Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Casting News - Colin Woodell to Topline Starz's 'The Continental'; Uma Thurman Joins 'Super Pumped'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - October 19, 2021

ABC's A Million Little Things; CBS' Ghosts; FOX's The Resident; Hulu's Candy; Netflix's Devil in Ohio; Showtime's Super Pumped; and Starz's The Continental.

  • Uma Thurman has joined the cast of the upcoming anthology drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé. She was nominated for an Academy Award in 1995 for her performance in Pulp Fiction. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012 for her guest role in NBC's Smash. She next stars in AppleTV+'s upcoming drama Suspicion.
  • She will play Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post and board member of Uber.
  • Colin Woodell will play the lead role in the upcoming limited series prequel to the John Wick film franchise. He previously starred in the first season of HBO Max's The Flight Attendant and the first season of USA's The Purge. He has also recurred on The CW's The Originals, Showtime's Masters of Sex and ABC's Designated Survivor.
  • He will play Winston Scott, who is played by Ian McShane in the films. Set in 1975 New York City, a young Winston Scott is dragged into the Hell-scape to face a past he thought he'd left behind. He charts a deadly course the city's mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the Continental, the iconic hotel which serves as the meeting point for the world's most dangerous criminals.
  • Pablo Schreiber will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey. He previously starred for two seasons in Starz's American Gods and in the AppleTV+ limited series Defending Jacob. He has also recurred on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and NBC's Law & Order: SVU. He next stars in Paramount+'s upcoming drama Halo.
  • He will play Alan Gore, a Silicon Prairie engineer, husband, and father whose wife Betty (Lynskey) is killed in their own home.
  • Djouliet Amara, Jason Sakaki, Marci T. House, Samantha Ferris, Bradley Stryker, Evan Ellison, Ty Wood, Stacey Farber, Tahmoh Penikett, and Keenan Tracey have been added to the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Emily Deschanel.
  • Amara will play Tatiana. Sakaki will play Isaac. House will play Adele. Ferris will play Rhoda. Stryker will play Sheriff Wilkins. Ellison will play Sebastian. Wood will play Teddy. Farber will play Gina. Penikett will play Malachi. Tracey will play Noah.
  • Kaley Ronayne has booked a recurring role on the drama's fifth season. She previously recurred on FOX's Gotham, Cinemax's Quarry and Disney+'s The Right Stuff.
  • She will play Cade, an emergency room doctor described as an "action heroine." Strong and athletic, she takes no prisoners, but also has her own brand of no-nonsense empathy for her patients. She's a rational problem-solver and, physically, a daredevil.
  • Matt Walsh has landed a recurring role on the comedy's first season. He previously starred for seven seasons in HBO's Veep, receiving two Emmy Award nominations for his supporting performance.
  • He will play Elias, a gregarious robber baron and philandering scoundrel of a man from the 19th century who also happens to be Hetty's (Rebecca Wisocky) husband. He has spent the past 130 years of his afterlife locked in a vault in Woodstone Mansion, left alone to think about the choices he made while he was alive. 
  • Ryan Hansen, Azie Tesfai and Mario Van Peebles are set for recurring roles on the drama's fourth season. Hansen previously starred for three seasons in UPN/The CW/Hulu's Veronica Mars and two seasons in Starz's Party Down. Tesfai currently stars in The CW's Supergirl, which is now airing its sixth and final season. Van Peebles has recurred on Netflix's Bloodline, Syfy's Z Nation and IFC's Sherman's Showcase.
  • Hansen will play Camden, a handsome and charming professional hockey player.
  • Tesfai will play Cassandra, a very good publicist helping Rome (Romany Malco) with his documentary.
  • Van Peebles will play Ronald, Regina's (Christina Moses) father. 
  • Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Nhung Kate and Ben Robson have also been cast on the upcoming John Wick limited series starring Colin Woodell. Point-Du Jour starred in the Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird and recurred on Peacock's Dr. Death. Allain appeared in the 2019 feature film The Laundromat. Prada starred for three seasons in Starz's Vida and recurred on The CW's Riverdale. Kate starred in the 2016 Vietnamese film The Housemaid. Robson currently stars in TNT's Animal Kingdom, which has been renewed for a sixth and final season.
  • Point-Du Jour will play Miles. Allain will play Lou. Prada will play KD. Kate will play Yen. Robson will play Frankie.