Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Casting News - Raúl Castillo, Jake McDorman, Sepideh Moafi and Jon Jon Briones Join 'Class of '09'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - November 10, 2021

ABC's Queens; AppleTV+'s Untitled Maya Rudolph Comedy; FX on Hulu's Class of '09; Hulu's Reasonable Doubt; Netflix's The Woman in the House; and Starz's The Continental.

  • Peter Greene, Ayomide Adegun and Jeremy Bobb have joined the cast of the upcoming John Wick prequel starring Colin Woodell. Greene previously recurred on ABC's For Life. Adegun is currently a student at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Bobb starred for two seasons in Cinemax's The Knick, in the Discovery limited series Manhunt: Unabomber and in the HBO limited series The Outsider.
  • Greene will play Uncle Charlie. Adegun will play Charon. Bobb will play Mayhew.
  • Raúl Castillo, Jake McDorman, Sepideh Moafi, Brian J. Smith, Jon Jon Briones, Brooke Smith and Rosalind Eleazar have been cast on the upcoming limited series starring Brian Tyree Henry and Kata Mara. Castillo previously starred for two seasons in HBO's Looking and in the Netflix limited series Seven Seconds. McDorman currently stars in the Hulu limited series Dopesick. Moafi currently stars in Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q, which wrapped its second season in October. Smith starred for two seasons in Netflix's Sense8. Briones starred in the first season of Netflix's Ratched. Smith has recurred on ABC's Big Sky and Amazon's Them: Covenant. Eleazar stars in AppleTV+'s upcoming drama Slow Horses, which debuts in 2022.
  • Castillo will play Amos. McDorman will play Murphy. Moafi will play Hour. Smith will play Lennix. Briones will play Gabriel. Smith will play Drew. Eleazar will play Vivienne.
  • Michael Ealy will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Kristen Bell and Tom Riley. He previously starred for one season in FOX's The Following, one season in ABC's Secrets and Lies and one season in BET's Being Mary Jane.
  • He will play Douglas, Anna's (Bell) ex-husband. Bookish and pragmatic, he still has love for Anna but their past keeps them from imagining a future together.
  • Olivier Martinez has landed a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Maya Rudolph, Mj Rodriguez and Joel Kim Booster. He previously starred in the feature films Before Night Falls and Unfaithful.
  • He will play Jean Pierre, a handsome, charismatic, romantic billionaire. He comes from a philanthropic, old money family in France and wants his family's charitable foundation to collaborate with Molly (Rudolph). Although he intends to keep it strictly business, there is an undeniable connection between Jean Pierre and Molly.
  • José Moreno Brooks and Gaius Charles have booked recurring roles on the drama's first season. Brooks previously guest starred on CBS' Mom, Freeform's Young & Hungry and FOX's 9-1-1: Lone Star. Charles starred for two seasons in NBC's Friday Night Lights and one season in ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
  • Brooks will play Rodrigo, a gorgeous, sexy and the most in-demand music video director currently working.
  • Charles will play Thomas, a sound engineer who's smart and charming. He's got a wealth of experience and is super professional. He will serve as a love interest for Valeria (Nadine Velazquez).
  • Tim Jo, McKinley Freeman and Angela Grovey are set as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Emayatzy Corinealdi. Jo previously recurred on NBC's This Is Us and AppleTV+'s For All Mankind. Freeman starred for four seasons in VH1/BET's Hit the Floor. Grovey has guest starred on Amazon's Modern Love, Showtime's Ray Donovan and NBC's The Blacklist.
  • Jo will play Daniel, an investigator at Jax's (Corinealdi) law firm. He makes his living talking to people, and yet he's afraid to ask Jax's prickly assistant for parking validation.
  • Freeman will play Lewis, Jax's husband, the father of their two children, a successful video game designer and a genuinely good guy. He understands that he's married to a complicated woman and the two of them share a good-humored, strongly bonded connection, though at times he craves something deeper which she doesn't seem emotionally capable of giving.
  • Grovey will play Krystal, Jax's assistant. Very smart, savvy, opinionated and sharp as a tack, she says what she thinks, which can be brutal at times. She is a good sounding board for Jax, even though sometimes she says things that Jax would rather not hear.