Thursday, August 19, 2021

Casting News - Hank Azaria to Play Tim Cook on 'Super Pumped'; Eliza Bennett Lands Key Role on 'Dynasty'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - August 19, 2021

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  • Eliza Bennett has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fifth season. She previously starred in the second season of ITV's Broadchurch and in MTV's one-season drama Sweet/Vicious. She has recently recurred on ABC's The Conners.
  • She will play Amanda Carrington, the long-lost Carrington relative, born and raised in Europe, who arrives on the Carrington doorstep bringing with her a treasure trove of secrets from their past... and hers. She is smart, confident and can hold her own against any Carrington who comes at her. She works as a lawyer by day and by night is a bit of a party girl who stirs up trouble in a family full of troublemakers.
  • Hank Azaria has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé. He is a six-time Emmy Award winner for FOX's The Simpsons, ABC's Tuesdays with Morrie and Showtime's Ray Donovan. He recently starred for four seasons in IFC's Brockmire.
  • He will play Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Madelyn Kientz, Troy Johnson, Lola Reid, Jeremy Taylor, TV Carpio and Arturo Del Puerto have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Sigler previously starred for six seasons in HBO's The Sopranos. Kientz has recurred on The CW's Walker. Johnson has recurred on Netflix's On My Block. Reid starred in the National Geographic limited series Barkskins. Taylor stars in the It film franchise. Carpio has guest starred on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, Netflix's Bloodline and ABC's The Rookie. Del Puerto starred in the HBO limited series Camping.
  • Sigler will play Tonya, who works as a waitress at a local diner. She and her boyfriend have big plans, that is until he mysteriously disappears. She hires Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) to find him, but she is withholding some secrets of her own. Like all of the women in this town, it would be unwise to underestimate Tonya.
  • Kientz will play Max, Cassie's teenage babysitter, who uses her quiet cool and sarcastic wit to navigate the stormy waters of adolescence. Her close group of friends is a welcome solace from her complicated home life. However, the teens' bonds will be tested when they witness an unspeakable crime.
  • Johnson will play Harper, Max's brazenly confident, daring and opportunistic best friend. She works after school at her father's struggling local diner. When she discovers an illicit way out of her difficult circumstances, her and Max's relationship will be put on edge.
  • Reid will play Madison, the third musketeer to Max and Harper as well as the "baby sister" to Bridger, but that doesn't stop her from throwing her sibling weight around. Taking after her lawyer parents, she's the most rational and pragmatic friend in the group. Her composure will be pushed to its breaking point as her friends and family are thrown into danger.
  • Taylor will play Bridger, Madison's precocious older brother. He's close with his sister, who often has to rein in his impulsivity. He lands himself in trouble when he tries to take the teens' precarious situation into his own hands.
  • Carpio will play Rachel, Max's mother, a kindhearted woman who is stuck in a rut. Despite her drinking habit and her turbulent relationship with her boyfriend, Max is the center of her universe.
  • Del Puerto will play T-Lock, Rachel's ne'er-do-well boyfriend, oozing with entrepreneurial self-confidence, especially when it comes to his myriad of "get-rich-quick" opportunities. Though he can be a loose cannon, and leeches money off a begrudging Max behind her mother's back, T-Lock genuinely loves Rachel.
  • Peter Gallagher has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming eighteenth season. He previously starred for four seasons in FOX's The O.C., four seasons in USA's Covert Affairs and one season in NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. He has also recently recurred on NBC's Law & Order: SVU and Netflix's Grace and Frankie.
  • He will play Dr. Alan Hamilton, who knew Ellis Grey (guest star Kate Burton) back in the day and meets Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) in the season premiere. His appearance may help explain why Burton is reprising her role for multiple episodes in the upcoming season.
  • Noah Emmerich will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon. He previously starred for six seasons in FX's The Americans, one season in National Geographic's The Hot Zone and in the Netflix limited series The Spy. He has also recurred on Showtime's Billions and Netflix's Space Force.
  • He will play Whitover, a burned-out FBI agent, whose once promising career is dying on the vine. A brazen robbery puts him back in the big time, but first he must enlist the help of the Navajo Tribal Police led by Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (McClarnon).
  • Anna Khaja has scored a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She has previously recurred on HBO's Silicon Valley, ABC's Quantico, CBS' Madam Secretary and NBC's The Good Place.
  • She will play Indira, an intelligent, artistic leader and mother who will do whatever it takes to protect her family and her people from harm.
  • David DeSantos is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He is currently recurring on TNT's Animal Kingdom and The CW's Roswell, New Mexico.
  • He will play Rodrigo Sanchez, a 20-year LAPD veteran and former SWAT member. He is a gregarious, confident and savvy political climber who left SWAT in pursuit of loftier jobs within the LAPD.