Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Casting News - Delroy Lindo to Star in Amazon's 'Anansi Boys'; Joe Manganiello Boards AMC's 'Moonhaven'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - July 28, 2021

Amazon's Anansi Boys; AMC's Moonhaven; Epix's From; FOX's The Big Leap; HBO Max's And Just Like That; and Showtime's Three Women.

  • Delroy Lindo will star in the upcoming limited series created by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry. He previously starred for four seasons in Paramount+'s The Good Fight. He also earned acclaim for his performance in Spike Lee's 2020 film Da 5 Bloods.
  • He will play Mr. Nancy, aka Anansi, the trickster god of stories.
  • Isaac Powell has joined the cast of the upcoming Sex and the City sequel series. The Broadway actor appears in an upcoming episode of the second season of Amazon's Modern Love and stars in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Dear Evan Hansen.
  • He will play George, a student at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology who is unconstrained by fashion/gender norms. He has a calm demeanor and self-processed energy beyond his young years.
  • Joe Manganiello has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Emma McDonald and Dominic Monaghan. He previously starred for four seasons in HBO's True Blood and in the Magic Mike film franchise.
  • He will play Tomm Schultz. Ex-military with a philosophical bent, he is the right hand of the lead Earth diplomat to the moon, who finds his ambitions changed when he's injected with a mind-altering moon drug.
  • Adam Kaplan, Thomas Lennon and Robert Wisdom have booked recurring roles on the upcoming dramedy starring Scott Foley, Teri Polo and Piper Perabo. Kaplan has appeared on Broadway in the musical A Bronx Tale. Lennon previously starred for seven seasons in Comedy Central/Quibi's Reno 911! and three seasons in CBS' The Odd Couple. Wisdom starred for two seasons in TNT's The Alienist.
  • Kaplan will play Simon Lovewell, Brittney's (Anna Grace Barlow) twin. He is a talented dancer, has confidence to spare, and like his sister, is wildly ambitious. He's comfortable in his queerness and likes to challenge expectations about gender in both his attitude and appearance.
  • Lennon will play Zach Peterman, the president of unscripted programming at the network. His ever-shifting demands put Nick (Foley) under constant pressure.
  • Wisdom will play Earl, Justin's (Ray Cham) father, an old school, conservative, blue-collar man who wants to connect with his gay son, but does not know how.
  • Shaun Majumder, Avery Konrad, Hannah Cheramy, Simon Webster, Ricky He, Chloe Van Landschoot and Pegah Ghaforri will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Harold Perrineau. Majumder starred in the Canadian series Addison. Konrad recurred on Facebook Watch's Sacred Lies. Cheramy recurred on Syfy's Van Helsing. Webster recurred on Hallmark's When Hope Calls. He recurred on ABC's The Good Doctor and ABC's A Million Little Things. Van Landschoot has appeared in the short films Barbital and Liminal. Ghaforri has appeared in the short films Home Run Ball and Ninti.
  • Majumder will play Father Khatri, who cares for the spirits of the townsfolk. He's strong, compassionate, and believes there are more important matters than just surviving this town - people must remember what they are surviving for. There is also more to him than first meets the eye.
  • Konrad will play Sara, a true wildcard among the town's residents. Some think her mind was simply fractured by the nightmare of the town. Others wonder if, in her madness, she is closer to the secrets of this place than anyone else.
  • Cheramy will play Julie, the daughter of Jim (Eion Bailey) and Tabitha Matthews (Catalina Sandino Moreno). She's in the throes of adolescence, still reeling from a family tragedy and now stuck in this terrifying new town - though, unexpectedly, her arrival here may be the best thing that's ever happened to her.
  • Webster will play Ethan, Julie's younger brother, and Jim and Tabitha's son. He is routinely taunted by his big sister, who takes his gentle spirit for weakness. After a car crash leaves his family stuck in town, a gravely injured Ethan begins to feel changed by his surroundings.
  • He will play Kenny, Sheriff Boyd's (Perrineau) deputy, a first-generation immigrant trapped in this town with his parents. With his dad suffering from dementia and Kenny routinely getting called upon to help Boyd deal with some fresh catastrophe, Kenny is doing his best to rise to the occasion.
  • Van Landschoot will play Kristi, who was trapped in town during her third year of medical school and has assumed the role of town medic. She's frequently called upon to handle problems that would rattle the nerves of the most veteran doctor.
  • Ghafoori will play Fatimam, a resident of Colony House and an Iranian immigrant. Even here in this town, she focuses on the good, like the fact that she never would have met Ellis, the love of her life, if not for this terrible place.
  • DeWanda Wise is set as one of the leads in the upcoming drama starring Shailene Woodley. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's She's Gotta Have It. She next stars in the upcoming 2022 feature film Jurassic World: Dominion.
  • She will play Sloane, a glamorous entrepreneur in the Northeast. She has a committed open marriage with Richard, until two sexy new strangers threaten their aspirational love story.