Casting News: Andy Garcia in Rebel, new names for the Gossip Girl reboot, Jon Bernthal in the remake of American Gigolo, …

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Here’s a new update on the casting announcements that have been released in the last few days. On the agenda: Andy Garcia in a series inspired by the life of Erin Brokovich, new names in the cast of Gossip Girl, The Brides and Jury Duty, and Jon Bernthal in the title role of the remake of American Gigolo.

Y: The Last Man – FX
Elliot Fletcher (The Fosters) joins Y: The Last Man, the television adaptation of the eponymous comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. He’ll play Sam Jordan, the best friend of the show’s hero, Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer). Growing up without parents and in poverty, Sam Jordan has learned to fend for himself and is particularly resourceful. He is described as having a great sense of humor and a big heart, but also as having a self-destructive side. In Y: The Last Man, we will follow Yorick Brown and his monkey into a post-apocalyptic world where almost all men have perished. In the cast, which will have a high proportion of women considering the synopsis of the series, we also find Diane Lane (House of Cards), Imogen Poots (Roadies), Amber Tamblyn (Le Monde de Joan), Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete), Lashana Lynch (Bulletproof) et Juliana Canfield (Succession). (Source)

Maverick – The CW
Two more characters from Maverick, a drama produced for the American channel The CW, have been cast. Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives) will play the President of the United States and therefore Kit’s father, the main character of the series. Pete Ploszek (Liberty Crossing) will play Sebastian, Kit’s half-brother and main confidant. Maverick will focus on Kit (Reina Hardesty), the daughter of the President of the United States, as she goes back to university. Her idealistic vision of her father, who established an authoritarian regime in the United States, is shaken by that of her classmates. (Source)

At That Age – NBC
Christian Keyes (The Boys) will be involved in the At That Age pilot, which will focus on an African-American family whose destiny is turned upside down after one of their children suffers a catastrophic event. Then seven members of the family will make decisions that will change their lives and force them to face deep, well-kept secrets. (Source)

Grey’s Anatomy – ABC
Anthony Hill (Colony) and Sherri Saum (Locke & Key) will be appearing on Grey’s Anatomy‘s “Love of My Life” episode. They will play Winston, a former Tufts resident with whom Maggie (Kelly McCreary) used to work, and a long-time friend of Teddy’s (Kim Raver), respectively. (Source)

Kung Fu – The CW
Two more names are added to the cast of Kung Fu, the reboot of the cult series being developed by The CW. Gavin Stenhouse (Allegiance) will play Evan Hartley, an assistant prosecutor who still has a soft spot for Nicki (Olivia Liang) when she returns to her hometown. Gwendoline Yeo (American Crime) will play an enigmatic woman with criminal connections and ties to the Shaolin Monastery where Nicki trained. Her lust for power has led her to murder Nicki’s mentor and Nicki is looking for revenge. (Source)

Crazy for You – NBC
The comedy Crazy for You adds four names to its cast: Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), Alice Lee (Take Two), Tiana Okoye (The Good Place) and Nick Cafero (Black-ish). The series by Rachele Lynn, Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels will tell the story of Daisy (Shelley Hennig), a woman whose life has come to a standstill and who decides to get back to going out and dating. As she realizes that the rules of the game have completely changed, she will rely on the support of her friends to help her in this new “adventure”. Alice Lee will play Emma, one of Daisy’s co-workers, while Nick Cafero will play Emma’s boyfriend Ethan. Tiana Okoye will play Tasha, one of Daisy’s best friends. (Source)

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Prospect – ABC
Diana Maria Riva (Sunnyside) and Dale Dickey (Claws) join Prospect, the comedic Western produced by ABC, in which we follow Abigail Lansing (Hunter King), an idealistic young woman who moves to the frontier to become a schoolteacher and whose ideals will be tested when she realizes that her students are cowboys and not children. Diana Maria Riva will play Delfina, a woman who works in the city saloon and befriends Abigail, who teaches her and helps her build a whole new future. Dale Dickey will play Winnie Mae-Winnie, an illiterate but intelligent woman who works like eight people. She will not like having Abigail around. (Source)

Station Eleven – HBO Max
Nabhaan Rizwan (1917) and Philippine Velge are set as regulars in the Station Eleven series coming soon on HBO Max. In this series that follows the survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to build a new world, Nabhaan Rizwan will play Frank Chaudhary, a successful war correspondent who fights his own demons when the flu strikes. Philippine Velge will play Alexandra, a member of the Travelling Symphony troupe who is too young to remember life before the flu. (Source)

Jury Duty – CBS
Meagan Rath (Hawaii 5-0) will be one of the headliners of Jury Duty, a comedy following a group of jury members who have to agree on a verdict when they can’t even agree on their meal. Meagan Rath will play Jen, a best-selling book publisher, described as sarcastic and slightly neurotic. (Source)

Sadie Calvano (Mom) and Alanna Ubach (See Dad Run) will also be in the cast. The former will play Linzee, a beautiful, naive and very optimistic young woman, while the latter will play Judge Wallace. Having always dreamed of being an actress, the courtroom is her stage and she proves to be unprofessional by sharing a lot of personal information about herself. (Source)

Rebel – ABC
Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven) will be playing alongside Katey Sagal in the Rebel series inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich. He will play Julian Cruz; the lawyer Rebel (Katey Sagal) works for. A powerful lawyer who has been a widower for two years and still hasn’t recovered from his loss. He is also weary of Rebel’s remorse over an important case. (Source)

Lex Scott Davis (The L Word: Generation Q) will also be part of the series and will play the daughter of Rebel and Benji Ray (James Lesure).

La Brea – NBC
Rita Angel Taylor (Sunnyside Up) has been cast in a regular role in David Appelbaum‘s La Brea series. Rita Angel Taylor will play the character of Veronica in this pilot that follows the members of a family who have been separated after a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles. While one part of the family find themselves immersed in a primitive world alongside strangers, they must do everything they can to survive and find a way home. (Source)

Valley Trash – ABC
Lulu Wilson, recently in the cast of The Haunting of Hill House, has been chosen to play one of the main characters of the Valley Trash series. She will play Abby, a 14-year-old girl from a modest family who is offered a place at a prestigious Los Angeles high school filled with students who want nothing to do with her or her family. (Source)

Clarice – CBS
The sequel of The Silence of the Lambs has added two more names to its cast: Lucca De Oliveira (SEAL Team) and Devyn A. Tyler (The Purge). The series will unfold in 1993, a year after the events of the movie, and will follow Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) as she returns to the field to track down serial killers and sexual predators. Lucca De Oliveira will play Tomas Esquivel, a member of the FBI while Devyn A. Tyler will portray Ardelia Mapp, another FBI member who is also Clarice’s best friend. (Source)

The Big Sky – ABC
Natalie Alyn Lind (The Gifted) was cast to play one of the main characters in The Big Sky. The procedural thriller follows private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) who teams up with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) in the search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote road in Montana. Natalie Alyn Lind will play Danielle, one of the two young girls who have been kidnapped.(Source)

Jesse James Keitel (Alex Strangelove) has also been announced in the cast of The Big Sky. She will play Jerrie, a gender fluid artist with big dreams who decides to leave her hometown in order to finally be accepted. She will cross paths with Ronald, a truck driver, with whom she quickly forges a bond before the situation takes an unexpected turn. (Source)

American Gigolo – Showtime
The reboot series of the 80’s film starring Richard Gere will feature Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) in the leading role. The actor will also be working as a producer of the show. Jon Bernthal will play Julian Kaye, a man released from prison after spending 18 years behind bars for murder. While trying to find his place in the sex industry in Los Angeles, he investigates the frame-up that sent him to prison and tries to reconnect with Michelle, his true love. (Source)

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American Auto – NBC
X Mayo (Strangers) joins the cast of the American Auto series, which focuses on a large Detroit-based automotive company and its completely outdated management team, which must reinvent itself to keep pace with the rapidly changing industry. In this project, created by Justin Spitzer (Superstore), X Mayo will play the role of Dori, an assistant to the company’s CEO. (Source)

The Republic of Sarah – CBS
The reboot of The Republic of Sarah‘s pilot will feature three additional actors: Landry Bender (Looking for Alaska), Ian Duff (New Amsterdam) and Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant). (Source)

The Cleaning Lady – FOX
Shannyn Sossamon, who had been chosen to play Reyna, the main character of The Cleaning Lady, will not be part of the series. As revealed by Deadline, the decision was made after a first reading of the pilot and the character will therefore be cast again. Meanwhile, Ginger Gonzaga (Kidding) has been chosen to play Fiona, Reyna’s undocumented half-sister. She will welcome Reyna and her son when they arrive in the United States to live with her and her two children. Fiona is described as sexy, sassy and impulsive. She has a history of making bad decisions and having bad boyfriends. (Source)

Harlem’s Kitchen – CBS
Clare-Hope Ashitey (The Feed)Adrianna Mitchell (Snowfall) et Pepi Sonuga (Famous in Love) have all been chosen to play regular characters in the Harlem’s Kitchen pilot. They will play the daughters of Ellis Rice (Delroy Lindo) and CC (Sheryl Lee Ralph), two successful restaurant owners. (Source)

Walker – The CW
Violet Brinson (Sharp Objects) and Kale Culley (Henry Danger) have been chosen to play Stella and Arlo Walker, Cordell Walker’s (Jared Padalecki) children in the reboot of the 1990s series starring Chuck Norris. (Source)

Work Wife – ABC
Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces) and Tone Bell (Fam) will play the two main characters in the comedy inspired by the long-standing friendship between Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Set in the world of real estate, the series will follow Dani (Angelique Cabral) and Scott (Tone Bell) as they take the plunge to start their own business. Now feeling the stress of being the boss, they must rely more than ever on their duo to keep their professional and personal lives afloat. Christopher Gorham (Insatiable), Annapurna Sriram (Blacklist), Matt Shively (The Real O’Neals) and Maile Flanagan (Naruto) will also be part of the cast. (Source)

Ultra Violet & Blue Demon – Disney Channel
Juan Alfonso (American Princess) will participate in the Ultra Violet & Blue Demon series currently under production for the Disney Channel. He will play Violet’s father, the main character of the series. Ultra Violet & Blue Demon will follow Violet, a 13-year-old girl who is chosen by a magic luchador mask to be the successor of her uncle, the famous luchador Blue Demon Jr. (Demon Jr. will play this role himself) who is in fact a superhero. Violet will then begin her superhero training while facing the hardships of adolescence. (Source)

The Baby-Sitters Club – Netflix
Netflix has found the actresses who will play the main characters in its series adaptation of Ann M. Martin‘s novels, which will follow a group of teenage girls who start a babysitting business. The cast include Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas, Malia Baker (The Twilight Zone) as Marye-Anne Spier, Momona Tamada (To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You) as Claudia Kishi, Shay Rudolph (Lethal Weapon) as Stacey McGill and Xochitl Gomez (Raven) as Dawn Schafer. Le casting comprendra également Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) et Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains). (Source)

Julia – HBO Max
Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) will play Julia Child in the HBO Max series, which will look back on the life of the famous chef. Tom Hollander (Rev.), Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz (JourneyQuest), Fiona Glascott (Episodes), Bebe Neuwirth (Madam Secretary), Isabella Rossellini (Shut Eye) and Jefferson Mays (I Am the Night) will also be part of the cast. (Source)

The Big Leap – Fox
Simone Recasner (Sink Sank Sunk) and Jon Rudnitsky (Catch-22) will play two participants in the reality show at the heart of the series while Scott Foley (Scandal) will play the producer of the reality show known as The Big Leap. In this drama, inspired by the British show Big Ballet, we will follow a group of people who don’t have the usual ballet dancers’ abilities and who dream of becoming part of a reality show that will offer a modern take on the Swan Lake. Simone Recasner will play a single mother who has given up her dream of becoming a dancer in order to raise her child. Jon Rudnitsky, for his part, will portray Mike, an ex-automotive industry worker who has been recently fired and is trying to win back his wife’s heart by appearing on the show. (Source)

Gossip Girl – HBO Max
The cast of the Gossip Girl reboot continues to grow and welcomes four additional actors: Tavi Gevinson (Neo Yoko), Thomas Doherty (Legacies), Adam Chanler-Berat (It Could Be Worse) and Zion Moreno. No details have yet been revealed about their roles in the series, which will feature a new generation of New Yorkers and will show how social networks – and the New York environment itself – have changed over the past few years. (Source)

Heels – HBO Max
Stephen Amell (Arrow) is joined by three new actors in the cast of Heels. Chris Bauer (The Deuce) ill play a former wrestler who is now a recruiter, Allen Maldonado (The Last O.G.) will play one of the top wrestlers on the circuit and James Harrison (S.W.A.T.) will play Apocalypse, a wrestler who has been in the industry for many years. (Source)

Dr. Death – Peacock
AnnaSophia Robb (The Act) and Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) will be part of the Dr. Death mini-series that will revisit the true story of Dr. Duntsch (Jamie Dornan), a rising star of neurosurgery in Dallas who was sentenced to life in prison for the maiming and killing of several patients. Grace Summer (Mr. Robot) and Molly Griggs (Prodigal Son) will also be part of the cast. (Source)

The Brides – ABC
Erin Richards (Gotham) was cast as Dracula’s (Goran Visnjic) third wife in the series The Brides. She will play Renee, a woman who runs a modeling agency in New York and is known for having affairs with her female models. In her former life, she was the wife of the Marquis de Sade and invited Dracula into her home so that he could turn her into a vampire. (Source)

Charlie McElveen (Scribbles) will also be part of the series produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. He will play Arthur Steward, an ambitious young journalist who focuses on strange stories. He falls in love with Lily (Katherine Reis) without knowing that she is actually a vampire. (Source)

And also…
Nicole Beyer (Party Over Here) et Aaron Jemmings will participate in the pilot of the still unnamed comedy by the duo Phil Augusta / Dan Goor, already working on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which will focus on a group of African-American friends. (Source)

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