Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Casting News - Aidan Gillen to Co-Star on 'Mayor of Kingstown'; Peacock's 'Bel-Air' Casts Lead Role; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 31, 2021

The CW's Walker; HBO Max's Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin; Hulu's How I Met Your Father; Paramount+'s Mayor of Kingstown; Peacock's Bel-Air; and Starz's Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

  • Aidan Gillen and Hamish Allan-Headley are set as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest and Kyle Chandler. Furthermore, James Jordan, Nishi Munshi, Nichole Galicia, Andrew Howard, Michael Beach, Necar Zadegan, Jason Kelley, Mandela Van Peebles, Rob Kirkland and Natasha Marc have been cast in recurring roles.
  • Gillen (Game of Thrones, Project Blue Book) will play Milo Sunter, a leader of the Russian mob currently serving a life sentence in Kingstown's supermax prison.
  • Allan-Headley (Thinly Veiled) will play Robert, a SWAT captain on the drug task force.
  • Jordan (Yellowstone) will play Ed Simmons, a prison guard at Kingstown Prison.
  • Munshi (The Originals, Lethal Weapon) will play Tracy, the wife of Kyle McLusky (Taylor Handley), who is a police officer in Kingstown.
  • Galicia (Defiance) will play Rebecca, Mike McLusky's (Renner) fiercely loyal assistant.
  • Howard (Watchmen, Perry Mason) will play Duke, a key member of the Aryans and a former inmate of Kingstown Prison.
  • Beach (Truth Be Told, Cherish the Day) will play Kareem Moore, one of the prison captains in Kingstown.
  • Zadegan (NCIS: New Orleans, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce) will play Evelyn Foley, the Assistant District Attorney and one of the power brokers in Kingstown.
  • Kelley will play Tim Weaver, a colleague of Mike's from Kingstown Prison.
  • Van Peebles (Salt N Pepa) will play Sam, a young prison guard in over his head.
  • Kirkland (Criminal Minds) will play Walter, one of the police captains in Kingstown.
  • Marc (The Good Lord Bird) will play Cherry, a female inmate at the women's prison.
  • Josh Peck and Ashley Reyes have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Hilary Duff. Peck currently stars in Disney+'s Turner & Hooch, which is now airing its first season. Reyes starred in the third season of Starz's American Gods.
  • Peck will play Drew, the handsome vice principal at Jesse's (Chris Lowell) elementary school.
  • Reyes will play Hannah, Sid's (Suraj Sharma) girlfriend. Smart, practical and devoted to her job, she's a surgical resident in Los Angeles. So, they are forced to maintain a long distance relationship.
  • Newcomer Jabari Banks will play the lead role in the upcoming drama inspired by the '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He will make his television acting debut with the series. In 2020, he graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
  • He will play Will, a street-smart kid who moves from West Philly to the tony Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air.
  • LeToya Luckett, Omar Dorsey, Krystal Joy Brown and Paulina Singer have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Luckett previously recurred on HBO's Ballers, FOX's Rosewood and OWN's Greenleaf. Dorsey currently stars in OWN's Queen Sugar, which returns for its sixth season in September. Brown recurred on CBS' The Equalizer. Singer has recurred on FOX's Gotham, USA's Falling Water and AMC's NOS4A2.
  • Luckett will play Kenya, Jukebox's (Hailey Kilgore) mother and Marvin's (London Brown) ex. She left their family when Jukebox was very young, trying to make it in Los Angeles as a singer. Three years ago, she moved back to New York. Upon her return, she settled in Harlem where church is a big part of her life.
  • Dorsey will play Cartier "Duns" Fareed, who is handsome, charismatic, overflowing with confidence, and always dressed to kill. He sucks up all the oxygen in any room into which he steps. He has a vision for business, expanding into less crowded markets like DC and Baltimore and even into other types of business, like music and art.
  • Brown will play RenĂ©e Timmons, Marvin's anger management therapist. She can hold her own with anyone, especially the people that attend her class and need help working through their issues.
  • Singer will play Zisa, a beautiful up-and-coming singer looking to make a name for herself with Lou (Malcolm Mays) and Crown's (Quincy Brown) label.
  • Alex Aiono, Mallory Bechtel and Eric Johnson have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco and Bailee Madison. Aiono recurs on Disney+'s upcoming comedy Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Bechtel starred on Broadway in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. Johnson starred for two seasons in ABC's Rookie Blue and two seasons in Cinemax's The Knick.
  • Aiono will play Shawn, Noa's (Reficco) supportive boyfriend and one of the most popular jocks at Millwood High.
  • Bechtel will play Karen, Millwood High's reigning queen of mean and an antagonist to the Little Liars.
  • Johnson will play Sheriff Beasley, the domineering patriarch of the Beasley family.
  • Dave Annable has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He joins his wife Odette Annable on the series. She was promoted to series regular for the second season after recurring in its first. He previously starred for five seasons in ABC's Brothers & Sisters. The couple recently appeared together in an episode of FOX's Fantasy Island.
  • He will play Dan Miller, Denise's husband, brimming with bravado. He is fiercely loyal to the Davidson family and very protective of his wife. He has taken on the Davidsons' distrust of the Walkers and is clearly not going to settle into Austin without a fight.