Thursday, June 20, 2024

Casting News - Jesse Lee Soffer Joins 'FBI: International'; Patrick Dempsey to Co-Star on 'Dexter: Original Sin'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - June 20, 2024

Amazon's El Gato & The Night Manager; CBS' FBI: International; Hulu's Reasonable Doubt; NBC's Chicago Fire; Netflix's Man on Fire; Peacock's Devil in Disguise: John Wayne Gacy & Twisted Metal; and Showtime's Dexter: Original Sin.

  • Olivia Colman, Noah Jupe, Alistair Petrie, Douglas Hodge and Michael Nardone have officially signed on to reprise their roles in the drama's upcoming second season. All six performers starred in the first season, which aired on BBC One and AMC in early 2016. Notably, Colman received an Emmy nomination for her performance.
  • Colman plays Angela Burr. Jupe plays Danny Roper. Petrie plays Alexander "Sandy" Langbourne. Hodge plays Rex Mayhew. Nardone plays Frisky.
  • Kandi Burruss has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She first gained recognition as a member of the R&B female group Xscape. She later won a Grammy Award in 2000 for co-writing the TLC song "No Scrubs." More recently, she starred for fourteen seasons in Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta and won the third season of FOX's The Masked Singer. As an actress, she previously recurred on Showtime's The Chi
  • She will play Eboni Phillips, the mother of JT's child, Natasha. She was wild in a former life but has since cleaned herself up.
  • Jesse Lee Soffer is returning to Dick Wolf's television empire with a series regular role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He previously starred for ten seasons in NBC's Chicago P.D., which was co-created by Wolf. He also recurred as the same character on NBC's Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Law & Order: SVU.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing. However, his casting will fill the void created by the departure of original series regular Luke Kleintank near the end of the third season. Moreover, Soffer will not be appearing as his Chicago P.D. character.
  • Billie Boullet has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. She previously starred in the fourth season of CBBC's The Worst Witch and in the National Geographic limited series A Small Light.
  • She will play Poe Rayburn. She has the lanky lines of someone growing at a rapid and confusing pace and the attitude that comes with it. She is unhappy about moving to Brazil because of her parent's decision, spending her days with her wealthy international classmates until a tragic incident changes her perspective on family and life. As the only witness to a terrifying event, Poe quickly learns that her only ally is John Creasy (Abdul-Mateen).
  • Michael Chernus will play the lead role in the upcoming limited series based on the docuseries of the same name. He currently stars in AppleTV+'s Severance, which has been renewed for a second season. He previously starred for two seasons in WGN America's Manhattan, two seasons in Amazon's Patriot and in the Amazon limited series Dead Ringers.
  • From 1972 to 1978, thirty-three young men were kidnapped, murdered and buried in a crawl space beneath the house of their killer, John Wayne Gacy (Chernus), who went undetected for years because he was charming and funny, had a good, all-American job, was a community leader and even volunteered to entertain sick kids... while dressed as a clown.
  • Patrick Dempsey will co-star on the upcoming Dexter prequel starring Patrick Gibson. He previously starred for eleven seasons in ABC's Grey's Anatomy and two seasons in Sky Atlantic's Devils. In 2023, he was named People's Sexiest Man Alive.
  • He will play Aaron Spencer, the Captain of the Miami Metro Homicide Department who has a decades-long relationship with Harry Morgan (Christian Slater).
  • Jocelyn Hudon has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming thirteenth season. She joined the cast as a recurring guest star during its twelfth season earlier this year. She previously recurred on FX's The Strain, Hallmark's When Calls the Heart and AppleTV+'s Acapulco.
  • She plays Lyla Novak, a new paramedic at Firehouse 51 who at first loves freelancing but reluctantly agrees to join Violet (Hanako Greensmith) as an official part of the team. She has proven to be an integral member of the paramedics with leadership skills that will go far at 51. She also realizes that standing still and being part of something big feels pretty nice too.
  • Eric Lange and Alfonso Dosal have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Diego Boneta. Lange previously starred in the second season of Netflix's Narcos, in the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora, in the Netflix limited series Unbelievable and for two seasons in HBO's Perry Mason. Dosal starred for three seasons in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico.
  • Lange will play Simon Casimir aka The Nazarite, an ascetic, monk-like warrior. He was long burdened with the sins he committed as the country's top assassin - until he was offered a shot at redemption. Focused on atoning for his past, Simon called himself "The Nazarite" (like Samson, in the Bible). The Nazarite has strength far beyond that of an ordinary man. He believes this power is God-given, a reward for his strict vows of self-denial, but the truth is more complicated. He is a terrifying force of nature, but he is also damaged and sympathetic - a tragic hero. Somewhere between Doc Holliday, Don Quixote and the Jackal. This season will test his faith.
  • Dosal will play Alejandro Guerrero, the interim CEO of a billion-dollar family-owned agriculture business. He is shrewd and Oxford-educated. He leads a lavish lifestyle but takes little pleasure in it. Though he is technically our hero's nephew, the pair are more like estranged brothers and rivals. The strain of a troubled marriage and corporate intrigue have exacerbated Alejandro's insecurities. In the season, his ambition and the jealousy he bears for his "uncle," push him past his fears and lead him down a treacherous path.
  • Anthony Carrigan is set as a new series regular on the action comedy's upcoming second season. He previously starred for four seasons in HBO's Barry, receiving three Emmy Award nominations for his supporting performance. He will next star in the upcoming DC film Superman: Legacy, which is currently scheduled to be released in July 2025.
  • He will play Calypso, the mysterious, charismatic host and creator of a dangerous demolition derby tournament, who invites all assassins, vigilantes, mercenaries and joyriders to participate. To the winner, he offers the prize of making their greatest wish come true, but with Calypso there's always a twist.