Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Casting News - Richard Jenkins to Star in 'Criminal'; 'Evil' Adds Anna Chlumsky and Christian Borle; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - May 22, 2024

Amazon's Criminal; Paramount+'s Evil; and Peacock's Laid.

  • Richard Jenkins will star in the upcoming drama based on the graphic novel by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. He has received two Academy Award nominations for his performances in The Visitor and The Shape of Water. He won an Emmy Award in 2015 for his performance in HBO's Olive Kitteridge and received another nomination for Netflix's Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
  • He will play Ivan, the best friend of Leo's father, who has always been an uncle figure to him. He used to be a robber and criminal, but is now currently suffering from dementia. Leo is trying to care for him but realizes he's more work than he can handle.
  • Andre Hyland, Olivia Holt, David Denman, Finneas O'Connell, Chloe Fineman, Indya Moore, Ettore "Big E" Ewen and John Early will guest star on the upcoming comedy starring Stephanie Hsu. Hyland previously recurred on HBO's Barry. Holt starred for two seasons in Freeform's Cloak & Dagger and one season in Freeform's Cruel Summer. Denman starred in the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown. O'Connell has received 18 Grammy Award nominations as a producer and songwriter - winning 10 overall. Fineman has starred on NBC's Saturday Night Live for the last five seasons. Moore starred for three seasons in FX's Pose. Ewen is currently signed to the WWE as a wrestler. Early starred for five seasons in TBS/Max's Search Party.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Anna Chlumsky, Nate Corddry and Christian Borle will appear in the drama's upcoming fourth season. Chlumsky previously starred for seven seasons in HBO's Veep, receiving six Emmy Award nominations for her performance. Corddry recently starred in the first season of AppleTV+'s Sugar. Borle has received five Tony Award nominations - winning for his performances in the musical Something Rotten! and the play Peter and the Starcatcher.
  • Chlumsky will play Ellie. Funny, charming, genuine and likable, she is a guest at the Bouchards' house for a wake, where she befriends a grieving Kristen (Katja Herbers).
  • Corddry will play Paul Jr., a happily married real estate agent with no complains about life. Yet he feels with certainty that he's been consumed by his doppelgänger, a vlogger who recently died by suicide. Convinced the spirit of the vlogger is now inside of him, a very tired Paul, no longer able to control his thoughts or actions, agrees with Sister Andrea (Andrea Martin) that he is probably in need of an exorcism.
  • Borle will play Neil, a brilliant grad student who gave up his life to become a nurse/private secretary for Johan Taupin, a brilliant physicist who attracts the attention of the Vatican. Seemingly never not by his side, Neil is a staunch defender of Johan and does his best to dissuade those who think Johan may be involved with the occult.