Steven Williams (The Leftovers, Supernatural) is set for a key recurring role in Showtime’s hourlong drama The Chi, from Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Common, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios. Created/executive produced by Waithe, executive produced/showrun by Reid and executive produced by Common and Kaplan, The Chi is a coming-of-age story that follows a half-dozen interrelated characters on the South Side of Chicago. Williams will play Quentin, a former street boss who returned to the neighborhood for reasons unknown. Williams is known for his roles as Capt. Adam Fuller on the series 21 Jump Street, Mr. X on The X-Files and Rufus Turner on the CW’s Supernatural. He most recently recurred on the Season 2 of HBO’s The Leftovers and next will be seen on the big screen in New Line’s It. He’s repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Kerner Management Associates.
Alejandro Edda (Fear the Walking Dead) has booked a recurring role opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in Lifetime original movie Cocaine Godmother. Directed by Guillermo Navarro, the film is based on the life of Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco (Zeta-Jones), one of the original “Cocaine Cowboys” who pioneered the drug trade between Colombia and the U.S. in the 1970s and ’80s. Edda will play Rudy Jimenez, who’s hired by Griselda to be her hitman and uses his charm to get on her good side immediately. Edda has recurred on Fear the Walking Dead and The Bridge and next will be seen opposite Tom Cruise in American Made, which bows later this summer.