Here is some of the latest news regarding casting for To Appomattox, according to the official website for the series.
- Rob Lowe, best known for his role as Sam Seaborn on “The West Wing,” and as Billy Hicks in St. Elmo’s Fire, has replaced Paul Giamatti as General James “Pete” Longstreet in the series. He now joins the film’s main quartet of characters that will feature prominently in To Appomattox.
- Emmy Award-winning actress Kim Delaney, known primarily for the shows “NYPD Blue” and “Army Wives,” will portray Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Union President Abraham Lincoln, in the series.
- Speaking of presidential wives, country music artist Sara Evans has been cast as Varina Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. She joins fellow country artists such as Kix Brooks, Laura Bell Bundy, Trace Adkins and Dwight Yoakam. She will also contribute an original song to the soundtrack being produced by Rascal Flatts.
- William Zabka, best known as Johnny Lawrence, one of the Cobras, in the first two Karate Kid movies, and an Oscar-nominated writer and producer, has been cast as Charles Dana, a journalist and friend of Ulysses S. Grant, for the program.