Friday, March 18, 2022

Casting News - Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen and Margaret Cho to Recur on 'Hacks'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - March 18, 2022

AppleTV+'s The Changeling; Disney+'s The Mandalorian; HBO's The White Lotus; HBO Max's Hacks; and Paramount+'s Lioness.

  • Sabrina Impacciatore, Beatrice Grannó and Simona Tabasco have joined the cast of the upcoming second installment of the anthology series. Impacciatore previously starred in the Italian series Immaturi. Grannó and Tabasco starred together for two seasons in the Italian series Doc - Nelle Tue Mani.
  • Impacciatore will play Valentina, the manager of the White Lotus resort in Sicily.
  • Grannó and Tabasco will play Mia and Lucia, two local gals who hang around the hotel.
  • Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen and Margaret Cho have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming second season. Metcalf was nominated for an Academy Award in 2017 for her supporting performance in Lady Bird. Kelly starred for four seasons in FX's Baskets and recently recurred on HBO's Euphoria. Wen recently starred in Disney+'s The Book of Boba Fett. Cho recurs in the upcoming second season of HBO Max's The Flight Attendant.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Adina Porter and Clark Backo have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring LaKeith Stanfield. Porter was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2018 for her supporting performance in FX's American Horror Story: Cult. Backo starred for three seasons in the Canadian comedy Letterkenny.
  • Porter will play Lillian, Apollo's (Stanfield) mother.
  • Backo will play Emmy, Apollo's wife.
  • Laysla De Oliveira will co-star in the upcoming drama starring Zoe Saldaña. She previously starred in the first season of Netflix's Locke & Key. She also starred in the films In the Tall Grass and Code 8.
  • She will play Cruz Manuelos, a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine recruited to join the CIA's Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within.
  • Christopher Lloyd will appear as a guest star in the drama's upcoming third season. He previously starred in the Back to the Future film franchise. He also starred for four seasons in ABC/NBC's Taxi, winning two Emmy Awards for his supporting performance.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.