Casting News: Olivia Holt is back in a Freeform series, new cast in The Mandalorian, Ginnifer Goodwin starring in a comedy

Casting News: Olivia Holt is back in a Freeform series, new cast in The Mandalorian, Ginnifer Goodwin starring in a comedy

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Regardless of the current health situation, studios and channels continue to make casting announcements for already existing series or for projects under development. Let’s take a closer look.

The Mandalorian – Disney +
Boba Fett’s character will appear in the second season of The Mandalorian, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The famous Star Wars bounty hunter will be played by Temuera Morrison. The New Zealand actor is no stranger to the Star Wars universe since he played Jango Fett, Boba Fett’s father, in Attack of the Clones. (Source)

Timoty Olyphant (Deawood) will also be part of the cast for season 2 of The Mandalorian. We don’t know at the moment if he will play a new character or one that the Star Wars fans are already familiar with. (Source)

Cruel Summer – Freeform
Olivia Holt (Cloak & Dagger) has been chosen to play the lead role in the thriller Cruel Summer, initially known as Last Summer. Produced by Jessica Biel, Cruel Summer will take place over three summers between 1993 and 1995 in a small Texas town where a popular teenage girl, Kate (Olivia Holt), is kidnapped. At the same time, Jeannette (Chiara Aurelia), who has no apparent connection to Kate, goes from being a clumsy girl to the most popular girl in town before becoming the most hated person in the United States. Each episode will be told from the point of view of one of the two girls. (Source)

Kevin Can F*** Himself – AMC
Raymond Lee (Here and Now) and Brian Howe (The Client List) join the cast of Kevin Can F*** Himself as series regulars. This dark comedy for AMC will focus on the secret life of a sitcom wife named Allison (Annie Murphy). Raymond Lee will play Sam Beverley, a strong and handsome man who returns to Worcester to open a high-end restaurant. For his part, Brian Howe will play Pete McRoberts, Allison’s husband’s father. (Source)

Motherland: Fort Salem – Freeform
Lyne Renee, a recurring guest throughout the first season of Motherland: Fort Salem, is promoted to a series regular for the second season. Her role in the series, which began in 2020, is that of General Sarah Adler.(Source)

Pivoting – Fox
Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time) has been chosen to play one of the lead roles in the comedy Pivoting, alongside Eliza Coupe and Tommy Dewey. The series will follow Amy (Eliza Coupe), Jodie (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Sarah, who after the death of their childhood best friend decide to find happiness at all costs. They will then make a series of impulsive and ill-advised decisions that will prove that it is never too late to ruin your life.

Jodie’s character is basically a mother of three children married to a man who doesn’t leave her any time for herself. But she manages to find the attention and affection she needs in the arms of her personal trainer.(Source)

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