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Casting: Lucifer taps Preacher actor as preacher, Venom and The Flash add stars, Shyamalan casts series leads

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Aug 22, 2018

Another good day for character actors in genre as a few disparate types land roles all over the map spanning Biblical grandeur, symbiotic superheroes, and secretive Shyamalan series.

First up, we’ve got another new addition to Lucifer hot on the heels of the devilish show’s move to Netflix. In a deliciously ironic twist, the show will be adding Preacher’s villainous Graham McTavish to the series as, what else, a passionate and respected priest.

According to TVLine, the Scottish actor will play the recurring Father Kinley during the show’s fourth season. He’s described as being quite intent on protecting his congregation, so the actual devil that lives in L.A. in the show might be in for some trouble.


 

Another interesting role coming to a series well underway is that of Caitlin's father in The Flash. According to Entertainment WeeklyVeronica Mars' Kyle Secor will play formerly-MIA geneticist Dr. Thomas Snow, who's returning to bestow yet more fatherly advice on a show chockful of it — and with a dark secret to boot. Who doesn't in The CW's DCEU, anyways?


 

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Next up, we’ve got a bit of a surprise. Usually casting news comes long before a property begins filming, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Luke Cage’s Ron Cephas Jones will appear alongside Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed in Sony’s superhero universe-launcher Venom. His character is under wraps, but with the film so close to hitting theaters (Oct. 5), it doesn’t seem possible for it to be a big part — or at least one that required him to be there during the first go-round of production.


 

Finally, according to Deadline, M. Night Shyamalan is adding two killer actresses to his lineup of leads for the secretive psychological thriller series he’s making for Apple: Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose and Myrcella Baratheon herself, Nell Tiger Free. The untitled series from Shyamalan and writer Tony Basgallop doesn’t have an official plot, though reports say it’s about parents who hire a nanny to care for their newborn and things get... weird. As you might imagine. Ambrose will play the mother, Dorothy Turner, while Free has been cast as the nanny, Leanne Grayson.

Shyamalan will direct the first episode of the series, which is sure to tantalize your twist buds (those are taste buds but for plot twists).

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