Friday, February 24, 2023

Casting News - Eric Stonestreet Joins 'The Santa Clauses'; Michael Mando Leaves 'Sinking Spring'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 24, 2023

AppleTV+'s Sinking Spring; Disney+'s The Santa Clauses & Wonder Man; and Netflix's The Umbrella Academy.

  • Eric Stonestreet has joined the cast of the comedy's upcoming second season. He previously starred for eleven seasons in ABC's Modern Family - winning Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2012 for his performance.
  • He will play Magnus Antas aka the Mad Santa, who reigned during the 14th century. He now returns to try to take down Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) and reclaim the North Pole.
  • Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and David Cross will appear in the drama's upcoming fourth and final season. Offerman previously starred for seven seasons in NBC's Parks & Recreation and recently guest starred on HBO's The Last of Us. Mullally starred for eleven seasons in NBC's Will & Grace, winning Emmy Awards in 2000 and 2006 for her performance. Cross starred for five seasons in FOX/Netflix's Arrested Development.
  • Offerman and Mullally will play Drs. Gene and Jean Thibedeau, a married pair of community college professors from New Mexico who wear sensible footwear and suffer from the most extreme case of deja vu this timeline has ever seen.
  • Cross will play Sy Grossman, an upstanding, shy business owner and family man desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, and will stop at nothing to get her back.
  • Michael Mando has left the cast of the upcoming drama following an on-set incident involving another cast member. He has been replaced by Wagner Moura, who star opposite Brian Tyree Henry. Moura previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Narco and in the AppleTV+ limited series Shining Girls.
  • Moura will now play Manny Cespedes, a good-hearted friend of Ray's (Henry), who he first met when they did time together in the Youth Authority.
  • Lauren Glazier has been cast on the upcoming Marvel drama starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. She previously starred in the second season of Netflix's Mindhunter and guest starred on AMC's Tales of the Walking Dead.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.