Thursday, January 19, 2023

Casting News - Amir Arison to Co-Star on 'Sinking Spring'; Tatyana Ali Lands Recurring Role on 'Bel-Air'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - January 19, 2023

AppleTV+'s Sinking Spring; Freevee's Alex Rider; Hulu's Interior Chinatown; Paramount+'s Bass Reeves; and Peacock's Bel-Air.

  • Sofia Helin, Shelley Conn, Kevin McNally and Jason Wong have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming third season. Helin previously starred for four seasons in the Swedish drama The Bridge. Conn starred in the second season of Netflix's Bridgerton. McNally starred for four seasons in AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies. Wong appears in the upcoming feature film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  • Helin will play Julia Rothman, an enigmatic, rich widow. Unbeknownst to the world, she is a highly secretive agent with Scorpia, the criminal organization behind Alex Rider's (Otto Farrant) deadliest encounters.
  • Conn will play Laura Kellner, a ruthless and reckless politician who challenges the Department's authority.
  • McNally will play Max Grendel, a shrewd and calm senior council for Scorpia, with the outward appearance of a kind, European gentleman.
  • Wong will play Nile, a dangerous Scorpia assassin, devoted to Rothman.
  • Diana Lin and Archie Kao have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Jimmy O. Yang. Moreover, Tzi Ma will recur on the first season. Lin previously recurred on the Australian series The Family Law. Kao starred in the first season of NBC's Chicago P.D. Ma currently stars in The CW's Kung Fu, which is now airing its third season.
  • Lin will play Lily Wu, Willis' (Yang) mother, who is both his biggest fan and sharpest critic.
  • Kao will play Uncle Wong, Willis' curmudgeonly boss at the Golden Palace.
  • Ma will play Joe Wu, Willis' father. As a former wing chun master, he once ran the most prestigious martian arts school in Chinatown.
  • Amir Arison will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Mando and Marin Ireland. He previously starred for nine seasons in NBC's The Blacklist.
  • He will play Mark Nader, a Supervisory Special Agent in the DEA.
  • Tatyana Ali has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She previously starred for six seasons in NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - which served as the inspiration for the drama.
  • She will play Mrs. Hughes, the English literature teacher at Bel-Air middle school who sees something special in Ashley (Akira Akbar), often giving her books from her personal collection.
  • Dennis Quaid will star opposite David Oyelowo in the upcoming limited series created by Taylor Sheridan. He previously starred for two seasons in Crackle's The Art of More, two seasons in Sky Atlantic's Fortitude, in the third season of Amazon's Goliath and in Netflix's one-season comedy Merry Happy Whatever. He will next star in HBO Max's upcoming limited series Full Circle.
  • He will play Sherrill Lynn, a Deputy U.S. Marshall.