Monday, January 31, 2022

Casting News - Jennifer Garner Joins 'Party Down' Revival; Jennifer Beals to Recur on 'Organized Crime'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - January 31, 2022

HBO Max's Titans; NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime; Paramount+'s Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies; and Starz's Party Down.

  • Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Johnathan Nieves, Jason Schmidt, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper and Jackie Hoffman will star in the upcoming Grease prequel. Davila previously recurred on Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This and ABC's Schooled. Wells and Schmidt are relative newcomers. Notartomaso appeared in the 2021 film Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin. Fukuhara appeared in the 2021 film Queenpins. Bailey guest starred on CBS' The Equalizer and Paramount+'s The Good Fight. Thompson recurred on Netflix's Ozark. Nieves starred in Showtime's one-season drama Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Whittington-Cooper guest starred on Netflix's When They See Us and CBS' FBI: Most Wanted. Hoffman was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2017 for her supporting performance in the limited series Feud: Bette and Joan.
  • Davila will play Jane. Wells will play Olivia. Notartomaso will play Cynthia. Fukuhara will play Nancy. Bailey will play Hazel. Thompson will play Susan. Nieves will play Richie. Schmidt will play Buddy. Whittington-Cooper will play Wally. Hoffman will play Assistant Principal McGee.
  • Jennifer Garner, Tyrel Jackson Williams, ZoĆ« Chao and James Marsden have joined the cast of the comedy's upcoming revival for its third season. Garner previously starred for five seasons in ABC's Alias and in the HBO limited series Camping. Williams starred for two seasons in IFC's Brockmire. Chao currently stars in AppleTV+'s The Afterparty, which is now airing its first season. Marsden currently stars in Netflix's Dead to Me, which has been renewed for a third and final season.
  • Garner will play Evie, a successful producer of studio franchise movies. In the wake of a breakup, she is reconsidering her life choices. A fledgling relationship with Henry Pollard (Adam Scott) becomes a way for her to explore possible new directions.
  • Williams will play Sackson, a handsome, confident, driven, wannabe influencer/internet personality. He's knowledgeable and savvy about his specific internet niche, but a bit lost in every other aspect of life.
  • Chao will play Lucy, a passionate, outspoken, free-thinking creative "food artist." She dreams of being a celebrity chef, but she's stuck cranking out hors d'oeuvres at Party Down without the resources to do anything more ambitious.
  • Marsden will play Jack Botty, an actor who plays the lead in a popular superhero franchise. His looks match his charm, he enjoys his life, his fame and being the center of everyone's attention.
  • Jennifer Beals has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season. She is currently recurring on Disney+'s The Book of Boba Fett. She previously starred for six seasons in Showtime's The L Word and two seasons in its spinoff The L Word: Generation Q.
  • She will play the wife of Preston Webb (Mykelti Williamson), a drug kingpin in New York and the head of the Marcy Corporation.
  • Joseph Morgan and Franka Potente have been cast as series regulars while Lisa Ambalavanar will recur on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Morgan previously starred for two seasons in The CW's The Vampire Diaries and five seasons in its spinoff The Originals, also on The CW. Potente starred in the FX limited series Taboo and recurred on FX's The Bridge. Ambalavanar starred for two seasons in Netflix's The A List.
  • Morgan will play Sebastian Blood aka Brother Blood, an introverted man with a strong intelligence and a hidden, darker nature.
  • Potente will play May Bennett aka Mother Mayhem, a natural leader who always carries the threat of violence with her. She is a predator in human form with an unfettered belief in her mission in the world.
  • Ambalavanar will play Jinx, a quick-witted criminal loner and a master of dark magic with a joy for manipulating others and creating chaos while doing it.