Friday, November 12, 2021

Casting News - Shazad Latif to Play Lead Role in 'Nautilus'; Corbin Bernsen Joins 'City on a Hill'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - November 12, 2021

AppleTV+'s The Last Thing He Told Me; Disney+'s Nautilus & Willow; Netflix's Untitled Noah Centineo Drama; and Showtime's City on a Hill.

  • Shazad Latif will play the lead role in the upcoming drama inspired by the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He previously starred for two seasons in Paramount+'s Star Trek: Discovery. He also recurred on the third season of Showtime's Penny Dreadful and the first season of Peacock's Departure.
  • He will play Captain Nemo, the enigmatic Indian prince who steals a fantastical submarine from the East India Company and sets sail in search of adventure under the sea.
  • Dempsey Bryk has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Warwick Davis. He has previously recurred on Lifetime's Mary Kills People, Up's Heartland, Netflix's V-Wars and The CW's Coroner.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.
  • Corbin Bernsen, Joanne Kelly and Ernie Hudson are set for recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Bernsen previously starred for eight seasons in NBC's L.A. Law and eight seasons in USA's Psych. Kelly starred for five seasons in Syfy's Warehouse 13. Hudson currently stars in BET+'s The Family Business, which released its third season last month.
  • Bernsen will play Sinclair Dryden, an old money Beacon Hill socialite and former outstanding FBI agent who has been a mentor to Jackie (Kevin Bacon) - but underneath the charm and charisma is a darker disposition.
  • Kelly will play Letitia, Sinclair's strong-willed wife who commands a sharp sense of humor. Having come from hardship, she is willing to accept compromises in her marriage to maintain her lavish lifestyle.
  • Hudson will play Franklin Ward, Decourcy's (Aldis Hodge) widowed father. A Baptist minister in Brooklyn who was once a commanding presence and authority, he is fading because of declining health.
  • Aarti Mann, Daniel Quincy Annoh, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Kristian Bruun, Laura Haddock, Colton Dunn and Fivel Stewart will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Noah Centineo. Mann has guest starred on Netflix's Never Have I Ever and CBS' All Rise. Annoh wrote and directed the short film Black 'N' White. Curtis-Hall starred for two seasons in ABC's For the People. Bruun starred for five seasons in BBC America's Orphan Black. Haddock starred in the Netflix limited series White Lines. Dunn starred for six seasons in NBC's Superstore. Stewart recurred on Netflix's Atypical.
  • Furthermore, recurring guest stars in the drama will include Byron Mann, Angel Parker, Linus Roache and Kaylah Zander. Mann starred in Netflix's one-season drama Wu Assassins. Parker starred for three seasons in Hulu's Runaways. Roache starred for three seasons in NBC's Law & Order, three seasons in History's Vikings and two seasons in Showtime's Homeland. Zander recurred on The CW's The 100 and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
  • Mann will play Violet. Annoh will play Terence. Curtis-Hall will play Walter Nyland. Bruun will play Janus Ferber. Haddock will play Max. Dunn will play Lester. Stewart will play Hannah. Mann will play Xander. Roache will play Senator Smoot. Zander will play Amelia.
  • Jennifer Garner will replace Julia Roberts as star and executive producer in the upcoming limited series developed by Laura Dave and Josh Singer. She previously starred for five seasons in ABC's Alias and in the HBO limited series Camping. She has also starred in the films Dallas Buyers Club, Peppermint, Yes Day and Love, Simon.
  • She will play a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. Roberts was originally set to star and executive produce but has now exited the project due to a scheduling issue.