Good Omens, Sweetbitter, Homeland, and other TV Casting
Good Omens, Sweetbitter, Homeland, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on Amazon, BBC, Starz, The CW, Showtime, and Fox. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Good Omens (Amazon / BBC)
Anna Maxwell Martin has been cast as the demon Beelzebub.
Mireille Enos has been cast as War, a Horseman of the Apocalypse.
Lourdes Faberes has been cast as Pollution, a Horseman of the Apocalypse.
Yusuf Gatewood has been cast as Famine, a Horseman of the Apocalypse.
The four new cast members join already cast Michael Sheen and David Tennant.
Good Omens‘ plot synopsis: based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, “Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan — except a somewhat fussy angel, and a fast-living demon are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.”
Good Omens is being written by Neil Gaiman.
Good Omens will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2019 in the U.S. That will be followed by its premiere on BBC Two in the U.K.
Tom Sturridge has been cast as Jake, “a recklessly beautiful bartender.”
Caitlin Fitzgerald has been cast as Simone, “a sommelier who is the embodiment of self-possession, beauty, and authority at the restaurant.”
Paul Sparks has been cast as Howard, “the General Manager of the restaurant and father-figure to the group who work there.”
Evan Jonigkeit has been cast as Will, “the backwaiter assigned to train Tess and becomes her first friend.”
Daniyar has been cast as Sasha, “a highly proficient and hard-working Russian immigrant-turned-backwaiter.”
Eden Epstein has been cast as Ari, “an adventurous lesbian who backwaits by day and DJs by night.”
Jasmine Mathews has been cast as Heather, “a server postponing law school.”
Sweetbitter‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Stephanie Danler, the series “follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. This is the story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, conjuring a nonstop and high-adrenaline world evoking the possibility, beauty, and fragility of being young and adrift.”
The Romanoffs (Amazon)
Diane Lane has been cast in a unspecified guest star role.
Lane joins already cast Aaron Eckhart, Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild, Janet Montgomery, and Paul Reiser.
Matthew Weiner wrote and directed the TV series.
The Romanoffs‘ plot synopsis: “The Romanoffs contemporary anthology series is set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.”
The X-Files (Fox)
Haley Joel Osment has been cast in an undisclosed guest role that will feature in a FBI Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner-centric episode.
Black Lightning (The CW)
Chantal Thuy has been cast as Grace Choi.
Grace Choi is a bartender and comic book fan who is the love interest of Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams). She’s the first person Anissa confides in about her abilities. She’s the daughter of a Bana Amazon and has great strength and resilience. She became part of the superhero group the Outsiders after being recruited by Arsenal and Nightwing.
Thuy joins already cast Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, and Dabier.
Black Lightning will begin to air during The CW’s Mid-season in 2018.
Sandrine Holt has been cast in an unspecified role.
Homeland: Season 7 has not been assigned a Showtime premiere date yet.
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