Friday, July 16, 2021

Casting News - Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga to Reunite on 'Fantasy Island'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - July 16, 2021

FOX's Fantasy Island; Hulu's Dollface; and Peacock's One of Us Is Lying.

  • Mark McKenna has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Marianly Tejada. He previously starred in YouTube Premium's one-season comedy Wayne. He also appeared in the films Sing Street and Overload.
  • He will play Simon, a brainy outcast and the creator of a gossip app that holds the entire school captive. His posts are juicy, snarky, cruel, and most importantly: always true. He takes pride in exposing his classmates as the "liars and hypocrites they really are." Even though all of his classmates read his app, they also all hate him for it.
  • Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga will guest star in an upcoming episode of the anthology reboot starring Roselyn Sanchez. All three actresses previously starred in FOX's Melrose Place - with Leighton and Zuniga starring for four seasons while Bissett starred for six seasons.
  • They will play friends whose island birthday bashes expose the fault lines in their friendships.
  • Jayson Blair has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He previously starred in The CW's one-season dramedy Life Sentence and is currently recurring on Freeform's Good Trouble.
  • He will play Liam, a new love interest for Izzy (Esther Povitsky).