Friday, August 12, 2022

Casting News - Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King and Beau Bridges Join AppleTV+'s 'Lessons in Chemistry'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 12, 2022

ABC's Big Sky; AMC's Demascus & Invitation to a Bonfire; AppleTV+'s Lessons in Chemistry; and NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime

  • Jamie Neumann and Amy Darton have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Freya Mavor, Pilou Asbæk and Tatiana Maslany. Neumann previously starred in the second season of HBO's The Deuce and recurred on HBO's Lovecraft Country. Darton starred in the Audible drama Sleeping Beauty.
  • Neumann will play Nadine. Raised in rural Appalachia, she now works in the kitchen at the Donne School, a tony, all-girls boarding school in New Jersey. Unbeknownst to the current schoolgirls, she was a Donne student herself, many years prior, thanks to the largesse of a generous scholarship.
  • Darton will play Daphne. In the complex social hierarchy of the Donne School, she is the unquestioned queen. But her social standing, silver spoon upbringing and posh clothes cannot save her from the indignities of 1930s womanhood. Daphne may lord over the schoolgirls with unchecked power, but it's only because she has so little real power of her own.
  • Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Patrick Walker, Thomas Mann, Kevin Sussman and Beau Bridges have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Brie Larson. Pullman currently stars in Amazon's Outer Range, which released its first season in April. King starred for six seasons in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder. Koenig recurred on HBO Max's The Flight Attendant and Paramount+'s The Offer. Walker recurred on FOX's The Resident and Starz's Gaslit. Mann stars in the upcoming second season of HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. Sussman starred for six seasons in CBS' The Big Bang Theory. Bridges is a 3-time Emmy Award winner out of 15 nominations.
  • Pullman will play Calvin. King will play Harriet Slone. Koenig will play Fran Frask. Walker will play Wakely. Mann will play Boryweitz. Sussman will play Walter. Bridges will play Wilson.
  • Camilla Belle and Gus Halper have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Belle previously starred in the Netflix film Carter. Halper recurred on Cinemax's Jett, AppleTV+'s Dickinson and AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.
  • They will play New York City power couple Pearl Serrano and Teddy Silas.
  • Sasha Hutchings is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Okieriete Onaodowan. She currently stars in the North American tour of the musical Oklahoma! and recurs on Starz's Run the World.
  • She will play Budhi Banks, Demascus' (Onaodowan) tech-smart girlfriend of three years. She's committed to making their relationship work despite Demascus' hang-ups.
  • Rex Linn has been cast in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He previously starred for six seasons in CBS' CSI: Miami. He currently recurs on AMC's Better Call Saul and CBS' Young Sheldon.
  • He will play Buck Barnes, the husband of Sunny Barnes (Reba McEntire). The pair owns Sunny Day Excursions which specializes in glamping.