Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Casting News - Peacock's 'Fight Night' Sets 'Empire' Reunion; FOX's 'The Cleaning Lady' Casts Two in Recurring Roles

Casting News - January 31, 2024

FOX's The Cleaning Lady and Peacock's Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist.

  • Dexter Darden and Taraji P. Henson have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Kevin Hart, Samuel L. Jackson and Terrence Howard. Darden previously starred for two seasons in Peacock's Saved by the Bell. Henson's casting reunites her with Howard after starring together for six seasons in FOX's Empire.
  • Darden will play Muhammad Ali, the all-time great boxer. The series is set during the night of Ali's historic 1970 comeback fight against Jerry Quarry. 
  • Henson will play Vivian Thomas, a savvy businesswoman and Chicken Man's (Hart) mistress.
  • Brandon Jay McLaren and JB Tadena have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. McLaren previously starred for three seasons in USA's Graceland and three seasons in CBS' Ransom. Tadena starred in the third season of The CW's Kung Fu.
  • McLaren will play Jeremy Dolan, the guy we all wish we knew. He's charming, smart, affable and can put anyone at ease, including Thony (√Člodie Yung) whom he has an instant connection. He's a contractor-turned-entrepreneur, building his business with a personal approach. His openness about his life and his carpentry skills keep Jeremy in Thony's orbit as she comes to rely on him for help. But below his trustworthy, charismatic facade lurks a sinister secret about his true character, a truth that will have dire consequences for all involved once revealed.
  • Tadena will play Paolo Belleza, a fun-loving and charming guy with a breezy sense of humor and sexy confidence. He owns and operates a "Turo Turo" food stall in Manila where he is loved by his community and has an intimate connection with the De La Rosa family.