Thursday, August 11, 2022

Casting News - 'Yellowjackets' Casts Lauren Ambrose as Adult Vanessa; Lucy Liu Joins 'A Man in Full'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - August 11, 2022

AppleTV+'s Swagger; Netflix's A Man in Full; Paramount+'s Fatal Attraction; and Showtime's Yellowjackets.

  • Lauren Ambrose has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. Furthermore, Liv Hewson has been promoted to series regular for the new season. Ambrose currently stars in AppleTV+'s Servant, which has been renewed for a fourth and final season. Hewson recurred on the drama's first season - appearing in all 10 episodes.
  • Ambrose will play the adult version of Vanessa Palmer - played as a teenager by Hewson.
  • Jessica Harper, John Getz, Toks Olagundoye, David Sullivan and Isabella Briggs have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson and Amanda Peet. Harper previously recurred on AppleTV+'s See and FX's The Old Man. Getz recurred on Amazon's Bosch, NBC's Timeless and HBO Max's Doom Patrol. Olagundoye recurred on HBO's Veep, ABC's The Rookie and Disney+'s Big Shot. Sullivan starred for two seasons in Amazon's The Wilds. Briggs studied at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.
  • Harper will play Sophie, Beth's (Peet) mother, a dryly witty New England transplant who loves her daughter and granddaughter as well as a cocktail.
  • Getz will play Warren, Beth's father, who retired from the financial sector and does not suffer fools lightly. He puts up with Dan (Jackson) for Beth's sake but isn't impressed by Dan's career or his ability to provide for his family.
  • Olagundoye will play Conchita Lewis, the head of the Victims Services Bureau and a longtime colleague and friend of Dan as well as Alex's (Caplan) boss.
  • Sullivan will play Frank Gallardo, Dan's #2 in the Major Crimes Bureau. He is a fast-talking prosecutor who habitually juggles a mistress and enjoys making things awkward for other people. Dan didn't hire him and doesn't like him but can't fire him so has learned to live with him.
  • Briggs will play Stella. Cheerfully energetic with a warm vibe, she is welcoming and confident and disarming when she wants to be friends.
  • Lucy Liu has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane. She previously starred for three seasons in FOX's Ally McBeal, seven seasons in CBS' Elementary and in the first season of Paramount+'s Why Women Kill.
  • She will play Joyce Newman, the founder of a successful clean beauty company. She struggles with a crisis of conscious that threatens to undo friendships and business ventures.
  • Orlando Jones and Shannon Brown are set as new series regulars on the drama's upcoming second season. Moreover, Christina Jackson and Sean Anthony Baker have been promoted to series regulars for the new season. Jones previously starred for two seasons in FOX's Sleepy Hollow and in the second season of Starz's American Gods. Brown recurred on FOX's Empire, Showtime's Shameless and HBO's Ballers. Jackson and Baker recurred on the drama's first season - with Jackson appearing in 9 episodes while Baker appeared in all 10 episodes.
  • Jones will play Emory Price, the Athletic Director at a nearby prep school.
  • Brown will play LJ Ryder, an elite high school basketball player.
  • Jackson plays Tonya, Ike's (O'Shea Jackson Jr.) wife.
  • Baker plays Naim Rahim, Swagger's deputy coach and Musa's (Caleel Harris) father.