Monday, October 31, 2022

Casting News - Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Play 'Wonder Man' on Disney+; John Noble Joins 'Severance'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - October 31, 2022

AppleTV+'s Severance; Disney+'s Wonder Man; FOX's Animal Control; HBO Max's The Girls on the Bus & The Penguin; and Hulu's The Other Black Girl.

  • Cristin Milioti will play the female lead opposite Colin Farrell in the upcoming drama - a spinoff series of the DC film The Batman, released earlier this year. She previously starred for two seasons in HBO Max's Made for Love and in the first season of Peacock's anthology dramedy The Resort.
  • She will play Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Carmine Falcon (played in the film by John Turturro). She is fighting with The Penguin (Farrell) for control of Gotham.
  • Gwendoline Christie, Bob Balaban, Merritt Wever, Alia Shawkat, Robby Benson, Stefano Carannante, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and John Noble have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. Christie previously starred for five seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones, receiving an Emmy nomination in 2019 for her performance. Balaban starred for two seasons in Epix's Condor and in the Netflix limited series The Chair. Wever is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her performances in Showtime's Nurse Jackie and Netflix's Godless. Shawkat currently stars in FX's The Old Man, which has been renewed for a second season. Benson starred in the 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast. Carannante was an assisted director on the short film Mirabilia. Ólafsson starred for two seasons in AMC's NOS4A2. Noble starred for five seasons in FOX's Fringe, in the second season of FOX's Sleepy Hollow and in the fourth season of CBS' Elementary.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany Adebumola and Hunter Parrish will star in the upcoming drama created by Danielle Henderson. Daniel stars in the upcoming film Insidious: Fear the Dark - the fifth installment in the film franchise. Murray starred for three seasons in The CW's Riverdale and in The CW's one-season drama Tom Swift. Adebumola starred in The CW's one-season drama 4400. Parrish starred for eight seasons in Showtime's Weeds.
  • Daniel will play Nella, a bookish horror fan who is inclined to be a people-pleaser.
  • Murray will play Hazel-May McCall, an unapologetically Black and Harlem-cool assistant.
  • Adebumola will play Malaika, an old lady at heart who is queer and constantly comparing notes on life goals.
  • Parrish will play Owen, Nella's family-oriented boyfriend of three years who works as a middle school principal.
  • Mark Consuelos has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Melissa Benoist. He previously starred for four seasons in The CW's Riverdale. He recently guest starred on Hulu's Only Murders in the Building.
  • He will play a major Hollywood action star-turned-politician who joined the presidential race after a Twitter poll said 46 percent of Americans would vote for him - regardless of party affiliation.
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play the title role in the upcoming Marvel drama created by Andrew Guest and Destin Daniel Cretton. He currently stars in DC's Aquaman film franchise. He won an Emmy Award in 2020 for his performance in HBO's Watchmen. His film credits also include lead roles in Candyman, The Matrix Resurrections and Ambulance.
  • He will play Simon Williams aka Wonder man, a founding member of the Los Angeles-based West Coast Avengers. With a look that includes a turtleneck, a red jacket and sunglasses, he became a celebrity thanks to his day job as an actor and stuntman.
  • Michael Rowland, Grace Palmer, Gerry Dee, Kelli Ogmundson and Alvina August will round out the main cast of the upcoming comedy starring Joel McHale. Rowland is a stand-up comedian. Palmer appeared for four years in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Dee co-created and starred in CBC's Mr. D, which ran for eight seasons. Ogmundson currently recurs on the Canadian drama Family Law, which is now airing on The CW. August starred in the first season of The CW's Nancy Drew.
  • Rowland will play Fred "Shred" Taylor, the optimistic rookie Animal Control officer and Frank's (McHale) new partner. The former professional snowboarder blew out his knee three months shy of the Olympics, but even that hasn't soured his upbeat outlook on life.
  • Palmer will play Victoria Sands, the hedonistic free spirit of the Animal Control officers. Not one to stay-at-home, she is the complete opposite of her partner, Amit (Ravi Patel).
  • Dee will play Templeton Dudge, an Animal Control officer from a neighboring precinct with a real chip on his shoulder. He's gunning for Emily's (Vella Lovell) job and relies on Dolores to keep him apprised of any catastrophes that have gone down on her watch.
  • Ogmundson will play Dolores Stubb, the receptionist at the Animal Control precinct. She's the office killjoy who adores Templeton.
  • August will play Dr. Summers, the Animal Control veterinarian. Frank has been crushing on her for months, but this vet happens to be a huge fan of winter sports and is wowed by Shred.