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‘AJ And The Queen’ Casts Matthew Wilkas; Christopher Naoki Lee Joins ‘The Terror’

Matthew Wilkas (Top Five) is set for a recurring role on AJ and the Queen, Netflix’s upcoming comedy series starring RuPaul Charles, from Charles, 2 Broke Girls co-creator and former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King and Warner Bros. TV. Written by King and Charles, the series stars RuPaul as Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990s RV with her unlikely sidekick AJ (Izzy G), a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 9-year-old stowaway. Wilkas will play Officer Patrick Kennedy, a macho, gay police officer who is charming, easy going, and comfortable in his own skin. Officer Patrick works for the New York Police Department alongside Officer Rhonda Whyatt (Misty Monroe). Wilkas is best known for his work in films Gayby, Top Five and Island Zero. He can also be seen recurring in the upcoming Netflix series Bonding, and previously appeared on HBO’s Looking and ABC’s Ugly Betty. Wilkas is repped by Jeremy Katz at the Katz Company.

Christopher Naoki Lee has booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of AMC’s anthology series The Terror. Co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood), who also showruns, and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), the next iteration will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific. Lee will play Ken Uehara, an outspoken young Japanese-American man from San Francisco whose affluent family is imprisoned at the same internment camp as several of the other characters. The Terror season two is executive produced by Ridley Scott and is an AMC Studios production, produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. Lee will next been seen in the Nic Refn Amazon series Too Old To Die Young. His previous credits include Lethal Weapon, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Amazon’s Jean Claude Van Johnson. He is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and The ESI Network.


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