Hannah John-Kamen will play a stranger who exposes other people’s secrets (which sounds a lot like the title character) in THE STRANGER, an eight-part crime drama based on Harlan Coben’s 2015 novel of the same name. Each episode will be 60 minutes long. In the book, The Stranger is male, and appears seemingly out of nowhere at random locations, whispers a few words in someone’s ear, and then disappears. The Stranger reveals a devastating secret to Adam Price (Richard Armitage) about his wife, destroying the illusion of his perfect marriage, and at the same time revealing a dangerous conspiracy. Production on the eight-episode series will begin this month and THE STRANGER should be on Netflix later this year.
Ewa Placzynska (Ruby in “A Scanner, Darkly“) will play a nurse in M – A CITY HUNTS A MURDERER, a modern adaptation of Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic that stars Moritz Bleibtreu, Udo Kier, and Sophie Rois. Director David Schalko told Christopher Vorlias of Variety how the six episode miniseries differs from Lang’s film: “We took the main elements of the story and the structure. We also quote concrete lines of the original and put them into a different context. We tribute key visuals of Lang’s masterpiece, such as the balloon or the shadows. It is also a tribute to German expressionism. We tried to make a lot of scenes look like they were shot in the studio, but actually it is a complete rewrite, so I wouldn‘t call it a remake. It is much more a homage…A creepy, bizarre dream of a movie that already exists.” M – A CITY HUNTS A MURDERER had its world premiere at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. Continue reading →
John and D’Avin leave young Jaq (aka Ozzie) in the care of his mother, who is hiding out on Arkyn in Red 9 (presumably down the block from Red 17), drinking a purple bottle of hokk, and reviewing Khlyen’s research into the nature of The Green. (She knew about the weapon that Khlyen devised to destroy The Lady before D’Avin mentioned it.) Khlyen must have told her how to access Red 9. Delle Seyah is also aware of the locations of Khlyen’s other safe houses in The Quad.
D’Avin, John, and Dutch return to the Armada where Turin (Patrick Garrow) is plotting to retake the RAC and free the kidnapped children being held there (as well as capture the only liquid pool of green in The J). Turin’s plan does not work. Weej and the undercover Killjoys with him are killed when their ship encounters a hitherto undetected biophasic shield. Continue reading →
Delle Seyah’s child (Jaeden Noel) undergoes accelerated aging (zero to sixteen years in one day). To prevent this process from turning him into an octogenarian within a week, One of Pip’s old business acquaintances, Kravn, is consulted (kidnapped). When Pip knew him, Kravn was a human specializing in illegal bio-weapons, but since then, Kravn has uploaded his consciousness into his computer system (making him impervious to the effects of his own inventions). John manages by trickery to download the weapons maker into portable storage and brings him on board Lucy. (Kravn is voiced by KILLJOYS writer Julian Doucet.)
For the first time, Lucy (Tansen McDonough) gets to interact with another cybernetic being who is on her level. (John describes Kravn’s uploaded human mind as being “way beyond an A.I..”) When Kravn is reluctant to help with the rapid aging problem, Lucy tells Kravn that he is stored in her Random Access Memory. “One cache purge,” she says, “and I overwrite you with cookie recipes.” If that is so, Lucy is likely larger and more complex than Kravn. She might also have originated as an uploaded human consciousness.
To support his extraordinary rate of growth, the child (someone please give him a name) must have consumed at least 50 kilograms of some sort of food. Pippin comes into the galley looking for something for the kid and finds nothing appropriate to eat or drink. “Do you seriously have no drinks that are non-alcoholic,” he asks, “or have y’all just been drunk the entire time I’ve known you?”Continue reading →