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 →
WYNONNA EARP – Season 3 Episodes 1&2 – SPOILERS
A busload of vampires comes to Purgatory to celebrate the resurrection of Bulshar, and runs into Sheriff Nedley’s speed trap. (They aren’t pulled over. They just stop in front of the Sheriff’s cruiser.) Nedley (Greg Lawson) quickly falls prey to their glamour spell and invites them into town. Did the Sheriff’s invitation give them free entry into every building in Purgatory, or just the Ghost River Triangle? (No one else grants them permission to enter, but they do.) What would have happened if Nedley hadn’t spent the night searching for speeders on the highway? Without Nedley’s invitation, would the bus have been unable to enter the Triangle?
The vampires kill sixteen people at Pussy Willows as the club was preparing to open. The way the bodies are laid out (and the runes carved in some of them) triggers a memory in Deputy Haught (Kat Barrell). She tells Wynonna: “Black Badge Division’s been tracking these massacres since the 1920s. They call it the Cult of Bulshar.” This makes Wynonna immediately suspicious, and Nicole continues: “It’s not like that. When I first heard the name Bulshar — when Faux Mercedes said it right before you shot the widows — it twigged something in me, like I’d heard it before. So I asked Dolls, and he gave me some old BBD files.” Later, Nicole begins to suspect that she might have once been involved with the Cult and suppressed the memory. Continue reading →
Rachel Skarsten (Eliza in “Steel Bars and Stone Walls“) will be Charlotte Dumaine in the ABC drama pilot FOR LOVE, which will star Lex Scott Davis as Hope Castille, a journalist whose life is disrupted by a phone call from Charlie Lapree (Jon Ecker), her long-dead fiancé. (Five years previously, Lapree took a call while remodeling their apartment and shortly thereafter was found dead after a car accident.) Hope’s current boyfriend is Gabriel Dumaine (played by Ethan Peck – grandson of Gregory Peck). Gabriel wants to be mayor. His family is very powerful, and he is also very much in love with Hope and wants to marry her, even though doing that might put Hope in danger. (The Dumaine family is hiding some dangerous secrets.)
In her mother’s absence, Skarsten’s character Charlotte has been running the Dumaine empire, which maintains control over the magic users in New Orleans, and when Mother Dumaine returns, Charlotte’s position is threatened. It seems reasonable to speculate that Charlie Lapree might have been magically brought back to life to prevent Gabriel’s marriage. Filming of the pilot began in New Orleans on 10 March.
Skarsten will also be Poppy Langmore, sister of Jules Langmore, in the second season of IMPOSTERS. Unlike her sister, Poppy thrives on being one of the rich and privileged. The second season of IMPOSTERS will premiere on 5 April at 10/9c on BravoTV in the US. April Mullen (who directed “Whiskey Lullaby“) directs episodes 2.3 and 2.4. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →