Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Casting News - David Oyelowo and Rashida Jones Join 'Wool'; Colin Donnell to Headline 'Irreverent'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - September 22, 2021

AppleTV+'s Wool; Peacock's Irreverent; and Showtime's Super Pumped.

  • Virginia Kull, Amanda Brooks, Annie Chang, Erinn Ruth and Mishka Thébaud have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé. Kull previously starred for two seasons in AMC's NOS4A2. Brooks has recurred on NBC's Aquarius and CMT's Nashville. Chang recurred on NBC's Shades of Blue. Ruth has recurred on Showtime's Billions and NBC's Blindspot. Thébaud has recurred on Syfy's Dark Matter and Amazon's The Boys.
  • Kull will play Hazelbaker, a former political operative and the other half of Uber's comms backbone alongside Rachel Whetstone.
  • Brooks will play Rachel Whetstone, a British-born PR specialist whose skills at maneuvering the press met their ultimate test.
  • Chang will play Angie You, a successful entrepreneur who was Travis' (Gordon-Levitt) girlfriend and sometimes consigliere as Uber began taking off.
  • Ruth will play Olivia Lungociu, a tenacious reporter with an ever-present finger on Uber's pulse.
  • Thébaud will play Cory Kalanick, whose attitude fuels the ambition of his older brother, Travis.
  • David Oyelowo and Rashida Jones have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Rebecca Ferguson and Tim Robbins. Oyelowo has starred in the films Selma, Queen of Katwe, The Midnight Sky and Chaos Walking. Jones previously starred for six seasons in NBC's Parks and Recreation and four seasons in TBS' Angie Tribeca.
  • Oyelowo will play Holston, the Silo's sheriff.
  • Jones will play Allison, Holston's wife who works at IT.
  • Colin Donnell will lead the cast of the upcoming drama created by Paddy Macrae. He previously starred for one season in The CW's Arrow and four seasons in NBC's Chicago Med. He also recurred on Showtime's The Affair.
  • Donnell will play Mack/Paulo, a skilled and articulate mediator who keeps the peace between organized crime families in Chicago. After a mediation goes badly wrong, he flees to a remote beach town in tropical Australia where he is forced to assume the identity of a Reverend in order to stay ahead of the people who want him dead.
  • PJ Byrne, Kylie Blacknell, Briallen Clarke, Tegan Stimson, Ed Oxenbould, Wayne Blair, Russell Dykstra, Calen Tassone and Jason Wilder have also been cast as series regulars on the drama today.