Monday, August 29, 2022

Casting News - Naveen Andrews Joins 'The Cleaning Lady'; 'Sugar' Casts Anna Gunn and James Cromwell; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - August 29, 2022

AppleTV+'s Dark Matter & Sugar; Epix's From; FOX's The Cleaning Lady; NBC's Chicago P.D.; and Peacock's Poker Face

  • Scott McCord has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming second season. Additionally, Nathan D. Simmons, Kaelen Ohm, Angela Moore, AJ Simmons and Deborah Grover have been cast as new series regulars for the upcoming season. McCord recurred throughout the first season - appearing in 8 episodes overall. Simmons will appear in Hulu's upcoming limited series Washington Black. Ohm previously starred in Netflix's one-season drama Hit & Run. Moore recurred on ABC's A Million Little Things and The CW's Nancy Drew. Simmons recurred on Amazon's Reacher. Grover recurred on Netflix's Anne With an E
  • McCord plays Victor, a member of Colony House. 
  • The five new series regulars will play the passengers on the mysterious bus that arrived in town at the end of the first season.
  • Clea DuVall, Shane Paul McGhie, Angel Desai, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin and Leslie Silva will appear in the upcoming drama starring Natasha Lyonne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. DuVall co-created FOX's HouseBroken and Freevee's upcoming drama High School. McGhie previously recurred on Netflix's Unbelievable and OWN's Greenleaf. Desai recurred on Netflix's Jessica Jones and CBS' NCIS: New Orleans. Garvin is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Silva recurred on ABC's Women of the Movement and The CW's In the Dark
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Naveen Andrews has joined the drama's upcoming second season as a new series regular. He previously starred for six seasons in ABC's Lost, two seasons in Netflix's Sense8, two seasons in CBS' Instinct and in the Hulu limited series The Dropout
  • He will play Robert Kamdar, Nadia's (Eva De Dominici) gregarious and charming ex-lover, who is intent on driving a wedge between her and Arman (Adan Canto). Standing to lose everything, Arman has to fight to keep his world - and his dignity - intact, while determined to rebuild his life under the worst of circumstances.
  • Dennis Boutsikaris, Alex Hernandez, Lindsay Pulsipher, Anna Gunn and James Cromwell have been added to the cast of the upcoming drama starring Colin Farrell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Amy Ryan. Boutsikaris previously recurred on Showtime's Billions and AMC's Better Call Saul. Hernandez recurred on FOX's The Resident and AppleTV+'s Invasion. Pulsipher recurred on FX's Justified and NBC's Law & Order: SVU. Gunn is a two-time Emmy Award winner for AMC's Breaking Bad. Cromwell is currently Emmy nominated for his guest role on HBO's Succession.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing. Boutsikaris, Hernandez and Pulsipher will be series regulars, while Gunn and Cromwell will be recurring guest stars. 
  • Jennifer Connelly will star opposite Joel Edgerton in the upcoming drama created by Blake Crouch. She currently stars in TNT's Snowpiercer, which has been renewed for a fourth and final season. She also recently starred in the feature film Top Gun: Maverick.
  • She will play Daniela, Jason Dessen's (Edgerton) wife.
  • Jesse Lee Soffer will exit the cast of the veteran drama during its upcoming tenth season. He has portrayed Detective Jay Halstead as a series regular since the drama's debut in 2014. His departure will occur sometime this fall.
  • Soffer released the follow statement on his exit: "I want to thank the incredible fans for their unwavering support during the past 10 years and want to express my deepest gratitude to Dick Wolf and everyone at Wolf Entertainment, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Rick Eid, Gwen Sigan, NBC, Universal Television, my fellow castmates and our incredible crew. To create this hour drama week after week has been a labor of love by everyone who touches the show. I will always be proud of my time as Det. Jay Halstead.