Thursday, June 8, 2023

Casting News - Phylicia Rashad Joins 'Diarra From Detroit'; Brian King Lands Recurring Role on 'The Irrational'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - June 8, 2023

BET+'s Diarra From Detroit; Disney+'s Ironheart; and NBC's The Irrational.

  • Brian King has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jesse L. Martin. He previously recurred on Showtime's The Chi and HBO's Somebody Somewhere.
  • He will play Jace Richards, an FBI agent who has become involved with Alec's (Martin) ex-wife. While he and Alec try and get along, they frequently butt heads over their different approaches to investigations.
  • Phylicia Rashad, Shannon Wallace and Jon Chaffin have joined the cast of the upcoming comedy created by and starring Diarra Kilpatrick. Rashad previously starred for eight seasons in NBC's The Cosby Show and recently recurred on NBC's This Is Us and Paramount+'s The Good Fight. Wallace recurred on BET's American Soul and Showtime's City on a Hill. Chaffin starred in the third season of OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots and recurred on HBO's Perry Mason.
  • Rashad will play Vonda. Wallace will play Chris. Chaffin will play Danger.
  • Anji White will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Dominique Thorne, Anthony Ramos and Alden Ehrenreich. She previously starred in the fourth season of FX's Fargo. She also guest starred on Showtime's The Chi, NBC's Chicago Med and The CW's 4400.
  • She will play Ronnie, Riri's (Thorne) mother.