Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Casting News - Jason Alexander Lands Recurring Role on 'The Conner'; Eminem to Appear on 'BMF'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - August 17, 2021

ABC's Big Sky & The Conners; NBC's Grand Crew; Peacock's Queer as Folk; and Starz's BMF.

  • Janina Gavankar has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred for two seasons in HBO's True Blood, two seasons in NBC's The Mysteries of Laura and one season in FOX's Sleepy Hollow. She currently recurs on AppleTV+'s The Morning Show, which returns for its second season next month.
  • She will play Ren, who is new to Helena. After a simple business transaction results in a messy car wreck involving one of her employees, she comes to town hellbent on getting answers. Now she must find out who betrayed her, but the more rocks she overturns, the more snakes she will discover. Ren's moves are calculated and she strongly believes that it is best to keep your enemies close, which may spell bad news for Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick).
  • Grasie Mercedes has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Nicole Byer and Echo Kellum. She was previously a staff writer on NBC's one-season comedy Perfect Harmony. As an actress, she has guest starred on FOX's 9-1-1, Showtime's The Affair and Freeform's Good Trouble.
  • She will play Fay, a recently divorced transplant to Los Angeles who becomes fast friends with the regulars at Eastside Cru.
  • Eminem will guest star on the upcoming drama starring Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr. and Da'Vinchi. The rapper has received 44 Grammy Award nominations - winning 15 awards overall. He also won an Academy Award in 2003 for the song "Lose Yourself" being featured in the film 8 Mile
  • He will play White Boy Rick, the infamous Detroit teenager turned undercover FBI informant.
  • Jason Alexander has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming fourth season. He previously starred for nine seasons in NBC's Seinfeld, receiving seven Emmy Award nominations for his supporting performance. He recently has recurred on CBS' Young Sheldon and Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
  • He will play Pastor Phil, an unconventional cleric with a rebel past. He uses humor and unflinching honesty to spread the good will. He serves as a speaker at Becky's (Lecy Goranson) Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, with Darlene (Sara Gilbert) also seeking his spiritual guidance.
  • Jesse James Keitel will co-star on the upcoming drama reboot developed by Stephen Dunn. They previously starred in the first season of ABC's Big Sky and will continue to recur on the upcoming second season.
  • They will play a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up.