Thursday, September 1, 2022

Casting News - Carla Gugino Joins 'The Girls on the Bus'; 'The Big Cigar' Adds Noah Emmerich & John Doman; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - September 1, 2022

AppleTV+'s The Big Cigar & Swagger; The CW's The Winchesters; HBO Max's The Girls on the Bus; Netflix's Glamorous; and Paramount+'s 1923.

  • Carla Gugino has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Melissa Benoist. She previously starred in the Netflix limited series The Haunting of Hill House, in Cinemax's one-season drama Jett and in the Spectrum limited series Manhunt: Deadly Games. She next stars in Netflix's upcoming limited series The Fall of the House of Usher
  • She will play Grace Gordon Greene, a veteran reporter, known as Queen of the Scoop. She serves as a friend and mentor to Sadie (Benoist).
  • Jaime Ray Newman, Noah Emmerich, John Doman, Chris Brochu and Brenton Allen have landed recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring André Holland and Tiffany Boone. Newman previously starred in the first season of Netflix's The Punisher. Emmerich starred for six seasons in FX's The Americans. Doman recurred on FOX's Gotham, Showtime's The Affair and ABC's For Life. Brochu recurred on The CW's The Vampire Diaries and Showtime's Shameless. Allen is a relative newcomer.
  • Newman will play Roz Torrance.
  • Emmerich will play Stanley, Bert Schneider's (Alessandro Nivola) brother.
  • Doman will play Abe, Schneider's father.
  • Brochu will play Dennis Hopper, the co-writer, director, producer and star of the film Easy Rider.
  • Allen will play Eldridge Cleaver, a leader of the Black Panther Party.
  • Vinessa Shaw has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred in the films Hocus Pocus, 3:10 to Yuma, Eyes Wide Shut and The Hills Have Eyes. She also recurred on Showtime's Ray Donovan.
  • She will play Diane, the Chairwoman of the Cedar Cove Prep School Board and also the mother of one of the school's basketball players. She is very invested in her son's performance on the court.
  • Nicole Power will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Miss Benny and Kim Cattrall. She previously starred for five seasons in CBC/Netflix's Kim's Convenience. She currently stars in the comedy's spinoff Strays, which returns for its second season later this month.
  • She will play Mykynnleigh, a seemingly guileless corporate consultant who rolls into town to help make a business deal happen. Although she seems wholesome and unsophisticated, those appearances are deceiving as she possesses a lot of backbone and business acumen. 
  • Bridget Regan has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Meg Donnelly and Drake Rodger. She previously starred for three seasons in TNT's The Last Ship. She also recurred on USA's White Collar, ABC's Agent Carter, The CW's Jane the Virgin and The CW's Batwoman.
  • She will play Rockin' Roxy, a honey-voiced pirate radio DJ hijacking the airwaves of Lawrence, Kansas to broadcast a wicked new sound. Behind the mic, she's got an electric charm and a rapidly growing fanbase. But as our heroes will sadly learn, Roxy's listeners aren't all of the human variety.
  • Sebastian Roché is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford. He previously recurred on FOX's Fringe, The CW's The Originals, ABC's Scandal, Amazon's The Man in the High Castle, The CW's Batwoman and ABC's Big Sky.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.