Lauren Holly (Sadie in “Midnight Lamp“) will be Monique, director of the Archer School of Ballet, in TINY PRETTY THINGS, an hour-long drama series based on the 2015 novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. Monique is described as ambitious, ruthless, and powerful, using her “dark capacities” to defend the school by any means necessary (and to bring out the best in her students). Jess Salgueiro (Robin on THE BOYS) plays Isabel, a cop searching for the truth about what happened during a mysterious accident at the Academy. In the book, Bette, June, and Gigi are the three top students at the school. In the series, sisters Bette and Delia Whitlaw (Casimere Jollette and Tory Trowbridge) seem to be featured characters, along with their boyfriends Oren (Barton Cowperthwaite) and Ramon (Bayardo De Murguia). June is played by Daniela Norman, and the role of Gigi has not been cast. Production is underway in Toronto, and TINY PRETTY THINGS will be on Netflix sometime in 2020. Continue reading →
Vanessa Matsui (Cassie the Oracle) will be Ms. Kate Wilder in GRAND ARMY, a TV series that follows sixteen year old Joey Del Marco (Odessa Adlon), and her attempts to cope after being sexually assaulted by three life-long friends during a Friday night out. The screenplay is by Katie Cappiello (based on “Slut: The Play“, which she wrote in 2013) and the first episode is titled “Brooklyn 2020”. Sydney Meyer, who was Helen Blackthorne in four episodes of SHADOWHUNTERS, is also in the cast. Directed by So Yong Kim, Tina Mabry, and Darnell Martin (2 episodes each), GRAND ARMY is currently in production at Netflix Studios in Mississauga, Ontario, and should be released early next year.
The second season of the CSA nominated webseries GHOST BFF, a dark comedy starring Matsui and Kaniehtiio Horn as two best friends (one alive, one dead) will begin production in Toronto on 22 July. All eleven first season episodes are available to stream on WHOHAHA TV. Christina Rosato (Sheri in “Fae Gone Wild“) and John Cor (Paulo in “Into the Dark“) each appear in several first season episodes. Continue reading →
Lisa Berry (Serena in “ArachnoFaebia“) will be Desiree Holt in THE SISTERHOOD, a made-for-TV film that stars Claire Coffee as Ashley Shields, a woman who has gone through a rough year in which her mother died, her marriage fell apart, and she was passed over for a promotion at work. When her sister Jasmine (Siobhan Murphy) brings her to a woman’s group called “The Sisterhood” led by the charismatic and enigmatic Desiree, she is intrigued. The group gives Ashley everything it promises. She gets a raise in pay, her divorce is resolved in her favour, and she begins to feel fulfilled and happy. But as Ashley learns more about The Sisterhood and is forced to participate in its questionable activities, she realizes she must get out, no matter what the cost. THE SISTERHOOD completed production in Montreal in November. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →