Thursday, February 10, 2022

Casting News - 'The White Lotus' Casts Theo James, Meghann Fahy and Will Sharpe as New Guests; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - February 10, 2022

ABC's Big Sky; FX's The Patient; HBO's The White Lotus; and Hulu's Immigrant & Washington Black.

  • Rupert Graves and Shaunette Renée Wilson have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Sterling K. Brown. Graves previously starred in the third season of Sky Atlantic's Riviera and recurred in the third season of BBC One's Last Tango in Halifax. Wilson starred for four seasons in FOX's The Resident.
  • Graves will play Mr. Goff, a British scientist who travels to Nova Scotia with his daughter, Tanna (Iola Evans), after fleeing social stain, the dwindling of fortunes in London, and lessened influence with the Crown. Nova Scotia represents a new start. But Tanna's resistance to the marriage he's arranged for her, and her unexpected relationship with Wash (Ernest Kingsley Jr.), forces Goff to consider whether he will prove brave enough to put love first, or let his fears lead him to ruin.
  • Wilson will recur as Big Kit, who is a singular, driving force in Wash's life. She teaches him to dream in the mythic vernacular of her West African heritage. And she teaches him to fight - because Kit is an engine of constant resistance. Fighting to create choice where none exists... for herself, and for this boy she protects. But can she shield him, or will she ultimately die trying?
  • David Alan Grier has landed a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson. He previously starred for three seasons in NBC's The Carmichael Show. Last year, he won a Tony Award for his featured performance in the play A Soldier's Play.
  • No details were immediately released about the character he will be playing.
  • Constance Zimmer has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's House of Cards and four seasons in Lifetime's UnREAL. She also recurred on ABC's A Million Little Things, Showtime's Shameless, Epix's Condor and Freeform's Good Trouble.
  • She will play Alicia, an accountant who proved herself invaluable to Veer Bhullar's (Bernard White) business even before they fell in love. Charismatic, cunning and confident, her success comes from her tendency to observe and assess long before she acts. But while Alice may have earned Veer's trust, her real challenge will be earning the trust of his children, Ren (Janina Gavankar) and Jag (Vinny Chhibber), who will do whatever it takes to protect their legacy from interfering outsiders.
  • Theo James, Meghann Fahy and Will Sharpe have been cast as series regulars on the anthology drama's upcoming second installment. Furthermore, Leo Woodall will appear in a recurring role. James starred in the Divergent film franchise and next stars in HBO's upcoming drama The Time Traveler's Wife. Fahy starred for five seasons in Freeform's The Bold Type. Sharpe starred in Netflix's one-season drama Giri/Haji. Woodall appeared in the 2021 film Cherry.
  • James and Fahy will play married couple Cameron and Daphne Babcock who are vacationing with another couple, Ethan Spiller (Sharpe) and his wife, Harper (Aubrey Plaza).
  • Woodall will play Jack, a magnetic guest staying at The White Lotus.
  • Andrew Rannells is set for a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Kumail Nanjiani. He previously starred for three seasons in HBO's Girls and three seasons in Showtime's Black Monday. He currently stars in the voice cast of Netflix's Big Mouth, which has been renewed for a sixth season.
  • He will play the rich kid investor in Chippendales New York and the love interest of producer-choreographer Nick De Noia (Murray Bartlett).