Monday, April 1, 2024

Casting News - Yael Grobglas Books Recurring Role on 'Matlock'; 'Tulsa King' Promotes Two; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - April 1, 2024

CBS' Elsbeth & Matlock; Netflix's No Good Deed; and Paramount+'s Criminal Minds: Evolution & Tulsa King.

  • Felicity Huffman will appear as a guest star in the drama's upcoming seventeenth season. She previously starred for eight seasons in ABC's Desperate Housewives, three seasons in ABC's American Crime and in the Netflix limited series When They See Us.
  • She will play Dr. Jill Gideon, a brilliant biological psychiatrist who also happens to be the ex-wife of Jason Gideon (former series regular Mandy Patinkin). Though she agrees to help the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit investigate a murderous conspiracy theory, Jill is reluctant to return to the bureau's elite team given her complicated history. She soon realizes, however, that her specific skill set could help them uncover another clue to the elusive Gold Star mystery.
  • Kevin Alves has landed a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Ray Romano and Lisa Kudrow. He currently stars in Showtime's Yellowjackets, which has been renewed for a third season.
  • He will play Nate, the strait-laced, hard-edged son of Mikey (Denis Leary), with whom he has a strained relationship.
  • Yael Grobglas has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Kathy Bates. She previously starred for five seasons in The CW's Jane the Virgin. Her casting serves as a reunion with Jennie Snyder Urman who created The CW dramedy and the CBS reboot of the classic series.
  • She will play Shae Banfield, aka "the Meerkat," the law firm's devastatingly insightful jury consultant. Known as a human lie detector, she's able to suss out character and sniff out the truth using her mastery of body language, facial expressions, and neurolinguistics, making her a worthy adversary to brilliant attorney Olympia Lawrence (Skye P. Marshall) and an imminent threat to Madeleine Matlock (Bates).
  • Elizabeth Lail, Arian Moayed and Laura Benanti have been cast as guest stars on the drama's first season. Lail previously starred in the first season of Netflix's You and in the 2023 film Five Nights at Freddy's. Moayed received two Emmy Award nominations for his guest role on HBO's Succession. Benanti received five Tony Award nominations - winning in 2008 for her featured performance in the musical Gypsy.
  • Lail will play Quinn, a hot young tech CEO known for her location-based crime alert app "Cerberus." She uses her charm and privilege to hook investors, and she'll even use her app to deceive the authorities when she gets up to criminal activity herself.
  • Moayed will play Joe, the charismatic owner of an exclusive TriBeCa cocktail bar. He considers his establishment a refuge from this crazy world and dotes on his regulars like family. He is wildly generous, seethes at injustice, and will go to murderous lengths to punish a bully from his favorite patron's past.
  • Benanti will play Nadine, a glamorous, smart and determined supermodel who is retiring from the runway while dealing with a messy divorce from her designer husband. A well-respected force in the fashion industry, she will do anything to stop some disgraceful information about her from coming to light.
  • Annabella Sciorra and Tatiana Zappardino have been promoted to series regulars on the dramedy's upcoming second season. Both actresses recurred throughout the first season - with Sciorra appearing in three episodes and Zappardino appearing in six episodes.
  • Sciorra will play Joanne Manfredi, Dwight's (Sylvester Stallone) younger sister.
  • Zappardino will play Tina Manfredi-Grieger, Dwight's estranged daughter.