Siobhán Williams (Steph in “Walking After Midnight“) will play Stevie Case, one of the first well-known female gamers, in the USA Network pilot for MASTERS OF DOOM, a series based on the 2004 book by David Kushmer that told the true story of how John Carmack and John Romero escaped the broken homes of their youth and created the 90s video game sensations Doom and Quake. In the pilot, John Romero will be played by Eduardo Franco, and Patrick Gibson will play Carmack. Stevie Case was the first professional gamer signed to the Cyberathlete Professional League, and famously won a Quake deathmatch against Romero in 1997. She is now a regional sales director at Twilio in San Francisco. MASTERS OF DOOM is intended to be the first installment in an anthology series focusing on important moments in the development of the video game industry.
Shamier Anderson (Xavier Dolls) plays twin brothers Dario and Anton in the third season of GOLIATH, which stars Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, a disillusioned alcoholic lawyer trying to restore his faith in the system by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against the powerful law firm he once helped to create. In an interview with Brittany Jones Cooper of Build Series, Anderson explained that the twins are quite different from one another. He described Anton as “very clean-cut. He’s upright, sharp hairline, dressed to the nines”. Dario, on the other hand, is “more quiet and introverted. He’s deaf, his hair is unkempt. He has a cleft lip…and a bit of a belly.” Season Three of GOLIATH is now available on Amazon Prime Video. YouTube has a trailer.
Anderson is also part of the cast of AWAKE, a science fiction drama set in the aftermath of a global event that disabled all electonics and eliminated people’s ability to sleep. The world quickly begins to go mad, and an ex-soldier with a troubled past (Jill, played by Gina Rodriguez) may have the key to a solution in the form of her daughter Matilda (Ariana Greenblatt). Directed by Mark Raso, AWAKE recently wrapped production in southern Ontario, and will be on Netflix next year.
Michael Eklund (Bobo Del Rey) is Detective Zankowski in THE COLOR ROSE, a film about seven high school girls in a small town who start a cult, with each of the founding seven cult members personifying one of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. (They aren’t saying which actor is playing which sin.) Then the girls begin disappearing, one by one. Loretta Walsh (WHEN CALLS THE HEART) and Aleks Paunovic (VAN HELSING) are also in the cast. Directed by Courtney Paige, and written by Paige, Erin Hazelhurst, Sarah Porchetta, and Madison Smith, THE COLOR ROSE completed filming in Kelowna B.C. last May. No release date has been announced.