Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Casting News - 'The Flash' Sets Hero and Villain Lineup for Special Event Kicking Off Season 8; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 25, 2021

AMC's Interview with the Vampire; The CW's The Flash; NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime; Netflix's Florida Man; and Starz's BMF.

  • The drama's upcoming eighth season will launch with a five-part special event titled "Armageddon." The event will feature current and former Arrowverse stars reprising their roles. Actors set to join the team include Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Chyler Leigh as Sentinel, Kat McNamara as Mia Queen, Osric Chau as Ryan Choi, Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash, and Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk.
  • In "Armageddon," a powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton) and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out, and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.
  • Jacob Anderson will star in the upcoming drama developed by Rolin Jones. He previously appeared in six seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones - recurring for five and as a series regular for the final season. He will next appear in the upcoming thirteenth season of BBC's Doctor Who.
  • He will play Louis, a young man who is seduced into the world of the undead by the amoral vampire Lestat (Sam Reid).
  • Leonard Earl Howze, Isabel Gameros and Mark Jeffrey Miller have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Edgar Ramírez. Howze previously starred for two seasons in CBS' Kevin Can Wait. Gameros has recurred on USA's Queen of the South. Miller recurred on WGN America's Outsiders.
  • Howze will play Ray-Ray, an ex-cop and Sonny Valentine's (Anthony LaPaglia) longtime, loyal associate and the "muscle" for his illicit operations.
  • Gameroes will play Tyler, the guarded, deadpan 14-year-old daughter of Patsy (Otmara Marrero) and Deacon, whose interest in space travel comes from wanting to get as far away from her parents as possible.
  • Miller will play Buzz, Sonny's other associate, who was badly shocked during a police operation years ago, and whose brain synapses now fire at a dangerously unpredictable rate.
  • Tyshon Freeman and Shondalia White are set for recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr. and Da'Vinchi. Freeman previously recurred on BET's The Quad, FOX's The Gifted and CBS' FBI: Most Wanted. White has recurred on Freeform's Good Trouble.
  • Freeman will play Hoop, a drug dealer within Meech (Flenory Jr.) and Terry's (Da'Vinchi) crew who is quick to draw his gun and crack a joke in the same breath. His loyalty is unwavering and relentless which is why he's such an assistant.
  • White will play Karen Jones, the niece of Pastor Swift (Snoop Dogg) who is a no-nonsense lawyer with a heart of gold. She is the lawyer for the Flenory family regarding Terry's botched surgery. For Karen, justice is not an unreasonable request and she goes the extra mile to get whatever her clients deserve.
  • Lolita Davidovich, Mykelti Williamson, Guillermo Diaz and Dash Mihok have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Davidovich previously recurred on HBO's True Detective, NBC's Shades of Blue and ABC's How to Get Away With Murder. Williamson has recurred on FX's Justified, WGN America's Underground and NBC's Chicago P.D. Diaz starred for seven seasons in ABC's Scandal. Mihok starred for seven seasons in Showtime's Ray Donovan and will reprise his role in the upcoming wrap-up movie.
  • Davidovich will play Flutura Briscu. Williamson will play Preston Webb. Diaz will play Sergeant Bill Brewster. Mihok will play Reggie Bogdani.