Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Casting News - Michael Ealy Joins 'Reasonable Doubt'; Liza Weil to Recur on 'The Cleaning Lady'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - December 14, 2021

Amazon's Anansi Boys; The CW's Riverdale; FOX's The Cleaning Lady; and Hulu's Reasonable Doubt.

  • Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn and Grace Saif have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Delroy Lindo and Malachi Kirby. St. Aubyn appeared in the "Lovers Rock" episode of Amazon's Small Axe. Saif previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.
  • St. Aubyn will play Rosie Noah, a teacher and fiancĂ©e to Charles Nancy (Kirby). She's cheerful, wise, good-humored and kind.
  • Saif will play Detective Constable Daisy Day, who finds herself deep into several intersecting police cases, including a murder. She's smart, efficient, determined and very funny.
  • Michael Ealy, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, Pauletta Washington and Sean Patrick Thomas have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Emayatzy Corinealdi. Ealy stars in Netflix's upcoming limited series The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window. Mixson starred in the 2020 film Safety. Olabode will make her acting debut with the series. Washington has previously recurred on National Geographic's Genius: Aretha and Netflix's She's Gotta Have It. Thomas has guest starred on Paramount+'s The Good Fight and CBS' S.W.A.T.
  • Ealy will play Damon, a former client of Jax's (Corinealdi) who has been in prison for sixteen years for a murder he didn't commit. Complex, smart and troubled, he isn't someone you should look at too long unless you are trying to get into trouble.
  • Mixson will play Spenser, the teenage son of Jax and Lewis (McKinley Freeman). With lots of eye rolling and attitude, he makes it clear that he prefers to spend time with his dad (a video game designer) instead of his mom.
  • Olabode will play Naima, the daughter of Jax and Lewis. Sweet and loving, she hasn't hit the teenage years yet and she's still an obedient, loving child to both her parents.
  • Washington will recur as Mama Lu, Jax's mother, who keeps it real about everyone and everything (unless it's about her own mistakes). Opinionated and a little overbearing, she loves Jax and Lewis. She also makes it clear she thinks Jax should work less and spend more time with her husband.
  • Thomas will recur as Brayden Mitchell, a client at Jax's firm who immediately rubs her the wrong way. Rich, sexy, stylish, entitled and savvy, but don't let that fool you: underneath that is a brother from Southeast D.C., whose bite is actually worse than his bark.
  • Eva De Dominici and Liza Weil have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Elodie Yung. De Dominici previously starred in the Argentine telenovelas Somos familia, Camino al amor and Los ricos no piden permiso. Weil starred for seven seasons in The WB's Gilmore Girls and six seasons in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.
  • De Dominic will play Nadia Morales, Arman's (Adan Canto) wife. Gorgeous and sultry, she manages the exclusive cigar club La Habana with her husband. But she's not just a pretty face, she's the Lady Macbeth in their relationship, encouraging and sometimes pushing Arman to ask for what he deserves within the crime syndicate. She is comfortable using both her beauty and her brains to help Arman close important deals in Las Vegas.
  • Weil will play Katherine Russo, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Las Vegas FBI field office. Intelligent, stern and confident, she previously worked alongside Special Agent Garrett Miller (Oliver Hudson) in the field before she was promoted, so she doesn't mince words when she speaks with Miller about their current case.
  • Chris O'Shea has landed a recurring role on the drama's sixth season. He has previously recurred on CBS' Madam Secretary, WGN America's Gone, ABC's The Rookie and Netflix's You.
  • He will play Percival Pickens, Riverdale's newest resident. Although he presents as charming (and is), he's also manipulative, powerful and increasingly dangerous as he comes into conflict with our characters, most especially Archie (KJ Apa). A descendent of one of Riverdale's founding fathers, General Pickens, Percival wants to turn Riverdale into a "utopia," a dark agenda he pursues quietly but ruthlessly.