Jaime Ray Newman, Noah Emmerich and more join the Apple series – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Huey P. Newton series from Apple TV+ The big cigar completed its cast with Jaime Ray Newman (Dope), Noah Emmerich (dark winds), John Doman (city ​​on a hill), Chris Brochu (Zero touch) and newcomer Brenton Allen on board in recurring roles. André Holland leads the casting, with Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, PJ Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Jordane Christie, Moses Ingram, Olli Haaskivi and Glynn Turman are also set to play, as previously announced.

The six-episode limited series, based on the eponymous Playboy magazine article by Argoby Joshuah Bearman, tells the extraordinary, hilarious and almost too good to be true story of how Black Panthers frontman Newton (Holland) leaned on his best friend, Bert Schneider (Nivola) – the Hollywood producer behind Easy Rider – to escape a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued into exile by the FBI.

Newman will play Roz Torrance, with Emmerich as Schneider’s brother Stanley and Doman as his father Abe. Brochu will embody Easy RiderCo-writer, director, producer and star Dennis Hopper, with Allen as Black Panther Party leader Eldridge Cleaver.

The big cigarThe showrunner of is NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, The Kings of Napa). winning timeJim Hecht wrote the first episode of the series, with Don Cheadle directing and executive producing the first two. The show comes from Warner Bros. Television, where Barrois and his folding chair productions are under an overall agreement. Barrois and Hecht are executive producers alongside Bearman, Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector (Little America) through their production company Epic, a division of Vox Media Studios.

Newman is an actor and filmmaker who won an Oscar in 2019 for Live Action Short Skin – which was later adapted into a feature film of the same name – sharing the award with Guy Nattiv. She has recently been seen in series such as The Time Traveler’s Wife, Dope, Small fires everywhere, Deputy and Midnight, Texasand will next be seen on the Netflix series Grendel from Dark Horse Entertainment.

Emmerich is a Critics Choice Award winner and currently stars in the AMC/AMC+ series. dark winds. He has also been seen in series such as Suspicion, space force, The spy, The hot zone and Americans, among others. Notable movie credits include Jane has a gun, Warrior, Super 8, Trust, Sympathy for Delicious, Small children, The Truman Show and cop lands. The actor will next be seen in Tobias Lindholm’s Netflix drama The good nurse with Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.

Doman can currently be seen in Showtime’s crime drama city ​​on a hill and is otherwise known for his turns on series such as For life, The case, Gotham, Berlin station, damage and Thread, to name a few. The actor has also appeared in films like The Chicago 7 Trial, You were never really there, blue valentine and The men of the company.

Brochu was recently seen in Grindstone Entertainment Group’s thriller Zero contact and will next be seen in the sequels Zero contact: the reset and Zero contact: pole to pole. Other notable film credits include dawn patrol and soul surfer. The actor is best known on the TV side for his role as Luke Parker on The CW’s The Vampire Diarieshaving appeared more recently on shows like The recruit, Dynasty and magicians.

Newman is represented by Greene Talent, Burstein Company and Cohen & Gardner; Emmerich de Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Doman from Paradigm; Paperback by Innovative Artists and Semler Entertainment; and Allen of Luber Roklin Entertainment.

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