Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Casting News - Bellamy Young Joins 'Promised Land'; Melissa De Sousa and McKinley Freeman to Recur on 'Our Kind of People'

Casting News - October 6, 2021

ABC's Promised Land and FOX's Our Kind of People.

  • Bellamy Young has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring John Ortiz. She previously starred for seven seasons in ABC's Scandal and two seasons in FOX's Prodigal Son.
  • She will play Margaret Honeycroft, a hotel magnate and longtime nemesis of vineyard owner Joe Sandoval (Ortiz).
  • Melissa De Sousa and McKinley Freeman have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's first season. De Sousa has previously recurred on Showtime's On Becoming a God in Central Florida and The CW's Black Lightning. Freeman is currently recurring on HBO Max's Titans.
  • De Sousa will play Alex Rivera, an accomplished financial reporter. Attractive and savvy, she is Raymond's (Morris Chestnut) ex-wife.
  • Freeman will play Nate, Nikki's (Alana Bright) father. It's been 17 years since he last went away to prison and is surprised to see Angela (Yaya DaCosta) pay him a visit.