Casting News: Jensen Ackles joins The Boys, Selena Gomez to play in a sitcom, Rachel Weisz joins the Dead Ringers reboot, …

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The Boys – Amazon Prime Video
While Jared Padalecki will remain on the CW for the reboot of Walker Texas Ranger, Jensen Ackles will join the Amazon Prime Video team. He has been chosen to play Soldier Boy in the The Boys series. After fighting in World War II, Soldier Boy became the first famous superhero and has become a cornerstone of American culture. Eric Kripke, creator of Supernatural and The Boys, said, “I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of ‘Supernatural’ to ‘The Boys’.” (Source)

The Crown – Netflix
The Crown series has found the actress who will play Princess Diana for its last two seasons. The production chose Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) for this iconic role. (Source)

Only Murders in the Building – Hulu
The singer, actress and producer Selena Gomez will be appearing in the sitcom Only Murders in the Building produced by the Hulu channel. She will be supporting Steve Martin (The Pink Panther) and Martin Short (Damages) in this comedy that will follow three strangers who are obsessed with crime stories and find themselves wrapped up in one. (Source)

Girls5eva – Peacock
Girls5eva has confirmed one of its lead actors: Sara Bareilles. The singer will play Dawn, a former star of the 90s who now runs the family restaurant in Queens and reluctantly reunites her former girls band “Girls5eva” when a rapper uses one of their titles. (Source)

Dead Ringers – Amazon Prime Video
Rachel Weisz (Definitely, Maybe) will produce and star in the Dead Ringers series, a reinvention of David Cronenberg‘s cult 80’s movie. The series will focus on the Mantle twins (Rachel Weisz), the most successful, brilliant and extraordinary people you’ve ever met. Identical from head to toe, these two obstetrical gynecologists are on a mission to change the way women give birth. Drugs, groundbreaking but illegal medical research, and sex will be part of this drama. (Source)

MacGruber – Peacock
Commissioned by Peacock, the MacGruber series welcomes two new members to its cast: Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig. They were already in the credits of the 2010 movie and are expected to return to their roles as Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki (Kristen Wiig). (Source)

Spin-off Star Wars – Disney+
Adria Arjona (Good Omens) will star alongside Diego Luna in the Star Wars series based on the character of Cassian Andor. The information related to the character she will play in the series has not yet been released. (Source)

Sistas – BET
The comedy Sistas will feature Trinity Whiteside and Crystal Hayslett for its second season. Both actors have been promoted to series regulars for the upcoming episodes. Chris Warren (Grand Hotel) will be joining the cast as a recurring character. He will play a talented lawyer whose intellect is as impressive as his charm. (Source)

B Positive – CBS
Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate) will participate in the B Positive and will play Madie, the daughter of Drew (Thomas Middleditch) and Julia (Sara Rue). This comedy by Chuck Lorre will follow Drew, a recently divorced father who is looking for a kidney donor and runs out of ideas, when he meets Gina, a woman from his past who wants to volunteer. (Source)

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