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 →
Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) stars as Agatha Sayers, a novelist whose daughter is kidnapped, in the TV movie KILLER ENDING. The abduction is carried out in a way that imitates the plot of Agatha’s latest book (which has not yet been published) and she begins to suspect that her recently hired assistant might be involved. Written and directed by Christie Will Wolf, and filmed in Langley, B.C., KILLER ENDING will premiere on Lifetime in the US Saturday 30 June at 8pm, and in Canada on Superchannel Friday 20 July at 9:05pm.
The Fluffball Foundation (an orgainization that supports animal rescue, founded by Vaugier in 2009) recently posted this on Instagram: “Emmanuelle’s birthday [23 June] is coming up, and we’re hoping you’ll help make it extra special! Give her the best gift ever by donating to the 2019 Fluffball, which will once again benefit Forgotten Horses Rescue. Donate $10 or more and we’ll give you a surprise gift in return! To donate, visit our GoFundMe Page.” Continue reading →
Jodelle Ferland (Five) will narrate the audiobook version of WONDER WOMEN: 25 INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, AND TRAILBLAZERS WHO CHANGED HISTORY, which describes itself as a “fun and feminist look at some of the forgotten womem in science and technology”. Written by Sam Maggs, author of THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, the book also includes interviews with contemporary women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations. The audiobook is six hours and 34 minutes long, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon. (The release date is 18 October.)
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Anthony Lemke (Three) and Bailee Madison star in THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN, a film about a Halloween prank gone wrong. The pranksters inadvertently unleash a monster, and it tracks them down and will kill them all unless its murderous intent can be shifted to another target. Filmed in Hamilton, Ontario, THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN will air on SyFy (US) on 29 October at 9pm.
Alex Mallari, Jr. (Four) will be Chief Edward Marino in episode five of the TV series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, a show in which Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) becomes President of the US because he’s the ranking official left alive after an attack. The show was filmed in Toronto, and premiered on ABC (US) and CTV (Canada) on 21 September. Episode five will air on Wednesday 26 October at 10pm.
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Kris Holden-Ried (Galactic Authority Inspector Kierken) will be the recurring character Eyvind (probably Eyvind Lamb, a friend of King Harald) in the fifth season of VIKINGS, an Irish-Canadian historical drama inspired by the tales of the raiding, trading, and exploring Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia. Season Five of VIKINGS will premiere on The History Channel in the US and on Showcase in Canada in early 2017.
Melanie Liburd (Nyx Harper) will be Alexis in all ten first season episodes of the 2017 Netflix series GYPSY, a psychological thriller written by Lisa Rubin that follows the journey of Jean Holloway (Naomi Watts), a therapist who begins to develop dangerously intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, will direct the first two episodes of the series, which began filming in New York on 27 September and will have its premiere on Netflix in 2017.