Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Casting News - Malachi Kirby Set for Dual Role in 'Anansi Boys'; 'Bel-Air' Rounds Out Main Cast; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - September 14, 2021

Amazon's Anansi Boys; Epix's From; FOX's Monarch; FX's Snowfall; Hulu's The Dropout; and Peacock's Bel-Air.

  • Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones and Simone Joy Jones have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Jabari Banks. Holmes starred in Netflix's one-season drama V-Wars. Freeman has recurred on Netflix's Luke Cage and ABC's For Life. Sholotan appeared in the film Run Hide Fight. Jones starred in the Disney Channel film Let It Shine. Akbar starred in the film Captain Marvel. Akingbola starred for three seasons in Sky's In the Long Run. Jones starred in FOX's one-season comedy Rel. Jones recurred on Netflix's The Chair.
  • Holmes will play Phillip Banks. Freeman will play Vivian Banks. Sholotan will play Carlton Banks. Jones will play Hilary Banks. Akbar will play Ashley Banks. Akingbola will play Geoffrey. Jones will play Jazz. Jones will play Lisa.
  • LisaGay Hamilton, Michaela Watkins, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kevin Sussman, Sam Straley and Shaun J. Brown have landed recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Amanda Seyfried. Hamilton starred for seven seasons in ABC's The Practice and two seasons in TNT's Men of a Certain Age. Watkins starred for four seasons in Hulu's Casual and two seasons in CBS' The Unicorn. Moss-Bachrach starred for two seasons in AMC's NOS4A2. Sussman starred for six seasons in CBS' The Big Bang Theory. Straley stars in FOX's upcoming comedy Welcome to Flatch. Brown recurred on Hulu's Future Man.
  • Hamilton will play Judith Baker, the Senior Editor at The Wall Street Journal.
  • Watkins will play Linda Tanner, the in-house lawyer at Theranos.
  • Moss-Bachrach will play John Carreyrou, an award-winning journalist at The Wall Street Journal. He writes the article that helps reveal the truth behind Elizabeth Holmes (Seyfried) and the inner workings of Theranos.
  • Sussman will play Mark Roessler, the scientist in charge of labs at Theranos.
  • Straley will play Christian Holmes, Elizabeth's younger brother who works at Theranos.
  • Brown will play Daniel Young, a scientist who oversees the Theranos engineers.
  • Corteon Moore, David Alpay, Elizabeth Saunders and Elizabeth Moy will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Harold Perrineau, Eion Bailey and Catalina Sandino Moreno. Moore recurred on the Canadian drama Utopia Falls. Alpay has recurred on The CW's The Vampire Diaries, USA's Suits and Hulu's Castle Rock. Saunders recurred on Netflix's Alias Grace and Hallmark's When Hope Calls. Moy will be making her acting debut with the drama.
  • Moore will play Ellis, the estranged son of Sheriff Boyd (Perrineau) and a resident of Colony House. He is a handsome young philosopher with the soul of an artist and a deep well of unresolved trauma and rage. Only time will tell if the broken relationship between Ellis and his father can ever be healed.
  • Alpay will play Jade, a brash, entitled tech hot shot, who just sold his company for hundreds of millions of dollars. What was meant to be an extravagant weekend celebration for Jade instead turns to horror when he finds himself trapped in a nightmarish town with seemingly no way out.
  • Saunders will play Donna, the earthy, strong leader of Colony House - the town's separatist faction. She is at once a caring, nurturing den mother to all of those at Colony House, and an unyielding, unforgiving force of nature that stands between Colony House and any who would threaten their way of life.
  • Moy will play Tain-Chen, Kenny's (Ricky He) mother who operates the town diner and supply depot. Her gentle but firm spirit may be necessary to keep the peace as unexpected events cause the residents of this nightmare town to start to fraction.
  • Malachi Kirby will star opposite Delroy Lindo in the upcoming limited series created by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry. He previously starred in the "Men Against Fire" episode of Netflix's Black Mirror and in the "Mangrove" episode of Amazon's Small Axe. He currently stars in the international drama Devils, which just wrapped production on its second season.
  • He will play brothers Charles Nancy and Spider. After Charlie's estranged father, Mr. Nancy (Lindo), dies, he discovers that his father was the trickster god of stories, Anansi. He also learns that he has a brother, Spider, who makes Charlie's life more interesting, but also more dangerous.
  • Meagan Holder has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Trace Adkins. She previously starred in FOX's one-season drama and recently recurred on FXX's Dave.
  • She will play Kayla Taylor-Roman, the wife of Gigi Taylor-Roman (Beth Ditto). Bold, ambitious and smart, she is a successful music manager who keeps turning down Luke Roman's (Joshua Sasse) offers to join forces with the family company, Monarch Entertainment. Outside business, Kayla's relationships with the Romans reflect a complicated history.
  • Devyn Tyler is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fifth season. She recently starred in CBS' one-season drama Clarice. She has also recurred on WGN America's Underground, USA's The Purge and AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.
  • She will play Veronique. She's smart, ambitious, with a worldly sophistication but also appreciates the small things and not completely defined by her drive. She has a law degree and a killer instinct, while remaining a genuinely good, honest human being with warmth and compassion.