Thursday, February 9, 2023

Casting News - Sam Neill to Play Male Lead Opposite Annette Bening in Peacock's 'Apples Never Fall'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 9, 2023

Netflix's Eric; and Peacock's Apples Never Fall & Those About to Die.

  • Lorenzo Richelmy, Tom Hughes, Sara Martins, Jojo Macari, Gabriella Pession, Dimitri Leonidas and Moe Hashim will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Anthony Hopkins. Richelmy currently stars in BritBox's Hotel Portofino, which is now airing its second season. Hughes starred for three seasons in ITV's Victoria. Martins starred for four seasons in BBC One's Death in Paradise. Macari starred in Netflix's one-season drama The Irregulars. Pession starred for three seasons in the Italian drama La Porta Rossa. Leonidas starred for two seasons in Sky Atlantic's Riviera. Hashim recurred on AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso.
  • Richelmy will play Tenax, an ambitious crime boss.
  • Hughes will play Titus Flavianus, the elder son of Vespasian (Hopkins) and apparent heir to the Imperial throne.
  • Martins will play Cala, a ruthless trader.
  • Macari will play Domitian, the younger son of Vespasian.
  • Pession will play Antonia, a politician and ruthless patrician.
  • Leonidas will play Scorpus, the preeminent charioteer of the age.
  • Hashim will play Kwame, Cala's son.
  • Sam Neill will play the male lead opposite Annette Bening in the upcoming limited series developed by Melanie Marnich. He is best known for starring in the Jurassic Park film franchise. He recently guest starred on AppleTV+'s Invasion and starred in the Australian limited series The Twelve which aired on Fox Showcase.
  • He will play Stan, a former tennis coach, Joy's (Bening) husband and father to their four adult children. After decades of marriage, Joy and Stan finally have sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. But after Joy disappears, her children are forced to re-evaluate their parents' marriage and their family history with fresh eyes.
  • Jeff Hephner has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He previously recurred on NBC's Chicago Fire, NBC's Chicago Med, Starz's Power Book II: Ghost and AppleTV+'s For All Mankind. He currently hosts GSN's Switch, which is now airing its first season.
  • He will play Richard Castillo, a charismatic, affluent politician who works for the Mayor's Advisory Council on Motion Pictures and Television.