Friday, March 31, 2023

Casting News - Billy Howle, Omar Epps, Donna Lynne Champlin and Isabelle Adjani Join 'The Perfect Couple'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - March 31, 2023

AMC's Interview With the Vampire and Netflix's The Perfect Couple.

  • Billy Howle, Ishaan Khatter, Sam Nivola, Omar Epps, Mia Isaac, Donna Lynne Champlin and Isabelle Adjani have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Nicole Kidman and Liev Schreiber. Howle previously starred in the Amazon limited series Chloe and in the FX limited series Under the Banner of Heaven. Khatter starred in the BBC One limited series A Suitable Boy. Nivola starred in the Netflix film White Noise. Epps currently stars in Starz's Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which has been renewed for a third season. Isaac stars in Hulu's upcoming drama Black Cake. Champlin starred for four seasons in The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Adjani has received eight César Award nominations - winning five for her performances across the French film industry.
  • Howle will play Benji Winbury, the groom.
  • Khatter will play Shooter Dival, the groom's best friend.
  • Nivola will play Will Winbury, the groom's brother.
  • Epps will play Dan Carter, the Chief of Police.
  • Isaac will play Chloe Carter, the Chief of Police's daughter.
  • Champlin will play Nikki Henry, the detective.
  • Adjani will play Isabel Nallet, the family friend.
  • Bailey Bass will not be returning as Claudia in the drama's upcoming second season. Delainey Hayles will take over the role. Production will begin next week in Prague, with additional shoots in Paris and New Orleans. Hayles will join returning series regulars Jacob Anderson (Louis de Pointe du Lac), Sam Reid (Lestat de Lioncourt), Eric Bogosian (Daniel Molloy) and Assad Zaman (Armand) and fellow new cast addition Ben Daniels (Santiago).
  • On her departure, Bass shared: "Due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances I'm unable to return to Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire for the second season. Playing Claudia has been a dream role and an incredible ride. I wish Delainey the best of luck in taking over. I cannot wait to watch. I'm extremely appreciative of AMC, the producers, Jacob, Sam, the crew and, of course, the wonderful fans."
  • A spokesperson for AMC added, "Bailey Bass is a talented actor who did a remarkable job bringing the character of Claudia to life in Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire. For a variety of reasons, Delainey Hayles will appear as Claudia in season two. We are grateful for Bailey's unforgettable performance in season one and wish her nothing but the best."