Friday, May 10, 2024

Casting News - Camryn Manheim Exits 'Law & Order'; Frank Grillo Joins 'Peacemaker'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - May 10, 2024

Max's Peacemaker; NBC's The Hunting Party & Law & Order; Netflix's You; and Paramount+'s Criminal Minds: Evolution.

  • Frank Grillo has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. He previously starred for three seasons in Audience Network's Kingdom and recurred on Showtime's Billions.
  • He will play Rick Flag Sr., a character he is already set to play in Max's upcoming animated series Creature Commandos
  • Camryn Manheim will depart the cast of the veteran drama during its upcoming Season 23 finale airing May 16. She joined the drama as a series regular when it was revived after a decade for Season 21 in February 2022. 
  • She plays Lieutenant Kate Dixon, the commanding officer of the Manhattan North Homicide Squad's 27th Precinct.
  • Patrick Sabongui and Sara Garcia will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Melissa Roxburgh. Sabongui previously recurred on The CW's The Flash, Showtime's Homeland, Netflix's Firefly Lane and Netflix's Virgin River. Garcia starred in Hallmark's one-season drama Ride and recurred on The CW's Reign.
  • Sabongui will play Ryan Hassani. Rugged and world-worn but with a casual air, he is a CIA agent tasked with managing the crisis.
  • Garcia will play Jennifer Morales. A bright and natural optimist despite her tough upbringing, she is an intel officer and major in the Army.
  • Natasha Behnam, Pete Ploszek, Tom Francis and b have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming fifth and final season. Behnam currently stars in Max's The Girls on the Bus, which ended its first season yesterday. Ploszek starred in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise. Francis currently stars as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard on the West End and will reprise the role this fall on Broadway. b guest starred on AppleTV+'s WeCrashed and Showtime's Let the Right One In.
  • Behnam will play Dominique. While appearing to be an aloof hipster, she is in fact a passionate, clever, fiercely loyal young woman. Despite her wealthy upbringing, she's a headstrong caretaker among her scrappy artist friends.
  • Ploszek will play Harrison, Joe's (Penn Badgley) golden retriever brother-in-law. A former pro-football player and trophy husband to Reagan Lockwood (Anna Camp), he must balance the needs of his family with his own heart's desires.
  • Francis will play Clayton, a pretentious, self-absorbed, wannabe author whose vindictive, controlling nature draws Joe's attention.
  • b will play Phoenix, who's shrewd and resourceful with a strong moral code. Their young life was upended by tragedy, setting them on a course that led to New York and a search for renewed purpose.
  • Clark Gregg, Brian White, Tuc Watkins and Paul F. Tompkins have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming seventeenth season. Gregg previously starred for five seasons in CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine and seven seasons in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. White currently stars in BET+'s The Black Hamptons, which is awaiting word on its future. Watkins starred for two seasons in ABC's Desperate Housewives and recurred on Showtime's Black Monday. Tompkins starred for six seasons in Netflix's BoJack Horseman and recurred on Peacock's Rutherford Falls.
  • Gregg will play FBI Director Ray Madison, who has brokered a deal with Elias Voit (Zach Gilford) to assist with a major investigation. The Director gives the BAU the arduous task of utilizing Voit and his connections, while hopefully keeping the serial killer at arm's length.
  • White will play Vincent Orlov, Elias Voit's shady attorney. Voit utilizes Orlov as his "cat's paw" to gain footing against the BAU while he's locked in an isolation cell.
  • Watkins will play Frank Church, a presumed advocate for kids - though during their investigation, the BAU turns their sights onto Church when they come to suspect sinister motives.
  • Tompkins will play Brian Garrity, a former neighbor of Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) and a diehard conspiracy theorist who is being manipulated by someone intent on derailing the BAU's season-long investigation.