Christopher Heyerdahl as the Chapman’s creepy neighbour Edmund in Episode 2.7 of PROJECT BLUE BOOK
Christopher Heyerdahl (Sam) will be Hiram Epps in seven episodes of the Amazon horror series THEM:COVENANT. Set in 1953, the show follows a couple (Lucky and Henry Emory, played by Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas) who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white neighbourhood in Los Angeles. Once they arrive, their new home quickly becomes a spot overrun with evil forces both mundane and supernatural. Allison Pill (STAR TREK: PICARD) and Michael J Harney (PROJECT BLUE BOOK) are also in the cast. The show had its first table read last October, but there is no word yet on a release date.
Matreya Scarrwener (Brittney in “No ‘I’ in Team“) stars as Stacey, a troubled teenage girl who downloads an app called ‘Shall We Play?’ (also the name of the film) which enables her to have conversations with the dead (or maybe she only thinks it does). In the beginning, Stacey uses it to converse with dead relatives for emotional support, but the app soon takes over her life completely. SHALL WE PLAY? is director Ann Forry‘s first feature. The film’s website says that it is “Coming Soon”, but, though IMDB suggests it will be released later this month, no specific date has been announced. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →
Jennifer Cheon Garcia (Ivory) will be Leane Sharif in THE WHEEL OF TIME, a drama based on the series of novels by Robert Jordan (and continued by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s death). The novels are set in a future society resembling that of medieval Europe three thousand years after an age of technological advancement came to a cataclysmic end. The first season will contain elements from the first three novels (there are fourteen). Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike) goes in search of the Dragon Reborn (the chosen one destined to save humanity).
In the books, Cheon’s character, like Damodred, is part of Aes Sedai, an all-female organization of magicians, and is bound by the Three Oaths (to never lie, to make no lethal weapon, and to only use the ‘One Power’ as a weapon under extraordinary circumstances). Sharif was born in Arad Doman, and, according to The Wheel of Time Wiki: “Domani women wear diaphanous, form-fitting clothing considered scandalous in most countries, and have raised the practice of seduction to an art…Most Domani merchants are women, and few men can best them in a bargaining session.”THE WHEEL OF TIME began filming in The Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia last September, and is expected to be on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2021. Continue reading →
Willem (Dakota Daulby) transfers knowledge to Jack and Violet with a mind meld
Jack (Nicole Muñoz) and Violet (Keeya King) jump start Hansen (who was severely damaged by Bathory’s torture) with a shot of untainted human blood directly into his heart. (They use Nicholson’s blood because he isn’t a Van Helsing, and has never been a vampire.) Once awake, Willem (Dakota Daulby) puts a hand on each daughter’s head and does a sort of one-way mind meld, allowing them to see his thoughts. They learn how and why they came to be. They also become able to read the three pages Jack recovered from the back of that Bosch-like painting where Hansen had hidden them.
Rhonda Dent as Charlotte Van Helsing, who is probably Abraham’s daughter. In Stoker’s novel, Van Helsing does not have a daughter. Charlotte is the name of Bram Stoker’s mother.
Hansen, back when he was Willem, promised Abraham’s daughter (Rhonda Dent) that he would work against the Dark One from the inside. And he did that, even making use of torture and Nazi eugenics data. The question is: How is he the only vampire to be able to rebel against his vampire nature and accomplish this?
Two of the pages are instructions for opening the portal to the dark realm. The third page tells how to open a portal to this world from that place. Hansen disguises himself as Colonel Nicholson and traps Bathory. Meanwhile, Jack and Violet proceed to open the portal, but not before getting a warning from Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) that Bathory (Jesse Stanley) has something up her sleeve. Continue reading →