Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Casting News - Two 'Everybody Hates Chris' Stars Reunite for Comedy Central's Animated Reboot; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - June 18, 2024

Amazon's We Were Liars; Comedy Central's Everybody Still Hates Chris; HBO's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms; and Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls.

  • Rahul Kohli has been tapped to replace Arsher Ali as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Mamie Gummer, Caitlin FitzGerald and Candice King. The recasting occurred following creative changes. He previously starred for five seasons in The CW's iZombie. He has also been a frequently collaborator with Mike Flanagan - appearing in his Netflix limited series The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass and The Fall of the House of Usher.
  • Kohli will play Ed. Magnetic, wryly funny, and patient to a fault, he owns an art gallery in Brooklyn but spends every summer with his long-term partner Carrie (Gummer) at her family's sprawling summer compound. For nearly a decade, Ed has done his best to impress Carrie's father (David Morse), enduring not-so-subtle condescension, but this year, it becomes increasingly difficult for him to hold his tongue.
  • Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tim Johnson Jr., Ozioma Akagha, Terrence Little Gardenhigh and Gunnar Sizemore will voice the lead characters in the animated reboot of UPN's Everybody Hates Chris. Crews and Arnold both starred in the original UPN sitcom, which ran for four seasons. Johnson and Gardenhigh both currently star in Hulu/Peacock's Fright Krewe, which has produced two seasons. Akagha starred in OWN's one-season drama Delilah. Sizemore starred in Netflix's one-season animated series Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny.
  • Crews will play Julius, Chris' father, a gentle giant with a relentless work ethic, and cheap. He grew up dirt poor, so he knows the cost of everything down to the penny. He works two jobs to support the family, and on his days off, he takes on a third job.
  • Arnold will play Rochelle, Chris' mother, who is smart, strong-willed, and has a nurturing spirit, but she can also be hot-headed, especially when it comes to her kids. She tolerates zero nonsense, so she quits more jobs in a month than most people do in a lifetime.
  • Johnson will play Chris, a nerd who wants to be cool but he's outshined by his younger brother, tortured by his little sister, and foiled by his cheapskate dad.
  • Akagha will play Tonya, Chris' feisty baby sister, with the face of an angel and the heart of a demon, who gets along with her middle brother Drew but leaps at any chance to get Chris in trouble.
  • Gardenhigh will play Drew, the golden child of the family who is the epitome of Black excellence: handsome, athletic, a ladies man, taller and cooler than his older brother Chris. Sizemore will play Greg, Chris' only friend at school who is girl-obsessed, status conscious and raised by a single dad.
  • Finn Bennett, Bertie Carvel, Tanzyn Crawford, Daniel Ings and Sam Spruell have joined the cast of the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel starring Peter Claffey and Dexter Sol Ansell. Bennett recently starred in the fourth installment of HBO's True Detective. Carvel starred in the sixth season of Netflix's The Crown. Crawford starred in the Hulu limited series Tiny Beautiful Things. Ings currently stars in Netflix's The Gentlemen, which released its first season in March 2024. Spruell starred in the fifth season of FX's Fargo.
  • Bennett will play Aerion Targaryen. Carvel will play Baelor Targaryen. Crawford will play Tanselle. Ings will play Ser Lyonel Barotheon. Spruell will play Maekar Targaryen.
  • Devin Craig, Ruby Cruz, Michael Provost and Roby Attal have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming third season. Craig previously guest starred on OWN's Queen Sugar. Cruz starred in the 2023 film Bottoms. Provost starred for two seasons in Netflix's Insatiable. Attal starred in Netflix's one-season drama Partner Track.
  • All four will be playing students at Essex College.