Underground alumni Rockmond Dunbar and Aisha Hinds has joined the cast of regulars for Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s new drama series, 9-1-1.
Also joining the shows as regulars are Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands) and Kenneth Choi (The Last Man on Earth).
The series – which explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations – has begun production and will debut in 2018.
USA Network’s pilot Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac has cast Luke James (above) as Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs.
The roles of Biggie Smalls’ mother Voletta Wallace, and wife of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, Sharitha Golden have also been cast – Aisha Hinds will play Voletta Wallace and LeToya Luckett will play Sharitha golden.
Previously announced cast includes newcomer Wavyy Jonez as Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, Marcc Rose as Tupac Shakur, Josh Duhamel as Detective Greg Kading, Jimmi Simpson as Detective Russell Poole and Bokeem Woodbine as Officer Daryn Dupree.
As WGN American’s hit series Underground prepares to go into production on season two on August 29th, the network has announced that Harriet Tubman will play a major role over the season.
Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome, True Blood, Star Trek Into Darkness) has been cast Tubman.
Stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, ?Jessica de Gouw return, and breakout actor Amirah Vann’s role as Ernestine has been expanded to series regular staus in season two.
Also joining the cast in recurring roles are: Fringe fan favorite Jasika Nicole, Michael Trotter (Rosewood) and Jesse Luken (Justified). Follow the jump for details.
It might be an overstatement to connect Detroit 1-8-7 [ABC, Tuesdays, 10/9C] to Dragnet, one of the first [and best] procedurals ever to cross the small screen but its opening voiceover detailing the circumstances in which the Detroit homicide work certainly suggests it legendary predecessor. The faux documentary style of the first few episodes gives rise to another comparison as well – NYPD Blue [and while the faux documentary fades from the series, the NYPD Blue influences remain –and that’s a Good Thing.