Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Casting News - Mireille Enos to Play Female Lead in 'Straight Man'; Scott Foley Joins 'The Girls on the Bus'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - August 23, 2022

ABC's Avalon & The Rookie; Amazon's The Power; AMC's Straight Man; FOX's Alert; Hallmark's The Way Home; and HBO Max's The Girls on the Bus.

  • Scott Foley has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Melissa Benoist. He previously starred for four seasons in The WB's Felicity and five seasons in ABC's Scandal. He also starred in ABC's one-season drama Whiskey Cavalier and in FOX's one-season drama The Big Leap.
  • He will play a little-known mayor from Kansas who has joined the presidential race.
  • Lisseth Chavez has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. She previously starred for one season in NBC's Chicago P.D. and two seasons in The CW's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • She will play Celina, a new rookie with an easy confidence and high marks at the Academy whose unconventional approach to police work poses a unique challenge for her training officer.
  • Evan Williams will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Andie MacDowell and Chyler Leigh. He previously recurred on MTV's Awkward and starred for three seasons in Canal+'s Versailles
  • He will play Elliot Augustine, Kat's (Leigh) good friend from high school who now teaches science at their alma mater. The unexpressed feelings he had for Kat back them may still be lurking just under the surface, but the two pick up their easy friendship again when Kate returns to their small town of Port Haven, New Brunswick. Elliot is also her daughter Alice's (Sadie Laflamme-Snow) science teacher and plays a surprising role in the journey Alice takes as she learns the truth about her family's past.
  • Mireille Enos will play the female lead opposite Bob Odenkirk in the upcoming drama created by Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein. She previously starred for four seasons in AMC/Netflix's The Killing, two seasons in ABC's The Catch and three seasons in Amazon's Hanna.
  • She will play Lily Devereaux, the emotionally grounded, unflappable wife of Hank Devereaux Jr. (Odenkirk), and the Vice Principal of the local high school in rural Pennsylvania where they live. As Hank's life starts to unravel, Lily begins to question the path she's on and the choices she's made. She'll start to explore other opportunities for herself while doing her best to keep Hank and their adult daughter on track.
  • Toni Collette and Josh Charles have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Auli'i Cravalho and John Leguizamo. Collette is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for her lead performance in the HBO Max limited series The Staircase. Charles previously starred for five seasons in CBS' The Good Wife and in the HBO limited series We Own This City.
  • Collette will play Margot Cleary-Lopez, the Mayor of Seattle, an authentic and genuinely progressive politician fighting hard for change. She has a sharp tongue, a wicked sense of humor, and a passion to leave the world better than she found it. She is also a devoted mother to three children, including Jos (Cravalho), and wife to her husband of 20 years Rob (Leguizamo). When the Power emerges, Margot is catapulted into the spotlight, opening the door to unimaginable possibilities - both personal and political. Collette replaces Leslie Mann, who was originally cast in the role.
  • Charles will recur as Daniel Dandon, the Governor of Washington, a consummate politician. A liberal and a Democrat, he is a skilled political animal; an experienced schmoozer who is great at playing the game - and poised to be the next Senator from the State of Washington. That is, until the emergence of the Power. Charles replaces Tim Robbins, who was originally cast in the role.
  • Roslyn Ruff is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Neve Campbell and Steven Pasquale. She previously starred in NBC's one-season drama Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collective. She also recurred on CBS' Blue Bloods and Epix's Godfather of Harlem.
  • She will play Lena, a police administrative dispatcher. Unflappable, always a voice of reason, self-reliant, very spiritual and independent, she is not in a relationship but gives the best relationship advice.
  • Dania Ramirez will star in the upcoming drama created by John Eisendrath. She currently stars in Netflix's Sweet Tooth, which has been renewed for a second season. She previously starred for four seasons in Lifetime's Devious Maids, one season in ABC's Once Upon a Time and one season in CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story.
  • She will play Nikki Parker, a salt-of-the-earth woman whose life was ripped apart by the disappearance of her 11-year-son. She found her calling as the head of the Missing Person's Unit. Her zeal and personal connection to the victims and their families infuses each and every case. She helps others find their loved ones even as she couldn't find her own.