Friday, June 7, 2024

Casting News - Sierra McClain Departs '9-1-1: Lone Star'; John Hawkes Joins 'Criminal'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - June 7, 2024

Amazon's Countdown, Criminal & Obsession; CBS' Watson; FOX's 9-1-1: Lone Star; Hulu's Chad Powers; and Netflix's Black Rabbit.

  • Perry Mattfeld and Frankie A. Rodriguez have been cast on the upcoming comedy starring Glen Powell and Steve Zahn. Mattfeld previously starred for four seasons in The CW's In the Dark. Rodriguez starred for four seasons in Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
  • Mattfeld will play Ricky, a promising new assistant on the sideline of her father's (Zahn) embattled college football team. She's as sharp as she is tough, and becomes immediately suspicious of the team's odd new quarterback, Chad Powers (Powell).
  • Rodriguez will play Danny, the team mascot, a young actor on campus who will do absolutely anything to make his big dreams come true. He strikes up a friendship with Chad Powers that could wind up helping or destroying them both.
  • Morgan Spector has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Jason Bateman and Jude Law. He currently stars in HBO's The Gilded Age, which has been renewed for a third season.
  • He will play Campbell, a high powered lawyer.
  • John Hawkes, Pat Healy and Taylor Selé have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Charlie Hunnam. Hawkes recently starred in the fourth installment of HBO's True Detective. Healy recurred on ABC's Station 19 and AMC's Better Call Saul. Selé recurred on Starz's BMF and Netflix's Survival of the Thickest.
  • Hawkes will play Sebastian Hyde, a hard man who is six months out from a stroke, and now walks with a cane. Once the biggest shark in the shark tank, he is now showing his humanity a bit - maybe a bit too much. The owner of a gambling club, the kind of man whose name is accompanied by fear, Hyde can be both amused by someone one minute, and a ruthless enforcer the next.
  • Healy will play Seymour, a veteran thief and one-time part of Leo's (Hunnam) dad's crew. He does what he has to stay alive and get rich while trying to survive in the criminal world.
  • Selé will play Royal, the manager of Sebastian Hyde's gambling club, and he is sharp-dressed and menacing. He is ruthless and will do whatever he needs to protect himself and move forward in the underworld.
  • Eve Harlow and Inga Schlingmann will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Morris Chestnut. Harlow starred in the first season of Netflix's The Night Agent and recurred on the final season of Paramount+'s Star Trek: Discovery. Schlingmann starred for two seasons in CBS' So Help Me Todd.
  • Harlow will play Dr. Ingrid Derian, an accomplished neurologist whom Dr. Watson (Chestnut) recruits to work at his clinic not only because he recognizes her indisputable skill, but because she herself is a mystery Watson looks forward to solving. She reminds him of his late friend, Sherlock Holmes, and values her ruthless and sometimes questionable practices... but the rest of her teammates will wonder - and worry - who is the real Ingrid Derian, and what is she hiding?
  • Schlingmann will play Dr. Sasha Lubbock. While most people question how she had the time and energy to double-board in both rheumatology and immunology, Watson knows it's because Sasha thrives in bifurcated conditions. Having grown up torn between two families - her birth parents in central China, and her adoptive, religious family in Dallas, Texas - Sasha's southern charm is parallel only to the ambition that landed her in one of the world's most prestigious genetics clinics.
  • Jessica Camacho will play the female lead opposite Jensen Ackles in the upcoming drama created by Derek Haas. She previously starred for three seasons in CBS/OWN's All Rise. She also recurred on The CW's The Flash, CBS' S.W.A.T. and Freevee's Bosch: Legacy.
  • She will play Amber Oliveras, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency with 14 years on the job. Undercover in multiple occasions, she's a badass who won't take crap from anyone. She's intrigued by this new opps team and though she seems to do well enough on her own, it'll be a nice change of pace working with others.
  • Dorian Missick and Karla Souza are set as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Dove Cameron and Avan Jogia. Missick starred in the first season of CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story and for two seasons in ABC's For Life. Souza starred for five seasons in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder and three seasons in ABC's Home Economics.
  • Missick will play Karl Connelly. Disorganized and in the midst of a horny midlife crisis, his life appears to be a chaotic mess. But despite his reckless habits and short-fused temper, he is a gifted detective and unflinchingly honest and loyal to the people he cares about.
  • Souza will play Lee Reardon, a dedicated, experienced Boston homicide detective who, despite many flaws in the system, is a deep believer in justice. But she's harboring a dark secret that challenges everything she stands for and threatens to destroy the most important relationship in her life.
FOX's 9-1-1: LONE STAR
  • Sierra McClain won't return as a series regular for the drama's upcoming fifth season. She has appeared as a series regular since the drama's series premiere in January 2020. It's currently unclear if she will return to provide conclusion to her character's story or if her final appearance was in the Season 4 finale.
  • She played Grace Ryder, Judd's (Jim Parrack) wife and a 9-1-1 operator.