Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Casting News - Daniel Ezra Exits 'All American' After 6 Seasons; Aaron Tveit Joins 'Earth Abides'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 25, 2024

Amazon's Young Sherlock; The CW's All American; MGM+'s Earth Abides; and Netflix's One Piece.

  • Daniel Ezra will be departing the cast of the drama as a series regular at the conclusion of its current sixth season. He is expected to make guest appearances during the already announced seventh season. Ezra has starred in the drama as its lead character Spencer James since its series debut in October 2018. Ezra has also directed several episodes of the series - including its 100th episode last month.
  • In the drama's most recent episode (which aired yesterday), Spencer was drafted into the NFL. The episode concluded with a time jump that saw Spencer in action at the Super Bowl and proposing to Olivia (Samantha Logan). The final two episodes of the season will see the couple planning their wedding.
  • Ezra explained, "After making the difficult decision to leave All American, my sole focus became completing the journey on the most life-affirming character I've ever played in the manner he deserves. Thanks to Nkechi and the writers, I got my wish. Season six is 'Spencer's goodbye.' I'll miss him. I'll miss our cast and crew. I hope it's been as fun to watch him as it has been to play him."
  • Aaron Tveit, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Elyse Levesque, Luisa D'Oliveira, Birkett Turton, Hilary McCormack and Jenna Berman have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Alexander Ludwig. Tveit won a Tony Award in 2020 for his performance in Moulin Rouge. Fernandez-Stoll recurred on CBC's Baroness von Sketch Show and CBC's Son of a Critch. Levesque starred for two seasons in Syfy's Stargate Universe and three seasons in Hallmark's Cedar Cove. D'Oliveira recurred on The CW's The 100. Turton recurred on The CW's iZombie and The CW's Riverdale. McCormack guest starred on Syfy's Killjoys and CBC's Murdoch Mysteries. Berman recurred on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Netflix's Blockbuster.
  • Tveit will play Charlie, the handsome leader of a new group of travelers. A natural charmer, he hides a threatening nature that only Ish (Ludwig) seems to be able to see.
  • Fernandez-Stoll will play Jorge, a civil engineer in his native Venezuela. He finds his purpose once more amongst the San Lupo community.
  • Levesque will play Maurine, who is beautiful but troubled. Used to a life of wealth and sophistication, past traumas have left her despondent.
  • D'Oliveira will play Molly, a doctor with a deep-rooted strength and directness. She is a supportive and dependable force within the community, helping many through their struggles while hiding her own.
  • Turton will play Ezra, a former music club owner who is full of personality. Everything about him sets Ish on edge.
  • McCormack will play Jean, once a mesmerizing musician and singer who is now a loving mother and recovering addict.
  • Berman will play Evie, a young autistic woman with radiant beauty who finds peace in art.
  • Joseph Fiennes and Natascha McElhone have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin. Fiennes previously starred for four seasons in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, receiving an Emmy Award nomination in 2018 for his performance. McElhone currently stars in Paramount+'s Halo, which finished its second season in March 2024.
  • Fiennes will play Silas, Sherlock's (Fiennes Tiffin) father, a scientist, explorer and self-made businessman.
  • McElhone will play Cordelia, Sherlock's mother, a devoted mother, artist and matriarch of the Holmes clan.
  • Daniel Lasker, Camrus Johnson, Jazzara Jaslyn and David Dastmalchian have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Lasker previously recurred on Max's Raised by Wolves. Johnson starred for three seasons in The CW's Batwoman. Jaslyn recurred on Max's Warrior. Dastmalchian recurred on CBS' MacGyver, FOX's Gotham and The CW's The Flash.
  • Lasker will play Mr. 9. Johnson will play Mr. 5. Jaslyn will play Miss Valentine. Dastmalchian will play Mr. 3. All four characters are key members of the criminal syndicate Baroque Works.