Monday, August 22, 2022

Casting News - Merritt Wever and Michaela Watkins Book Recurring Roles on Hulu's 'Tiny Beautiful Things'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - August 22, 2022

FOX's The Cleaning Lady; Hulu's Tiny Beautiful Things; Netflix's Kaos; and Paramount+'s Fatal Attraction.

  • Debi Mazar has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Jeff Goldblum, Janet McTeer and David Thewlis. She previously starred for seven seasons in TV Land's Younger and in Netflix's one-season comedy The Pentaverate.
  • She will play Medusa.
  • Merritt Wever, Michaela Watkins and Owen Painter have booked recurring roles on the upcoming comedy starring Kathryn Hahn and Quentin Plair. Wever is a two-time Emmy Award winner for Showtime's Nurse Jackie and Netflix's Godless. Watkins starred for four seasons in Hulu's Casual and two seasons in CBS' The Unicorn. Painter guest starred on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  • Wever will play Frankie, the resilient and resourceful single mother of Young Clare (Sarah Pidgeon) and Young Lucas. Her belief in abundance over scarcity, and putting oneself in the way of beauty, transforms her children's life of poverty and becomes a touchstone for Clare (Hahn) as she takes up the mantel of the anonymous, revered advice columnist, Sugar, in the present.
  • Watkins will play Amy, an emerging novelist and the decades-long best friend of Clare, whose decision to remain childless and pursue an artistic career has been shaped by a mother loss of her own - though a different kind than Clare's. And while their friendship is very real, each serves as an in-her-face reminder of the lives they could have had, had they chosen different paths.
  • Painter will play Young Lucas, the younger brother of Clare, whose life veers unexpectedly off-course after the devastating death of their mother, Frankie.
  • Chelsea Frei has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred for two seasons in FOX's The Moodys and recurred on Hulu's Dollface. She next stars in Freeform's upcoming comedy While You Were Breeding.
  • She will play Maya Campbell. When she took up a job as a bartender in Vegas to pay off her student loans, she had no idea her entire life would be turned around when FBI Special Agent Garrett Miller (Oliver Hudson) used his charms to turn her into a confidential informant. Maya became integral to a major FBI drug case, but when a fiery affair ended their relationship - and Garrett's marriage - he was forced to sever all ties and walk away from the case in order to save his career. Now, Maya comes back into the picture and Garrett becomes determined to make things right and get her out. Question is - does Maya want to be saved from the crime world she's now deeply enmeshed in?
  • Doreen Calderon has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson and Amanda Peet. She previously guest starred on The CW's Jane the Virgin, ABC's Scandal, TNT's Animal Kingdom, NBC's This Is Us, The CW's Riverdale, FOX's Call Me Kat and AppleTV+'s Loot.
  • She will play Maureen Walker, Dan's (Jackson) longtime assistant who worked for his father before him. She knows how he thinks and keeps in perfect stride, but also has enough cred to tease her boss once in a while.