Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Casting News - Jason Ritter to Appear Opposite Wife Melanie Lynskey in Showtime's 'Yellowjackets'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - December 20, 2022

The CW's Riverdale and Showtime's Yellowjackets

  • Nicholas Barasch and Karl Walcott have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming seventh season. Barasch recently starred in the first national tour of the Broadway musical Hadestown. Walcott previously starred in the French-Canadian series Le Chalet.
  • Barasch will play Julien Blossom, your classic high school red-headed bully. He's preppy, rich and extremely entitled. Handsome, athletic and cocky, he always gets his way, but in the rare times he doesn't - like with Veronica (Camila Mendes) - he makes life miserable for everyone around him. He often butts heads with his twin sister, but is also an antagonist to all of our teen characters, most especially Archie (KJ Apa).
  • Walcott will play Clay Walker, a teen renaissance man. He is studious, artistic, well-read and well-traveled. An Army brat, he comes from a loving family and is a champion for social justice. He is very open-minded in his art and his sexuality. Clay will have an impactful friendship with Kevin Keller (Casey Cott).
  • Jason Ritter will guest star in an upcoming episode of the drama's second season. He will act opposite his real-life wife, Melanie Lynskey, who stars in the drama. He previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Raising Dion. He also recurred on NBC's Parenthood, HBO's Girls and ABC's A Million Little Things.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.