Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Casting News - Serinda Swan Joins Season 2 of 'Reacher'; Bradley Whitford Books Recurring Role on 'Parish'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - September 21, 2022

Amazon's Reacher; AMC's Parish; The CW's The Flash; and Freevee's Beyond Black Beauty.

  • Kaya Coleman, Sagine Sémajuste, Gina James and Lisa Berry will lead the cast of the upcoming drama inspired by the novel of the same name. Coleman starred in the 2020 film The Sinners. Sémajuste recurred on Netflix's Grand Army and Freevee's Pretty Hard Cases. James recurred on Netflix's Sex/Life and NBC's Transplant. Berry recurred on Netflix's Workin' Moms.
  • The drama follows Jolie Dumont (Coleman), an Olympic-driven equestrian whose journey is halted when her mother, Janelle (Sémajuste), moves them from their posh Belgium life to Baltimore. There Jolie struggles to find roots but she bonds with an equally spirited horse named Black Beauty, and learns to embrace her family's ranch, where Black cowboys have been entrenched in their DNA for over a century.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters James and Berry will be playing.
  • Bradley Whitford has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama (formerly The Driver) starring Giancarlo Esposito and Paula Malcomson. He has received 8 Emmy Award nominations - winning three times for his roles in NBC's The West Wing, Amazon's Transparent and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
  • He will play Anton, the charming and intelligent face of industrial business in Louisiana, who covertly heads a criminal organization. His dispute with a Zimbabwean human trafficking ring puts him at direct odds with Gracián "Gray" Parish (Esposito).
  • Serinda Swan, Ferdinand Kingsley and Rory Cochrane have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season as new series regulars. Moreover, guest stars for the new season will include Domenick Lombardozzi, Ty Olsson, Josh Blacker, Al Sapienza, Luke Bilyk, Dean McKenzie, Edsson Morales, Andres Collantes and Shannon Kook-Chun.
  • Swan (Graceland, Coroner) will play Karla Dixon, who served with Reacher (Alan Ritchson) in the Army's unit of Special Investigators. She's an extremely intelligent private investigator who has no problem holding her own in a fight against men much larger than she is.
  • Kingsley (Victoria, The Sandman) will play A.M., identified by Homeland Security as a "ghost." He operates under a number of aliases and can pass for any nationality. Money is his only motivation, and he'll work for the highest bidder.
  • Cochrane (CSI: Miami, Winning Time) will play Shane Langston, a streetwise former NYPD detective with a questionable track record who is now head of security for a private defense contractor.
  • Lombardozzi (Mrs. Fletcher, Magnum P.I.) will play Guy Russo, a tough NYPD detective who's investigating a case that involves several of Reacher's former Army cohorts.
  • Olsson (Supernatural, Wynonna Earp) will play Saropian, a brutal professional hitman who is charged with following members of Reacher's old elite military squad.
  • Blacker (See, Motherland: Fort Salem) will play Hortense Fields, the Lieutenant Colonel in the Army who oversees Reacher's Elite 110th - Special Investigator's Unit.
  • Sapienza (Suits, Sacrifice) will play Marsh, a formidable lieutenant with the NYPD.
  • Bilyk (Degrassi: The Next Generation) will play Calvin Franz. McKenzie (Arrow) will play Stan Lowery. Morales (Black Summer) will play Manuel Orozco. Collantes (The Order) will play Jorge Sanchez. Kook-Chun (The 100) will play Tony Swan. All five are members of Reacher's former military squad.
  • Richard Harmon has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming ninth and final season. He previously appeared in all seven seasons of The CW's The 100 - two as a recurring guest star and five as a series regular. He recently starred in Netflix's Fakes, which was released earlier this month.
  • He will play Owen Mercer, aka Captain Boomerang. Post-Crisis, a new Captain Boomerang has recently been released from Iron Heights with a chip on his shoulder. But the twinkle in his eye disguises a dangerous and violent threat to Central City.