Thursday, November 4, 2021

Casting News - Katherine Waterston Boards 'Perry Mason'; Timothy Olyphant Joins 'Daisy Jones & the Six'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - November 4, 2021

ABC's Abbott Elementary; Amazon's Daisy Jones & the Six; The CW's Roswell, New Mexico; FOX's Monarch; HBO's Perry Mason; and NBC's The Blacklist.

  • Reshma Shetty, Damon Dayoub and D.W. Moffett have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Trace Adkins. Shetty previously starred for eight seasons in USA's Royal Pains. Dayoub starred for three seasons in Freeform's Stitchers. Moffett starred for five seasons in Freeform's Switched at Birth.
  • Shetty will play Carineh, Nicky's (Friel) best friend, and her fast-talking, always stylish publicist.
  • Dayoub will play Jamie Burke, a music manager with a gift for identifying and cultivating young talent, including Ana (Emma Milani). Nicky is intrigued by his unconventional approach to the business, but there's a lot she has yet to learn about him.
  • Moffett will play Tripp DeWitt, a childhood friend of Albie's (Adkins). He has become a leading Austin commercial real estate mogul, with a connection to the Romans deeper than anyone knows.
  • Katherine Waterston has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. Furthermore, Diarra Kilpatrick has been promoted to series regular after recurring in the first season. And finally, Hope Davis, Jon Chaffin, Fabrizio Guido, Peter Mendoza, Onahoua Rodriguez and Jee Young Han are set for recurring roles.
  • Waterston (The Third Day) will play Ginny Aimes, a character emblematic of the sort of optimism that got people through Depression-era Los Angeles. She is the schoolteacher of every parents' dreams. Perry (Matthew Rhys) was reluctant to send Teddy to private school but discovers he's happy his kid is in Ginny's hands - and finds he might need some of her sunshine for himself too.
  • Kilpatrick plays Clara, Paul's (Chris Chalk) wife. With a new baby on her hands, she has moved in with her brother's family. She can feel the walls closing in, though she has her husband's back amidst increasingly challenging dynamics at home.
  • Davis (For the People, Your Honor) will play Camilla Nygaard, a badass, no-nonsense businesswoman who sees Della's (Juliet Rylance) ambition and takes her under her wing. As a cultured woman, Camilla cares for her health and fitness and spends her wealth bringing art to Los Angeles.
  • Chaffin (The Haves and the Have Nots, BMF) will play Morris, Clara's brother and Paul's brother-in-law. He is a boisterous energy to whom Clara and Paul owe a great debt of gratitude for letting them stay under his roof. He's always looking for ways to support his family, even in desperate times.
  • Guido (Mr. Iglesias) will play Rafael Gallardo, a talented artist with the heart of a poet despite coming from a farming family. Alongside his brother, he is standing trial and facing execution, and the odds couldn't be more stacked against him.
  • Mendoza (From Scratch) will play Mateo Gallardo. With his brother, he must come to terms with the encroaching possibility of his execution after he's accused of murder.
  • Rodriguez (Major Crimes, Veronica Mars) will play Luisa Gallardo, Rafael and Mateo's aunt. She is determined to get her nephews out of this hellhole of a bind. Fearing the court of public opinion will overshadow a fair trial, she seeks out the help of a more caring attorney than the public defender they were assigned.
  • Han (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Superstore) will play Marion King, who is fresh out of secretarial school and is the new hire in the office to replace Della's spot behind the desk. In addition to her meticulous organizational talents, she has a few tricks up her sleeve that keep Perry and Della constantly on their feet.
  • William Stanford Davis has booked a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Quinta Brunson. He is currently recurring on AppleTV+'s Swagger. He has previously recurred on OWN's If Loving You Is Wrong, Showtime's Ray Donovan and TNT's Snowpiercer.
  • He will play Mr. Johnson, the school's longtime janitor.
  • Timothy Olyphant has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Riley Keough and Sam Claflin. He previously starred for three seasons in HBO's Deadwood, six seasons in FX's Justified and three seasons in Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet. He was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for his guest performance in Disney+'s The Mandalorian.
  • He will play Rod, a loud, brash and outspoken road manager who encourages the Dunne Brothers band to move from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles. As they become the Six and their star rises, it falls to Rod to keep the personal conflicts of the band from breaking them apart.
  • Colby Lewis has signed on to a recurring role on the drama's ninth season. He has previously recurred on NBC's Chicago Med.
  • He will play Peter, Alina Park's (Laura Sohn) husband. A ray of sunshine and an attentive spouse, he is protective of his wife and deeply anxious about the danger she encounters at her job. 
  • Rekha Sharma has joined the drama's upcoming fourth season in a recurring role. She has previously recurred on The CW's The 100, Facebook's Limetown, Paramount+'s Star Trek: Discovery and Netflix's Another Life. She will next be seen in a recurring role on Showtime's upcoming drama Yellowjackets, which debuts later this month.
  • She will play Shivani, an internationally recognized futurist and tech entrepreneur with a distinct warmth and wisdom underneath her genius antics.