Sons of Anarchy alum LaMonica Garrett has joined the cast of ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy drama Designated Survivor, starring Keifer Sutherland. Written by David Guggenheim and executive produced by Simon Kingberg for the Mark Gordon Company, the story centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower-level U.S. Cabinet member who suddenly is appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the presidential line of succession. Garrett will play Ritter, Kirkman’s Secret Service officer, charged with protecting the Kirkman family in the wake of the unprecedented bombing. Garrett’s credits include recurring roles on The Last Ship, Mr. Robinson, Save Me, The Game, Mike & Molly and NCIS. He is repped by APA, the Coronel Group and Felker Toczek.
Jahmil French (The Divide) is set as a series regular on A&E’s hip-hop crime drama pilot The Infamous. It revolves around two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster poised to break out of South LA and the LAPD detective hellbent on taking him down. It will be set against real events in turbulent 1990s Los Angeles leading up to the LA Riots. French will play a 17-year-old rapper from South Central LA who’s torn between a life in music and a life in a gang. French is best known for his recurring role on WEtv’s The Divide as the son of Damon Gupta and Nia Long. He also can be seen in the TV movie A Day Late, A Dollar Short. He’s repped by Gersh and Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency.