Thursday, January 20, 2022

Casting News - 'Fatal Attraction' Casts Joshua Jackson as Male Lead; 'Bel-Air' Builds Up Its Recurring Cast; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - January 20, 2022

Disney+'s Beauty and the Beast; HBO's Perry Mason; Netflix's Never Have I Ever; Paramount+'s Fatal Attraction; and Peacock's Bel-Air.





PEACOCK's BEL-AIR
  • Karrueche Tran, Duane Martin, April Parker Jones, SteVont√© Hart, Joe Holt, Scottie Thompson, Jon Beavers, Tyler Barnhardt and Charlie Hall have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Jabari Banks. Tran currently stars in TNT's Claws, which is now airing its fourth and final season. Martin stars in BET+'s Real Husbands of Hollywood, which returns for its sixth season in February. Jones starred for five seasons in OWN's If Loving You Is Wrong. Hart has recurred on OWN's Queen Sugar and Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere. Holt starred for two seasons in AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Thompson has recurred on CBS' NCIS and Syfy's 12 Monkeys. Beavers starred in the fifth season of TNT's Animal Kingdom. Barnhardt starred in the fourth season of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. Hall has recurred on Hulu's Love, Victor.
  • Tran will play Ivy, a top-tier social media influencer who offers to help Hilary (Coco Jones) with her influencer business. 
  • Martin will play Steven Lewis, Philip Banks' (Adrian Holmes) campaign manager on his run for LA District Attorney. He is a seasoned political strategist and has operated in Democratic Party politics for his entire career. He believes he can help Phil win.
  • Jones will play Viola "Vy" Smith, Will's (Banks) mother and Aunt Viv's (Cassandra Freeman) older sister. Having always put her son first, she makes the tough decision to send Will to live with her sister, even though they haven't spoken in years.
  • Hart will play Tray Melbert, Will's best friend and basketball teammate from West Philly, With Will's sudden departure to Bel-Air, Tray risks falling victim to the streets of West Philly.
  • Holt will play Fred Wilkes, the Police Chief and Lisa's (Simone Joy Jones) father. Wilkes and the Banks' family have run in the same circles for years.
  • Thompson will play Angela, an interior designer, newly married to Fred Wilkes. She tries to navigate her new role in the family.
  • Beavers will play Kylo, a social media influencer. He provides Hilary with an interview opportunity to join his influencer house.
  • Barnhardt will play Connor Satterfield, Carlton's (Olly Sholotan) best friend, lacrosse teammate and the most popular kid in school, second to Carlton. He crosses boundaries that cause tension between him and Will.
  • Hall will play Tyler Laramy, a member of the Bel-Air Academy basketball team and one of Will's good friends at school. He is known for being the class-clown and pushing his teachers' buttons.
NETFLIX's NEVER HAVE I EVER
  • Anirudh Pisharody has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. He can currently be seen recurring on FOX's 9-1-1.
  • He will play Des, an Indian American teen who's as smart as Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) but goes to an elite private school.
PARAMOUNT+'s FATAL ATTRACTION
  • Joshua Jackson will play the male lead in the upcoming limited series starring Lizzy Caplan. He previously starred for six seasons in The WB's Dawson's Creek, five seasons in FOX's Fringe, four seasons in Showtime's The Affair, in the Hulu limited series Little Fires Everywhere and in the Peacock limited series Dr. Death.
  • He will play Dan Gallagher, the object of his lover's (Caplan) obsession after a brief affair.
DISNEY+'s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  • Jelani Alladin is set as a series regular on the upcoming limited series starring Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Briana Middleton. He previously starred in the second season of AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. He also originated the role of Kristoff on Broadway in the musical Frozen.
  • He will play Jean-Michel, a charming, cool and talented artist who has a quick wit, a sharp intellect and a fierce independent streak.
HBO's PERRY MASON
  • Sean Astin, Tommy Dewey, Paul Raci and Jen Tullock have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Astin previously starred in the first season of FX's The Strain and the second season of Netflix's Stranger Things. Dewey stars in FOX's Pivoting, which is now airing its first season. Raci was nominated for an Academy Award in 2021 for his supporting performance in Sound of Metal. Tullock stars in AppleTV+'s upcoming limited series Severance.
  • Astin will play Sunny Gryce, who embodies the American Dream... to a fault. As Perry (Matthew Rhys) and Della's (Juliet Rylance) new client, he's a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield that is dueling supermarkets in town. He'll make sure he gets his money's worth out of his fancy new attorneys.
  • Dewey will play Brooks McCutcheon, the scion of the wealthiest oil family in Los Angeles. He's charming, connected and eager to prove himself. He constantly questions whether that self has the talent to rise to the heights to which his own father ascended.
  • Raci will play Lydell McCutcheon, a self-made power player who built Los Angeles, along with his fortune, off the city's vast oil fields. He has sired both a lucrative empire and an ambitious son incapable of commanding it.
  • Tullock will play Anita St. Pierre, a successful screenwriter and the rare woman who's made a name for herself in a man's world. Stylish, confident and witty, she crashes into Della's world and shows her a side of life and love that she's been missing.