Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Casting News - Juliette Lewis to Co-Star on 'Immigrant'; 'Strange New Worlds' Casts Paul Wesley as Kirk; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - March 15, 2022

Hulu's Immigrant; Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds; and Starz's P-Valley.

  • John Clarence Stewart, Shamika Cotton and Miracle Watts have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Stewart previously starred for two seasons in NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Cotton guest starred on NBC's New Amsterdam, CBS' The Equalizer and FOX's Prodigal Son. Watts will make her acting debut on the drama.
  • Stewart will play Big Teak, a recently paroled member of Lil Murda's (J. Alphonse Nicholson) gang - the Hurt Village Hustlas - reckoning with life on the outside. The two brothers attempt to bridge the chasm of time, but Lil Murda's growing fame provides unforeseen obstacles.
  • Cotton will play Farrah, a talented artist in an unconventional marriage with Coach, Mercedes' (Brandee Evans) top client. When the two women meet, they strike up an unlikely connection.
  • Watts will play Big Bone, a fighter and a biter with sky-high ambitions. She is a rambunctious new presence at The Pynk blessed with a molasses-thick body, knees of steel, and a tongue more lethal than a draco.
  • Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett and Annaleigh Ashford. She currently stars in Showtime's Yellowjackets, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • She will play Denise. Straight-talking and no-nonsense, she goes from Chippendales groupie to loyal right-hand consigliere to its choreographer, Nick De Noia (Bartlett). She looks after the New York club, as well as the Chippendales national tours, and weathers the increasingly volatile relationship between De Noia and Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee (Nanjiani).
  • Paul Wesley has been cast as a series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. He previously starred for eight seasons in The CW's The Vampire Diaries and two seasons in CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story.
  • He will play James T. Kirk - the iconic character played by William Shatner in the original series and Chris Pine in three feature films, with a fourth set to be produced in the coming years.
  • Production has begun on the drama's second season, coming over a month before the first season premieres on the streaming service in early May. Wesley joins fellow series regulars Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Rebecca Romijn, Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia and Babs Olusanmokun.