Marci T. House in “The Bad Seed” – Cynthia Preston in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” – Hannah Anderson in “The Purge”
Hannah Emily Anderson (Bo’s stepmother in “Like Father, Like Daughter“) will be Jenna in the SyFy/USA TV series THE PURGE, which, unlike the films, will focus, not on Purge Night, but on the other 364 days of the year in the Purge universe. (The premise is that the US Constitution has been amended to allow all crime, including murder, to be legal for one twelve-hour period annually.) Jenna is an anti-Purge devoted to charitable causes, and usually locks down on Purge Night. When she chooses to venture out for the first time, her encounter with violence will force her to deal with deep truths about herself and her marriage. The ten-episode series has begun filming in New Orleans.
Cynthia Preston (Selene in “Sleeping Beauty School“) is Lynn in STALKED BY A REALITY STAR, the story of a teenage girl (Emily Bader) who lies about her age to get into a Hollywood party and meets a handsome reality TV star (Robert Scott Wilson), but then finds out he is a creep and rejects him. He becomes obsessed and starts stalking her, going so far as to date her widowed mother (Preston) in order to be near her. The film will next air on Sunday, 6 May at 6pm on Lifetime.
Preston will also be Blanche in the third episode of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN, a sixteen episode series that follows a CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The spy drama will follow Ryan (John Krasinski) as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that puts him in the center of a dangerous gambit with a group that threatens destruction on a global scale. The series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 31 August.
Lisa Marcos (Alicia Welles in “Judgement Fae“) is Julia Whitman in the Netflix series ON MY BLOCK, a coming of age comedy about four teenage friends finding their way in a tough innner-city high-school. The leader of the group is Monse Finnie (Sierra Capri), a headstrong, bossy tomboy who was raised by her single father. After learning of parallel events in their lives, Monse comes to believe that Julia Whitman is her mother. All ten episodes of the first season are currently streaming on Netflix (US). OMB Writers tweeted on 18 April: “Monse’s Ma or Nah ??👀 Look out for @lisamarcos and the answers in Season 2 of #OnMyBlock” Season Two will be available sometime in 2019.
Marci T. House (Laveau in “End of a Line“) will be Mrs. Ellis in THE BAD SEED, a remake of the classic 1956 film that was based on the last novel William March published before his death. In the remake, Rob Lowe (who also directs) plays a single father who realizes, after a terrible tragedy at his daughter Emma’s school, that Emma’s exemplary behavior is a false front and that she did play a part in what happened. When more strange things begin to occur, he must choose between protecting Emma (Mckenna Grace), or preventing her from striking again. Patty McCormack, who starred in the original 1956 film, will play Emma’s psychiatrist. THE BAD SEED will premiere on 9 September on Lifetime.
House will make her second appearance as Michelle Christopher, wife of Agent Denise Christopher, in Episode 2.8 of TIMELESS, titled “The Day Reagan Was Shot“. In that episode, the Time Team travels to the Reagan shooting, thinking they are going back to save the President, but quickly realize that Rittenhouse is targeting Agent Christopher. The episode is scheduled to air Sunday 6 May at 10/9c on NBC.