Hakeem Kae-Kazim is set to join CW’s Dynasty as the patriarch of one of the two families at its centre.
Kae-Kazim will play Cesil Colby in the show, a modern-day take on the 1980s classic. Cesil is the father of Jeff Colby, played by Sam Adegoke (Searching for Neverland). The character will be introduced in episode 9.
The Nigerian actor came to prominence in Hotel Rwanda before going on to appear in X-Men and Pirates of the Caribbean. On TV, he has been in network shows including Criminal Minds and Gotham and cable series such as Starz’ Black Sails.
Dynasty follows the feuding Carringtons and Colbys, two of America’s wealthiest families. The new version is billed as a younger, sexier, sassier version of the family drama.
Dynasty has an initial full season order after good initial viewership numbers.