Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Casting News - Daniel Stern Joins 'For All Mankind'; Keeley Hawes to Star in 'Orphan Black: Echoes'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - August 30, 2022

ABC's Avalon; AMC's Orphan Black: Echoes; AppleTV+'s Criminal Record & For All Mankind; Disney+'s The Spiderwick Chronicles; HBO Max's The Girls on the Bus & Warrior; and Netflix's Kaos.

  • Daniel Lawrence Taylor has been added to the cast of the upcoming drama starring Jeff Goldblum, Janet McTeer and David Thewlis. He previously created and starred in ITV2's Timewasters, which ran for two seasons.
  • He will play Theseus.
  • Cathy Tyson, Dionne Brown, Stephen Campbell Moore, Charlie Creed-Miles, Shaun Dooley, Aysha Kala, Tom Moutchi and Zoë Wanamaker have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo. Tyson previously starred in the Channel 4 film Help. Brown appeared in the short film Kemi. Moore currently stars in Epix's War of the Worlds, which returns for its third season in a few weeks. Creed-Miles starred in Netflix's one-season drama Giri/Haji.  Dooley starred in the HBO Max limited series It's a Sin. Kala starred for two seasons in Channel 4's Indian Summers. Moutchi stars in the BBC Three comedy PRU. Wanamaker currently stars in Netflix's Shadow and Bone, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • Tyson will play Doris Mathis, a woman relentlessly trying to clear her son Errol's name.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters the other seven actors will be playing.
  • Keeley Hawes will star opposite Krysten Ritter in the upcoming drama created by Anna Fishko. She previously starred for two seasons in BBC Two's Line of Duty, four seasons in ITV's The Durrells, in the Netflix limited series Bodyguard and in the HBO Max limited series It's a Sin.
  • She will play a perceptive but sensitive scientist who finds herself at odds with her own moral code when circumstances lead her to make an unthinkable choice.
  • Brandon Scott has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Melissa Benoist. Furthermore, Griffin Dunne, Leslie Fray, PJ Sosko, Becky Ann Baker, Kyle Vincent Terry, Tala Ashe and Richard Bekins will appear in recurring roles. Scott previously starred for two seasons in Syfy's Channel Zero. Dunne starred for two seasons in NBC's This Is Us. Fray recurred on USA's The Sinner and Amazon's Reacher. Sosko guest starred on NBC's The Blacklist, New Amsterdam and Chicago Med. Baker is currently recurring on Peacock's The Resort. Terry recurs on the upcoming third season of Starz's Power Book II: Ghost. Ashe starred for five seasons in The CW's Legends of Tomorrow. Bekins guest starred on ABC's Designated Survivor, CBS' Madam Secretary and Netflix's When They See Us.
  • Scott will play the fiercest political flack in the game, who has just been hired as press secretary to the presidential frontrunner.
  • Dunne will play Bruce Turner, Sadie McCarthy's (Benoist) award-winning, grizzled editor and mentor at the paper of record.
  • Fray will play Nellie Carmichael, a junior correspondent at Liberty National News alongside Kimberlyn (Christina Elmore).
  • Sosko will play Hunter S. Thompson, the famed gonzo journalist.
  • Baker will play Norah, Sadie's protective mother, who is not happy that Sadie is re-entering the political arena.
  • Terry will play Eric Jordan, Kimberlyn's adoring and supportive boyfriend.
  • Ashe will play an offbeat yet accessible progressive who is Lola's (Natasha Behnam) clear favorite in the presidential race.
  • Bekins will play a seasoned elder statesman and politician from the bygone days (1990s) who has been running for president since Sadie was in diapers.
  • Telly Leung, Kevin Otto, Adam Rayner, Nick Cordileone, Dominique Maher, Neels Claasen, Sean Marco, Jazzara Jaslyn, Colin Moss and Sizo Mahlangu have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Leung previously guest starred on CBS' Instinct and NBC's New Amsterdam. Otto recurred on Audience Network's Ice. Rayner starred for three seasons in FX's Tyrant and one season in The CW's Superman & Lois. Cordileone appeared in the film Step Up 2: The Streets. Maher guest starred on BBC One's Doctor Who and Syfy's Vagrant Queen. Claasen and Mahlangu recurred on Starz's Black Sails. Marco starred in the South African drama Legacy. Jaslyn stars in The CW's upcoming drama Professionals. Moss guest starred on Netflix's Black Mirror and HBO's The Deuce
  • Leung will play Marcel, a nomadic Chinese nightclub singer, working on the Barbary Coast.
  • Otto will play Horace Clark, Bill's (Kieran Bew) condescending brother-in-law and owner of a successful cement factory.
  • Rayner will play Douglas Strickland III, a ruthless railroad baron and an old friend of Nellie's (Miranda Raison) husband.
  • Cordileone will play Edmund Mosely, a Secret Service agent who comes to San Francisco to pursue an important case.
  • Maher will play Catherine Archer, a political booster who takes an interest in Mayor Buckley (Langley Kirkwood).
  • Claasen will play Benjamin Atwood, the newly-appointed Chief of the San Francisco Police.
  • Marco will play Stewart Gumm, Mayor Buckley's conniving right-hand man.
  • Jaslyn will play Eliza Pendleton, a wealthy socialite who takes an interest in Mai Ling (Dianne Doan).
  • Moss will play Franklin Thayer, a charismatic candidate for San Francisco Mayor.
  • Mahlangu will play Isaac, the ruthless lieutenant to Happy Jack (Nat Ramabulana) and a notorious Barbary Coast gangster.
  • Demetrius Grosse will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Neve Campbell and Steven Pasquale. He previously recurred on ABC's The Rookie, AppleTV+'s Swagger and AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
  • He will play Dayo Musa, a Senior Deputy assigned to Catalina Island, a post he's resentful of as he was not promoted to detective. His core value seems to be defiance. Cynicism informs his every move about working the island. Despite the harsh words and terse manner, he's got a really good heart.
  • Daniel Stern is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He previously starred in the Home Alone and City Slickers film franchises. More recently, he starred in the first season of WGN America's Manhattan and recurred on Hulu's Shrill.
  • He will play Eli Hobson, the new administrator at NASA. A former auto industry CEO, he's been tasked with bringing the agency into the 21st century, a challenge much bigger than he anticipated.
  • Joy Bryant has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell. She previously starred for six seasons in NBC's Parenthood and two seasons in ABC's For Life. She next stars in the upcoming second season of OWN's Cherish the Day.
  • She will play Helen Grace, who is smart, loving and strong. In the wake of her divorce, she uproots her family from their home in Brooklyn to her grandfather Arthur Spiderwick's estate in Michigan. A mother of three teenagers, she is doing everything she can to provide for her family while also trying to help her son Jared (Daniels) resolve his mental health issues.