5 items from 2017
Following her stellar performance as Bette Davis on FX’s Feud, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon will be making another trip into the world of TV. The iconic actress has signed on to join the cast of Showtime’s hit series Ray Donovan for its forthcoming fifth season.
According to Showtime (via The Wrap), Sarandon will play the recurring role of Samantha Winslow, a strong and focused motion picture studio head. It remains to be seen how Winslow’s path will cross with the titular character, but one would assume that Donovan, a professional fixer for rich and famous Los Angeles residents, will probably end up doing a job for her.
While primarily known for her work in such films as Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking, Stepmom, Arbitrage, Tammy and more, Sarandon is far from inexperienced when it comes to TV. Over the course of her career, Sarandon has popped up »
- Justin Cook
Susan Sarandon is continuing her TV takeover.
In a seasonlong arc, Sarandon will play Samantha Winslow, the strong, focused head of a motion picture studio.
Season five of Ray Donovan returns in the summer, with Sarandon joining a list of new faces joining the Liev Schreiber series including Entourage's Rhys Coiro, House of Cards' Michael Gill, Brian White (Scandal) and American Horror Story alum Adina Porter.
For Sarandon, the Showtime drama joins a roster of credits including Thelma »
- Lesley Goldberg
Rhys Coiro is returning to the Hollywood hustle.
The Entourage favorite is set to appear in the upcoming fifth season of Showtime's Ray Donovan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Coiro will be in at least two episodes as Rob Heard, a shady Hollywood manager who is married to a major star. He joins other season-five cast additions that include House of Cards' Michael Gill, Brian White (Scandal) and American Horror Story alum Adina Porter.
- Kate Stanhope
This Saturday, TV One will premiere Media, a film about the power struggles within a family that runs a media corporation. Media focuses on the Jones family and their media empire, Jones Universal Media Properties, better known as Jump, as matriarch Jackie (Penny Johnson Jerald) and her son Michael (Brian White) combat forces in and outside their family that seek to destroy everything they’ve spent their lives building. You can view the trailer here.
Flickering Myth got the chance to speak with Stelio Savante, one of the actors in the film who plays underground power broker Howard Boston. Savante has had a long career in television and film such as Ugly Betty, Eisenstein in Guanajuarto and The Making of the Mob: New York. We spoke with him about his role in Media as well as Netflix’s recently released Colors of Heaven. »
- Ricky Church
Porter, an alum of The 100 and American Horror Story, has been tapped to play the role of Vicky Delgatti, a fixer like Ray. She will appear in at least four episodes. White (Scandal, Chicago Fire, The Family Stone) will play Jay, a rapper-actor-producer who is one of the biggest stars in the world. Like Porter, he will appear in at least four episodes.
Meanwhile, Banshee’s Simmons has been cast in the role of »
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
5 items from 2017
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