Thursday, February 8, 2024

Casting News - Beau Bridges Books Recurring Role on 'Matlock'; Luke Hemsworth Joins 'Dark Wolf'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - February 8, 2024

Amazon's Reacher & The Terminal List: Dark Wolf; CBS' Matlock; Hulu's Untitled Sterling K. Brown Drama; Netflix's Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story & No Good Deed; and Peacock's Bel-Air & Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist.

  • James Marsden, Julianne Nicholson and Sarah Shahi have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Sterling K. Brown. Marsden previously starred for three seasons in HBO's Westworld, three seasons in Netflix's Dead to Me and in the first season of Freevee's Jury Duty. Nicholson won an Emmy Award in 2021 for her supporting performance in HBO's Mare of Easttown. Shahi starred for three seasons in CBS' Person of Interest and two seasons in Netflix's Sex/Life.
  • Marsden will play the President.
  • Nicholson will play a political force/power player behind the scenes.
  • Shahi will play a therapist to those in power with secrets of her own.
  • Beau Bridges has booked a major recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Kathy Bates. He recently recurred on ABC's Black-ish, Netflix's Bloodline, Showtime's Homeland, OWN's Greenleaf and AppleTV+'s Lessons in Chemistry. He has received 14 Emmy Award nominations - winning three overall for roles in HBO original films.
  • He will play Senior, the firm's managing partner who has an indomitable presence that immediately alters the temperature of any room. The man's influence reaches far and wide. Although he loves his son, Julian (Jason Ritter), he might respect his daughter-in-law, Olympia (Skye P. Marshall) more.
  • Anthony Michael Hall and Sonya Cassidy are set as new series regulars on the drama's upcoming third season. Hall previously recurred on NBC's The Blacklist, ABC's The Goldbergs and Freevee's Bosch: Legacy. Cassidy starred for two seasons in AMC's Lodge 49 and in Showtime's one-season drama The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Hall will play Zachary Beck, a formidable and successful businessman. He is a widower and single father of a 20-year-old son, Richard. He is the owner of a rug import company that Reacher (Alan Ritchson) and his cohorts suspect is a cover for a more nefarious operation.
  • Cassidy will play Sarah Duffy, an extremely intelligent and tough DEA agent from Boston with a sharp and sarcastic sense of humor.
  • Dallas Roberts, Jason Butler Harner and Enrique Murciano will round out the main cast of the upcoming second installment of the anthology series. Roberts previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Insatiable. Harner starred for two seasons in Netflix's Ozark. Murciano starred for seven seasons in CBS' Without a Trace and three seasons in Netflix's Bloodline.
  • Roberts will play Dr. Jerome Oziel, the self-protective and not-entirely-by-the-book therapist who Erik Menendez (Cooper Koch) sees after the murder of his parents.
  • Harner will play Les Zoeller, the Beverly Hills PD detective in charge of the Menendez murders case, and is a to-the-point, logical man after the truth.
  • Murciano will play Carlos Baralt, an Americanized Cuban immigrant, professor and lawyer, uncle to the Menendez brothers and brother-in-law to Jose Menendez (Javier Bardem), and the executor of the Menendez will.
  • New cast additions also include Michael Gladis (Mad Men) as Tim Rutten; Drew Powell (Gotham) as Detective Tom Linehan; Charlie Hall (Single Drunk Female) as Craig Cignarelli; Gil Ozeri (Big Mouth) as Dr. William Vicary; Jeff Perry (Scandal) as Peter Hoffman; Tessa Auberjonois (How I Met Your Father) as Dr. Laurel Oziel; Tanner Stine (Days of Our Lives) as Perry Berman; Larry Clarke (Heels) as Brian Andersen; Jade Pettyjohn (Little Fires Everywhere) as Jamie Pisarcik; and Marlene Forte (The Lincoln Lawyer) as Marta Cano.
  • Marsha Stephanie Blake will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Kevin Hart, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Don Cheadle. She received an Emmy Award nomination in 2019 for her supporting performance in Netflix's When They See Us. She also starred in the AppleTV+ limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - which also featured Jackson.
  • She will play Delores Hudson, JD's (Cheadle) wife and a social worker fighting for her community.
  • Additional additions as recurring guest stars include Chloe Bailey (Grown-ish), Melvin Gregg (Snowfall), Artrece Johnson (A Thousand and One), Jalyn Hall (All American), Clifton Powell (Saints & Sinners); and Lori Harvey.
  • Luke Hemsworth has joined the cast of the upcoming Terminal List prequel starring Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch and Tom Hopper. He previously starred for four seasons in HBO's Westworld.
  • He will play Jules Landry, a self-obsessed CIA contractor who hides a dangerously volatile personality beneath his muscled veneer.
  • Vic Mensa and Alycia Pascual-Peña have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Mensa previously recurred on Showtime's The Chi, IFC's Sherman's Showcase and Max's South Side. Pascual-Peña starred for two seasons in Peacock's Saved by the Bell and recurred on Netflix's Neon.
  • Mensa will play Quentin. Pascual-Peña will play Amira.
  • Matt Rogers, Anna Maria Horsford, Kate Moennig, Linda Lavin and Wyatt Aubrey will appear in recurring roles on the upcoming comedy created by Liz Feldman. Rogers starred in Showtime's one-season comedy I Love That for You and appeared in the Hulu film Fire Island. Horsford recurred on TBS' The Last O.G., FX's Pose and CBS' B Positive. Moennig starred for six seasons in Showtime's The L Word and three seasons in Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q. Lavin starred for nine seasons in CBS' Alice and two seasons in CBS' B Positive. Aubrey guest starred on Max's Generation.
  • Rogers will play Greg, the gregarious, charming and slightly smug realtor handling the sale of the Morgan home. He is acutely aware of the gem he has on his hands and knows how to keep prospective buyers interested in this highly sought-after home.
  • Horsford will play Denise, Dennis' namesake and loving but highly-critical mother. She is a little too involved in her son and daughter-in-law's house-hunting journey.
  • Moennig will play Gwen. Beautiful, sharp and aloof, she is a high-end developer and Margo's potential business partner. Both are intrigued by the Morgan home which could prove to be a very lucrative investment.
  • Lavin will play Phyllis, Paul and Lydia's overly involved neighbor who is always a little too aware of the goings-on in the community.
  • Aubrey will play Jacob, Paul and Lydia's teenage son who has dealt with some difficulties navigating adolescence.
  • The main cast of the upcoming comedy features Lisa Kudrow as Lydia Morgan; Ray Romano as Paul Morgan; Linda Cardellini as Margo Starling; Luke Wilson as JD Campbell; Teyonah Parris as Carla; O-T Fagbenle as Dennis; Abbi Jacobson as Leslie Fisher; Poppy Liu as Sarah; and Dennis Leary as Mikey.