Thursday, March 17, 2022

Casting News - HoYeon Jung to Co-Star on 'Disclaimer'; Leslie Jones Books Recurring Role on 'BMF'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - March 17, 2022

AMC's Interview with the Vampire; AppleTV+'s Bad Monkey & Disclaimer; IMDb TV's High School; Peacock's Queer as Folk; Showtime's Let the Right One In; and Starz's BMF.

  • TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland will play the lead roles in the upcoming comedy based on the indie pop group Tegan & Sara. Cobie Smulders and Kyle Bornheimer will also appear as special guest stars. Smulders previously starred for nine seasons in CBS' How I Met Your Mother and next appears in Disney+'s upcoming Marvel drama Secret Invasion. Bornheimer recurred on Hulu's Casual, HBO's Avenue 5 and FOX/NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
  • Railey Gilliland will play Tegan, a gregarious, confident and extroverted teenager, who turns to music to explore her vulnerabilities.
  • Seazynn Gilliland will play Sara, a reserved, observant and sensitive 15-year-old who, for the first time, starts to access her own self-confidence through playing music.
  • Smulders will play Simone, Tegan and Sara's funny, sharp and supportive mother, who strives to define herself outside of her family.
  • Bornheimer will play Patrick, Simone's boyfriend and Tegan and Sara's pseudo-stepdad, who is a gentle everyman.
  • Leslie Jones has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred for five seasons in NBC's Saturday Night Live. She currently hosts ABC's Supermarket Sweep and recurs on HBO Max's Our Flag Means Death.
  • She will play Federal Agent Tracy Chambers. Smart and calculating, she knows how to maneuver the bureaucracy that comes with carrying a badge. Years on the streets facing the most dangerous drug dealers have shaped her into a formidable hard charger. She suffers no fools and has a wicked wit to back it up.
  • Eric Bogosian has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Sam Reid, Jacob Anderson and Bailey Bass. He previously starred for four seasons in NBC/USA's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. More recently, he has recurred on Showtime's Billions and HBO's Succession.
  • He will play Daniel Molloy, a reporter who snags the interview of a lifetime with a charismatic bloodsucker.
  • Lukas Gage, Megan Stalter, Olli Haaskivi and Calvin Seabrooks will appear as guest stars in the upcoming drama starring Jesse James Keitel and Ryan O'Connell. Gage previously starred in the first season of HBO's The White Lotus. Stalter recurs on HBO Max's Hacks. Haaskivi recurred on USA's The Sinner, HBO's The Deuce and NBC's Manifest. Seabrooks recurred on BET's Games People Play and The CW's 4400.
  • Gage will play Eric, a personal trainer.
  • Stalter will play Meg, an aspiring singer.
  • Haaskivi will play George, a friend from the mall.
  • Seabrooks will play Taylor, a reluctant dinner party guest.
  • HoYeon Jung will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Cate Blanchett, Kevin Kline, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kodi Smit-McPhee. She previously starred in the first season of Netflix's Squid Game and recently won a SAG Award for her performance.
  • She will play Kim. Ambitious, hardworking and eager-to-please, she knows that working for Catherine Ravenscroft (Blanchett) is going to be her big break.
  • Jimmie Saito, Josh Wingate and Caroline Neff have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Demián Bichir and Madison Taylor Baez. Saito previously starred for two seasons in Starz's Sweetbitter. Wingate guest starred on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, FOX's Lethal Weapon and ABC's The Rookie. Neff recurred on NBC's Chicago P.D. and CBS' The Red Line.
  • Saito will play Ben, a dedicated NYPD homicide detective. He is a loyal partner and true friend to Naomi (Anika Noni Rose).
  • Wingate will play Roland, a former special ops and loyal disciple of Matthew (Nick Stahl). He takes orders well and knows his place, but is not above using brute force to get a job done.
  • Neff will play Danielle Wilson, the talented head chef of Zeke's restaurant, and Mark's (Bichir) new boss.
  • Natalie Martinez has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Vince Vaughn. She previously starred for two seasons in CBS' Under the Dome, in the first season of ABC's Secrets and Lies and in the Netflix limited series The I-Land. She recently starred in NBC's one-season drama Ordinary Joe.
  • She will play Rosa, a Miami medical examiner who is starting to realize she may not be cut out for her job. So she is happy to ditch work and help Yancy (Vaughn) try to figure out the story of the severed arm he brings in her lab. Martinez replaces Ana Villafañe, who was originally cast in the role but has been replaced due to creative reworking.