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Casting: Mark Hamill boards Venture Brothers while Apple's See adds Blade Runner alum

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Aug 6, 2018

The latest round of casting news we've got for you involves Luke Skywalker and an upcoming genre show that will appear on Apple's streaming service. Let's get down to it...

Star Wars icon Mark Hamill is lending his legendary voice to Adult Swim's animated Venture Bros. in its seventh season, which premiered this past Sunday. Despite his notoriety in a galaxy far, far away, Hamill has created a prolific voice acting career on shows like Batman: The Animated Series. According to Screen Rant, he will be voicing not one, but two characters. 

"Mark Hamill did two characters for us in the same episode that couldn’t be more different," said Venture Bros. co-creator, Jackson Publick.

The names of one of the characters was revealed by an interview Publick did with Animation Magazine:

"Recording Mark Hamill was very cool, too. He plays two villain characters in the same episode, and they’re both very different. One of them is called “Presto Chango.” He is a classic comic-book trope character that we’d never done before. I can’t believe he is in season seven!"


 

Next up is the futuristic drama from Apple, See, which will debut on the company's own streaming service. Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) have already been cast in leading roles, but two more additions have been made in the form of Sylvia Hoeks (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Blade Runner 2049) and Archie Madekwe (Hang Ups, Les Miserables), reports Deadline. Both will be regulars on the show, which is being written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) and directed by Francis Lawrence (Catching Fire, Mockingjay). 

Hoeks will play Queen Kane, who is described as "a spiritual and military political head" while Madekwe plays Kofun, "an intelligent son."

Based on the show's page on IMDB, the central premise of See is that everyone (or a good chunk of the population) in the future is blind.