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 →
Michelle Nolden, who was Vice President Kathleen Spence in 11 episodes of NIKITA in 2013, and William Murdoch’s sister in MURDOCH MYSTERIES episode #49, will be Freyja in the Season 5 premiere of LOST GIRL. In Norse myth, Freyja is the estranged wife of Odin, and runs an alternative version of Valhalla called Folkvangr. It was previously reported here that Charisma Carpenter would play Freyja, but apparently the role has been recast.
Nolden is also Dr. Dawn Bell on SAVING HOPE, the CTV drama that also has K.C. Collins (formerly LOST GIRL’s Hale) as Dr. Tom Reycraft.
Her next film appearance will be as Diane Bauer in A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, which also will star Zoé De Grand Maison (Gracie Johanssen in ORPHAN BLACK Season 2).
UPDATE – 17 June 2014 – Rachel Skarsten has been cast as Andrea, Christian Grey’s P.A., in the film 50 Shades of Grey.
“We’re really opening up the ‘Lost Girl’ world this year. We get to do so much in these two episodes. It’s action-packed and our whole gang gets to be involved. They’re all part of this premiere. The group is all back together again.”
—– Vanessa Piazza (Producer, LOST GIRL)
Alyssa Veniece will play a character named Riley in the two-part LOST GIRL Season 5 premiere. (There is no indication that this Riley will be at all similar to the one on Buffy.) Veniece posted these comments on her Facebook page last 21 April:
— “Spent every day last week doing a feature for LOST GIRL.”
— “Killed me as in couldn’t stop laughing… And 1-5 hours a night isn’t cutting it”
— “Today killlled me… Those pink flowers better not creep our dreams!!!”
Chris Jancelewicz said this in Huffpost Canada:
“Lost Girl” is prepping for something big here — the Royal York ballroom is filled with dry ice vapours, and it sometimes has the feel of a Halloween party. But this is no party; it’s being billed as a “big event,” but the powers-that-be won’t let me reveal what’s really going on here.
MYTHOLOGICAL SPECULATION: The casting scripts for Season 5 involved a character called Maeve, leader of a Fae group plotting to reclaim the world from humans. This could refer to Queen Mab, a tiny Fae who drives her chariot into the brains of people while they sleep (through a nostril) and makes them dream that their wishes have come true. (Queen Mab might be a metaphor for a snortable opiate.) Also, there is a story in Irish mythology about a Queen Maeve called Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley) which also involves The Morrigan.
SyFy (US) has picked up KILLJOYS, a new series from Michelle Lovretta (creator of LOST GIRL). It will air in Canada on Space. The show is set in a planetary system called The Quad (which is on the brink of war), and will follow three interplanetary bounty hunters from the planet Qresh, Dutch, John the Bastard, and D’avin (the latter two are brothers). Space has ordered 10 episodes for delivery in 2014. The show will air on SyFy sometime next year. (possibly in a timeslot adjacent to LOST GIRL?)
Rachel Skarsten is rumoured to have been cast as Olivia, Christian Grey’s assistant in 50 SHADES OF GREY. The film, being shot in Vancouver, is scheduled for release the day before Valentine’s Day 2015.
Ksenia Solo stars as Sydney Jameison, an obsessive science student, in the film ANOTHER YOU, shot last year in Charleston, WV. It should be released later this year. Kris Holden-Ried is also in the cast as Father Goodwin.