Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Casting News - Michelle Yeoh Joins 'The Witcher: Blood Origin'; Kyle MacLachlan to Co-Star on 'Joe Exotic'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - July 6, 2021

Amazon's A League of Their Own; The CW's Batwoman; HBO's House of the Dragon; HBO Max's Love and Death; Hulu's Pam & Tommy; Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin; and Peacock's Joe Exotic.

  • Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of the upcoming The Witcher prequel starring Laurence O'Fuarain. She recently starred for three seasons in CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery. Her film credits include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Crazy Rich Asians, Last Christmas and the upcoming Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
  • She will play Scían, the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. No one can come close to her artistry with the blade, and no one carries as much loss within their heart. When a chance presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, taken from her fallen tribe by nefarious means, she launches herself into a deadly quest that will change the outcome of the Continent.
  • Milly Alcock and Emily Carey have booked recurring roles on the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel starring Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke and Matt Smith. Alcock has recurred on the Australian series The Gloaming and Reckoning. Carey played Young Diana in the 2017 feature film Wonder Woman.
  • Alcock will play the younger version of Princess Rhaenra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy), the king's (Considine) first-born child, of pure Valyrian blood and a dragonrider. Many would say that she was born with everything - but she was not born a man.
  • Carey will play the young version of Alicent Hightower (Cooke), the daughter of Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle. She possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.
  • Lily Rabe has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming limited series starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons and Patrick Fugit. She previously starred for three seasons in FX's American Horror Story and in the HBO limited series The Undoing. She recently recurred on Amazon's The Underground Railroad.
  • She will play Betty Gore.
  • Kyle MacLachlan will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell. He previously starred for three seasons in ABC/Showtime's Twin Peaks and four seasons in ABC's Desperate Housewives. He has also recurred on CBS' How I Met Your Mother, CBS' The Good Wife, ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and IFC's Portlandia.
  • He will play Howard Baskin, Carole's (McKinnon) even-keeled husband who supports her throughout the endeavor with Joe Exotic (Mitchell).
  • Paul Ben-Victor has landed a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan. He previously appeared in the Netflix film The Irishman and the AppleTV+ film The Banker.
  • He will play super-lawyer Richard Alden, who enters the fray on Pam (James) and Tommy's (Stan) behalf. Confident and powerful, he is always right - until he's wrong.
  • Saidah Ekulona is set for a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Abbi Jacobson, D'Arcy Carden and Nick Offerman. She has previously recurred on CBS' Bull, AMC's Better Call Saul, FX's Snowfall and CBS' Bob Hearts Abishola.
  • She will play Toni Chapman, Maxine's (Chanté Adams) mother, a successful entrepreneur and the unofficial mayor of the small but growing Black community in Rockford, Illinois. She has big dreams for her daughter, but Max has dreams of her own.
  • Robin Givens has been tapped as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. She recently starred in OWN's one-season drama Ambitions and recurred on The CW's Riverdale.
  • She will play Jada Jet, a powerful CEO for Jet Industries. She isn't bossy; she's the boss. Passionate and hard-working, a woman who has worked her way through life's ups and downs to climb her way to the top - all while being extremely protective over her impetuous son. A woman with a deep past that forced her to give up her first-born child, she is a woman with a good heart, but will do whatever it takes to protect her family.