Thursday, September 16, 2021

Casting News - Eric McCormack, Jake Weber and Patrick Sabongui Join Season 3 of Peacock's 'Departure'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - September 16, 2021

Amazon's A League of Their Own and Peacock's Departure.

  • Eric McCormack, Jake Weber, Patrick Sabongui, Cihang Ma, Brit MacRae and Savonna Spracklin have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. McCormack previously starred for eleven seasons in NBC's Will & Grace and three seasons in Netflix's Travelers. Weber starred for seven seasons in NBC/CBS' Medium. Sabongui has recurred on The CW's The Flash, Showtime's Homeland and Netflix's Firefly Lane. Ma has guest starred on CityTV's Hudson & Rex. MacRae starred in the Canadian drama Hidden Springs. Spracklin has recurred on APTN's Tribal.
  • The new season centers on the mystery of The Queen of the Narrows ferry, destined for St. John's Newfoundland, which sinks in record time with many of its 500 passengers on board. The investigation team, led by Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi) and Dominic Hayes (Kris Holden-Ried) begin to unravel the many parts of the investigation, all in search of one answer: why did the Queen of the Narrows sink so quickly?
  • Rosie O'Donnell, Patrice Covington, Lea Robinson, Andia Winslow, Rae Gray and Emma "Lil Frez" Carroll have landed recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Abbi Jacobson and D'Arcy Carden. O'Donnell previously starred in the 1992 feature film that inspired the series. Covington starred in the National Geographic limited series Genius: Aretha. Robinson is a trans/non-binary actor making their series acting debut here. Winslow is an Emmy-winning voiceover actor. Gray has recurred on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead and ABC's For the People. Carroll appeared on VH1's Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out.
  • O'Donnell will play Vi, the owner of a local bar. A warm, gregarious woman, she welcomes Carson (Jacobson) into her orbit.
  • Covington will play Gracie, who is in a longtime romantic relationship with Bertie. She is a supportive, sharp woman who works at the factory with Max (Chant√© Adams) and introduces her to her colorful life and friends.
  • Robinson will play Bertie Hart, Max's uncle. He is kind, charming and nurturing. Estranged from his family, he lives with his longtime partner, Gracie, on the outskirts of Rockford.
  • Winslow will play Esther, a striking, witty and competitive woman who is introduced to Max. There is an instant connection that sizzles between the two.
  • Gray will play Terri, a player on the Rockford Peaches. She is a pitcher whose husband is also overseas at war.
  • Carroll will play Ana, a player on the Rockford Peaches. She is eager to step in and get her shot as a catcher.