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 →
Morgan Kelly as Bruce Lippe in the psychological thriller BLOOD HONEY. The film is currently available on VOD in Canada, and will be released in the US
on 1 February.
Morgan Kelly (Alvis Akari) and Kimberly-Sue Murray (Louella Simms) star as Elle and Tyler in the made-for-TV thriller TWISTED, about Kara (Elisabeth Harnois), who has spent months getting her boyfriend Tyler back on his feet after a turbulent time in his life. The two are planning to marry and everything is perfect until Tyler’s ex, Elle, returns from rehab and wants her old boyfriend back. Elle is sexy, outspoken, and daring (and Kara is none of those things). What starts off as one woman’s desire to hold on to her fiancé turns into a twisted game of cat and mouse, as Kara tries to survive Elle’s jealous wrath. Written by Barbara Kymlicka (who wrote TINY HOUSE OF TERROR), and directed by Philippe Gagnon, TWISTED began filming in Montreal in October. There is no word yet on when it will air.
Kelly will also be a character named Manusco in Episodes 3.3 and 3.5 of THE EXPANSE. No information is available on Manusco, but another character, Katoa Merton (Jaeden Noel), who will also appear in both those episodes, is a friend of Prax’s daughter Mei-Meng. Both Katoa and Mei were being treated by Dr. Strickland for Myers-Skelton Premature Immunosenescence on Ganymede, and the two are assumed to have been kidnapped by the doctor, and subjected to the influence of the protomolecule. One might speculate that Manusco will somehow help Prax locate Dr. Strickland and his experimental subjects. Continue reading →