Jeff Teravainen (Lt. John Anders in “But First We Save The Galaxy“) is Gerald in UTOPIA FALLS, a post-apocalyptic near future series which follows a group of teens who have been chosen to participate in a prestigious performing arts competition in the colony of New Babyl. On the way there, the group stumbles upon an ancient, forbidden archive of cultural relics and what they discover in it makes them question everything they have ever been taught about music and art. (Snoop Dog is the voice of the archive.)
A variety of dance styles and musical genres will be featured on the show, which describes itself as “the first ever performance based sci-fi series for culturally diverse and socially and politically minded young audiences“. Melanie Orr, who directed the DARK MATTER episode “Built, Not Born“, will direct two episodes; Kate Drummond (Sajen in “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy“) appears in several episodes as Authority Phydra; and Joseph Mallozzi is showrunner. All ten episodes of UTOPIA FALLS will be available 14 February on CBC Gem in Canada, and on HULU in the US. Continue reading →
Rose (Laura Vandervoort) begins the film as a timid fashion worker scarred by a car accident in her youth.
The Soska Sisters‘ re-imagining of the 1977 Cronenberg classic looks at the story from a very different perspective. Rather than focusing (as the original film did) on the response to the outbreak by government agencies and the general population, this movie concerns itself mainly with Rose’s transformation, both physical and mental, and tries to explain that transformation scientifically. Effects of the disease on the general population are mentioned only in passing. Also, the new film seems to be set in some unspecified American city. The original story took place in or near Montreal. Continue reading →
Laura Vandervoort (Elena Michaels) is Mila Dubov (sister of Danika Dubov, played by Kimberly Sue Murray) in V-WARS, a ten-episode series loosely based on the comics written by Jonathan Mayberry. Vandervoort has played a vampire in the past (in The Dresden Files) but the V-Wars Wiki indicates that Mila and Daniika are human. In V-Wars, the melting of very old arctic ice releases an ancient virus that spreads rapidly across the globe. The virus activates long-dormant genes that turn people into vampires, and the world quickly becomes split into warring camps of vampires and humans. Ian Sommerhalder stars as Dr. Luther Swann, who is looking for a cure. V-WARS will be available on Netflix on 5 December. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →