Friday, April 1, 2022

Casting News - Tilly Keeper, Amy Leigh Hickman, Ed Speleers and 11 More Board Netflix's 'You'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - April 1, 2022

AMC's Tales of the Walking Dead; AppleTV+'s Bad Monkey & Truth Be Told; Disney+'s The Santa Clause; Hulu's Saint X; Netflix's You; and Spectrum's Panhandle.

  • Tilly Keeper, Amy Leigh Hickman and Ed Speleers have been cast as new series regulars on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Moreover, Niccy Lin, Aidan Cheng, Stephen Hagan, Ben Wiggins, Eve Austin, Ozioma Whenu, Dario Coates, Sean Pertwee, Brad Alexander, Alison Pargeter and Adam James are set for recurring roles.
  • Keeper will play Lady Phoebe, an aristocratic socialite with an avid fan base. As sweet and kind as she is rich, famous and chaotic, her every bikini wax has been documented by the tabloids since she was 15 years old. Her true colors show when she's alone with her friends. She's a steadfast cheerleader, especially to American entrepreneur boyfriend Adam (Lukas Gage). She's also a wild card: when misfortune strikes, will she rise to the occasion, or shatter?
  • Hickman will play Nadia, a literature major with a love of genre storytelling and the aspiration to be a serious author. Her outspokenness and intensity are a perfect cover for the insecurities carried by a young woman who's never been accepted by her peer group. She's made some big mistakes; now, they threaten to destroy her life. She'll need help, even if it's from the wrong people.
  • Speleers will play Rhys, a dry and irreverent author whose memoir garnered him acclaim and pressure to launch a political career. Born into poverty, he lived a traumatic early life before he came into money, going to Oxford and making all the right friends. Now, he moves easily in any social circle, while also seeing through those around him. He doesn't have much time for partying, though he enjoys staying in touch with his eccentric circle of friends. After all, they were there for him in his troubled youth.
  • Lin will play Sophie, an entrepreneur in the body of a pampered jetsetter. Sure, it looks like she's lying around in a bikini on social media, but every aspect of her feed represents cannily-negotiated high-end sponsorship deals. Underneath her whimsical exterior, she is a watchful protector of her introverted artist brother, Simon.
  • Cheng will play Simon, the Oxford-educated son of a Chinese technology magnate. He is impossible to impress and abhors small talk and strangers. He proved the world wrong when, despite his wealth and sheltered life, he proved himself an artist worthy of acclaim.
  • Hagan will play Malcolm, a literature professor born to privilege who enjoys all the social perks of the job without working very hard. A drug-loving bon vivant, his friendliness can tip over into bullying if you resist. He's dating brilliant, successful Kate (Charlotte Ritchie), which speaks to his own intelligence and maturity. But he's also seeing a few others on the side, which cancels out those bonus points.
  • Wiggins will play Roald, who hails from an old aristocratic family whose names are on many an important building around Europe. He is attractive, stylish and possessed of perfect manners, but there's a certain cold calculation to Roald, not to mention rumors of a hidden dark side.
  • Austin will play Gemma, a member of a privileged circle of friends who met at Oxford. She has never given a day's thought to life beyond the next VIP event, fashion show, or date. She's a fun friend to party with, but her insular and privileged life has rendered her shockingly tone-deaf and startingly lacking in empathy towards those with less.
  • Whenu will play Blessing, a Nigerian princess with several post-graduate degrees. She is an investor with a passion for cryptocurrency. Wry, fun-loving, unapologetically cliquish with her university friends, her carefree risk-taking in life and business has paid off time and again. What's her secret? She believes we're all living in a simulation, so only fools would stop themselves from doing whatever they want.
  • Coates will play Connie, who attended Oxford with Kate and Phoebe's friend group. He is upper-crust, posh, a sportsman gone soft. Loud, potty mouthed, loves betting, horses, drinking and cocaine. It's safe to assume that Connie's never had to face a negative consequences in his life.
  • Pertwee will play Vic, Adam's personal driver/dealer/security. Proud and impeccably dressed, he is loyal and keeps many of Adam and his friends' secrets. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty to protect them - the job always comes first. Outsiders are treated with polite but utter suspicion.
  • Alexander will play Edward, a university student whose dad owns a powerful news outlet. He is popular and used to being the smartest student in the room. He has a fierce rivalry with fellow student Nadia.
  • Pargeter will play Dawn, who is not someone you'd notice in a crowd, and that helps with her work as a paparazzi photographer. But if you're someone determined to avoid being captured on camera, well, Dawn could pose a problem.
  • James will play Elliot. World-weary, calm, grounded and allergic to drama, he has lived in California for decades, but his job requires him to travel throughout Europe. His employer is powerful, and Elliot always delivers, no matter how challenging the task.
  • Josh Bonzie will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Victoria Pedretti. He previously recurred on Paramount+'s The Good Fight.
  • He will play Clive "Gogo" Richardson, who we meet as a shy and clumsy but warm-hearted 20-year-old, and again decades later as a hardened, changed man.
  • Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Austin Kane, Rupali Redd and Devin Bright have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell. Allen-Dick is the real-life daughter of Tim Allen, making her acting debut with the series. Kane previously guest starred on Nickelodeon's Henry Danger and Netflix's Family Reunion. Redd is the daughter of actor Rupak Ginn and author Nancy Redd, also making her acting debut with the series. Bright starred for two seasons in CBS' The Unicorn.
  • Allen-Dick will play Sandra, the youngest child of Scott (Allen) and Carol (Mitchell). She is a bit rough and tumble, has a passionate sense of right and wrong, and a strong connection to animals, mostly because there are no humans her age at the North Pole, which makes her lonely.
  • Kane will play Cal, the older son of Scott and Carol. He lacks drive and focus, isn't sure what he wants but knows it's not at the North Pole, and appears ill-equipped to survive in either world, although that might be slowly changing.
  • Redd will play Grace, the angelic daughter of game inventor and product developer, Simon Choksi (Kal Penn). Sweet, loving and kind, her wide-eyed belief in Santa, and her love for all things Christmas, could melt the heart of even the biggest non-believer.
  • Bright will play Noel, Santa's trusted right-hand elf. Optimistic and energetic, he perceives himself as Santa's best friend.
  • Forrest Goodluck, Lesley Ann Warren, Lorenza Izzo, Wallace Smith, Glenn Morshower and Melanie Minichino have been added to the cast of the upcoming drama starring Luke Kirby and Tiana Okoye. Goodluck previously starred in The CW's one-season drama The Republic of Sarah. Warren recurred on FOX's The Cool Kids and Lifetime's American Princess. Izzo recurred on Hulu's Casual and Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Smith recurred on The CW's Black Lightning. Morshower currently recurs on FOX's The Resident. Minichino guest starred on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and ABC's Station 19.
  • Goodluck will play Checotah, the local delivery guy and consummate stoner, who remembers everything that everybody orders. He has formed a friendship with the agoraphobic Bell (Kirby) after delivering many packages to his property, and on one such delivery he gets inadvertently sucked into the investigation of the of the murdered man on Bell's property.
  • Warren will play Millicent Prescott, Bell's Florida grande dame of a mother. After losing her husband six years ago, she has devoted herself to taking care of her traumatized and agoraphobic son - holing herself up with him in their massive Florida estate. She is fairly fearless and knows her way around a shotgun, which she'll point at either a gator or an irritating police officer.
  • Izzo will play Vida, Bell's beautiful and complicated Cuban-American wife, whose family runs a rum company and who's carrying a secret of her own.
  • Smith will play Dr. Otis, the local doctor working in Boggsville, Florida - at least until he can pay off his student loans and open a Botox clinic in Atlanta. He is concerned that Bell, ignoring his agoraphobia, is going to work himself into a heart attack.
  • Morshower will play Sheriff Grant, the Okaloosa County Sheriff and Cammie's (Okoye) boss. Grant and Cammie get off on the wrong foot, especially when Grant learns she's working with Bell - with whom the Sheriff has a lot of beef.
  • Minichino will recur as Darby Hix, an ex-stripper and the town's certified pest exterminator. She takes her new business very seriously. She's smart and witty, and an old friend of Bell's from high school.
  • Ricardo Chavira has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He previously starred for eight seasons in ABC's Desperate Housewives and in the Netflix limited series Selena: The Series.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.
  • Samantha Morton will reprise her role as Alpha in an upcoming episode of the anthology series spinoff of The Walking Dead. Lauren Glazier and Matt Medrano will also appear in the episode. Morton previously starred for two seasons in the original series. Glazier starred in the second season of Netflix's Mindhunter. Medrano guest starred on FOX's 9-1-1 and Paramount's Yellowstone.
  • No details were immediately announced about the plot of the episode and the characters to be played by Glazier and Medrano.
  • L. Scott Caldwell, Ronald Peet and Charlotte Lawrence have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Vince Vaughn. Caldwell previously recurred on CBS' All Rise, HBO's Insecure and FOX's Our Kind of People. Peet starred in the Netflix limited series The I-Land. Lawrence is the real-life daughter of series creator Bill Lawrence.
  • Caldwell will play YaYa, the grandmother of the Dragon Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a true believer in the mystical power of Andros. She struggles to keep her granddaughter from losing her way and using her influence and power for cynical purposes.
  • Peet will play Neville, a young, mild-mannered Bahamian fisherman who is forced into action when a mysterious businessman bulldozes his family home to start construction on a swanky resort. He replaces Ahmed Elhaj, who was originally cast in the role.
  • Lawrence will play Caitlin, a born-again former print model and recovering addict. She is the estranged daughter of drowning victim Nick Stripling. She blames her hated step-mother Eve (Meredith Hagner) for her broken relationship with her dad and is also convinced that Eve is responsible for her father's death.