Anna Hopkins (Fairuza in “Johnny Dangerously“) will be Angela in 2 episodes of FOR THE RECORD, a series of six, ten-minute episodes is about the “life playlist” of an interconnected cast of characters. Each episode focuses on the album or song that provides a soundtrack for a pivotal moment in the characters’ lives. In the first episode (titled “There’s Always Spotify“) Angela and Ray, who have recently broken up, reconnect to divide their prized record collection. One album, “Pet Sounds” by the Beach Boys, seems non-negotiable, forcing the couple to address the root cause of their breakup. Karen LeBlanc (Banyon Grey in “Attack the Rack“) appears in episodes three and four as Henrietta, mother of Sara (Moni Ogunsuyi). All six episode of FOR THE RECORD will be available on Snackable TV in Canada on 24 October. Continue reading →
Sharon Taylor will be Rachel in TILL EX DO US PART, which stars Kelly Sullivan as Sophia, a woman accused of assaulting Claire (Anna von Hooft), whom her husband Kyle (Dan Payne) slept with once. Claire engineered the incident with Sophia (along with a series of other attacks on herself) in an effort to frame her rival and keep Kyle for herself. When the ruse fails, Claire attacks her rival directly. TILL EX DO US PART premieres on Lifetime on 28 October at 8/7c. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Taylor will also be Cynthia, Jann Arden‘s ex-girlfriend, on CTV‘s upcoming comedy series JANN. Arden plays a fictionalized version of herself in the show, and her character is described as “a newly single singer/songwriter trying to revive her career while dealing with her mother’s early stages of dementia”. Also in the cast are Zoie Palmer, Elena Juatco, and Patrick Gilmore. Arden insisted that the show be shot in her home town, Calgary. Asked why, she told Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald: “Calgary has been used in film, but it’s never Calgary. In Fargo, it’s North Dakota, in Wynonna Earp, it’s Purgatory — wherever the (expletive) that is. As far as Calgary being a character, we talk about the Saddledome and we’re shooting in locations throughout the city. It’s so memorable. It’s another character in this show.” Production began in September, and JANN will air on CTV in early 2019. Continue reading →
Michelle Nolden (Freyja in “Sweet Valkyrie High“) will be Sara West (John’s deceased wife) in NORTHERN RESCUE a new CBC and Netflix family adventure series that follows John West (William Baldwin), who, after the death of his wife, uproots his three children from the big city and returns to his home town to take command of the local Search and Rescue service. The children’s Aunt Charlotte (Kathleen Robertson), struggles to help John and his children heal as she copes with the loss of her sister. Gail Harvey (who directed “There’s Bo Place Like Home“) will direct two of the ten first season episodes. NORTHERN RESCUE began shooting in and around Parry Sound, Ontario in June, and all episodes will be available to stream on the CBC app in December. The show will be broadcast on CBC sometime in 2019. Continue reading →