Friday, February 11, 2022

Casting News - Clive Owen and Joan Chen Join 'Retreat'; Marg Helgenberger Returns for 'CSI: Vegas'; Plus 8 More Updates!

Casting News - February 11, 2022

AMC's Tales of the Walking Dead; CBS' CSI: Vegas; The CW's Charmed; Disney+'s Ahsoka; FX's Fleishman Is In Trouble & Retreat; Hulu's Only Murders in the Building; Netflix's Firefly Lane; Paramount+'s Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies; and Showtime's Three Women.

  • Marg Helgenberger has signed a one-year deal to reprise her CSI role as a series regular in the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred for four seasons in ABC's China Beach, twelve seasons in CBS' CSI and two seasons in CBS' All Rise. She will return as a recurring guest star for the third season of All Rise when it makes its move to OWN later this year.
  • She plays Catherine Willows, the original female lead of the mothership. Her casting ensures the drama will retain a connection to the original series following the departures of William Petersen and Jorja Fox after the first season.
  • Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, Jermaine Fowler, Joan Chen, Raul Esparza, Edoardo Ballerini, Pegah Ferydoni, Ryan J. Haddad and Javed Khan have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Emma Corrin and Brit Marling.
  • Owen recently starred in the AppleTV+ limited series Lisey's Story and the FX limited series Impeachment: American Crime Story.  Dickinson starred in the FX limited series Trust. Braga starred for five seasons in USA's Queen of the South and in the HBO limited series We Are Who We Are. Fowler starred for two seasons in CBS' Superior Donuts. Chen starred for two seasons in ABC's Twin Peaks and two seasons in Netflix's Marco Polo. Esparza starred for five seasons in NBC's Law & Order: SVU and is a four-time Tony Award nominee. Ballerini starred in Cinemax's one-season drama Quarry. Ferydoni starred for four seasons in the German drama SOKO Hamburg. Haddad recurred on Netflix's The Politician. Khan starred in the Indian series Yug.
  • Owen will play Andy. Dickinson will play Bill. Braga will play Sian. Fowler will play Martin. Chen will play Lu Mei. Esparza will play David. Ballerini will play Ray. Ferydoni will play Ziba. Haddad will play Oliver. Khan will play Rohan.
  • Michael Rapaport has landed a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. He previously starred for four seasons in Netflix's Atypical. He next appears in Hulu's upcoming comedy Life & Beth, which debuts next month. He has also been a regular guest host on The Wendy Williams Show this season.
  • He will play Detective Kreps, a police detective involved in the new murder case introduced in the Season 1 finale.
  • Ray Stevenson has been cast on the upcoming drama starring Rosario Dawson. He previously starred for two seasons in Starz's Black Sails and one season in History's Vikings. He also appeared in all three films of the Thor franchise.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.
  • Brían F. O'Byrne and Heather Goldenhersh have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Shailene Woodley, DeWanda Wise and Betty Gilpin. The actors are married in real life. They were both nominated for Tony Awards in 2005 for their performances in the play Doubt: A Parable.
  • They will play Mark and Arlene Wilkin, a religious married couple who live in Fargo, North Dakota with their daughter, Maggie (Gabrielle Creevy). Mark is loving but suffers from alcoholism, while Arlene is loving, warm and wry-humored.
  • Daniella Pineda will appear in an upcoming episode of the anthology series spinoff of The Walking Dead. She currently stars in the Jurassic World film franchise. She previously starred for one season in The CW's The Originals, three seasons in TBS' The Detour and one season in Netflix's Cowboy Bebop.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.
  • Chris McNally has been tapped for recurring roles on the two streaming series. He currently stars in Hallmark's When Calls the Heart, which returns for its ninth season next month.
  • In Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, he will play Mr. Daniels, a young, cool teacher. He's well-liked by many, but he is actually a bad guy who threw a 16-year-old student under the bus for coming onto her, and tries to gaslight her into thinking he didn't.
  • In Season 2 of Firefly Lane, he will play Mr. Waverly, a charismatic new English teacher who pushes Kate and Tully out of their comfort zones and inspires them to reach for new heights.
  • Shi Ne Nielson is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She previously guest starred on Freeform's The Fosters, ABC's The Rookie and CBS' S.W.A.T.
  • She will play Roxie, the mercurial owner of the Blue Camellia, a mysterious bar with an emotional history that caters to a dangerous collection of magical miscreants. Part fixer, part confidant to those who drink at her establishment, part heartbroken hero, she is the keeper of many secrets... including her own.
  • Joy Suprano has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan and Claire Danes. She previously recurred on Starz's Hightown and FOX's Almost Family.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.