Thursday, January 12, 2023

Casting News - Jeri Ryan Joins 'Dark Winds'; Sope Dirisu Set as New Series Regular on 'Slow Horses'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - January 12, 2023

AMC's Dark Winds; AppleTV+'s Slow Horses; and Peacock's Bel-Air.

  • Brooklyn McLinn, Jazlyn Martin and Riele Downs have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. McLinn previously recurred on Freeform's Cloak & Dagger and OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots. Martin guest starred on NBC's This Is Us and The CW's All American: Homecoming. Downs starred for five seasons in Nickelodeon's Henry Danger.
  • McLinn will play Doc Hightower, a busy and driven basketball recruiter and AAU coach who is impressed by Will's (Jabari Banks) game at Bel-Air Academy.
  • Martin will play Jackie. Her South L.A. street smarts put Will's Philly swagger to the test when they are introduced to each other at a Venice basketball tournament.
  • Downs will play Yazmin, the president of the Black Student Union at Bel-Air Academy. While their paths have not previously crossed at school, she finds herself impressed by Carlton's (Olly Sholotan) contributions to the club.
  • Moreover, Grammy Award-nominated rapper Saweetie will guest star as herself in the season premiere.
  • Nicholas Logan and Jeri Ryan have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. Logan previously recurred on CBS' NCIS: New Orleans, USA's Queen of the South and Hulu's Dopesick. Ryan currently stars in Paramount+'s Star Trek: Picard, which returns for its third season next month.
  • Logan will play Colton Wolf, a twisted assassin with a secret that puts him on a collision course with Lt. Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon). 
  • Ryan will play Rosemary Vines, a femme fatale whose physical frailties hide her naked ambition as she plays Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon), leaving a trail of bodies in her wake.
  • Sope Dirisu is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming third season. He currently stars in AMC's Gangs of London, which has been renewed for a third season.
  • He will play Sean Donovan, the former head of security at the British embassy in Istanbul.