Zoie Palmer (The Android) will be Kara Boswick in Chris Rock’s UNTITLED SAW PROJECT (working title “The Organ Donor”). Only one other character named Kara has appeared in the SAW films. Her last name was never mentioned, and it is not known if Palmer’s character is related to her. She died in SAW 3D. Chris Rock stars in the film as Zeke, a police detective investigating gruesome crimes. Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as Zeke’s father, and Rock’s partner, William Schenk, will be played by Max Minghella (Nick Blaine on THE HANDMAID’S TALE). K.C. Collins (Hale on LOST GIRL) appears as Detective Drury. Directed by Darren Bousman (who directed SAW II, III, and IV), THE ORGAN DONOR will be in US theatres on 15 May.
TIMESCAPE NEWS: Showrunner Joe Mallozzi blogged on 18 October that he is starting work on a second script for TimeScape, and added: “I have a rough beat sheet that I want to put out, once we’ve decided on a story editor.”
Ayisha Issa (Solara Shockley) will be Dr. June Curtis, an ambitious ER resident specializing in trauma surgery, in TRANSPLANT, a 13-episode series about Bash (Hamza Haq), a refugee from Syria who gets a chance to make use of his experience as a doctor in a war zone to save multiple lives after a truck crashes into a busy street café. Because of his heroism, Bash is given an opportunity to make a place for himself in a new hospital and a new country. Torri Higginson (Commander Truffault) is also in the cast. TRANSPLANT is currently in production in Montreal, and will premiere on CTV early in 2020. A French translation of the show will be available on VRAK. The show will be distributed outside Canada by NBC Universal.
Anthony Lemke (Three) is Robert Hillman in two episodes of CEREBRUM, a series created by Richard Blaimert, who said that, because of the complexity of the subject matter, he consulted almost daily with psychiatrist Marie-Ève Cotton for several years before launching the project. Claude Legault stars as psychiatrist Henri Lacombe. As the series begins, Henri’s wife Anne (Evelyne de la Chenelière), disappears, and a police inquiry is launched, led by Simone Vallier (played by Christine Beaulieu in her first television role). Besides the police investigation, the series will focus on Henri’s relationship with his patients. Sonia Vachon appears in three episodes as Diane Ricard, an OCD patient with a compulsion for hand washing. Karl Walcott and Jean-Simon Leduc play Emile and Alex, a sometimes suicidal couple. Filmed in Montreal, the ten-episode French-language series can be streamed on Ici TOU.TV in Canada. It is not currently available in the US.
Amanda Brugel (Keeley in the DARK MATTER pilot) will be Faith Hanlon (Addy’s mom) in DARE ME, a series based on the 2012 novel by Megan Abbott (who also wrote the screenplay for the pilot) about the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. Addie (Herizen F. Guardiola) and Beth (Marlo Kelly) find their friendship tested by the arrival of their new coach, Collette French (Willa Fitzgerald), who turns the girls into rivals. In the book, a suspicious death prompts a police investigation into Coach French and her team. DARE ME has completed filming in Toronto, and should air later this year on the USA Network. The series will be distributed internationally by Netflix.