Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Casting News - Gwendoline Christie to Co-Star on 'Wednesday'; Krysten Ritter Joins 'Love and Death'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - September 15, 2021

FOX's Monarch & The Resident; HBO's We Own This City; HBO Max's Love and Death; Netflix's Wednesday; and Showtime's Super Pumped.

  • Krysten Ritter has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Fugit and Lily Rabe. She previously played Jessica Jones for three seasons in Netflix's Jessica Jones and in the Netflix limited series The Defenders. She also recurred on AMC's Breaking Bad and reprised her role in the Netflix film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
  • She will play Sherry Cleckler.
  • Gwendoline Christie has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Jenna Ortega. She previously starred for five seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones, receiving an Emmy nomination for her supporting performance in 2019. Furthermore, Issac Ordonez, Victor Dorobantu, George Burcea, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Iman Marson, William Houston, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Oliver Watson, Calum Ross and Johnna Dias Watson are set for recurring roles.
  • Christie will play Larissa Weems, the principal of Nevermore Academy who still has an axe to grind with her former classmate Morticia Addams (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
  • Ordonez will play Pugsley Addams. Dorobantu will play Thing. Burcea will play Lurch. Jenkins will play Mayor Walker. Marson will play Lucas Walker. Houston will play Joseph Crackstone. Lewis-Nyawo will play Deputy Santiago. Watson will play Kent. Ross will play Rowan. Watson will play Divina.
  • Miles Fowler is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fifth season. He recurs on ABC's upcoming limited series Women of the Movement.
  • He will play Trevor, the estranged son of Billie (Jessica Lucas). He is a medicinal chemistry major who has edge and thinks the system is screwed up. He's hotheaded and passionate. He's also a genius... for now, perhaps, just a misguided one.
  • Thaddeus Street, Tray Chaney, Chris Clanton, Jermaine Crawford and Nathan E. Corbett have landed recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles and Jamie Hector. All five actors reunite with series creators David Simon and George Pelecanos after appearing in their prior series - with Street previously recurring on HBO's The Deuce while Chaney, Clanton, Crawford and Corbett recurred on HBO's The Wire.
  • Street will play James Otis, a Baltimore resident and HVAC repairman. He was scraping by to support a large family until he was robbed and locked up by GTTF Detective Daniel Hersl (Charles).
  • Chaney will play Gordon Hawk, a recent addition to the Harford County Narcotics Task Force, who was working alongside Cpl. David McDougall (David Corenswet) on the early drug overdose casework that set the GTTF probe in motion.
  • Clanton will play Brian Haiston, a Baltimore cop who isn't afraid to speak up when he sees police misconduct or unsound strategies.
  • Crawford will play Jaquan Dixon, a young BPD patrolman who is still trying to do the job well, even as the police department standards begin to fail.
  • Corbett will play Tariq Touré, a West Baltimore author and community activist, who helps Nicole Steele (Wunmi Mosaku) better understand the issues facing Baltimoreans under BPD policies as she works to finalize the Consent Decree.
  • Inigo Pascual will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Trace Adkins. The Filipino singer-songwriter has released two studio albums.
  • He will play Ace Grayson, a talented and sensitive 18-year-old, who was adopted from an orphanage by Nicky (Friel) and her husband, Clive. He's a phenomenal singer with real swagger on stage, and dreams of being a country star like his Grandpa Albie (Adkins), but in spite of being part of a golden family, his path to success has some challenges.
  • Richard Schiff, Jessica Hecht and John Michael Higgins have booked recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé. Schiff currently stars in ABC's The Good Doctor, which returns for its fifth season later this month. Hecht currently stars in USA's The Sinner, which returns of its fourth season next month. Higgins currently stars in Peacock's Saved by the Bell, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • Schiff will play Randall Pearson, a San Francisco MTA power-broker who goes head-to-head with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt).
  • Hecht will play Amy Gurley, the wife of venture capitalist Bill Gurley (Chandler).
  • Higgins will play Mike Ovitz, the business titan whose dealings with a young Travis color the rest of the future founder's career.