Thursday, August 5, 2021

Casting News - Ellen Burstyn Reprising 'SVU' Role on 'Organized Crime'; Neil Patrick Harris Joins 'Uncoupled'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Casting News - August 5, 2021

FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story; HBO's Irma Vep & Succession; HBO Max's Love and Death & The Staircase; Hulu's The Dropout; NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime; Netflix's Uncoupled; OWN's Cherish the Day; Peacock's One of Us Is Lying; and Starz's The Serpent Queen.

  • Richard Roundtree and Terri J. Vaughn have landed recurring roles on the anthology drama's upcoming second season. Roundtree previously starred for four seasons in BET's Being Mary Jane and currently recurs on Netflix's Family Reunion. Vaughn previously starred for five seasons in The WB's The Steve Harvey Show, two seasons in UPN's All of Us and one season in TBS' Meet the Browns.
  • Roundtree will play Mandeville "MV" St. James, a proud, loving, wry-humored former judge and the widowed father of Sunday St. James (Joy Bryant).
  • Vaughn will play Anastasia, Ellis Moran's (Henry Simmons) soon-to-be ex-wife and the mother of their children.
  • Sam Waterston, Kurtwood Smith and Anne Archer are set for recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Amanda Seyfried. Waterston currently stars in Netflix's Grace and Frankie, which will return for a seventh and final season. Smith starred for eight seasons in FOX's That '70s Show, two seasons in ABC's Resurrection and two seasons in Amazon's Patriot. Archer was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting performance in the 1987 film Fatal Attraction.
  • Waterston will play George Schultz, the former Secretary of State (among other high-level Cabinet posts). He was also an economist, diplomat, businessman and a major leader in shaping the foreign policy of the Ronald Reagan administration.
  • Smith will play David Boies, the high-powered lawyer representing Elizabeth Holmes (Seyfried) in court.
  • Archer will play Charlotte Schultz, George Schultz's wife.
  • Cobie Smulders has joined the cast of the upcoming third installment of the anthology series. She previously starred for nine seasons in CBS' How I Met Your Mother, two seasons in Netflix's Friends From College and one season in ABC's Stumptown.
  • She will play Ann Coulter, a conservative media pundit and author of the 1998 book High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton. Smulders replaces Betty Gilpin, who was original cast in the role but left due to schedule conflicts as a result of production delays from COVID-19.
  • Raza Jaffrey will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Samantha Morton. He has previously recurred on CBS' Elementary, Showtime's Homeland and Netflix's Lost in Space. He next stars in AMC's upcoming animated drama Pantheon.
  • He will play Francois Guise. No further details were immediately announced.
  • Justice Leak has booked a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. He has previously recurred on AMC's Preacher, The CW's Supergirl, DC Universe's Swamp Thing, Netflix's Raising Dion and AppleTV+'s For All Mankind.
  • He will play Tom Maher, David Rudolf's (Michael Stuhlbarg) down-to-earth co-counsel.
  • Ellen Burstyn will appear in an upcoming episode of the drama's second season. She won an Academy Award in 1975 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, a Tony Award in 1975 for Same Time, Next Year, and two Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013 for NBC's Law & Order: SVU and USA's Political Animals. She recently signed on to appear in Showtime's upcoming anthology drama The First Lady.
  • She will reprise her role as Bernadette Stabler, Elliot's (Christopher Meloni) mother. She previously appeared in a tenth season episode of SVU - titled "Swing."
  • Byron Bowers and Tom Sturridge have scored roles on the upcoming limited series starring Alicia Vikander. Bowers has previously recurred on Showtime's The Chi and appeared in the Netflix film Concrete Cowboy. Sturridge starred for two seasons in Starz's Sweetbitter and next stars in Netflix's upcoming drama The Sandman.
  • Bowers will play Herman, a Hollywood filmmaker who is in Paris to promote his latest film. He will take director René Vidal's place for the time being in the Vampires project.
  • Sturridge will play Eamonn, Mira's (Vikander) ex-boyfriend. Also in Paris for a movie, they haven't seen each other since they broke up. Sturridge replaces Jerrod Carmichael, who was originally cast in the role but has left due to a scheduling conflict.
  • Neil Patrick Harris will star in and executive produce the upcoming comedy created by Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman. He previously starred for four seasons in ABC's Doogie Howser, M.D., nine seasons in CBS' How I Met Your Mother and three seasons in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. He is also a five-time Emmy Award winner - prevailing four times for hosting and producing the Tony Awards and another for his guest appearance on FOX's Glee. And finally, he won a Tony Award in 2014 for his starring role in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
  • He will play Michael, who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares - losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City.
  • Keir Gilchrist, Elizabeth Marvel and Tom Pelphrey have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons. Gilchrist previously starred for three seasons in Showtime's United States of Tara and four seasons in Netflix's Atypical. Marvel starred for two seasons in Netflix's House of Cards and two seasons in Showtime's Homeland. Pelphrey starred for two seasons in Netflix's Iron Fist and one season in Netflix's Ozark.
  • Gilchrist will play Pastor Ron Adams. Marvel will play Pastor Jackie Ponder. Pelphrey will play Don Crowder.
  • Martin Bobb-Semple, Karim Diané, George Ferrier, Miles J. Harvey, Zenia Marshall and Sara Thompson have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Marianly Tejada. Bobb-Semple previously starred in the first season of The CW's Pandora. Diané recurred on Sony Crackle's StartUp. Ferrier stars in the upcoming film Juniper. Harvey recurred on Netflix's American Vandal. Marshall starred in Up's one-season comedy Date My Dad. Thompson starred for two seasons in The CW's Burden of Truth.
  • Bobb-Semple will play Evan Nieman, Bronwyn's (Tejada) devoted boyfriend. They're the perfect match... until she becomes a murder suspect.
  • Diané will play Kris Greene, a college freshman with close ties to Cooper (Chibuikem Uche) and Nate (Cooper Van Grootel). He becomes unwittingly wrapped up in their search for the killer.
  • Ferrier will play TJ Forrester, who is part of the popular crew, and dating queen bee Vanessa, but he can't seem to keep his eyes off other girls.
  • Harvey will play Lucas Clay, Cooper's funny, wise-beyond-his-years, kid brother.
  • Marshall will play Keely Moore. Sweet, smart and beautiful, she is the whole package. She is also Cooper's devoted girlfriend... or so it seems. It appears she is hiding secrets of her own.
  • Thompson will play Vanessa Clark, Addy's (Annalisa Cochrane) best friend and the queen bee of Bayview High. She's quick to use the attention around the murder to claim her fifteen minutes of fame.
  • Ella Rumpf has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She previously starred in the German drama Freud, which was released on Netflix. She next stars in HBO Max's upcoming drama Tokyo Vice opposite Ansel Elgort.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.