OWN’s ‘All Rise’ Adds Roger Guenveur Smith and Christian Keyes to Cast

Roger Guenveur Smith and Christian Keyes joins the cast of All Rise (Credit: Shutterstock and OWN)

Roger Guenveur Smith and Christian Keyes are joining the cast of All Rise in recurring roles as production gets underway on season 3 of the OWN drama.

Smith (Do the Right Thing and Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker) will portray Judge Marshall Thomas, OWN announced in a recent press release. Keyes (All the Queen’s Men and The Boys) will play Robin (previously played by Todd Wiliams), Lola Carmichael’s husband who has stepped away from the FBI to become a full-time dad.

The courtroom drama features an ensemble cast led by Simone Missick, who also serves as an executive producer alongside showrunner and executive producer Dee Harris-Lawrence.

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The returning cast for the new season includes Wilson Bethel as Deputy District Attorney Mark Callan, a long-time friend of Lola’s; Jessica Camacho as public defender Emily Lopez; J. Alex Brinson as bailiff-turned-lawyer Luke Watkins; Ruthie Ann Miles as Lola’s assistant Sherri Kansky; Lindsay Mendez as former court reporter Sara Castillo; and Lindsey Gort as private defense attorney Amy Quinn. Recurring cast also includes Samantha Marie Ware as law clerk Vanessa “Ness” Johnson, Paul McCrane as Judge Laski, and Suzanne Cryer as Deputy District Attorney Maggie Palmer. Marg Helgenberger also returns in a recurring role as Supervising Judge Lisa Benner, who shakes up the courthouse with news of a new judge joining the ranks.

The drama premiered in September 2019, and aired for two seasons on CBS before it was canceled in May 2021. As previously reported, OWN announced in Sept. 2021 that it would bring the series back.

The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television. In addition to Harris-Lawrence and Missick, Emmy winner Michael M. Robin and Len Goldstein also serve as executive producers.

Episodes from the first two seasons currently air every Tuesday night at 9pm ET/PT on OWN. The first two seasons are available in their entirety to stream on HBO Max and Hulu. Season 3 of All Rise will premiere this June on OWN.

Roger Guenveur Smith (L) and Christian Keyes (R) are shown in the images above courtesy of Shutterstock and OWN.