Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Casting News - Max Burkholder, Giorgia Whigham and Scott Grimes Join Peacock's 'Ted'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 13, 2022

AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso; Disney+'s Willow; and Peacock's Ted.

  • Rosabell Laurenti Sellers has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Warwick Davis. She previously recurred on HBO's Game of Thrones. She also starred in the German drama Spides.
  • She will play a resourceful character with sharp, acerbic wit.
  • Max Burkholder, Giorgia Whigham and Scott Grimes will star in the upcoming prequel series to the film franchise of the same name. Burkholder previously starred for six seasons in NBC's Parenthood. Whigham starred in the second season of Netflix's The Punisher and the third season of VH1's Scream. Grimes currently stars in Hulu's The Orville, which returns for its third season in June.
  • Burkholder will play John Bennett, a 16-year-old good guy and likable teen who is, however, still in his awkward phase. With Ted's (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) help, he is doing his best to navigate adolescence.
  • Whigham will play Blaire Bennett, a smart and politically correct college student who's living with her Uncle Matty, Aunt Susan and younger cousin John. She is not afraid to be outspoken and frequently clashes with her more traditionalist family.
  • Grimes will play Matty Bennett, a blustering, blue-collar Bostonian who thinks he is the unequivocal boss in the family and doesn't like anyone challenging him, particularly his liberal-minded niece, Blaire.
  • Jodi Balfour has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. She currently stars in AppleTV+'s For All Mankind, which returns for its third season in June.
  • She will play Jack, a charming venture capitalist.