Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Casting News - Manny Montana Joins 'Ironheart'; Garret Dillahunt Lands Recurring Role on 'Hightown'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - June 15, 2022

AMC's Demascus; AppleTV+'s The Big Cigar; Disney+'s Ironheart; HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty; Netflix's Unstable; and Starz's Hightown & Power Book III: Raising Kanan

  • Sian Clifford, Rachel Marsh, Emma Ferreira, Aaron Branch, Fred Armisen, Tom Allen and JT Parr have been cast on the upcoming comedy starring Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe. Clifford previously starred for two seasons in Amazon's Fleabag. Marsh guest starred on Paramount+'s iCarly and HBO Max's Head of the Class. Ferreira starred in the 2021 film Learn to Swim. Branch guest starred on NBC's Kenan. Armisen co-created and stars in HBO's Los Espookys and IFC's Documentary Now. Allen recurred on Facebook's Real Bros of Simi Valley. Parr recurred on CBS' Hawaii Five-0.
  • Clifford will play Anna, the Chief Financial Officer of the company run by Ellis (Rob Lowe), who has been with him since its founding. Strong, smart, opinionated, and one hundred percent loyal to her boss, she is one of the only people in Ellis' life who can go toe-to-toe with him.
  • Marsh will play Luna, a genius biotech engineer who works in the lab with her friend and research partner Ruby. Shy and awkward, Luna is happy to her more outgoing partner do the talking for the two of them.
  • Ferreira will play Ruby, also a biotech genius (let's just stipulate everyone who works here is a friggin' genius). She is outgoing, friendly and accessible... the opposite of Luna.
  • Branch will play Malcolm, a longtime friend of Jackson (John Owen Lowe). He's the project manager for the game-changing venture the company has been working on. An extrovert who is actually insecure since he's a non-scientist in a world of scientific geniuses.
  • Armisen will play Leslie, Ellis' board-appointed therapist who is desperate to be liked.
  • Allen and Parr will play TJ and Chaz, not very bright brothers who only have each other and are adversaries to Ellis. They got their board position because their rich father helped fun Ellis' company.
  • Chyna Layne has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's She's Gotta Have It.
  • She will play Andrea, who is sexy, no nonsense and decent. She has lived a lot of life and seen a lot. Everything Andrea does in her life is for her teenage son, and sometimes that means making tough decisions to help build a better life for him.
  • Manny Montana has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Dominique Thorne and Anthony Ramos. He previously starred for three seasons in USA's Graceland and four seasons in NBC's Good Girls. He recently recurred on the fourth season of FX's Mayans M.C.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.
  • Garret Dillahunt, Jeanine Serralles, Kaya Rosenthal, Michael Drayer, Ellie Barone and Taja V. Simpson have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Dillahunt previously starred for four seasons in FOX's Raising Hope, three seasons in Hulu's The Mindy Project, two seasons in Amazon's Hand of God and three seasons in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. Serralles starred in Amazon's one-season drama Utopia. Rosenthal guest starred on HBO's The Time Traveler's Wife. Drayer recurred on Amazon's Sneaky Pete, USA's Mr. Robot and TNT's Claws. Barone is a newcomer who graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Simpson currently stars in BET's The Oval, which has been renewed for a fourth season.
  • Dillahunt will play Shane Frawley, a charismatic and charming gangster from South Boston. He owns a slew of legitimate businesses across Massachusetts, but his plans to take the Cape by storm are far from legit. As the new man on the scene, he will be a massive thorn in drug trafficker Osito's (Atkins Estimond) side.
  • Serralles will play Rachel, a lonely woman who lives with her grandmother, who has found comfort in writing letters to prisoners... which sends her down a dangerous path.
  • Rosenthal will play Sarah, a rookie cop, who has been assigned to Ray's (James Badge Dale) unit on an undercover assignment. She's got great instincts and is a thoroughly modern millennial who puts Ray in his place.
  • Drayer will play Owen Frawley, Shane's nephew, who was kicked off the Red Sox farm team for blatant steroid abuse and casual violence. He is a vicious, funny, reckless drug dealer and all-around loose cannon. His bad behavior is enabled by his uncle Shane.
  • Barone will play Veronica, a tough working girl who's mysteriously gone missing and quickly becomes Jackie's (Monica Raymund) latest obsession.
  • Simpson will play Janelle, a no-nonsense physical therapist at the Provincetown prison, who can handle everything the prisoners throw her way. After years of keeping her guard up, she has fallen in love with the prisoner, Osito. Despite being blissfully happy, life has taught her that nothing this good can last.
  • Janet Hubert, Caleb Eberhardt and Shakira Ja'nai Paye will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Okieriete Onaodowan. Hubert previously recurred on OWN's If Loving You Is Wrong, TBS' The Last O.G. and HBO Max's Love Life. Eberhardt recurred on HBO's The Deuce and HBO's Betty. Paye guest starred on ABC's Black-ish, NBC's Grand Crew and Freeform's Single Drunk Female.
  • Hubert will play Dr. Bonnetville, a psychotherapist with a quick wit and a smart mouth. She uses her patented blend of apathy and cutting edge technology to aid her patients on their quests for personal growth.
  • Eberhardt will play Redd, Demascus' (Onaodowan) Bohemian artist best friend who is a reformed reprobate stumbling into adulthood, and he's determined to take Demascus with him.
  • Paye will play Naomi, an alluring performer who captures Demascus' heart and imagination during a chance meeting. She's a haunting missed connection and he can't stop wondering: "what if?"
  • Tiffany Boone will play the female lead in the upcoming limited series starring Andre Holland. She currently stars in Amazon's Hunters, which has been renewed for a second season. She also starred in the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers
  • She will play Gwen Fontaine, Huey P. Newton's (Holland) loyal girlfriend.
  • Thomas Mann has been promoted to a series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. He previously guest starred in the first season finale. His film credits include Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Kong: Skull Island and Halloween Kills.
  • He plays Johnny Buss, the son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss (John C. Reilly).