Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Casting News - Ashley Thomas to Play Male Lead in Hulu's 'Black Cake'; Marc Menchaca to Co-Star on AppleTV+'s 'The Big Cigar'

Casting News - July 5, 2022

AppleTV+'s The Big Cigar and Hulu's Black Cake.

  • Ashley Thomas will play the male lead opposite Adrienne Warren and Mia Isaac in the upcoming drama created by Marissa Jo Cerar. He previously starred in the second season of CBS' Salvation and in the Amazon limited series Them: Covenant. He will next star in FX/BBC's upcoming limited series Great Expectations.
  • He will play Byron Bennett, a brilliant ocean scientist, whose formidable work ethic has made him a leader in his field and a popular social media influencer. His professional success comes second only to his relationship with his mother. In the wake of her death, Byron is tasked with carrying out her final wish - a task that forces a reunion with his estranged sister, Benny (Warren), and brings to lift harrowing secrets.
  • Marc Menchaca will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring André Holland and Tiffany Boone. He previously starred in the HBO limited series The Outsider and recurred on Netflix's Ozark. He will next be seen recurring on the third season of Amazon's Jack Ryan and in the HBO limited series The White House Plumbers.
  • He will play Agent Sydney Clark, a former lawyer and Vietnam vet from Oklahoma. He lives undercover as a dirty hippie while pursuing Huey P. Newton (Holland), who is wanted on charges of killing a teenage prostitute.