Friday, July 15, 2022

Casting News - Martin Lawrence Books Recurring Role on 'Demascus'; Rafael Casal Joins 'Loki'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - July 15, 2022

AMC's Demascus; Disney+'s Loki; Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale; and NBC's La Brea.

  • Martin Lawrence has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Okieriete Onaodowan. He previously starred for five seasons in FOX's Martin. He also stars in the Bad Boys film franchise - which is currently in pre-production on its fourth entry.
  • He will play Forty, Demascus' (Onaodowan) irascible uncle, a man who has seen better days. Despite his failing health, he is eager to be acknowledged as the (currently self-proclaimed) patriarch of the family.
  • Rafael Casal has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. He co-wrote and starred in the 2018 feature film Blindspotting. He also co-created and recurs in the television spinoff of the same name on Starz, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing. 
  • Genevieve Angelson has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. She previously recurred on NBC's This Is Us, AppleTV+'s The Afterparty and NBC's New Amsterdam.
  • She will play Mrs. Wheeler, an affluent Canadian who idolizes Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) and is a driving force behind the rise of Gilead in Toronto.
  • Jonno Roberts is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. He previously recurred on CBS' Blue Bloods and TBS' Wrecked.
  • He will play James Mallet, a brilliant scientist and businessman who just might be trying to save the world.