Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Casting News - Michaela Coel, John Turturro and Paul Dano Join Amazon's 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - June 29, 2022

Amazon's The Horror of Dolores Roach & Mr. and Mrs. Smith; AppleTV+'s Platonic; FX's Justified: City Primeval; Hulu's Up Here; Netflix's Kaos; Peacock's Poker Face; and Starz's Power Book IV: Force

  • Hugh Grant, Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Nabhaan Rizwan, Killian Scott, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Rakie Ayola, Stanley Townsend and Billie Piper have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Aurora Perrineau.
  • Grant (The Undoing) will play Zeus, the King of the Gods. He is seemingly all-powerful, yet desperately insecure and vengeful. That is, until he wakes up one morning and discovers a wrinkle on his forehead. Neurosis then sets in, setting him off on a dangerous, paranoid path. Zeus becomes convinced his fall is coming - and starts to see signs of it everywhere.
  • McTeer (Ozark) will play Hera, the Queen of the Gods. She exercises dominion on Earth - and over Zeus - in her own unique way. But her power and freedom become threatened by Zeus' growing paranoia, and she is forced to act.
  • Curtis (the Avatar franchise) will play Poseidon, the God of Seas, Storms and Earthquakes - and Horses. He is more concerned with the size of his super-yacht and where the next party is at. The well-being of mere mortals is of little interest to him.
  • Thewlis (Fargo) will play Hades, the God of the Underworld and Zeus' once reliable brother. He is secretly losing his grip on his dark dominion - with a backlog of dead waiting to be processed.
  • Rizwan (Station Eleven) will play Dionysus, Zeus' rebellious son, who is out of control and on course for a cosmic collision with his father.
  • Scott (Dublin Murders), Butler (Kiss Me First) and Farzad (I Hate Suzie) will play Orpheus, Caneus and Ari, respectively. These mortals - along with Riddy (Perrineau) - come from different walks of life and are all cosmically connected in the battle against Zeus. Each one has a very different role to play, and any one of them may be destined to bring down the God.
  • No details were immediately released about the characters Ayola (The Pact), Townsend (The Current War) and Piper (Penny Dreadful) will be playing.
  • Marc Maron, Jean Yoon, Judy Reyes and Jeffery Self have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Justina Machado. Maron previously starred for four seasons in IFC's Maron and three seasons in Netflix's GLOW. Yoon starred for five seasons in CBC's Kim's Convenience. Reyes starred for eight seasons in NBC's Scrubs, four seasons in Lifetime's Devious Maids and four seasons in TNT's Claws. Self recurred on HBO Max's Search Party.
  • Maron will play Gideon Pearlman, Dolores (Machado) and Luis' (Alejandro Hernandez) Long Island-based landlord who is the new owner of the building where they reside and is the home of Empanada Loca.
  • Yoon will play Joy, who has owned the laundromat next door to Empanada Loca for nine years and becomes Dolores' frequent customer.
  • Reyes will play Marcie, who runs the neighborhood weed business and at first offers Dolores an opportunity to work for her. When Dolores declines, she quickly becomes her nemesis.
  • Self will play Caleb, an up-and-coming influencer/podcaster living in the Empanada Loca building. One of Dolores' regular massage customers, he brings attention to the empanada shop and an influx of new patrons after featuring the restaurant in a podcast episode.
  • Katie Finneran, John Hodgman, Andréa Burns, Sophia Hammons and Emilia Suárez are set as series regulars on the upcoming musical comedy starring Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes. Recurring guest stars will also include George Hampe, Julia McDermott, Scott Porter, Ayumi Patterson and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
  • Finneran (The Gilded Age) will play Joan, Lindsay's (Whitman) unfailingly proper and appearance-fixated mother.
  • Hodgman (Dicktown) will play Tom, Lindsay's danger-obsessed father and chief coroner of Chittenden County, Virginia.
  • Burns (West Side Story) will play Rosie, Miguel's (Valdes) mother.
  • Hammons (Under Wraps) will play Celeste, Lindsay's rule-following, risk-averse best friend from seventh grade.
  • Suárez will play Renee, the queen bee of Miguel's high school.
  • Hampe (The Resident) will play Ned, Lindsay's sweet, small town Vermont pediatric dentist boyfriend.
  • McDermott (Women of the Movement) will play Fiona, Miguel's sharp and acerbic video game project manager girlfriend.
  • Porter (Friday Night Lights) will play Orson, the supremely self-confident and self-important private equity manager who destroyed Miguel's life.
  • Patterson (The Falling World) will play Marta, Lindsay's sophisticated and not entirely trustworthy New York City roommate.
  • Stokes (Evil) will play Ted aka Mr. McGooch, a beloved author and illustrator, whose classic children's books were a fixture of Lindsay's youth.
  • Ravi Patel has landed a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Timothy Olyphant. He previously recurred on Netflix's Master of None, TBS' Wrecked and ABC's American Housewife. He will next be seen in Showtime's upcoming drama Three Women.
  • He will play Rick Newley.
  • Alisha Wainwright, Guy Branum, Janet Varney, Emily Kimball and Vinny Thomas have scored recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen. Wainwright previously starred in the third season of Freeform's Shadowhunters and for two seasons in Netflix's Raising Dion. Branum stars in the upcoming feature film Bros. Varney starred for three seasons in IFC's Stan Against Evil and recurred on FXX's You're the Worst. Kimball guest starred on CBS' NCIS: New Orleans and Showtime's Shameless. Thomas is a TikTok star.
  • Wainwright will play Audrey, Will's (Rogen) ex-wife.
  • Branum will play Stewart, Charlie's (Luke Macfarlane) confidante and a partner at the law firm where he works.
  • Varney will play Vanessa, one of Charlie's colleagues.
  • Kimball will play Peyton, one of Will's romantic interests.
  • Thomas will play Omar, a young assistant brewer at Will's brewery.
  • Michaela Coel, John Turturro and Paul Dano have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine. Coel created, directed and starred in HBO's I May Destroy You, winning an Emmy Award as a writer. Turturro currently stars in AppleTV+'s Severance, which has been renewed for a second season. Dano recently starred in the feature film The Batman.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Carmela Zumbado, Miriam A. Hyman, Manuel Eduardo Ramirez and Adrienne Walker have been cast as new series regulars on the drama's upcoming second season. Zumbado previously starred in the second season of Netflix's You and recurred on NBC's Chicago P.D. Hyman currently recurs on Showtime's The Chi. Ramirez recurred on USA's Queen of the South. Walker guest starred on NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime.
  • Zumbado will play Mireya Garcia, who is smart and direct with a great sense of humor. She's strong-willed, guarded, and not afraid to call you on your bad behavior. She's also the younger sister of the most dangerous Mexican drug dealer in the city.
  • Hyman will play US Attorney Stacy Marks. From Chicago's South Side, she first worked as a public defender before earning her way into the U.S. Attorney's Office. She's an independent self-starter who's young, hungry, and ready to make a name for herself.
  • Ramirez will play Miguel Garcia, a mean, violent and domineering alpha male. He's never been in a long-term relationship because he lives to make money but will do anything to protect the ones he loves.
  • Walker will play Shanti "Showstopper" Page, a prized ex-professional boxer who now runs her own gym. She is fearless and ambitious, a dangerous combination.
  • Simon Helberg has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Natasha Lyonne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He previously starred for twelve seasons in CBS' The Big Bang Theory.
  • As with all previous casting, no details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.