Melissa O’Neil (Two) will be Los Angeles rookie police officer Lucy Benitez (the last name is tentative) in the ABC TV series THE ROOKIE. Nathan Fillion will star as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD by about twenty years. Nolan’s effort to work with the other, younger trainees makes his life dangerous, unpredictable, and sometimes humourous. Lucy is (we are told) intelligent, tough, and compassionate, and a possible love interest for Nolan. (She may have taken up law enforcement as an act of rebellion against her family, who are decribed as “law_breakers”.) Lucy’s partner will be Tim Bradford (played by Eric Winter), and Nolan’s partner will be Talia Bishop (Afton Williamson). Liz Frielander will direct the first episode. There is no word yet on when THE ROOKIE will premiere.
Ellen Wong (Misaki Han-Shireikan in 9 episodes of DARK MATTER), seen here as Jenny Chey in the Netflix series GLOW, will be Sarah Tan in CONDOR.
O’Neil will also be Janice in CONDOR, an AT&T original series inspired by the film THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. The 1975 film centered on Joe Turner, an idealistic young CIA agent, who returns from lunch one day to find all his co-workers murdered, and then goes on the run in an attempt to outwit those responsible. (One of the murdered co-workers in the film is a data analyst named Janice Chong.)
In the reboot, Turner (Max Irons) is a millenial who joined the Agency in hopes of reforming it from within. He uncovers a brilliant but horrific conspiracy that threatens the lives of millions, and, shortly after that, the massacre of his co-workers happens and Turner is forced to do battle with shadowy and dangerous elements of the military-industrial complex. The leader of the plotting cabal (Brendan Fraser) is a fanatical bigot who believes that the government needs to wage war on Islam. The first of CONDOR’s ten episodes will air on Audience Network on 6 June.
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Marci T. House as Gertrude in a 2010 Honest Fishmongers production of HAMLET at the Havana Theatre in Vancouver
Marci T House (Major Stoker in “Seen You“) will be Aunt Cindy in Episode 13 of LIFE SENTENCE, a comedy about Stella (Lucy Hale), who for a while thought she was about to die but is unexpectedly cured of her illness. Stella must face the consequences of the decisions she made when she believed her days were numbered. The first episode of LIFE SENTENCE will air on The CW on Wednesday, 7 March at 9pm, immediately following RIVERDALE. Jennifer Spence (Karen in “Help Me“) will be Agent Stern in the show’s second episode. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Catherine Lough Haggquist (Beth in “Stay Away“) is Dr. Greene and Marci T. House is a forensic officer in FIFTY SHADES FREED, the third and final film in the franchise, in which Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey return to Seattle, and Anastasia tries to adjust to married life. (Dr. Green appears in all three of the books, but only in the third film.) FIFTY SHADES FREED had its world premiere in France on 6 February, and is now playing in theatres worldwide. Continue reading →
ALTERED CARBON – Season 1 Episode 1 – SPOILERS
Kovacs’ new body, equipped with combat muscle memory.
Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is a bitter and disillusioned revolutionary who has been dead for 250 years. He is resurrected into a world controlled by those who defeated his revolution. (This is kind of like having Leon Trotsky reborn in present-day Russia in the body of a soldier.) Kovacs is re-sleeved into a body with combat muscle memory and brings with him impressive paramilitary skills from his previous lives.
This may or may not be important, but when we first see Kovacs’ new body (before it is pulled from the tank) there is what appears to be a bug bite on its left foot. Continue reading →