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Date: Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015, 04:06 | Message # 1201
Homeland Casts 4 New Series Regulars, Including Miranda Otto
Homeland is staffing up for season 5: The Showtime espionage hit has added several new series regulars for its fall season, which is moving the action to Germany for the first time.
The new team includes:
German actor Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others), who plays a German philanthropist and Carrie's (Claire Danes) boss.
Actress Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), the current Berlin Chief of station, working directly under Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin).
Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds), who's legal counsel for the During Foundation and Carrie's boyfriend.
Sarah Sokolovic (Cold Comes the Night) as an American journalist in Berlin who works for the During Foundation.
Homeland starts production Tuesday in Berlin, marking the first American TV series to ever shoot an entire season in Germany. Rupert Friend and F. Murray Abraham are also back on board, but none of the previous actors from last season, which is set largely in Pakistan, are noted as returning for the new round at this time.
Here's the official description for the new season: "Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the 'war on terror,' Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm."
Date: Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015, 19:21 | Message # 1202
The pilot of CBS's forthcoming Supergirl series has leaked online a full six months before it was scheduled to air...and in full HD at that.
We've seen this before, the pilot for the Flash leaked back in 2014, and that show has gone on to become a huge hit for the CW. This could even be good things for the show and the network, as pop culture sites have begun to write positive things based on the leaked episode.
There has been some speculation that this is all part of a marketing ploy to get positive buzz built around the show. "...Supergirl wouldn’t be the first time the question of intention came up concerning a Warner Bros. pilot leak," Forbes stated. "Back in 2008, the studio was thought to be the source of a leak surrounding the pilot of Fringe, a show that would go on to survive five seasons on Fox for a grand total of 100 episodes."
And yes, you can see Helen Slater, Dean Cain and Owain Yeoman in the screen caps below.
CBS’ Supergirl pilot, or 101 ways not to say "Superman", in the same way as TSCC used "Terminator" only once. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Date: Thursday, 04 Jun 2015, 02:08 | Message # 1203
# 1202 Yes indeed! I thought the pilot was pretty cool in a certain fashion. Worth the wait in November for a show that for me has undoubtedly got potential to develop. I liked Melissa's cheeky little outfit, and I had to look twice 'Felicity Smoak' in Supergirl surely can't be? Boy they do look alike!
Date: Thursday, 04 Jun 2015, 02:28 | Message # 1204
"Prison Break" Revived As Event Series?
Fox is reportedly developing a limited-series revival of its action-drama series "Prison Break" that would see the re-teaming of its stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.
The project is thought to be akin to last year's "24: Live Another Day" in that it would be around a dozen episodes and feature a closed-ended storyline. No further details are available at this time.
There has been talk of this possibility for a while now, though Fox co-chairman Gary Newman said in January that though a revival of the show would make for "the perfect event series,"there weren't any plans in motion at that time.
Miller and Purcell also have busy schedules as the pair have guest starred on The CW's "The Flash" several times, and both are set to serve as regulars in the spin-off series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" which kicks off mid-season.
Great news for those of you who have enjoyed the first two seasons of Bitten! On May 22, 2015, the Space channel has officially announced the renewal of their most successful original series for a third season. Season 3 of Bitten will see the return of genre icon Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels, Greyston Holt as Clayton Danvers, Greg Bryk as Jeremy Danvers, Steve Lund as Nick Sorrentino, and Genelle Williams as Rachel Sutton You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Date: Thursday, 11 Jun 2015, 03:07 | Message # 1206
Outlander Season 2: Dominique Pinion Joins As Master Raymond
Another popular character from the books has joined the cast of Outlander Season 2.
Dominique Pinion has been cast as Master Raymond.
A small kindly apothecary, Master Raymond is a mysterious healer with a great deal of knowledge regarding secret matters, both political and occult. Though generally viewed with suspicion by his contemporaries, Master Raymond forms a special bond with Claire.
As STARZ describes it, Season 2, "begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden.
With the help of his cousin Jared (Robert Cavanah), a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful.
Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it."
It certainly sounds a whole lot different than Outlander Season 1!
Pinion joins the previously cast Stanley Weber as Le Comte St.Germain and Robert Cavanah Jared Fraser.
Date: Thursday, 18 Jun 2015, 01:09 | Message # 1208
'Penny Dreadful' Renewed For Third Season At Sky Atlantic & Showtime Also A&E Renews 'Bates Motel' For Two More Seasons
Sky Atlantic and Showtime have renewed hit co-production Penny Dreadful for a third season. Nine episodes have been ordered for the show's third season, which is set to enter production in Dublin, Ireland later this year for a 2016 premiere.
A&E is committing to Bates Motel. The network has renewed the Psycho prequel series starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga for an additional two seasons. The total order is for 20 episodes, which will be evenly split across the show's fourth and fifth seasons.
Syfy Drama 'Hunters' Casts Britne Oldford As Female Lead
Britne Oldford (American Horror Story, Ravenswood) has been cast as the female lead in Hunters, Syfy's 13-episode, straight-to-series alien drama from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, which is slated to premiere in 2016. She is expected to star opposite Nathan Phillips, who has been in negotiations for the male lead.
Written by Natalie Chaidez (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes) based on Whitley Strieber's best-selling novel Alien Hunter, the series chronicles the disappearance of a decorated Philadelphia cop's (Phillips) wife, which leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists - shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world. Gersh-repped Oldford will play Regan, a talented and valuable government operative.
Hurd and Chaidez executive produce for Universal Cable Prods and Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment. The series is set to film in Melbourne, Australia.
Via: Deadline Britne Oldford attends the 'Keep On Keepin On' New York City Screening at Tribeca Grand Hotel on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
On a vaguely related note, it reminds me of the TV adverts for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Prison Break when TSCC was screened at 8pm on Monday nights on FOX as a lead-in to the jailbreak drama.
'Orphan Black' Season 4 Premiere, Spoilers: Project Leda's Future Still Uncertain After Season 3's Big Reveal
The third season of "Orphan Black" will conclude on Saturday, but fans of the show are now excited to find out what will happen to Sarah Manning and her Leda clones next season.
Early last month, BBC America announced that the Canadian sci-fi thriller was renewed for season 4. It will reportedly air 10 new episodes in 2016. During the announcement, series co-creator Graeme Manson and John Fawcett told the press that they are glad to come up with new episodes for another season.
"Orphan Black" season 4 will see the return of lead star Tatiana Maslany, who portrays multiple roles in the series. She will be joined by Ari Millen, who also portrays several different characters because he is part of Leda's male counterpart called Project Castor. Series regulars Skyler Wexler, Ksenia Solo, Zoe De Grand Maison, Kristian Bruun, and Kyra Harper will also return.
Meanwhile, the final episode of "Orphan Black" season 3 will reportedly deal with Sarah's recent discovery that her foster mother Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy) is the original of both Leda and Castor clones. Her clone sisters will deal with their own problems as well.
"As Clone Club races towards the truth, Castor and Topside force Sarah to make uneasy alliances. But there is some rest for the wicked, when Donnie gives Helena an unexpected 'gift', and the results of Alison's candidacy finally come in. Even as team Leda takes a moment to breathe, change is afoot and a life hangs in the balance."
The season 3 finale will air on Saturday, June 20.
Via: CT Tatiana Maslany during an interview with Late Night host Seth Meyers on May 13, 2015 (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Date: Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015, 02:21 | Message # 1214
Hannibal Cancelled At NBC
NBC has stuck a fork in Hannibal.
The Peacock network has cancelled Bryan Fuller's acclaimed, lush thriller, the show's current third season - slated to wrap up in late August - will be its last.
"NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers, "Fuller said in a statement. "[NBC president] Jen Salke and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure.
"Hannibal is finishing his last course at NBC's table this summer, "Fuller added, "but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally. I look forward to my next meal with NBC."
NBC's decision to pass on a Season 4 hardly comes as a surprise, given Hannibal's eroding ratings. The June 11 episode notched a series-low 1.7 million viewers and a 0.5 in the demo.
Date: Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015, 00:47 | Message # 1215
My friend Pete draw my attention to the series premiere of Syfy's new deep-space mystery series, Dark Matter.
The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a destination: a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone. With no idea whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them?
So I watched the pilot but was not keen on it. The premise of the show sounds interesting but the execution is quite bland and generic. Browncoats will recognize among the six amnesic members of the crew - and an android -, a poor's man Jayne Cobb and a River Tam surrogate. The awkwardly wooden android reminds us if needed that Summer Glau's performance as Cameron in TSCC was outstanding. I will probably watch the second episode though.