Thursday, March 14, 2024

Casting News - Willa Fitzgerald and Colin Woodell to Star in 'Pulse'; Tamera Tomakili Joins 'Happy Face'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - March 14, 2024

AppleTV+'s Untitled Vince Gilligan Drama & Your Friends and Neighbors; Netflix's Pulse; and Paramount+'s Happy Face.

  • Willa Fitzgerald and Colin Woodell have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Justina Machado. Fitzgerald previously starred in the first season of Amazon's Reacher and in the Netflix limited series The Fall of the House of Usher. Woodell starred in the first season of Max's The Flight Attendant and in the Peacock limited series The Continental.
  • Fitzgerald will play Danielle "Danny" Simms, a 3rd year resident in Emergency Medicine at Maguire Hospital in Miami. While her deep empathy makes her an exceptional doctor in training, her brash and self-sabotaging nature disrupts her personal and professional life.
  • Woodell will play Xander Phillips. Hailing from one of Miami's most powerful medical families, he is the Chief Resident of Emergency Medicine at Maguire until Danny is promoted. Highly confident and charismatic, he is a respected leader, who finds himself caught up in the complications of a provocative romantic relationship.
  • Tamera Tomakili will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Annaleigh Ashford, Dennis Quaid and James Wolk. She previously starred for two seasons in HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.
  • She will play Ivy, a true crime segment producer on "The Dr. Greg Show," the show where Melissa (Ashford) works as a makeup artist. Calculating when she needs to be and caring when she wants to be, she accompanies Melissa on a grim errand to an Oregon prison to unlock the carefully held secret of Melissa's past.
  • Amanda Peet has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Jon Hamm and Olivia Munn. She previously starred for two seasons in HBO's Togetherness, two seasons in IFC's Brockmire, in the second season of USA's Dirty John and in Paramount+'s one-season drama Fatal Attraction.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.
  • Karolina Wydra is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Rhea Seehorn. She previously recurred on FX's Justified, Amazon's Sneaky Pete, ABC's Quantico and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • She will play Ana, an optimistic young woman.