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James Marsden, Sarah Shahi, Julianne Nicholson Join Cast of Sterling K. Brown’s Hulu Series From This Is Us EP

Sterling K. Brown’s new Hulu series just added a lot of star power.

James Marsden (Jury Duty), Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest) and Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown) are joining the cast of the untitled series from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, TVLine has learned. All three will be series regulars, and though no character details have been officially released, a source tells TVLine that Marsden will be playing the president, with Shahi as a therapist to some very important people and Nicholson as a political power broker.

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Brown’s casting was first announced last April, with the Emmy winner set to star as the head of security for a former president. (Fogelman will write the series and serve as an executive producer along with Brown.) “It’s not Randall,” Brown told our sister site Variety of his new role. “The character is completely different” in a “completely different milieu.”

Marsden recently earned his first career Emmy nomination for playing a comically exaggerated version of himself in the Amazon Freevee prank comedy Jury Duty. His other TV credits include Dead to Me, Westworld and 30 Rock. Shahi co-starred as Shaw on the CBS procedural Person of Interest, with recent roles on Sex/Life, The Rookie and City on a Hill. Nicholson won an Emmy for her role on HBO’s Mare of Easttown; her other TV credits include Masters of Sex, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Boardwalk Empire.

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