Monday, June 27, 2022

Casting News - Andie MacDowell to Star in 'The Way Home'; Carol Burnett to Appear on 'Better Call Saul'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - June 27, 2022

AMC's Better Call Saul; AppleTV+'s The Big Cigar; Disney+'s American Born Chinese; Hallmark's The Way Home; HBO's The Righteous Gemstones; Netflix's Obliterated; and Starz's Outlander.

  • Carol Burnett will guest star in an upcoming episode of the drama's sixth and final season. She is an Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner. She is best known for starring in her groundbreaking comedy-variety series The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 seasons on CBS. She recently signed on to star in AppleTV+'s upcoming comedy Mrs. American Pie
  • She will play Marion.
  • Joey Phillips and Izzy Meikle-Small have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming seventh season. Phillips' theater credits include Billy Elliott, Of Gods & Monsters and A Christmas Carol. Meikle-Small guest starred on BBC's Ripper Street and Great Expectations.
  • Phillips will play Dr. Denzell Hunter, who has been trained in medicine in Boston and London. As a firm believer in liberty, he is preparing to join the Revolutionary Army as a surgeon.
  • Meikle-Small will play Rachel Hunter, Denzell's younger sister, who is modest but shows flashes of a fiery spirit that attracts the admiration of both William (Charles Vandervaart) and Young Ian (John Bell).
  • Andie MacDowell will star in the upcoming drama created by Heather Conkie and Alexandra Clarke. She previously starred for three seasons in Hallmark's Cedar Cove and in the Netflix limited series Maid.
  • She will play Del, the matriarch of the Landry family and a pillar of the close-knit community of her small, Canadian farm town. She and her daughter Kat have been estranged from each other following tragic events that left their family forever changed and prompted Kat to move away. When Kat unexpectedly returns many years later with her teenage daughter whom Del has never met, the three generations of women embark on an enlightening journey to find their way back to each other and learn important lessons about their family's past.
  • Poppy Liu will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy starring Michelle Yeoh and Ben Wang. She previously recurred on AMC's Better Call Saul, Paramount+'s iCarly and HBO Max's Hacks. She will next appear in AMC's upcoming anthology series Tales of the Walking Dead and Amazon's upcoming drama Dead Ringers.
  • She will play Princess Iron Fan, who is enchanting and possesses magical powers.
  • Alessandro Nivola will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring AndrĂ© Holland and Tiffany Boone. He previously starred in the BBC One limited series Black Narcissus and in the 2021 feature film The Many Saints of Newark.
  • He will play Bert Schneider, Huey P. Newton's (Holland) best friend and a Hollywood producer.
  • Kristen Johnston has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. She previously starred for six seasons in NBC's 3rd Rock from the Sun (winning two Emmy Awards for her supporting performance), four seasons in TV Land's The Exes and three seasons in CBS' Mom.
  • She will play May-May Montgomery, who has a history with the Gemstone family.
  • Nick Zano and Shelley Hennig will play the lead roles in the upcoming action comedy created by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald. Zano previously starred for six seasons in The CW's Legends of Tomorrow. Hennig starred for three seasons in MTV's Teen Wolf.
  • Zano will play Chad McKnight, the head of an elite SEAL team who loves him despite his reputation for being a wild guy on and off the job. The night from hell in Vegas will test his commitment to both keeping the good times going and saving the world while he's at it.
  • Hennig will play Ava Winters, a CIA lead agent who likes to play by the book while overseeing an elite Special Forces team. But the book gets thrown out the window when she and the team have to go back to work while impaired.