Thursday, April 21, 2022

Casting News - 'Cruel Summer' Sets Cast for Season 2; 'Mrs. Maisel' Promotes Reid Scott to Series Regular; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - April 21, 2022

Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Freeform's Cruel Summer; and Netflix's Untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger Drama.

  • Reid Scott has been promoted to series regular for the comedy's upcoming fifth and final season. He recurred during the fourth season - appearing in four episodes overall. He previously starred for seven seasons in HBO's Veep. He also recurred on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, ABC's Black-ish and AppleTV+'s The Afterparty.
  • He plays Gordon Ford, the host of a fictitious talk show.
  • Jay Baruchel, Aparna Brielle, Andy Buckley, Milan Carter, Fortune Feimster, Barbara Eve Harris, Gabriel Luna, Fabiana Udenio and Travis Van Winkle have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro. Furthermore, Devon Bostick, David Chinchilla, Rachel Lynch, Stephanie Sy and Scott Thompson will appear in recurring roles
  • Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman, The Moodys) will play Carter, the sweet and unsuspecting boyfriend of Emma (Barbaro). He is a kindergarten teacher who has been made to believe his CIA officer girlfriend works for a non-profit that provides clean water to those in need around the world. He prioritizes family above all, but his love of Emma will be put to the test when he finds out many secrets about her.
  • Brielle (A.P. Bio) will play Tina, an NSA analyst on loan to the CIA. Despite her youth, she is very good at her job - extremely capable and intelligent, though a bit intimidated by her new colleagues.
  • Buckley (The Office, Avenue 5) will play Donnie, Tally's current boyfriend, who is an easy-going fellow. He is a thoughtful and positive presence in Tally's life, but that positivity fades when he realizes Luke (Schwarzenegger) is trying to win Tally back.
  • Carter (Dolemite Is My Name, Warped!) will play Barry, a lovable man-child and proud nerd, who is a CIA officer who has worked closely with Luke for the past 20 years. He is a kind and brilliant officer who keeps Luke and his team safe while staying far away from the action.
  • Feimster (The Mindy Project, Kenan) will play Ruth aka Roo, a smart, sarcastic CIA officer who looks up to Luke as a father figure.
  • Harris (Chicago P.D., Station 19) will play Dot, the Regional CIA Director. Intelligent, commanding and intimidating, she suffers no fools.
  • Luna (Agents of S.H.I.EL.D., The Last of Us) will play Boro, an incredibly charismatic, Oxford-educated businessman, who's chosen to apply those skills to a career in the illegal arms trade.
  • Udenio (90210, Jane the Virgin) will play Tally, Luke's ex-wife and Emma's mother, who does not know that the two are in the CIA, but has always been suspicious of Luke's frequent "business trips" which created distance in their relationship. Tally now has a new man in her life, but the chemistry between her and Luke is still palpable.
  • Van Winkle (The Last Ship, You) will play Aldon, a great CIA officer and world class wise-ass, who is a kind and sweet man under it all.
  • Bostick (The 100, Most Dangerous Game) will play Oscar, Luke and Tally's son and an aspiring app developer, who has never lived up to his father's expectations.
  • Chinchilla (Mayor of Kingstown, Reacher) will play Cain Khan, Boro's intimidating first lieutenant, working in the illegal arms business.
  • Lynch will play Romi, Sandy and Oscar's sweet 6-year-old kid, who has a special relationship with her "pee-pa," Luke.
  • Sy (Burden of Truth, Nobody) will play Sandy, Oscar's supportive wife and mother of their daughter, Romi.
  • Thompson (The Kids in the Hall, Hannibal) will play Dr. Louis Pfeffer, an operational psychologist at the CIA responsible for conducting joint therapy sessions with Luke and Emma.
  • Sadie Stanley, Eloise Payet, Griffin Gluck, KaDee Strickland, Lisa Yamada, Sean Blakemore and Paul Adelstein will star in the anthology drama's upcoming second season. Stanley currently recurs on ABC's The Goldbergs. Payet is a relative newcomer. Gluck, Strickland and Adelstein previously worked together on ABC's Private Practice - with Strickland and Adelstein starring for all six seasons while Gluck starred for two seasons. Yamada guest starred on The CW's All American and ABC's Promised Land. Blakemore currently appears in ABC's General Hospital.
  • Set in an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest, the new season will follow the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship. Approaching the story from three different timelines surrounding Y2K, the season twists and turns as it tracks the early friendship between Megan, Isabella and Megan's best friend Luke, the love triangle that blossomed, and the mystery that would impact all their lives going forward.
  • Stanley will play Megan Landry, a computer coder and honor student from a blue-collar family. Once she meets Isabella, she begins to live in the moment and embrace her true self. When events take a tragic turn, her long held dreams are dashed and she is left wondering who she can trust.
  • Payet will play Isabella, the alluring and enigmatic daughter of foreign diplomats, who is spending a year as an exchange student with the Landry family. She quickly shakes up life in this small town, but her charm can't hide the truth about her past, or the real reason she came to live with the Landrys, forever.
  • Gluck will play Luke Chambers, Megan's lifelong best friend from a prominent family. Over time, Luke finds himself at a crossroads as he tries to establish his own place in the world separate from the expectations of his powerful father.
  • Strickland will play Debbie, Megan's hardworking single mother who thinks hosting Isabella will open Megan's eyes to a bigger world than their small town.
  • Yamada will play Parker, a popular musician who becomes more cynical as the world takes a dark turn around her.
  • Blakemore will play Sheriff Myer, an old-fashioned law-and-order type, under pressure to solve the first major crime in Chatham.
  • Adelstein will play Steve, Luke's father.