Thursday, February 23, 2023

Casting News - Jake Lacy and Alison Brie to Co-Star on Peacock's 'Apples Never Fall'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 23, 2023

Hulu's How to Die Alone & Only Murders in the Building; and Peacock's Apples Never Fall.

  • Jake Lacy and Alison Brie will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Annette Bening and Sam Neill. Lacy previously starred in the first season of HBO's The White Lotus and in the Peacock limited series A Friend of the Family. Brie starred for six seasons in NBC's Community and three seasons in Netflix's GLOW.
  • Lacy will play Troy Delaney, the second-oldest Delaney child whose competitive edge he developed as a young tennis player is now his greatest asset as a venture capitalist. 
  • Brie will play Amy Delaney, the oldest Delaney child and the black sheep of the family. Still renting a room in a house meant for grad students and jumping from one career path to another, Amy is a mess.
  • Conrad Ricamora, KeiLyn Durrel Jones, Jocko Sims and Bashir Salahuddin have joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Natasha Rothwell. Ricamora previously starred for four seasons in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder and has recurred for three seasons on FOX's The Resident. Jones recurred on Showtime's City on a Hill, AMC's Better Call Saul and HBO's Succession. Sims starred for four seasons in TNT's The Last Ship and five seasons in NBC's New Amsterdam. Salahuddin co-created HBO Max's South Side (which ran for three seasons) and IFC's Sherman's Showcase (which has produced two seasons).
  • Ricamora will play Rory. Self-involved, boy-crazy and love-starved, he is Melissa's (Rothwell) well-meaning best friend. Rory loves to have a good time at all costs and is blind to his privileges - having been adopted by an über wealthy Upper East Side family. His father, the CEO of JFK, is embarrassed by Rory and his winding path in life. When his JFK crush, a bicoastal bae named Ben, shows interest in him, Rory finds himself experimenting with monogamy for the first time... and holding on for dear life.
  • Jones will play Terrance, an Air Force veteran and one of Melissa's closest friends on the tarmac at JFK. He has a thirst for adventure that inspires Melissa. Their chemistry and his sense of humor keep Mel cracking up and hanging out with him on her smoke breaks. Mel is the brightest spot in his day, and he genuinely wants to help chase her dreams. But when he tries to hold her accountable, it sends her running in the opposite direction.
  • Sims will play Alex, Melissa's current boss and former fling. For Mel, Alex is the one that got away. For Alex, Melissa is the one who unceremoniously sent him packing. Engaged to be married but still working closely with Mel, Alex can't help but audit what went wrong in their workplace situationship as he gets closer to walking down the aisle with his fiancée Julie.
  • Salahuddin will recur as Brian, Melissa's holier-than-thou, know-it-all, CPA older brother. Unhappily married with two kids, he resents Melissa for her aimlessness and his mother for depending on him as "man of the house" but still finds himself helping them out, against his better judgment. It's no wonder he needs a drink or two to help him unwind every night.
  • Ashley Park has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming third season. She currently stars in Netflix's Emily in Paris, which has been renewed for a fourth season. She also received a Tony Award nomination in 2018 for her featured performance in the musical Mean Girls.
  • She will play Kimber, a Broadway ingenue.