Thursday, October 21, 2021

Casting News - Timothy Simons Joins Hulu's 'Candy'; Michael Gandolfini Boards Paramount+'s 'The Offer'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - October 21, 2021

FOX's The Big Leap; Hulu's Candy & Dollface; Paramount+'s The Offer; Peacock's Last Light; and Showtime's Three Women.

  • Tom Wlaschiha, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay and Hakeem Jomah will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt. Wlaschiha previously recurred on HBO's Game of Thrones and Amazon's Jack Ryan. Revah starred for two seasons in Netflix's The Punisher. Alli appeared in the film Belfast. Ross and Fay are relative newcomers. Jomah starred in the Saudi drama Rashash.
  • Wlaschiha will play Karl Bergmann, who works for the British government and is the man Parliament and MI6 turn to when the world is thrown into chaos.
  • Revah will play Mika Bakhash, whose job is to ensure energy-related compliance between big oil and the British government. When the world faces a global energy crisis, she will use professional contacts and investigational savvy to help Andy (Fox) find a solution to the growing energy problem.
  • Alli will play Owen Jones, a brilliant college student who has been working his way through school. When he gets closer to Laura, he will find himself in over his head and in the very center of the crisis.
  • Ross will play Laura Yeats, a passionate and informed university student committed to confronting the mounting crisis of climate change and finding a solution to helping the planet. This puts her at odds with her father who is a scientist for big oil. Her activism, curiosity and courage, as well as her social media savvy as an environmental influencer, will prove essential to helping her father when the world is suddenly sent into chaos due to a global energy crisis.
  • Fay will play Sam Yeats, an 8-year-old fighting a degenerative eye disease that is slowing taking away his sight. His descent into darkness is happening at a time the rest of the world is facing a global energy crisis that threatens to plunge the world into darkness. He and his mother will lean on each other for support in getting through these dark days.
  • Jomah will play Khalil Al-Qatani, the head of a big oil company who is committed to moving away from their economic reliance on oil and toward a huge investment in renewable energy resources. Even as enemies within his company try to derail his progressive programs, he will assist Andy and Mika in their quest for a solution to the emerging global energy crisis.
  • Gabrielle Creevy is set as a co-lead on the upcoming drama starring Shailene Woodley, DeWanda Wise and Betty Gilpin. She currently stars in the BBC Three comedy In My Skin, which returns for its second season later this year. She previously starred in the BBC One drama The Pact.
  • She will play Maggie, a student in North Dakota who weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship.
  • Timothy Simons has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey and Pablo Schreiber. He previously starred for seven seasons in HBO's Veep and in the Hulu limited series Looking for Alaska.
  • He will play Pat Montgomery, a brilliant engineer and loving husband to Candy Montgomery (Biel), but the events on the morning of Friday, June 13, 1980, rattle his perfect life to the core.
  • Michael Gandolfini and Zack Schor have been cast in the upcoming limited series starring Miles Teller and Matthew Goode. Gandolfini previously recurred on HBO's The Deuce and recently starred in the feature film The Many Saints of Newark. Schor has recurred on Amazon's Hunters.
  • Gandolfini will play Andy Calhoun, an unexpectedly savvy businessman on the hunt to buy Paramount.
  • Schor will play Fred Gallo, the assistant director running the set of The Godfather.
  • Owen Thiele has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He recently guest starred on Netflix's I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.
  • He will play Q, a new Woom employee who becomes the girls' cooler and younger confidante.
  • Brett Tucker has landed a recurring role on the drama's first season. He previously starred for four seasons in ABC's Mistresses. He has also recurred on FX's The Americans and ABC's Station 19.
  • He will play Linus, a boom operator who works on the set and is a potential love interest for Julia (Teri Polo).