grace) will play Mark Abshire, Clare's blunt-speaking older brother, with whom she has never had a strong relationship. He's in law school to follow in his father's footsteps and takes after him in many ways.
  • Altemus and David will play Young Henry DeTamble. Growing up with a problem - time travel - presents unique challenges for Young Henry. First discovering his ability at age eight, he is mentored by an older time traveler whose true identity will one day come as a surprise to him.
  • Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House) will play Annette DeTamble, Henry's mother, a talented and world-renowned opera singer. She is the heart and soul of the family. Braving torrid winter weather to pick up her husband for Christmas, she gets into a freak auto accident, changing young Henry's life forever.
  • Stamberg (WandaVision) will play Richard DeTamble, Henry's father. He played the violin in the Chicago Philharmonic, where he met the love of his life, Annette. When she dies suddenly in a tragic car accident, Richard and Henry are never the same again.
  • Frei (The Moodys) will play Ingrid. Emotionally fragile, but more fierce and chilly than weak. She dated Henry for a period of time before he got engaged to Clare. When she finds out about Clare, she's not afraid to speak her mind and the encounter descends into chaos.
  • DeBonis (Almost Family) will play Nell, the Abshire's longtime housekeeper, and friend to Clare. Although she's patient towards the Abshire's, there's a tough side to her.
  • Brill (The OA) will play Ben, a former co-worker of Henry's at the library, who has since become a "chemist" of sorts.
  • House (Teenager Bounty Hunters) will play Jason. Tall, muscular and good looking, he is in school with Clare and becomes embroiled in a heated situation with Henry.
  • Mark Indelicato will play the male lead in the upcoming drama starring Emeraude Toubia. He previously starred for four seasons in ABC's Ugly Betty and in Freeform's one-season drama Dead of Summer. He is currently recurring on HBO Max's Hacks.
  • He will play Jorge Diaz, the pinnacle of style, the life of the party, and fiercely protective of his sister Lily (Toubia) and his Mexican-American family. After years of dating, he finally has found a man good enough to bring home, but he is nervous about it.
  • Arlo Mertz, Christina Vidal Mitchell and Jared Shaw have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch and Constance Wu. Mertz has appeared in the films Lucy in the Sky and Mank. Vidal Mitchell starred in ABC's one-season comedy United We Stand. Shaw worked stunts on the films Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which both starred Pratt.
  • Mertz will play Lucy Reece, the daughter of James (Pratt) and Lauren Reece (Riley Keough).
  • Vidal Mitchell will play Mac Wilson, a U.S. Marshal and number two on the San Diego Fugitive Task Force. Sharp, witty and tough as nails, she is an invaluable asset in the hunt for James Reece. She was former military before joining the U.S. Marshals, and in another world, she might be friends with her target. But Mac doesn't believe operators should function as judge, jury and executioner. And she won't rest until the rogue Navy SEAL is apprehended.
  • Shaw will play Ernest "Boozer" Vickers. Beloved by his Navy SEAL brothers, his goodwill is a welcome reprieve from the burden of war. He refuses to be bowed by loss and does what he can to help James cope with grief.
  • Anuja Joshi has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming fifth season. She joined the drama as recurring during its fourth season - appearing in six episodes overall.
  • She plays Dr. Leela Devi, a surgical intern at Chastain. Despite her struggles with dyslexia, she continues to prove herself a rock star. The new season will further explore a romance between Leela and Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal).
  • Michael Gaston has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming limited series starring Vera Farmiga. He previously starred for one season in HBO's The Leftovers, one season in Amazon's The Man in the High Castle and two seasons in CBS All Access' Strange Angel. He has also recurred on CBS' The Mentalist, AMC's Mad Men, CBS' Madam Secretary, Starz's Power, NBC's Blindspot and ABC's For Life.
  • He will play Arthur "Butch" Schafer, an assistant attorney general with the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.