Thursday, April 14, 2022

Casting News - Robbie Amell, Meng'er Zhang, Hugh Skinner and Christelle Elwin Join Netflix's 'The Witcher'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - April 14, 2022

CBS' NCIS; Hulu's Tell Me Lies; Netflix's The Witcher; Peacock's Poker Face; and Starz's Blindspotting.

  • Robbie Amell, Meng'er Zhang, Hugh Skinner and Christelle Elwin have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. Amell currently stars in Amazon's Upload, which released its second season in March. Zhang starred in the 2021 feature film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Skinner starred in the Sky Atlantic drama Little Birds. Elwin is a relative newcomer.
  • Amell will play Gallatin. A born fighter, he leads an army of guerrilla Scoia'tael fighting on behalf of Nilfgaard. Unafraid to speak his truth, Gallatin's loyalty to his people ultimately leads him on a collision course with Francesca (Mecia Simson) over power.
  • Zhang will play Milva. A human adopted by the dryads of Brokilon Forest, she is a fierce and talented huntress. Exact archery skills coupled with a stone-cold aptitude for survival make her a formidable adversary in the unforgiving Continent - those that cross her, do so at their peril.
  • Skinner will play Prince Radovid. Royal playboy and younger brother to King Vizimir (Ed Birch), he finds himself suddenly a man on the inside of the Redanian Intelligence. With his good looks and often drunken charm, Radovid surprises with how incisive he can be in matters of politics, but it's all games until someone gets hurt.
  • Elwin will play Mistle, a member of The Rats, a gang of misfit teenagers who steal from the rich and give to themselves - and sometimes the poor. She is street hard, suspicious of everyone and out for revenge, until a chance meeting that will change everything.
  • Gabriella Pession, Edmund Donovan and Natalee Linez have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Grace Van Patten and Jackson White. Pession previously starred for two seasons in the international drama Crossing Lines. Donovan recurred on HBO's Betty, Starz's Hightown and HBO Max's Gossip Girl. Linez recurred on Freeform's Siren and Starz's Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Stephanie Hsu has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Natasha Lyonne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She previously recurred on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel during its third and fourth seasons. She can currently be seen in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.
  • LeVar Burton, Katlynn Simone Smith, Tamera Tomakili and Tim Chantarangsu have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Burton previously starred for seven seasons in the syndicated drama Star Trek: The Next Generation. Smith starred in the sixth season of FOX's Empire. Tomakili currently stars in HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, which has been renewed for a second season. Chantarangsu starred for two seasons in YouTube's Escape the Night.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Furthermore, rappers E-40, P-Lo and Too $hort will guest star as themselves in the upcoming season.
  • Teri Polo is set for a recurring role on the drama's nineteenth season. She previously starred for five seasons in Freeform's The Fosters and recurs on its spinoff Good Trouble. She recently starred in FOX's one-season dramedy The Big Leap.
  • She will play Vivian Kolchak, Alden Parker's (Gary Cole) ex-wife, and a former FBI agent who left the bureau following their divorce and took a Defense Department job as a paranormal investigator.