Monday, April 18, 2022

Casting News - Michael Urie, Luke Tennie and Lukita Maxwell Join AppleTV+'s 'Shrinking'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - April 18, 2022

AppleTV+'s Shrinking; and FOX's Accused & The Resident.

  • Michael Urie, Luke Tennie and Lukita Maxwell have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming comedy starring Jason Segel, Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams. Urie recently starred in the Netflix film Single All the Way. Tennie recurred on Netflix's On the Verge and CBS' CSI: Vegas. Maxwell starred in HBO Max's one-season dramedy Generation.
  • Urie will play Brian, Jimmy's (Segel) eternally optimistic best friend, who also happens to be a lawyer.
  • Tennie will play Sean, a young military veteran who has recently come under Jimmy's care. He is a gentle giant with severe PTSD from his time in the service, and a strained relationship with his family due to his anger management issues.
  • Maxwell will play Alice, Jimmy's daughter. She's a very together kid who does well in school, however, life hasn't been easy for her - especially since her dad is emotionally unavailable.
  • Oakes Fegley and Robert Wisdom will appear opposite Michael Chiklis and Jill Hennessy in the premiere of the upcoming episodic anthology series. Fegley starred in the 2019 film The Goldfinch. Wisdom starred for two seasons in TNT's The Alienist.
  • Fegley will play Hunter Corbett, the troubled son of neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Corbett (Chiklis) and Lynn Corbett (Hennessy).
  • Wisdom will play Mitch Becker, a neurosurgeon and Dr. Scott Corbett's partner and confidant.
  • Andrew McCarthy has landed a recurring role on the drama's fifth season - with the option to become a series regular should the drama be renewed for a sixth season. He previously starred in the '80s films St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, Mannequin and Weekend at Bernie's. He's notably directed episodes of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and NBC's The Blacklist in recent years.
  • He will play Dr. Ian Sullivan, a brilliant pediatric surgeon with endless charm that masks a hidden streak of narcissism. He's a larger-than-life hero to his young patients, but has a complex relationship with his own daughter.