Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Casting News - Martha Plimpton Reunites with 'Raising Hope's Garret Dillahunt & Greg Garcia for 'Sprung'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - September 1, 2021

BET's Twenties; CBS' B Positive; HBO Max's Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin; IMDb TV's Sprung; Peacock's Queer as Folk; and Showtime's Super Pumped.

  • Nia Jervier has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. She previously starred in the 2014 film Dear White People and reprised the role as a recurring guest star in the Netflix series of the same name. She also starred in the Netflix film Step Sisters.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.
  • Linda Lavin, David Anthony Higgins and Darryl Stephens have been promoted to series regulars on the comedy's upcoming second season. Furthermore, Hector Elizondo, Jane Seymour, Ben Vereen, Celia Weston, Jim Beaver and Anna Maria Horsford have been cast in recurring roles. Lavin, Higgins and Stephens recurred in the first season - with Lavin appearing in 16 episodes while Higgins and Stephens each did 17.
  • Lavin plays Norma, a sharp-tongued resident at Valley Hills, as well as a mother figure to Gina (Annaleigh Ashford). She's in a longstanding feud with her daughter and in denial about personal health issues.
  • Higgins plays Jerry, Drew's (Thomas Middleditch) friend from dialysis and a dentist. He's a sweet guy with a big heart, as well as heart problems.
  • Stephens plays Gideon, Drew's former dialysis nurse who now works with Gina as the Head of Nursing at Valley Hills. Always has an ear to lend, but now without a little attitude.
  • Elizondo (Last Man Standing) will play Harry, a gruff, no-nonsense resident at Valley Hills, fighting to keep his terminally-ill wife, Meredith, comfortable.
  • Seymour (The Kominsky Method) will play Bette, an aging beauty who is incapable of coming to terms with her senior status.
  • Vereen (The Good Fight) will play Peter, a brilliant, retired professor struggling with a failing memory.
  • Weston (Dead Man Walking, Alice) will play Meredith, who is dealing with her terminal illness as best as she can while trying to help her husband, Harry, move.
  • Beaver (Supernatural) will play Spencer, a former NYPD transit cop and a 9/11 first responder. Politically and socially, he finds it difficult to behave appropriately.
  • Horsford (The Bold and the Beautiful) will play Althea Ludlum, the no nonsense administrator of Valley Hills. She's a thorn in Gina's side, but Gina needs help running the place.
  • Jon Bass will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé. He currently stars in TBS' Miracle Workers, which is now airing its third season.
  • He will play Garrett Camp, the man with the original billion-dollar idea for Uber.
  • Carson Rowland, Jordan Gonzalez, Ben Cook, Elias Kacavas and Benton Greene have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco and Bailee Madison. Rowland currently stars in Netflix's Sweet Magnolias, which has been renewed for a second season. Gonzalez is currently recurring on the second season of Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q. Cook starred in the HBO film Paterno. Kacavas appeared in the short films House of Fluff and The Death of a Matriarch. Greene has guest starred on NBC's Law & Order: SVU and CBS' FBI.
  • Rowland will play Chip. Like Tabby (Kinney), he is a major film buff. And he's not-so-secretly crushing on her.
  • Gonzalez will play Ash, a handsome transgender student at Millwood High and romantic interest to Minnie (Malia Pyles).
  • Cook will play Henry, an arrogant, yet deeply talented ballerino at Millwood High and partner to Faran (Zaria) - on and off the stage.
  • Kacavas will play Greg, Karen's (Mallory Bechtel) picture-perfect boyfriend by day. By night, they share a secretly tumultuous relationship echoing that of Karen's own parents.
  • Greene will play Zeke, Faran's adoring father. He struggles to navigate the hardscrabble world of the steel mill and the frilly, feminine world of ballet that his daughter inhabits.
  • Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way and Fin Argus will star in the upcoming drama reboot starring Jesse James Keitel. Grace recently starred in the ABC drama pilot Acts of Crime, which failed to receive a series order. Sibilly has recurred on FX's Pose and HBO Max's Hacks. Way has recurred on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. Argus has guest starred on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and FOX's The Gifted.
  • Grace will play a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood.
  • Sibilly will play a successful lawyer who is not as put together as he seems.
  • Way will play a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe who finds a reason to stay in New Orleans after tragedy rocks his community.
  • Argus will play a cocky high schooler whose confidence belies his lack of real-world experience.
  • Martha Plimpton will reunite with her Raising Hope co-star Garret Dillahunt and creator Greg Garcia in the upcoming comedy. In addition to the FOX comedy that aired for four seasons, she starred for two seasons in ABC's The Real O'Neals and currently stars in HBO Max's Generation. She also won an Emmy Award for her guest performance on CBS' The Good Wife.
  • She will play Barb, Rooster's (Philip Garcia) mother. Plimpton replaces Ileana Douglas in the role, with the recast happening following creative changes to the character.