Casting Roundup: ’13 Reasons Why’, ‘The Walking Dead’, & ‘Black Lightning’

Black Lightning

Marvin Jones III will be playing the crime boss and DC Comics character, Tobias Whale, who will operate as the main villain for the first season. EP Salim Akil spoke on the casting:

His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.


The Walking Dead

Avi Nash (Silicon Valley) has joined the cast for the upcoming eight season of the show. His role is being disclosed at the time but earlier this year a casting call went out for a character called Abbud:

Abbud, an innately likable Muslim-American whose nerves are, let’s say, jangled, because he’s flown solo for too long in zombieland.

It is unaware if Nash is playing this character. I’m sure we’ll find out when TWD returns in October


13 Reasons Why

Four actors have joined the cast of the anticipated second season of the hit Netflix show:

  • Jake Weber (Medium) and Brenda Strong (Supergirl) will play Barry and Nora Walker; the parents of rapist Bryce (Justin Prentice).
  • Meredith Monroe (Criminal Minds) will play Alex’s mother Carolyn.
  • R.J. Brown (The Carrie Diaries) will play Tony’s boxing trainer Caleb.