The Devil finds his first corruptible target and a dystopian train finds its criminal leadership — oh, and two animated dogs find an owner. Casting news can get pretty diverse when genres are playing as fast and loose as they are now. But Lucifer, Lady and the Tramp, and Snowpiercer all added actors to their rosters that bode well for their futures.
First up, let’s get Biblical. According to TV Insider, the newly saved Lucifer will be adding a new star: Eve, of Adam and Eve fame. No word yet on if "the original sinner herself" will be eating any apples, but Inbar Lavi will certainly be bringing some fun heat for Lucifer to handle during the show’s fourth season.
“After an eternity with Adam, she’s grown restless in her marriage and longs for a less predictable time when things were exciting. Naughty. Dangerous. She misses her hot and heavy first love... the charming rogue who tempted her so many years ago. That’s right, the devil himself…Lucifer,” reads the official release. The time of man has ended. Now it’s time for the celestial bad boy to take over romancing humanity’s matriarch.
Someone else getting romanced is Lady (Tessa Thompson) in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp. But who’s taking care of/disposing of all these dogs? Variety reports that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s Thomas Mann has been cast as Lady’s owner, Jim Dear, alongside his wife Darling Dear (Kiersey Clemons). These two will anchor the film with their flesh and blood, while the rest of the cast goes all Jungle Book CGI.
Putting a similar amount into their VFX budget is Snowpiercer, the TNT adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film. It’s about the remaining human population navigating a frozen world via giant train separated by several class divides.
Now, according to Deadline, the show has found the leader of the bottom of the socio-economic pile. The Walking Dead, Westworld, and The Tick favorite Steven Ogg is joining Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs as the recurring character Pike. Pike left Chicago, after serving time in Cook County Jail for armed robbery, by escaping to become a leader of the impoverished and criminal element living in the tail of the train. The show is currently undergoing reshoots ahead of its premiere.