TVLine Items: Gerald McRaney Joins New Dan Fogelman Show, CODA Star Added to Foundation and More

It’s a This Is Us reunion of sorts for Gerald McRaney, who joins series creator Dan Fogelman’s new show starring Sterling K. Brown as a Secret Service agent leading the detail for James Marsden’s unnamed president.

In the dearly departed NBC drama, McRaney portrayed Dr. K, who advised Jack and Rebecca to adopt Randall (played by Brown).

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For Fogelman’s currently untitled Hulu drama, the actor will recur as the president’s father Kane, a “captain of industry and kingmaker,” Deadline reports.

Additionally, Nicole Brydon Bloom has been tapped for a series regular role as a young agent who views Brown’s character as a mentor. Also joining the ensemble in a recurring capacity are For All Mankind’s Krys Marshall as Robinson, a lead agent and professional rival to Brown’s character; Charlie Evans (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay) as the president’s son Jeremy, a dreamer who’s apathetic to his dad’s political career; and Jon Beavers (Animal Kingdom) as Billy, a fellow Secret Service agent and best friend to Brown’s character.

Previously announced cast include Julianne Nicholson (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as a behind-the-scenes power player and Sarah Shahi (Red, White & Royal Blue, Sex/Life) as a therapist for those at the top with secrets of her own.

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* Academy Award-winning actor Troy Kotsur (CODA) has been added to Foundation’s third season as Preem Palver, the leader of a planet of psychics. The Apple TV+ drama is expected to restart production on March 6 after a brief pause earlier this month.

* Amazon is adapting Tui T. Sutherland’s popular Wings of Fire dragon fantasy books into an animated series with an all-new creative team after the project was previously scrapped at Netflix, Variety reports.

* Dermot Mulroney (Secret Invasion, New Girl) and Evan Jonigkeit (Sweetbitter) have been cast as series regulars in the forthcoming Starz drama The Hunting Wives, opposite Malin Åkerman and Brittany Snow.

* America Ferrera will star in and executive-produce Naked by the Window, a series adaptation (via Amazon MGM Studios) of Robert Katz’s book about groundbreaking Cuban artist Ana Mendieta, Deadline reports.

* Peacock’s Eddie Redmayne-led adaptation of The Day of the Jackal has added to its cast Úrsula Corberó (Money Heist), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Richard Dormer (Fortitude), Chukwudi Iwuji (Peacemaker), Lia Williams (The Capture), Khalid Abdalla (The Crown), Eleanor Matsuura (The Walking Dead), Jonjo O’Neill (Andor) and Sule Rimi (Classified), per The Hollywood Reporter.

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