Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Casting News - Josh Lucas Joins 'Mrs. American Pie'; 'CSI: Vegas' Adds Lex Medlin and Ariana Guerra; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - May 24, 2022

AppleTV+'s Mrs. American Pie; CBS' CSI: Vegas; NBC's New Amsterdam; and Netflix's Cobra Kai.

  • Sandra Mae Frank has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming fifth and final season. She joined the drama as a recurring guest star in its fourth season - appearing in 12 episodes so far.
  • She plays Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, a deaf surgeon and Chief of Oncology. 
  • Josh Lucas has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Allison Janney. He currently stars in Spectrum's Long Slow Exhale, which is awaiting word on its future. He previously starred for two seasons in NBC's The Mysteries of Laura and recurred on Paramount Network's Yellowstone.
  • He will play Douglas, Maxine's (Wiig) husband.
  • Lex Medlin and Ariana Guerra have been cast as new series regulars on the drama's upcoming second season. Jay Lee has also been promoted to series regular on the new season. Medlin previously starred for three seasons in Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. Guerra starred in Hulu's one-season drama Helstrom. Lee recurred during the drama's first season - appearing in five episodes overall.
  • Medlin will play Beau, who spent the last two decades as one of Dow Chemical's top research scientists. After the pandemic, he decided it was time to do more meaningful work than developing new adhesives. He took a massive pay cut, followed his heart, and graduated at the top of his class at the CSI Academy. He is now the most overqualified CSI Level 1 of all time. Beau is a beloved husband and father of four. He's a gregarious font of True Crime trivia, the owner of a depressing collection of New Balance sneakers, and very deeply out of practice answering to bosses. If he can get his head around being a rookie, he's the kind of curious sort who will enjoy having a lot to learn.
  • Guerra will play Serena, a hard-boiled, tiny but mighty, tough-skinned cynic. There is no room inside Serena for a filter. A daughter of cops and a sister to doctors, she is not content to let science lead the way without some saucy commentary and tough questions.
  • Lee plays CSI Chris Park.
  • The action comedy's upcoming fifth season has cast Alicia Hannah-Kim and promoted Dallas Dupree Young to series regular. Hannah-Kim previously recurred on Freeform's Alone Together and HBO Max's Minx. Young joined the series as a recurring guest star in its fourth season - appearing in seven episodes overall.
  • Hannah-Kim will play Kim Da-Eun, a formidable South Korean sensei, who factors into Terry Silver's (Thomas Ian Griffith) plans for accelerating Cobra Kai's exapnsion.
  • Young plays Kenny Payne.