‘Made For Love’: Sarunas J. Jackson Upped To Series Regular As HBO Max Adds Chris Diamantopoulos, Angela Lin & Paula Abdul To Cast

By Rosy Cordero, Peter White

Made For Love
From left: Sarunas J. Jackson, Angela Lin, Chris Diamantopoulos, Paula Abdul Courtesy of HBO Max/Tony Salvagio/Andrew Thomas Clifton

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Max’s Made For Love is upping and adding to its cast.

Sarunas J. Jackson, a guest star on the first season of the Cristin Milioti and Billy Magnussen dramedy, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2, and the show has added Chris Diamantopoulos and Angela Lin as recurring with Paula Abdul joining as a guest star.

Jackson, best known for his role on HBO’s Insecure, plays Jay, a co-worker of Milioti’s Hazel from the Twin Sands bowling alley, with surprising new developments in Season 2.

Diamantopoulos, best known for his role in Silicon Valley and who most recently is starring in Netflix’s Red Notice and True Story, plays Hank Walsh, a debonair, zealous FBI agent tasked with uncovering the hidden truths of The Hub.

Lin, who stars in Apple’s Little America and had a guest -tar role on Grey’s Anatomy, is playing Dr. Hau, a medical researcher who works in The Hub and is responsible for overseeing Herbert’s cancer treatment.

Former American Idol judge Abdul will guest as Anydoors, an AI hologram assistant.

The series, which is based on Alissa Nutting’s novel, follows Milioti’s Hazel Green, a thirtysomething woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol (Magnussen), a controlling tech billionaire. After discovering that her husband implanted a monitoring device – the Made for Love chip – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her and know her “emotional data,” Hazel fled to her desert hometown to take refuge with her aging widower father Herbert, played by Ray Romano, and his synthetic partner, Diane.

Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni and Caleb Foote are also series regulars in Season 2.

The Paramount Television Studios-produced series, currently in production in Los Angeles, is exec produced by Christina Lee, Alissa Nutting, Patrick Somerville, Dean Bakopoulos, Liza Chasin, Daisy Mayer and SJ Clarkson.

Lee will co-showrun the upcoming season with Nutting.

Jackson is represented by Canopy Media Partners, A3 and Morris Yorn. Diamantopoulos is represented by Untitled, Paradigm and Goodman, Genow. Lin is represented by Stride Management, Global Artists Agency and Goodman, Genow. Abdul is managed by Steifel Entertainment.

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