Thursday, April 28, 2022

Casting News - Gaius Charles to Co-Star on 'Isle of the Dead'; Rory Kinnear Joins 'The Diplomat'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - April 28, 2022

AMC's Interview with the Vampire, Isle of the Dead & Mayfair Witches; Disney+'s Echo; and Netflix's The Diplomat.

  • Annabeth Gish, Tongayi Chirisa, Beth Grant, Erica Gimpel and Jen Richards have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Alexandra Daddario. Gish recently starred in the Netflix limited series Midnight Mass. Chirisa starred in the second season of Netflix's Another Life. Grant starred for six seasons in FOX/Hulu's The Mindy Project. Gimpel starred in the second season of CBS' God Friended Me. Richards starred in the HBO limited series Mrs. Fletcher.
  • Gish will play Diedre. Chirisa will play Citroen. Grant will play Carlotta. Gimpel will play Ellie. Richards will play Jojo.
  • Maura Grace Athari has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Sam Reid and Jacob Anderson. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
  • She will play Antoinette, a blues singer whose relationship with Lestat (Reid) disrupts our two vampires' domestic tranquility.
  • Gaius Charles will co-star opposite Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the upcoming spinoff of The Walking Dead. He previously starred for four seasons on NBC's Friday Night Lights and one season on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. He recently recurred on CBS' God Friended Me, ABC's Queens and The CW's Roswell, New Mexico.
  • He will play Izaak. He's confident, ruthless and unyielding in the pursuit of what he believes is justice, with the force of his will and his menace. He enjoys his work and intersperses humor with the terror he incites. This is a family man, devoted to building a safe world for his wife and daughters. His journey unearths a loss he is haunted by. He has patience and resilience and walks rather than runs from his mistakes.
  • David Gyasi, Ato Essandoh and Rory Kinnear are set as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell. Gyasi currently stars in Amazon's Carnival Row, which has been renewed for a second season. Essandoh starred in Netflix's one-season drama Away. Kinnear recently starred in HBO Max's Our Flag Means Death, which is currently awaiting word on its future.
  • Gyasi will play Dennison. Essandoh will play Stuart. Kinnear will play Trowbridge.
  • Furthermore, the drama has cast Miguel Sandoval, Nana Mensah, Michael McKean, Celia Imrie and Penny Downie in recurring roles. Sandoval previously starred for seven seasons in NBC/CBS' Medium and three seasons in ABC's Station 19. Mensah starred in the Netflix limited series The Chair. McKean starred for three seasons in AMC's Better Call Saul. Imrie starred for five seasons in FX's Better Things. Downie starred for two seasons in Channel 4's Back.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters these recurring guest stars will be playing.
  • Devery Jacobs has landed a role on the upcoming Hawkeye spinoff starring Alaqua Cox. She currently stars in FX's Reservation Dogs, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • She will play Julie, who is resilient and strong-willed.