TVLine Items: Cristin Milioti Joins Hulu’s Hit-Monkey, Death by Lighting Adds Bradley Whitford and More

Cristin Milioti is getting animated.

The actress has joined the voice ensemble for Season 2 of Hulu’s adult animated series Hit-Monkey, according to Variety.

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Based on the Marvel character, the series follows the titular Monkey (Fred Tatasciore), a Japanese macaque who is mentored by the ghost of an American assassin named Bryce (Jason Sudeikis) and takes on Tokyo’s criminal underworld after being wronged.

Milioti will portray Iris, who grew up never wanting to be like her father Bryce. But when fate brings them together, she’ll come to realize how similar they are as the duo moves toward a final reconciliation.

Upcoming episodes, debuting Monday, July 15, find Monkey traveling with Bryce from Japan to New York.

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* Death by Lighting — the Netflix drama about President James Garfield’s assassination — has cast Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Shea Whigham (Perry Mason) as series regulars, per Variety. Stephen McKinley Henderson (Civil War, Devs), Paula Malcomson (Deadwood) and Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey) have also joined the ensemble.

* Hacks actress Lorenza Izzo will star opposite Diego Boneta in Prime Video’s upcoming series El Gato, based on Richard Dominguez’s comic book series El Gato Negro, Deadline reports.

* OWN has released a trailer for the unscripted series Family Empire: Houston, centering on four generations of the Braden family and premiering Friday, June 28 at 8/7c:

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