Zoie Palmer as Jann’s sister Max in the CTV comedy JANN. Production on Season 2 began in Calgary earlier this month
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.
Tiffany Lonsdale will be multilingual mermaid Tia in the third season of SIREN. According to Deadline, Tia has a “highly evolved knowledge of the human condition“, understands advanced science, and is a trained warrior, which makes her sound like some sort of diplomat sent to negotiate with humans after the events of last season. The third season will air on Freeform sometime next spring.
Lonsdale’s next TV appearance will be as a “mystery woman” in the second season finale of YOU, which stars Penn Badgley as bibliophile Joe Goldberg, whose true vocation is murder. The series is based on Caroline Kepnes‘ novels, and the second season will be an adaptation of the second book,”Hidden Bodies“. It will be set in Los Angeles and will add two new recurring characters: Sunrise (played by Melanie Field), a blogger raising a toddler with her partner Lucy, and Sandy (Magda Apanowicz), a woman from Joe’s past. Netflix says the ten-episode second season of YOU is “coming soon”. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →