Sharon Taylor will be Rachel in TILL EX DO US PART, which stars Kelly Sullivan as Sophia, a woman accused of assaulting Claire (Anna von Hooft), whom her husband Kyle (Dan Payne) slept with once. Claire engineered the incident with Sophia (along with a series of other attacks on herself) in an effort to frame her rival and keep Kyle for herself. When the ruse fails, Claire attacks her rival directly. TILL EX DO US PART premieres on Lifetime on 28 October at 8/7c. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Taylor will also be Cynthia, Jann Arden‘s ex-girlfriend, on CTV‘s upcoming comedy series JANN. Arden plays a fictionalized version of herself in the show, and her character is described as “a newly single singer/songwriter trying to revive her career while dealing with her mother’s early stages of dementia”. Also in the cast are Zoie Palmer, Elena Juatco, and Patrick Gilmore. Arden insisted that the show be shot in her home town, Calgary. Asked why, she told Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald: “Calgary has been used in film, but it’s never Calgary. In Fargo, it’s North Dakota, in Wynonna Earp, it’s Purgatory — wherever the (expletive) that is. As far as Calgary being a character, we talk about the Saddledome and we’re shooting in locations throughout the city. It’s so memorable. It’s another character in this show.” Production began in September, and JANN will air on CTV in early 2019.
Kandyse McClure is Golden Eyes in SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN, a film that recounts the pursuit, capture, and trial of John Kepe (Ezra Mabengeza), a flamboyant emblem of resistance to white colonial rule in pre-apartheid South Africa. Kepe operated in the mountainous Great Karoo region of the country for twelve years before he was arrested, tried, and hanged in 1952.
Stephen Dalton of the Hollywood Reporter called the film “an operatic mix of Western-style manhunt thriller and boldly experimental biopic”, and went on to say “Qubeka’s largely wordless, diffuse, time-scrambled narrative feels willfully confusing at first, but it rewards patient viewers with its sensory riches and hypnotic rhythms.” Written and directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Luvia Petersen will be Meg Harris in THE MURDERS, an hour-long police drama that stars Jessica Lucas as rookie homicide detective Kate Jameson. In the pilot episode, titled “The Veil” and directed by Jill Carter, Jameson is partnered with Detective Mike Huntley (Lochlyn Munro) to investigate a series of murders with musical clues. Among others in the cast are Dylan Bruce and Terry Chen. Written by Damon Vignale (who wrote three episodes of GHOST WARS), the eight-episode first season of THE MURDERS began shooting in Vancouver on 9 October, and will air on CITY-TV in Canada in 2019.
Peterson will also be Ida Clanton in the short film LAST STAND TO NOWHERE, an all-female re-imagining of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The film features Chelah Horsdal (Helen Smith in THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE) as Wylona Earp, and Johannah Newmarch (Molly Sullivan on WHEN CALLS THE HEART) as Doc Holliday. Written and directed by Michelle Muldoon, the film is being financed through an Indegogo page.
Avan Jogia will star as Ulysses in the surreal half-hour STARZ comedy NOW APOCALYPSE, a ten episode series that follows Ulysses and his friends Carly (Kelli Berglund), Ford (Beau Mirchoff), and Severine (Roxane Mesquida) as they pursue love, sex, and fame in Los Angeles. Ulysses, a thrill seeker, recently moved to L.A., and admits that he’s always had an attraction to the unknown. He is plagued by recurring nightmares, which he believes portend an (unspecified) vast and sinister conspiracy.
Tyler Posey will play the charismatic and mysterious Gabriel (Ulysses’ love interest). All ten episodes are co-written by series creator Gregg Araki and Vogue sex columnist Karley Sciortino. Magenta, a committed but meek actress in Carly’s acting class will be played by Avra Friedman. Kevin Daniels will be Barnabas, a producer who expresses interest in reading Ford’s screenplay. Filming of the first season has been completed. No release date has yet been announced.