Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Casting News - Hugh Jackman Joins 'Koala Man'; Linus Roache to Co-Star on 'Fellow Travelers'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - July 19, 2022

ABC's Big Sky & Grey's Anatomy; CBS' FBI: Most Wanted; Hulu's Koala Man; and Showtime's Fellow Travelers.





ABC's BIG SKY
  • J. Anthony Pena has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. Additionally, Luke Mitchell, Seth Gabel, Henry Ian Cusick, Anirudh Pisharody and Madalyn Horcher have been cast in recurring roles. Pena recurred during the drama's second season - appearing in 16 episodes overall. Mitchell starred for two seasons in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and two seasons in NBC's Blindspot. Gabel starred for one season in FOX's Fringe and three seasons in WGN America's Salem. Cusick starred for four seasons in ABC's Lost, six seasons in The CW's The 100 and two seasons in CBS' MacGyver. Pisharody recurred on FOX's 9-1-1 and Netflix's Never Have I Ever. Horcher guest starred on ABC's The Rookie and HBO Max's Doom Patrol
  • Pena plays Mo Poppernak, Jenny Hoyt's (Katheryn Winnick) chatty, upbeat partner at the Sheriff's Department and an indispensable right-hand man.
  • Mitchell will play Cormac, backcountry outfitter Sunny Barnes' (Reba McEntire) charming son. He's the worker bee on her camping trips, making sure guests are always equipped and comfortable.
  • Gabel will play Walter, a recluse who lives in a cabin in the Montana wilderness. His unpredictable nature can make for menacing run-ins with stray hikers.
  • Cusick will play Avery, a well-meaning, successful tech entrepreneur who books himself and his stepdaughter Emily on Barnes' camping trip.
  • Pisharody will play Luke, a city slicker whose girlfriend Paige dragged him onto Sunny Day Excursions for his birthday.
  • Horcher will play Paige, a New Yorker and Luke's girlfriend who booked them both on Sunny's camping trip.
CBS' FBI: MOST WANTED
  • Edwin Hodge has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming fourth season as a new series regular. He previously starred for two seasons in History's Six and in CBS' one-season drama Good Sam.
  • He will play Ray Cannon, who is transferred to Remy Scott's (Dylan McDermott) team from the FBI's Violent Crimes office in Albany. He started his career in New Orleans as a cop-turned-junior detective, then graduated at the top of his class at Quantico last year, following in his retired FBI agent father's footsteps.
SHOWTIME's FELLOW TRAVELERS
  • Jelani Alladin, Noah J. Ricketts and Linus Roache will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Matt Bomer, Allison Williams and Jonathan Bailey. Alladin previously starred in the second season of AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Ricketts guest starred on Hulu's High Fidelity and Starz's American Gods. Roache starred for three seasons in NBC's Law & Order, three seasons in History's Vikings and two seasons in Showtime's Homeland
  • Alladin will play Marcus Hooks, who comes from a D.C.-based middle-class family and is a journalist covering the Senate beat while confronting the racism he encounters on a daily basis.
  • Ricketts will play Frankie Hines, a drag performer who works in the Cozy Corner, a favorite underground gay nightspot of Hawk (Bomer) and Marcus.
  • Roach will play Senator Wesley Smith, a career politician and family man who is like a father to Hawk.
HULU's KOALA MAN
  • Hugh Jackman will voice one of the lead roles in the upcoming animated comedy created by and starring Michael Cusack. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013 for his performance in the film Les Mis√©rables. He won an Emmy Award in 2005 for hosting the 58th Tony Awards. He won a Grammy Award in 2019 for the album to the film The Greatest Showman. He won a Tony Award in 2004 for his lead performance in the musical The Boy From Oz. He currently is starring on Broadway in the musical The Music Man.
  • He will play Big Greg, the most well-liked man in Dapto, Australia and the head of the Town council. He has only known success. Formerly the host of "Fishing Big with Big Greg," Australia's third most popular fishing show, Big Greg has ridden his celebrity into a trusted position in Dapto.
ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY
  • Alexis Floyd is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming nineteenth season. She previously starred in the Netflix limited series Inventing Anna. She also recurred on Freeform's The Bold Type.
  • She will play Simone Griffin, a new first-year surgical resident at Grey Sloan. A funny, whip smart, high achiever with a complicated family dynamic. She grew up in Seattle, but never wanted to work at Grey Sloan because of a painful personal history with the hospital.