Monday, July 19, 2021

Casting News - Madeleine Mantock Leaving The CW's 'Charmed' After 3 Seasons; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - July 19, 2021

AMC's Moonhaven; The CW's Charmed; Freeform's Grown-ish; and HBO's Irma Vep & The White House Plumbers.

  • Ahead of Friday's season finale, Madeleine Mantock has announced that she will be leaving the drama as a series regular after three seasons. She has played Macy Vaughn, the eldest sister of The Charmed Ones, since the show's premiere in 2018. The drama has already been renewed for a fourth season.
  • Mantock released the following statement on her departure: "Playing Macy on Charmed for the last three seasons has been an immense privilege and I have so enjoyed working with our fantastic producers, creatives, cast and crew. I'm incredibly grateful to The CW and CBS Studios for my time on the show and for being a brilliant support in my difficult decision to leave. Huge thanks to our fans who can look forward to, what I know will be, a spectacular fourth season."
  • Daniella Perkins and Warren Egypt Franklin have booked recurring roles on the comedy's fourth season. Perkins previously starred for two seasons in Nickelodeon's Knight Squad. Franklin will make his television acting debut on the comedy.
  • Perkins will play Kiela, a freshman journalism student at Cal U and resident of Hawkins Hall who piques Doug's (Diggy Simmons) interest.
  • Franklin will play Des, a junior on the track team who recently returned to campus after taking a leave of absence.
  • Emma McDonald will play the lead role in the upcoming drama starring Dominic Monaghan and Ayelet Zurer. She previously starred in the feature film The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • She will play Bella Sway, a rogue Han Solo-esque character and a veteran of the Tremendous War. When she finds herself drawn into a conspiracy about Moonhaven's utopia, she learns that she has deeper ties to the place than she first thought.
  • Corbin Bernsen and Alexis Valdés have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. Bernsen previously starred for eight seasons in USA's Psych as well as its two sequel films. Valdés is a Cuban-born writer, comedian, host and director.
  • Bernsen will play Richard Kleindienst, the Harvard-educated Attorney Generation who is tainted by the ITT scandal and a contentious confirmation process. He refuses to use his power to shield the Plumbers from investigators.
  • Valdés will play Felipe De Diego, a Cuban American real estate broker and yachtsman who participates in every Plumbers operation except the one which ends in their arrest.
  • Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein, Jerrod Carmichael, Fala Chen and Devon Ross will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Alicia Vikander. Arjona previously starred in the first season of Amazon's Good Omens. Brownstein co-created and starred in IFC's Portlandia, which ran for eight seasons. Carmichael co-created and starred in NBC's The Carmichael Show, which ran for three seasons. Chen stars in Marvel's upcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Ross is a relative newcomer.
  • Arjona will play Laurie, Mira's (Vikander) ex-assistant and girlfriend. Things didn't end well with Mira.
  • Brownstein will play Zelda, Mira's agent. She is not interested in the Vampires project, as she has far more lucrative offers for Mira.
  • Carmichael will play Eamonn, Mira's ex-boyfriend. In Paris for a movie, they haven't seen each other since they broke up.
  • Chen will play Cynthia Keng, a rising star from Hong Kong, hired by René Vidal to play Irma Vep's provocative accomplice and part of the Vampires' plans.
  • Ross will play Revina, Mira's assistant, a cinephile who will soon direct her first feature.