Mira Sorvino’s most recent film, SPACE WARRIORS, about two teams of teens competing for a place at space camp, is due out in 2013.
TROOPER, the Mira Sorvino show that CBS passed on, has a new life, and will shortly have a new pilot, which will be shot in Austin, Texas from 6 to 13 November. An extras call is out. The original pilot was shot in Niagara Falls, Ontario. If TNT picks up the series, it will air in 2013.
Eion Bailey as Pinocchio in
ONCE UPON A TIME
TNT describes the show this way: “TROOPER centers on a recently divorced female state trooper who is as unconventional at work as she is at home raising her three kids. Her partner on the job is a widowed father who has a much more by-the-book approach to policing.” The name of Sorvino’s character is K.J. Flaxton. Her partner Carlos will be played by Eion Bailey. (In the original pilot the part was played by Jay Hernandez.)
Mira Sorvino’s first (uncredited) film appearance was as a factory worker in the 1985 film THE STUFF, which was about a tasty goo that oozed from the earth that has unfortunate side effects. THE STUFF can be streamed on Netflix.
TNT is looking at two other pilots as well for next year: LEGENDS, about a chameleon-like undercover agent, and KING AND MAXWELLl, a series about two Secret Service agents turned private eyes, created by writer David Balduc. Neither sounds nearly as good as TROOPER.
Emma Swan(Jennifer Morrison) - I mean Cameron - I mean daughter of Snow White
Mary Margaret Blanchard (Ginnifer Goodwin) - Snow White - Emma Swan's mother and accomplice
The hardest thing to get past (for me) in ONCE UPON A TIME is believing that Jennifer Morrison is not Cameron anymore, but instead is Emma Swan, who chases deadbeat dads and repos cars for a living, and, more than that, is from another dimension or an alternate universe or something in which she is no less than the daughter of Snow White.
I will suspend my disbelief in this incarnation of Morrison, and proceed to analyze the show a bit.
The names are kind of appropriate. Emma Swan translates as “universal swineherd”, more or less. Regina Mills is, obviously, the “queen grinder”. However, Mary Margaret Blanchard translates as “bitter shining pearl”. She doesn’t seem bitter, but the name conjures thoughts of strict and neurotic nuns. Since these character names come from this reality, one assumes that their meanings came along with them. So a generic herder of pigs is fighting with the grinding queen over the well-being of Henry (home ruler) and is being aided in her efforts by a bitter shining pearl (who also happens to be Snow White, her mother in the alternate reality).
The evil queen (Lana Parilla) who disguises herself as the evil mayor.
Since New England is the only part of the United States with any lengthy history, these fugitives from fairy tales naturally are stuck in a town in that corner of the country. The tale of Snow White was first written down in Europe in the mid 19th century, and if the townspeople brought the stories with them, and they cannot leave the town, did the Brothers Grimm pay Storybrooke a visit?
It is a nice touch that Emma Swan drives a VW, the Grimm Bros. being from Germany.