Friday, February 4, 2022

Casting News - 'Organized Crime' Casts Denis Leary in Recurring Role; Andrea Bordeaux Exits 'Run the World'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - February 4, 2022

Hulu's Tell Me Lies; NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime; and Starz's Run the World.

  • Denis Leary has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season. He previously starred for seven seasons in FX's Rescue Me, two seasons in FX's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and two seasons in FOX's The Moodys. He has also recurred on TNT's Animal Kingdom.
  • He will play Frank Donnelly, a fellow member of the NYPD who engages with Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).
  • Andrea Bordeaux will not be returning as a series regular on the comedy's upcoming second season. Her departure came as a result of the COVID vaccination mandate ahead of the start of production on the new season. The studio hoped to find a workable solution that addressed her concerns, but she opted to leave the series instead.
  • She played Ella McFair in the first season. Her role is not expected to be recast. It's unclear if the show will introduce a new character to fill the void created by the departure of one of the comedy's four leads.
  • Branden Cook, Spencer House and Benjamin Wadsworth have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Grace Van Patten and Jackson White. Cook previously guest starred on HBO's Industry and NBC's Chicago P.D. House recurred on Netflix's The Society, Space Force and Teenage Bounty Hunters. Wadsworth starred in Syfy's one-season drama Deadly Class.
  • Cook will play Evan, a kind, intelligent guy who often feels stunted by his father's success, causing him to sometimes lack motivation. He is overly concerned with being the "nice guy" and puts his friends' needs before his own - this leads to a repressed anger that might eventually get the better of him.
  • House will play Wrigley, the most celebrated athlete on campus and always the life of the party. Although it seems like life is easy for him, his big personality hides a wealth of insecurities.
  • Wadsworth will play Drew, a college freshman and Wrigley's younger brother. He is shy but smart, and is used to living in the shadow of Wrigley.