Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Casting News - Jeremy Irons is Latest Oscar Winner Joining 'The Morning Show'; Kevin Bacon Boards 'Sirens'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - July 2, 2024

Amazon's Blade Runner 2099 & Young Sherlock; AppleTV+'s The Morning Show; and Netflix's The Sandman & Sirens.

  • Jeremy Irons has been cast in a major recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He previously won a Tony Award in 1984 for his role in the play The Real Thing and an Academy Award in 1991 for his performance in Reversal of Fortune. He has also received five Emmy Award nominations - winning for PBS' The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, HBO's Elizabeth I and NatGeoWild's Game of Lions.
  • He will play Martin Levy, Alex's (Jennifer Aniston) father.
  • Dimitri Abold, Lewis Gribben, Katelyn Rose Downey, Daniel Rigby, Johnny Harris, Amy Lennox, Sheila Atim and Matthew Needham have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Michelle Yeoh and Hunter Schafer. Abold previously appeared in the film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Gribben starred in the Channel 4 limited series Somewhere Boy. Downey appeared in the film The Nun II. Rigby recurred on ITV's Tom Jones and Disney+'s Renegade Nell. Harris starred in the Showtime limited series A Gentleman in Moscow. Lennox starred for three years in BBC One's Holby City. Atim starred in the Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad. Needham currently stars in HBO's House of the Dragon, which is now airing its second season.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing. However, production has begun in Prague and will move to Barcelona at a later date.
  • Zine Tseng will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin. She currently stars in Netflix's 3 Body Problem, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • She will play Gulun Shou'an, a Chinese Princess, Oxford University scholar and skilled martial artists.
  • Ruairi O'Connor, Freddie Fox, Clive Russell, Laurence O'Fuarain, Ann Skelly, Douglas Booth, Jack Gleeson, Indya Moore and Steve Coogan have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. O'Connor previously starred in the second season of AppleTV+'s The Morning Show. Fox starred in the third season of Hulu's The Great. Russell recurred on HBO's Game of Thrones and AMC's The Terror. O'Fuarain starred in the Netflix limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin. Skelly starred in HBO's one-season drama The Nevers. Booth starred in the AMC+ limited series That Dirty Black Bag. Gleeson starred for four seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones. Moore starred for three seasons in FX's Pose. Coogan received two Academy Award nominations in 2013 for writing and producing the film Philomena.
  • O'Connor will play Orpheus. A poet, musician and oracle, he is the only child of Dream (Tom Sturridge) and the muse, Calliope (Melissanthi Mahut). He is an idealistic, romantic, young man - and very much his father's son - until tragedy strikes and reveals to him the true nature of love.
  • Fox will play Loki, the god of chaos. He is a charming, seductive shapeshifter. The smartest and most dangerous person in any room, Loki is utterly irresistible and never to be trusted.
  • Russell will play Odin, the father of Thor, and blood-brother to Loki. He is a longtime ally of Dream's, but finds himself driven to desperate extremes in his efforts to stave off Ragnarök. 
  • O'Fuarain will play Thor, the storm god. With his hammer Mjollnir, he is brusque, rude and driven entirely by his appetites - for food and drink, for battle, and for sex.
  • Skelly and Booth will play Nuala and Cluracan, royal emissaries from the court of Faerie. They are siblings who are opposites in every way. Nuala is responsible, empathetic and principled. Cluracan is an impulsive rogue who lives for pleasure. They disagree about everything, except their devotion to one another.
  • Gleeson will play Puck, a malevolent hobgoblin who serves as the royal jester to King Auberon of Faerie. He is fascinated by mortals and enjoys nothing more than making sport of them for his own amusement. He's also the inspiration for Shakespeare's Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
  • Moore will play Wanda, a professional driver and security agent for an exclusive travel firm. She proves herself to be an indispensable guide on an Endless road trip to the waking world.
  • Coogan will play Barnabus, the canine companion of the Endless' prodigal brother. He is loyal and loving, but an outspoken cynic. He's man's best friend and man's sharpest critic.
  • Kevin Bacon and Glenn Howerton have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming limited series starring Julianne Moore, Meghann Fahy and Milly Alcock. Bacon previously starred for three seasons in FOX's The Following and three seasons in Showtime's City on a Hill. Howerton currently stars in FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which has been renewed for a seventeenth season.
  • Bacon will play Peter Kell, Michaela's (Moore) husband, who comes from an old money family and is the highest-status person in every room he enters. He's an avid outdoorsman who enjoys the occasional joint.
  • Howerton will play Ethan Corbin II, a dear friend of the Kells and lifelong bachelor who lives next door. He's a regular at the yacht club and he's rapidly burning through his trust fund.