Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Casting News - Noah Jupe Joins AppleTV+'s Untitled Benjamin Franklin Series; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 8, 2022

AppleTV+'s Untitled Benjamin Franklin Series; and Netflix's Entergalactic & Untitled Bridgerton Prequel.

  • Katie Brayben and Keir Charles have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring India Amarteifio. Brayben previously recurred on TNT's The Alienist and BBC One's Luther. Charles starred in the second season of Showtime's Back to Life.
  • Brayben will play Vivian Ledger. Charles will play Lord Ledger.
  • Noah Jupe, Ludivine Sagnier, Thibault de Montalembert, Daniel Mays, Assaad Bouab, Eddie Marsan, Jeanne Balibar and Theodore Pellerin have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Michael Douglas. Jupe stars in the A Quiet Place film franchise. Sagnier currently stars in Netflix's Lupin. De Montalembert and Bouab starred in the French dramedy Call My Agent. Mays currently stars in Sky's Code 404. Marsan starred for seven seasons in Showtime's Ray Donovan. Balibar currently stars in the HBO limited series Irma Vep. Pellerin starred in Showtime's one-season comedy On Becoming a God in Central Florida.
  • Jupe will play William Temple Franklin, the secretary to his grandfather Benjamin Franklin (Douglas).
  • Sagnier will play Madame Brillon. De Montalembert will play Vergennes. Mays will play Edward Bancroft. Bouab will play Beacumarchais. Marsan will play John Adams. Balibar will play Helvetius. Pellerin will play Lafayette.
  • Jessica Williams, Timothée Chalamet, Ty Dolla $ign, Laura Harrier, Vanessa Hudgens, Christopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Jaden Smith, Keith David, Teyana Taylor, Arturo Castro and Macaulay Culkin have been added to the voice cast of the upcoming animated series created by Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi and Kenya Barris.
  • Williams will play Meadow, an on-the-rise photographer who is Jabari's (Mescudi) new neighbor. She is not only the coolest girl at the party, she's the realest.
  • Chalamet will play Jimmy, Jabari's best friend and weed dealer, though with the new drug laws he's now focusing on crypto and new inventions. An oxymoronic, laid back conspiracy theorist, he is never without a blunt and a book.
  • Ty Dolla $ign will play Ky, Jabari's irreverent, and at times, inappropriate road dog. He is always there for Jabari, even though his support can sometimes come in interesting packages.
  • Harrier will play Carmen, Jabari's recent ex-girlfriend. Stylish and confident, she is the girl you're supposed to marry.
  • Hudgens will play Karina, Meadow's best friend who is trustworthy, grounded and adorably pregnant.
  • Abbott will play Reed, a well-dressed shark with a heart and art dealer representing Meadow's photography. He has the kind of chin that is sharp enough to cut glass but not strong enough to take a punch.
  • 070 Shake will play Nadia, Meadow's associate from the art scene. Born and raised in New York City, she is an in-your-face sculptor whose voice could only be drowned out by the brashness of her own work.
  • Smith will play Jordan, an adolescent BMX superstar. His talent earns a pass to kick it with Jabari and Jimmy. He sees the dating landscape in New York City just a bit different than Jabari.
  • David will play Mr. Rager, Jabari's superhero creation.
  • Taylor will play Boxing Coach, Meadow and Karina's hard-nose boxing instructor at Rumble NYC.
  • Castro will play Len, an upwardly mobile professional and Jabari's co-worker at Cosmic Comics. He wears hard-bottom shoes and a newsboy cap. He's super smart and super annoying.
  • Culkin will play Downtown Pat, a Downtown legend and life-long, city-wide delinquent. Despite his gritty exterior, Pat has a very romantic heart and wise words to give.