The Absolute Truth!

Alex Pangburn has booked a role on the pilot “One of Us is Lying” for NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service Peacock.

Based on the Karen M. McManus YA book of the same name, “One of Us Is Lying” tells the story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive.
The mysterious death of this high school teen, infamous for his salacious and damaging posts about his classmates, has everyone reeling, particularly when the young man’s death becomes a murder investigation… Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Written by Erica Saleh (Instinct), One of Us Is Lying is described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars.

Jennifer Morrison has signed on to direct the drama pilot.
John Sacchi and Matt Groesch will executive produce via Sacchi’s 5 More Minutes Productions. Universal Content Productions will produce.

This marks the first official pilot order for the streamer! The service is expected to launch in April 2020.

Chibuikem Uche, Annalisa Cochrane, Marianly Tejada, Cooper Van Grootel

Marianly Tejada (The Purge), Cooper van Grootel (Go!), Annalisa Cochrane (Into the Dark: Pure), newcomer Chibuikem Uche (Ghost Draft), Jessica McLeod (You Me Her), Barrett Carnahan (Grown-ish) and Melissa Collazo (Swamp Thing) will lead the ensemble cast of the drama.

Deborah Has The Edge…

Deborah Finkel has booked a role on upcoming MOW, Woman on the Edge.

Director: Troy Scott
Producer(s): Tim Johnson and Navid Soofi

Storyline:
Mackenzie is suddenly dreaming strange visions, of murder, and memories she doesn’t remember. After some investigation she believes her husband has been hypnotizing her, and others around them, including their daughter, to hide his affairs and criminal misleadings. Can Mackenzie reveal the truth with the help of her new friend Hugh, or will she be sent to prison for crimes she dreamed committing? A woman on the edge can do crazy, and amazing things!

Tomorrow’s Legend…


Arman Nejadi
has booked a role on Episode #510 of CW’s, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer, who are also executive producers along with Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak.

The series, based on the characters of DC Comics, airs on The CW and is a spin-off featuring characters introduced in Arrow and The Flash along with new characters, set in the Arrowverse, the same fictional universe. It is the fourth series in the Arrowverse, after Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. The series premiered in January 2016.

Legends of Tomorrow’s fifth season announcement was made at the Winter Television Critics Association Tour. Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu serve as this season’s showrunners. In season 5, the brilliantly zany CW superhero series is exploring how fame can affect people.

“We’re interested in how fame affects people,” executive producer Phil Klemmer revealed. “I really like the idea of tempting the Legends, that they’re still susceptible. Even though they sort of get over themselves after [the first episode] I think you could always be tempted by the promise of getting to be a singular franchise-driving superhero.”


The fifth season of the series is scheduled to premiere on The CW in January 2020.

Season 5 Preview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOMBd_QgzUg

Into The Arrowverse…

Tiahra Allen’s character on DC Legends will appear in the final episode in the final season of The CW’s, Arrow.

The eighth and final season of the American television series Arrow premiered on The CW on October 15, 2019.

“This was a difficult decision to come to, but like every hard decision we’ve made for the past seven years, it was with the best interests of ‘Arrow’ in mind,” series executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said in a statement.

“We’re heartened by the fact that ‘Arrow’ has birthed an entire universe of shows that will continue on for many years to come.”

Arrow” launched on The CW in 2012 and remains one of the network’s highest-rated shows. It helped spawn what has come to be known as the “Arrowverse,” an inter-connected universe of other DC shows. The other current “Arrowverse” shows are “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” The CW also has a “Batwoman” pilot starring Ruby Rose in the works, with that project considered likely to get a series pickup.

Arrow” stars Amell as the titular superhero, whose real name is Oliver Queen. Queen returned home to Starling City five years after being presumed dead in a shipwreck, at which time he created the superhero persona of Green Arrow to fight crime in the city. The series is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed vigilante created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, and is set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with other Arrowverse television series. The showrunners for this season are Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz.
The series was renewed for its eighth season on January 31, 2019. The season features the directorial debut of Cassidy. This season will include the upcoming sixth annual Arrowverse crossover with TV series Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Season 8 Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaYpZVp7Ap8

That Piercing Gaze…

Kurt Ostlund will start filming his recurring role later this month on Season 2 of TNT’s Snowpiercer.

Snowpiercer nabbed an early Season 2 renewal for 2020, and will stay at TNT after a move to TBS was considered.

Snowpiercer has been on the dramatic backlog of TNT for nearly four years now. The series – adapting French future-dystopian comic book Le Transperceneige and subsequent 2013 Snowpiercer film starring Chris Evans – was saddled with delays over creative issues, leading to a setback-inducing showrunner swap. However, while the show has yet to premiere, Season 2 is already in the works.

The mythology of Snowpiercer takes place amongst the wintry desolation of a far-future inside the constantly chugging titular track-looping locomotive, in which remnants of society live in refuge from the snow-packed Earth. However, the crux of the drama tends to center on the caste divisions of the train and the recognizable follies of human nature. The TV adaptation – at least, in Season 1 – is headlined by Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

Showrunner/executive-producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) will be back for Season 2.

Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World) has been elevated to series regular for Snowpiercer Season 2 as well as Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead) who has also been promoted

In addition to Connelly and Diggs, season one of Snowpiercer stars Alison Wright , Mickey Sumner, Katie McGuinness, Susan Park, Lena Hall, Iddo Goldberg, Annalise Basso, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.

Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Cowboy Bebop, Hanna, Prison Break) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius, Last Man Standing); showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), who wrote the first episode; director James Hawes (The Alienist, Black Mirror); Matthew O’Connor (Continuum, Tin Man); Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Trailer Season 1:
https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi66174745

Official Trailer:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=snowpiercer+season+2&view=detail&mid=3CA7B30CFC6B8F2C5B573CA7B30CFC6B8F2C5B57&FORM=VIRE

Talent, Guaranteed…


Arthur Corber
has booked a role in Netflix’s feature film, ‘Love, Guaranteed‘.


Rachael Leigh Cook, who is fondly remembered for her role in the classic teen drama, She’s All That, is set to star alongside Damon Wayans Jr. in Love, Guaranteed, the Netflix original film which Cook is also producing. Mark Steven Johnson is directing from source material by Cook. The script is by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy, the screenwriters behind the recently released Netflix rom-com “Falling Inn Love“.

Cook is best known for her roles in She’s All That alongside Freddie Prinze Jr., Sylvester Stallone’s Get Carter, Texas Rangers, and the lead in the live-action version of Josie and the Pussycats.

Wayans Jr. is well known for his roles in Happy Endings, New Girl and Let’s Be Cops. He will next be seen in the Lionsgate feature Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar.

Producers:
Dan Spilo, Margret Huddleston, Rachael Leigh Cook, Stephanie Slack.

Synopsis:
Earnest, hard-working lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) has taken one too many pro bono cases. To save her small law firm, Susan begrudgingly takes a high-paying, high-profile case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees users will find love. But Susan and Nick soon find themselves in the middle of a media storm, and as the case heats up, so do their feelings for each other – which could jeopardize everything.

Principal photography began October 21 in Vancouver, Canada.

Makalo’s Not Afraid!

Makalo Roskams will be filming his first role on Episode #202/203 of Netflix’s mini series ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor‘ next month.

Just over a year ago, “The Haunting of Hill House” premiered on Netflix, giving us the chilling story of the Crain family and their twisted relationship with the show’s central, spooky dwelling.

The retelling of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel of the same name, The Haunting of Hill House’s first season averaged a 93 percent fresh Tomatometer rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and earned a 91 percent approval rating from the audience, becoming one of the streamer’s most-binged shows of that year.

Those numbers made it no surprise when, in February, Netflix announced that it had officially greenlit another season of the series to once again be helmed by Flanagan.

Announced alongside the reveal that Flanagan and fellow executive producer Trevor Macy had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, Season 2 of the series will step away from the Season 1 source material and see the series transform into an anthology. The upcoming season will instead focus on Henry James’ classic novella The Turn of the Screw, which tells the story of a young governess who is hired to nanny two children at an old country mansion in England called Bly, which she comes to expect is haunted.

Along with Flanagan returning to direct, Bly Manor will also reunite much of Hill House’s cast, including Victoria Pedretti (to play a governess named Dani), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (to play a “charming young man” named Peter), Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, and Catherine Parker.

Second Season is currently set for an October 2020 release.

The Haunting of Hill House Season 2 (Bly Manor) Official Teaser Trailer Promo Netflix 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM0tKJpGwIU

Jag Takes A Stand!

Jag Arneja has finished filming a role in the upcoming CBS All Access series: RADIO NOWHERE AKA THE STAND.

The upcoming TV adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel The Stand is beginning production — and as often happens right around this point in a project’s development, someone has sussed out the working title for the project. Working titles, used to keep the general public in the dark about what is filming when movies have to shoot on location (among other reasons), tend to have some minor, often thematic, tie to the project itself but are not usually close to the actual title. In this case, the working title is “Radio Nowhere,” and it has a kind of strange tie to King and The Stand.

The Stand” presents an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old other Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. The streaming platform announced in August that the prolific author himself will write the final episode of the series, providing a “new coda” that goes beyond the book.

Radio Nowhere” was the debut single from Bruce Springsteen’s 2007 album Magic. The song features a repeating lyric that asks “is there anybody alive out there?” While that might feel right at home in the world of The Stand, where a deadly virus has killed much of the world’s population, it was already a familiar refrain to Springsteen fans years before “Radio Nowhere” was written, as it is a phrase he uses from the stage to get the crowd worked up. In terms of The Stand specifically, King’s novel opens with a stanza from Springsteen’sJungleland“, the song that closes out his seminal album Born to Run.

James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard

The Stand was ordered to series back in January by CBS All Access. The series has a 10-episode order, with Josh Boone (Fault In Our Stars) and Ben Cavell (SEAL Team) overseeing the series. The pair co-wrote this long-form adaptation of the novel, and Boone will direct. Jill Killington and Owen King will produce.

The 10-episode series is set to air in 2020 and stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, and Amber Heard.

Bruce Springsteen – Radio Nowhere Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtrOYsNCPmg

The Newest Member Of The Riverdale Alumni…

Eric Bempong has booked a role on Episode #410 of CW’s, Riverdale
Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics.

It presents a subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics. Originally conceived as a feature film adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Fox. In 2015, development on the project moved to The CW, where the series was ordered for a pilot. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The series features an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics, with KJ Apa in the role of Archie Andrews; Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, the series’ narrator. The cast also features Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Charles Melton and Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, and Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz.

Season 4 of The CW’s American teen-drama television series Riverdale was renewed on January 31, 2019.The season began airing on October 9, 2019.

Season three ended with a very dark flash-forward that foreshadows something terrible happening to Jughead. The upcoming season will put together the pieces of the mystery via small flashbacks, according to Camila Mendes. “We’re going to be coming back to that [ending], having little flashes throughout to gather more information. Each flashback will tell us a little more”.

Luke Perry who played Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews, sadly passed away after suffering a stroke earlier this year.

As a result of his death, his Riverdale character Fred Andrews also died and the fourth season premiere was a tribute episode dedicated to him and his character. All future episodes will be dedicated in his memory as well.

Season 4 Trailer:

Website Link:

https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80133311