Monday, November 8, 2021

Casting News - Jeff Wilbusch to Play Lead Role in 'The Missing'; 'Grey's Anatomy' Adds Greg Tarzan Davis; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - November 8, 2021

ABC's Grey's Anatomy; Amazon's A League of Their Own; AppleTV+'s Extrapolations; and Peacock's The Missing.

  • Jeff Wilbusch will play the lead role in the upcoming drama created by David E. Kelley. He previously starred in the AMC limited series The Little Drummer Girl and in the Netflix limited series Unorthodox. He will next appear in Netflix's upcoming drama Breathe.
  • He will play Avraham Avraham, an NYPD detective with the 77th precinct, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, he is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.
  • Greg Tarzan Davis has booked a recurring role on the drama's eighteenth season. He has previously recurred on Freeform's Good Trouble. He also stars in the upcoming films Top Gun: Maverick and Mission: Impossible 7.
  • He will play Dr. Jordan Wright, a resident in Minnesota. He's a charming, confident young doctor who is always ready for a challenge, which makes him Dr. Marsh's (Scott Speedman) favorite resident. He crosses paths with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) on a case she's brought in on.
  • Edward Norton, Indira Varma, Keri Russell, Cherry Jones and Michael Gandolfini have joined the cast of the upcoming anthology drama created by Scott Z. Burns. Norton has received three Academy Award nominations for his performances in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman. Varma starred for three seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones, one season in Amazon's Carnival Row and two seasons in ABC's For Life. Russell starred for four seasons in The WB's Felicity and six seasons in FX's The Americans. Jones is a three-time Emmy Award winner for FOX's 24, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and HBO's Succession. Gandolfini recently starred in the feature film The Many Saints of Newark.
  • Norton will play scientist Jonathan Chopin.
  • Varma will play inventor Gita Mishra.
  • Russell will play gun for hire Olivia Drew.
  • Jones will play President of the United States Elizabeth Burdick.
  • Gandolfini will play Jonathan's son, Rowan Chopin, a computer programmer.
  • Nat Faxon, Kevin Dunn, Marquise Vilsón, Marinda Anderson, Don Fanelli, Nancy Lenehan, Dale Dickey, Alex Désert, Kendall Johnson and Aaron Jennings have landed recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Abbi Jackson, D'Arcy Carden and Nick Offerman.
  • Faxon (Disenchantment, HouseBroken) will play Marshall, the Rockford Peaches' team manager who works for league owner Morris Baker. Although he's a "suit," he has a kind heart and believes in the Peaches to succeed.
  • Dunn (Veep, God's Favorite Idiot) will play Morris Baker, the league owner who has conservative views on how to market a baseball team of women. He's invested quite a lot of money into the league and is nervous that having women ballplayers in a men's sport will turn out to be a huge financial loss.
  • Vilsón (Tales of the City, Blindspot) will play Red Wright, a showman and a former Negro Leagues pitcher. He is the celebrity coach for the Red Wright All Stars, a barnstorming exhibition team that tours the country.
  • Anderson (New Amsterdam, High Maintenance) will play Leah, the pastor's poised wife, who is visiting Rockford for the occasion of the church revival and who Toni (Saidah Arrika Ekulona) is eager to impress at her salon.
  • Fanelli (Nightcap, Broad City) will play Alan Baker, Baker's nephew who tries to fill his uncle's shows as he fumbles his way through his new role as head of PR for the Peaches.
  • Lenehan (People of Earth, Veep) will play Vivienne Hughes, a cosmetics entrepreneur who has been hired by Baker to try and "feminize" the players on the team. She takes pride in having "invented" the notion of American beauty.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters Dickey, Désert, Johnson and Jennings will be playing.