Friday, August 27, 2021

Casting News - Hunter Doohan, Riki Lindhome and Jamie McShane to Co-Star on 'Wednesday'; Plus 8 More Updates!

Casting News - August 27, 2021

CBS' Magnum P.I.; The CW's Legacies & Stargirl; Epix's Billy the Kid; HBO Max's Love Life; Hulu's The Girl From Plainville; NBC's Chicago Med; and Netflix's Boo, Bitch & Wednesday.

  • Hunter Doohan, Georgie Farmer, Moosa Mostafa, Emma Myers, Naomi J. Ogawa, Joy Sunday, Percy Hynes White, Thora Birch, Riki Lindhome and Jamie McShane will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Jenna Ortega. Doohan previously starred in the first season of Showtime's Your Honor. Farmer recurred on USA's Treadstone. Mostafa appeared in the film Nativity Rocks. Myers starred in the Lifetime film Girl in the Basement. Ogawa appeared in the film Skylines. Sunday has guest starred on CBS' MacGyver and Freeform's Good Trouble. White starred for two seasons in FOX's The Gifted. Birch recurred on AMC's The Walking Dead. Lindhome co-created and starred in Comedy Central's Another Period, which ran for three seasons. McShane starred for three seasons in Netflix's Bloodline.
  • Doohan will play Tyler Galpin, a townie who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Wednesday Addams (Ortega). He has a troubled relationship with his father, the local sheriff.
  • Farmer will play Ajax Petropolus, a student at Nevermore Academy who also happens to be a Gorgon. Awkward and shy, he is anxious about looking anyone in the eye.
  • Mostafa will play Eugene Otinger, one of Nevermore Academy's quirkiest students and president of the school's bee-keeping club.
  • Myers will play Enid Sinclair, Wednesday's sunny and colorful Californian roommate at Nevermore Academy. She hails from a pack of San Francisco werewolves.
  • Ogawa will play Yoko Tanaka, a vampire with Harajuki-inspired Goth flair and one of the cool kids at Nevermore Academy.
  • Sunday will play Bianca Barclay, one of Nevermore Academy's most popular students. She descends from a long line of sirens with a mesmerizing power to persuade.
  • White will play Xavier Thorpe, a charismatic and supernaturally artistic student at Nevermore Academy. He comes from wealth thanks to his celebrity psychic father.
  • Birch will play Tamara Novak, Wednesday's dorm mother and the only "Normie" on staff at Nevermore Academy with a focus on all things botanical.
  • Lindhome will play Dr. Valerie Kinbott, a local therapist in the sleepy town of Jericho who takes a particular interest in her newest patient, Wednesday Addams.
  • McShane will play Sheriff Donovan Galpin. Born and bred in Jericho, this sheriff has always had an issue with Nevermore Academy and a vendetta against former student Gomez Addams (Luis Guzmán).
  • Norbert Leo Butz has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Elle Fanning, Colton Ryan and Chloë Sevigny. He is a two-time Tony Award winner for the musicals Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. He also starred for three seasons in Netflix's Bloodline (which also starred Sevigny), two seasons in PBS' Mercy Street and in the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon.
  • He will play Conrad "Co" Roy II, Coco's (Ryan) father. Toughened by life and work at the docks and on the boats in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, he is forced to face his own mistakes as a father and sets out to come to terms with the death of his son.
  • Steven Boyer has booked a recurring role on the anthology comedy's upcoming second season. He previously starred for two seasons in NBC's Trial & Error and recurred on NBC's Chicago Fire.
  • He will play Josh, the entitled and oblivious publisher at Marcus' (William Jackson Harper) publishing house.
  • Neil Hopkins and Joy Osmanski have been promoted to series regulars for the drama's upcoming third season. Both actors have recurred on the drama during its first season - with both appearing in seven episodes to date.
  • Hopkins plays Lawrence "Crusher" Crock/Sportsmaster, who sees his criminal pursuits as a game to win - and his competitors as targets to kill. The only thing more important to him than "the game" is his family.
  • Osmanski plays Paula Brooks. Protecting and providing for her family, she hunts the world's most dangerous game - humans - as the Tigress.
  • Chantal Thuy has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She previously appeared in all four seasons of The CW's Black Lightning - three as a recurring guest star and one as a series regular.
  • She will play Lia Kaleo, a smart, street-savvy HPD detective who has been secretly dating Magnum (Jay Hernandez) behind everyone's back - including her partner, Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang). As the season progresses, everyone will learn that Lia's relationship with Magnum isn't the only secret she's been keeping.
  • Michael Rady is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming seventh season. He has previously starred in nine Hallmark films - Cloudy With a Chance of Love, Christmas in Homestead, A Joyous Christmas, Christmas at Pemberley Manor, Two Turtle Doves, Love to the Rescue, You're Bacon Me Crazy, The Christmas Bow and A New Year's Resolution. He also starred in the second season of Lifetime's UnREAL and recurred on The CW's Jane the Virgin.
  • He will play a new doctor at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.
  • Omono Okojie has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She joined the drama as a recurring guest star in its third season - appearing in nine episodes overall.
  • She plays Cleo, a new witch student at the Salvatore School, who bonds with Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) over their artistic passions. Free-spirited and self-reliant, she is excited to find a new home at the school, and to earn a place in its Super Squad.
  • Zoe Colletti, Mason Versaw, Aparna Brielle, Tenzing Norgay Trainor and Jason Genao have been cast on the upcoming comedy starring Lana Condor. Colletti previously starred in the sixth season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. Versaw recently guest starred on CBS' Blue Bloods and HBO Max's Gossip Girl. Brielle currently stars in Peacock's A.P. Bio, which returns for its fourth season on September 2. Trainor has recurred on ABC's American Housewife. Genao currently stars in Netflix's On My Block, which has been renewed for a fourth and final season.
  • Colletti will play Gia, Erika's (Condor) best friend for more than a decade. She is a goofball and an upbeat optimist who never gives up hope that she and Erika will finally make their mark in high school.
  • Versaw will play Erika's hopeless (or maybe not-so-hopeless) crush. He has been dating popular girl Riley, but he may finally be fed up with her "drama."
  • Brielle will play Riley, a mean girl who disguises her meanness through calculated manipulation. She has made Erika's life miserable ever since their freshman year.
  • Trainor will recur as Gavin, a member of the Afterlifers (a group dedicated to exploring the paranormal) and a known medium whose talents will prove useful to Erika and Gia.
  • Genao will recur as Devon, who's not willing to forgive Erika for giving him the unfortunate nickname of "stinky," which has stuck with him since the third grade.
  • Daniel Webber will star opposite Tom Blyth in the upcoming drama created by Michael Hirst. He previously starred in the Hulu limited series 11.22.63 and in the first season of Netflix's The Punisher.
  • He will play Jesse Evans. If Billy the Kid (Blyth) hadn't been there, Jesse Evans would have been the most famous outlaw taking part in the Lincoln County Wars. The leader of the Seven Rivers Gang, Jesse meets Billy when both of them are teenagers. Unlike Billy, Jesse has already embraced a life of crime: robbing stores and cattle rustling. Billy is attracted to his wild and reckless character and Jesse was always Billy's doppelganger, his shadow self, forever inviting him over to the dark side of life.