Sterling Jerins (World War Z, Conjuring) has booked a series regular role opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church in HBO’s upcoming comedy series Divorce. Created by Sharon Horgan, Divorce tells the story of a very, very long divorce. It centers on Frances (Parker), a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Jerins will play Frances and Robert’s (Church) daughter. Sterling recently wrapped Conjuring 2 for New Line, reprising her role of Judy. She also appears in short Before The Bomb. Sterling is repped by ICM Partners, Jeff Gill, Principal Entertainment LA and attorney Dave Feldman.
Kirby Howell-Baptiste (UCB Comedy Originals) has been cast as a regular in ABC comedy pilot Downward Dog, about a woman and her dog, from Legendary TV. The pilot, a co-production between Legendary TV and ABC Studios, is based on the web series produced by Animal Media Group and creators/writers Samm Hodges and Michael Killen. Howell-Baptiste, repped by JDM and Innovative, will play Jenn.