Mark Consuelos’ wife will play his mistress in Riverdale and Mad Men's Bob Benson has joined the cast of Watchmen in this casting roundup twofer.
First up, Kelly Ripa is now onboard to guest star in the third season of Riverdale. The actress/morning talk show host took to Instagram to reveal that she will play a mistress to Hiram Lodge, who is of course played by Ripa’s real-life husband Mark Consuelos.
“It’s a family affair........Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role I was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale," wrote Ripa.
Further adding to the "family affair," Ripa and Consuelos' son Michael will play a young Hiram in the upcoming flashback episode “The Midnight Club,” in which the young stars of the series will play their parents when they were high school students.
The CW confirmed in a statement sent to SYFY WIRE that Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray who is “Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress.” The statement added that her character is “a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”
Ripa's episode is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 30.
Next up, James “Not Great, Bob!” Wolk has been cast to play a recurring role on Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series for HBO. Per Deadline, Wolk (Tell Me a Story) will play a junior senator from Oklahoma. And it doesn’t look as though there are many more details about the role beyond that, alas. (Then again, apart from this rather cryptic teaser, we've not been given much about the show apart from who's in the cast and basic descriptions of their roles.)
HBO’s upcoming series, based very, very loosely on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic comic book miniseries (okay, so we know that, too), stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers and Dylan Schombing.
HBO has yet to announce an air date for the series, but it is expected to arrive sometime next year.