Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Casting News - Kelli Giddish to Depart 'Law & Order: SVU' After 12 Seasons; Scott Caan Joins 'Alert'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - August 24, 2022

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  • Kelli Giddish will depart the cast of the veteran drama during its upcoming 24th season. She joined the cast in the series regular role of Detective Amanda Rollins at the start of Season 13 - helping fill the void cast by Christopher Meloni's sudden departure as Elliot Stabler after twelve seasons. 
  • Giddish released the following statement on her upcoming departure: "I wanted to address the chatter I've seen online and let everyone know that this will, indeed, by my last season on Law & Order: SVU. Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. I've been so fortunate to be a part of the Law & Order family for the last 12 years. There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. She's grown and changed, and I have as well. I started on this show when I was in my late 20s and I'm grateful I got to spend so many of my adult years with Rollins in my life. I want to thank Dick Wolf, Mariska Hargitay, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski, NBC, Universal Television, all of my co-stars, every single member on the crew and all the writers here for our incredible work together these last 12 years. I'm so excited to take all the things I have learned in my time on SVU and put them toward everything that's next to come."
  • Myha'la Herrold will appear in an upcoming episode of the anthology series' sixth season. She currently stars in HBO's Industry, which is now airing its second season. She can also now be seen in the feature film Bodies Bodies Bodies.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.
  • Nicole Beharie has been cast as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. She previously starred for three seasons in FOX's Sleepy Hollow and recurred on HBO's Scenes From a Marriage. She will next be seen in the upcoming feature film Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul
  • She will play Christina Hunter, a grounded, competitive and charismatic Millennial who is a new anchor on The Morning Show. She works hard, plays hard navigates the Teacup with good-humored irreverence.
  • Christian Slater is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama based on the series of fantasy novels. He previously starred for four seasons in USA's Mr. Robot, the second season of USA's Dirty John and in the Peacock limited series Dr. Death. He will next be seen recurring on FX's upcoming limited series Fleishman Is in Trouble
  • He will play Mulgarath, the alter ego of Dr. Dorian Brauer. A capital-V Villain who does what all ogres do - he eats people, an insatiable desire to consume. He wants the secrets contained in Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Natural World for a nefarious scheme that will satisfy his hunger.
  • Scott Caan will play the male lead opposite Dania Ramirez in the upcoming drama created by John Eisendrath. He previously starred for ten seasons in CBS' Hawaii Five-0
  • He will play Devon Zoellner, who is fearless, smart and calm under stress. He thrived in the life and death world of war-torn Iraq - until the disappearance of his 11-year-old son brought him rushing back. Six years later, with his son still missing, his marriage over and his personal life a mess, he is asked by his ex (Ramirez) to help find a young kidnap victim.
  • Alexa Mansour will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Neve Campbell and Steven Pasquale. She previously starred for two seasons in AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. She also recurred on AppleTV+'s Home Before Dark and Paramount+'s Players
  • She will play Deputy Carolyn Chavez. Her good cheer, optimism, and sense of humor is thoroughly unbridled. She loves her job, loves her boss, loves everything about living on the Island. She has her own compass, one she acquired after being forced to fend for herself at a young age.
  • Cleopatra Coleman, Kelly AuCoin, Austin Scott, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Sheldon "Shel" Bailey, Sarunas J. Jackson and Charlie McElveen have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Laurence Fishburne, Ed O'Neill and Jacki Weaver. Coleman previously starred for four seasons in FOX's The Last Man on Earth and recurred on Hulu's Dopesick. AuCoin currently stars in Showtime's Billions, which has been renewed for a seventh season. Scott stars in Netflix's upcoming film A Jazzman's Blues. Nicholson currently stars in Starz's P-Valley, which recently wrapped its second season. Bailey recurred on Nickelodeon's Game Shakers. Jackson starred for two seasons in BET's Games People Play and one season in HBO Max's Made for Love. McElveen guest starred on HBO's The Deuce and Paramount+'s Evil.
  • Coleman will play V. Stiviano, the mistress of Donald Sterling (O'Neill).
  • AuCoin will play Andy Roeser, the former President of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Scott will play Blake Griffin. Nicholson will play Chris Paul. Bailey will play D'Andre Jordan. Jackson will play Matt Barnes. McElveen will play JJ Reddick.
  • Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell will play the young leads in the upcoming drama. Daniels previously recurred on Amazon's Patriot. Cottrell starred in Peacock's one-season comedy Punky Brewster.
  • They will play twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, respectively. Jared is the adventurous, clever and impulsive twin brother, who has been troubled by anger issues. Simon is the thoughtful, more rational twin, who is an animal lover - Jared's antithesis in everything. The twins have been inseparable since birth and even developed their own special "twin language," but resentments are growing between them, threatening to disrupt their brotherly bond.