Friday, October 28, 2022

Casting News - Michaela Watkins and Dan Bakkedahl to Play Lead Roles in Freevee's 'Dinner With the Parents'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - October 28, 2022

AppleTV+'s For All Mankind; FOX's Animal Control; Freevee's Dinner With the Parents; FX's Feud: Capote's Women; and Netflix's A Man in Full.

  • Michaela Watkins and Dan Bakkedahl will play the lead roles in the upcoming comedy based on the British series Friday Night Dinner. Watkins previously starred for four seasons in Hulu's Casual and two seasons in CBS' The Unicorn. Bakkedahl starred for four seasons in CBS' Life in Pieces and two seasons in HBO Max's Made for Love.
  • Watkins will play Jane Langer, the mom. She just left a teaching job after 25 years and is now looking for her second act... and trying way too hard to "help" her romantically-challenged son David find a mate.
  • Bakkedahl will play Harvey Langer, the dad. A "dad joke" in human form, he's a suburban dentist trying to fend off a midlife crisis by wearing aloha shirts and playing in a garage band called the Spin Dentists. Desperate for attention, Harvey finds a way to make every Friday night about him.
  • Jerrika Hinton has booked a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane. She currently stars in Amazon's Hunters, which has been renewed for a second season. She previously starred for five seasons in ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
  • She will play Henrietta White, Roger's (Aml Ameen) wife. She guides her husband through a moment of soul-searching to protect what's best for their family.
  • Salvador Chac√≥n is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He previously recurred on FX's Mayans M.C. and Showtime's The Chi.
  • He will play Gerardo, one of Miles' (Toby Kebbell) bunkmates on Mars.
  • Ravi Patel will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Joel McHale and Vella Lovell. He previously recurred on Netflix's Master of None, TBS' Wrecked and ABC's American Housewife. He will next be seen in Showtime's upcoming drama Three Women and in FX's upcoming limited series Justified: City Primeval.
  • He will play Amit Patel, an Animal Control officer and overwhelmed family man with more family responsibilities than he bargained for. His partner Victoria has a lifestyle that is so different from his own, they could be from different planets.
  • Treat Williams has joined the cast of the upcoming second installment of the anthology series. He previously starred for four seasons in The WB's Everwood and six seasons in Hallmark's Chesapeake Shores. He also recurred on NBC's Chicago Fire, CBS' Blue Bloods and HBO's We Own This City.
  • He will play Bill Paley, the former head of CBS and a media tycoon.