Thursday, June 23, 2022

Casting News - Jonathan Pryce, Rosalind Chao and Ben Schnetzer Board Netflix's 'The Three-Body Problem'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - June 23, 2022

ABC's The Rookie: Feds; AMC's The Driver; AppleTV+'s Lady in the Lake; Netflix's Outer Banks & The Three-Body Problem; Paramount+'s Fatal Attraction & SEAL Team; and Peacock's The Missing.

  • Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, Reno Wilson and Brian Goodman have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson and Amanda Peet. Jirrels previously recurred on Peacock's Saved by the Bell and Amazon's As We See It. Huss starred for four seasons in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire and three seasons in AppleTV+'s Dickinson. Wilson starred for six seasons in CBS' Mike & Molly and four seasons in NBC's Good Girls. Goodman starred for two seasons in TNT's Rizzoli & Isles and one season in Hulu's Chance.
  • Jirrels will play Ellen Gallagher, Dan (Jackson) and Beth's (Peet) daughter.
  • Huss will play Mike Gerard, the DA's chief of investigations, whose friendship and loyalty to deputy DA Dan Gallagher goes back many years.
  • Wilson will play Detective Earl Booker, a long-standing member of the Los Angeles Police Department with a large personality and an inability to self-edit.
  • Goodman will play Arthur Tomlinson, Beth's best friend and business partner.
  • James Lesure has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Niecy Nash-Betts. He previously starred for five seasons in NBC's Las Vegas and three seasons in TBS' Men at Work. He also recurred on CBS' Blue Bloods, Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, NBC's Good Girls and HBO's Divorce.
  • He will play Carter Hope, a conservative and by-the-book traditionalist. He's a model FBI agent who joined the bureau after a successful career as a lawyer in the Justice Department. Now he's got the most challenging task of his career: training the outspoken and outside-the-box rookie Simone Clark (Nash-Betts), whose style will be a challenge to his painfully won beliefs.
  • Andy McQueen, Fiona Palomo and Lou Ferrigno Jr. have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. McQueen currently stars in The CW's Coroner, which returns for its fourth season later this year. Palomo currently stars in Netflix's Control Z, which returns for its third season next month. Ferrigno recurred on FOX's 9-1-1, The CW's Stargirl and CBS' S.W.A.T.
  • McQueen will play Carlos Singh, a Caribbean Don who is intelligent, refined and ruthless, and is out on a treasure hunt of his own.
  • Palomo will play Sofia, who identifies as a Pogue but secretly yearns to be a part of the country club crowd. Likable and scrappy, she starts to form a close connection with Rafe (Drew Starkey).
  • Ferrigno will play Ryan, Singh's top security officer and enforcer. Calm and collected but young and hungry, he's done enough jobs to keep a cool head but also knows what could happen if he fails.
  • Raffi Barsoumian is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming sixth season. He previously starred in CBS' one-season drama The Code and recurred on The CW's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • He will play Omar, a Senior Chief with fifteen years of experience as a SEAL. The son of Syrian immigrants, he has a deep understanding of the Middle East, and calls upon that knowledge to help navigate missions in the region.
  • Jonathan Pryce, Rosalind Chao, Ben Schnetzer and Eve Ridley have been added to the cast of the upcoming drama starring Eiza González and Benedict Wong. Pryce was nominated for an Academy Award in 2019 for his lead performance in the film The Two Popes. Chao recurred on FX's Better Things and Showtime's The First Lady. Schnetzer starred in FX's one-season drama Y: The Last Man. Ridley will make her acting debut with the new series.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Constance Zimmer, Chris Sullivan, Ben Shenkman, Rafael Cebrián and Danielle Davenport have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Jeff Wilbusch and Juliana Canfield. Zimmer previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's House of Cards and four seasons in Lifetime's UnREAL. Sullivan starred for six seasons in NBC's This Is Us. Shenkman starred for four seasons in USA's Royal Pains and two seasons in ABC's For the People. Cebrián currently stars in AppleTV+'s Acapulco, which has been renewed for a second season. Davenport guest starred on Starz's Power, NBC's The Blacklist and CBS' Blue Bloods.
  • Zimmer will play Anna. Sullivan will play Paul Serra. Shenkman will play Rabbi Cermak. Cebrián will play Brad Holt. Davenport will play Marcie.
  • Paula Malcomson will star opposite Giancarlo Esposito in the upcoming drama created by Sonu Gonera, Danny Brocklehurst and Theo Travers. She previously starred for three seasons in HBO's Deadwood and five seasons in Showtime's Ray Donovan.
  • She will play Ros.
  • Moses Ingram will play the co-lead opposite Natalie Portman in the upcoming limited series created by Alma Har'el and Dre Ryan. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2021 for her supporting performance in the Netflix limited series The Queen's Gambit. She recently starred in the Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • She will play Cleo Sherwood. Ingram replaces Lupita Nyong'o, who was originally attached to star and executive producer but left the project earlier this year.