Thursday, July 28, 2022

Casting News - Krysten Ritter to Star in 'Orphan Black: Echoes'; Phylicia Rashad Lands Recurring Role on 'The Good Fight'

Casting News - July 28, 2022

AMC's Orphan Black: Echoes and Paramount+'s The Good Fight.

  • Krysten Ritter will star in and executive produce the upcoming spinoff of BBC America's Orphan Black. She previously played Jessica Jones for three seasons in Netflix's Jessica Jones and in the Netflix limited series The Defenders. She also recurred on AMC's Breaking Bad and will next appear in HBO Max's upcoming limited series Love and Death starring Elizabeth Olsen.
  • Ritter will play Lucy, a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world.
  • Phylicia Rashad, Shahar Isaac, Erich Bergen and Paul Scheer have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming sixth and final season. Rashad previously starred for eight seasons in NBC's The Cosby Show and one season in OWN's David Makes Man. Isaac starred for two seasons in the web series The Chosen. Bergen starred for six seasons in CBS' Madam Secretary. Scheer starred for three seasons in Showtime's Black Monday.
  • Rashad will play Renetta Clark, the calm and brilliant leader of a stealthy resistance movement. 
  • Isaac will play Zev Beker, an Israeli Krav Maga instructor who is equal parts tough and charming.
  • Bergen will play Steven Sheen, a prosecutor.
  • Scheer will play Matt Brittel, a lawyer who faces Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) in court.