Monday, January 29, 2024

Casting News - Jennifer Nettles Boards 'The Bondsman'; Josh Segarra to Recur on 'Abbott Elementary'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - January 29, 2024

ABC's Abbott Elementary; Amazon's The Bondsman & Butterfly; Paramount+'s Land Man; and Peacock's Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist.

  • Jennifer Nettles has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Kevin Bacon. As a singer, she has received six Grammy nominations - winning three overall. As an actress, she recurs on HBO's The Righteous Gemstones and appeared in the 2023 film The Exorcist: Believer.
  • She will play Maryanne, whose ex-husband Hub Halloran (Bacon), is a backwoods bounty hunter who comes back from the dead with an unexpected second chance at life, and love, and a nearly-forgotten musical career - only to find that his old job now has a demonic new twist.
  • Josh Segarra, Kimia Behpoornia and Benjamin Norris have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming third season. Segarra currently stars in AppleTV+'s The Big Door Prize, which has been renewed for a second season. Behpoornia previously recurred on Hulu's Reboot and Freeform's Good Trouble. Norris recurred on Netflix's Never Have I Ever.
  • Segarra will play Manny, Behpoornia will play Emily, and Norris will play Simon. The trio are the good-natured Philadelphia school district representatives who aim to bring fresh perspectives to their roles as school ambassadors.
  • Kayla Wallace, James Jordan, Mark Collie and Paulina Chávez will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Billy Bob Thornton. Wallace currently stars in Hallmark's When Calls the Heart, which returns for its eleventh season in April. Jordan starred in the first season of Paramount+'s Special Ops: Lioness. Collie previously recurred on ABC's Nashville. Chávez starred in Netflix's one-season comedy The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia.
  • Wallace will play Rebecca Savage, an extremely capable and intimidating liability attorney sent to West Texas to clean up a mess. 
  • Jordan will play Dale Bradley, a petroleum engineer and a blue-collar bear of a man who manages and works with roughnecks in the oil fields. He's also Tommy's (Thornton) roommate.
  • Collie will play Sheriff Joeberg, a West Texas sheriff.
  • Chávez will play Ariana, a young mother whose family has suffered a misfortune.
  • Park Hae-soo, Kim Tae-hee and Nayoon Kim have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Daniel Dae Kim and Reina Hardesty. Park starred in the first season of Netflix's Squid Game, receiving an Emmy nomination for his supporting performance. Kim Tae-hee starred in the South Korean dramas Jang Ok-jung: Living by Love and Lies Hidden in My Garden. Nayoon Kim appeared in the South Korean dramas My Home, Secret Woman and It's Showtime
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters Park, Kim Tae-hee and Nayoon Kim will be playing.
  • Terrence Howard has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Kevin Hart and Samuel L. Jackson. He received an Academy Award nomination in 2005 for his lead performance in Hustle & Flow. He also starred for six seasons in FOX's Empire and in the Peacock limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters
  • He will play Richard "Cadillac" Wheeler, a gangster and associate of the Council of 12.