Andrea del Campo and Michael Eklund in STEGMAN IS DEAD
Melanie Scrofano will be Lisa Jordan in episodes six and seven of DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. In episode six, which will air on ABC on 9 November at 10pm, a shooting at the White House during a Governors Summit disrupts President Kirkman’s plans to elect a new Congress. (For those who need to catch up, previous episodes can be streamed on the ABC website.)
Melanie Scrofano co-wrote a Wynonna Earp comic with Beau Smith. It will be out in January.
Michael Eklund (Bobo), besides being one of The Rowdy 3 on BBC America’s DIRK GENTLY, is Luke Petrie in the film CHOKESLAM, the story of a mild- mannered deli clerk (Chris Marquette) who finally gets a second chance to pursue his high school sweetheart (who has become a notorious pro wrestler) when she returns for their ten-year reunion. CHOKESLAM premiered at the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival. and will be in Canadian theatres beginning 10 February 2017.
Eklund is also Gus in the crime comedy STEGMAN IS DEAD, the tale of a low-level crime kingpin whose best thief (Gus) decides to go into business for himself. Producer Juliette Hagopian says she hopes the film will be ready for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January.
Kat Barrell and Amy Acker during production of A NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS
Katherine Barrell (Officer Nicole Haught) will be Beth James in A NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS, a film about Lily, a rising ballet star (played by Amy Acker), and her sister (Beth), who often forgoes her own needs to make sure Lilly has every opportunity. Lilly is accepted into the New York City Ballet and lands the lead role of Clara in The Nutcracker. As she prepares for her big night, she receives news that her sister has died, and also that her boyfriend the director has removed her from the show. Betrayed and heartbroken, she vows never to dance again. Years later, Lilly’s niece must dance the same role in the Philadelphia Nutcracker Ballet, and discovers that the Ballet Director is the same fellow who betrayed Lilly years ago. A NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS will air 10 December at 8pm on the Hallmark Channel.
Barrell is the first announced guest for EarperCon UK, which will be held from 15-17 September 2017 at the London Heathrow Marriott.
Sasha Barry as Kylie in the webseries
WORD OF MOUTH
Sasha Barry (Bethany) is Tina in the USA Network pilot DAMNATION, which is billed as an epic tale of 1930s America, focusing on the struggle between the wealthy and the impoverished during The Great Depression. The story centers on a small town preacher (played by Killian Scott) who has a violent past and a secret ambition to lead a revolution against American industrialists. Set in 1931 Iowa, DAMNATION began filming in and around Calgary, Alberta on 3 October. Christopher Heyerdahl of VAN HELSING is also in the cast, as are Phillipa Domville and Nola Augustson who both appeared in the LOST GIRL episode “There’s Bo Place Like Home“.
Sasha Barry is also Kylie in the five-episode 2015 webseries WORLD OF MOUTH, about a dentist and his anything-but-dedicated staff. Josh Bertwistle (Big Bubba and Vinnie) appears in two episodes as Flossy.
The Season One Wynonna Earp Yearbook – with an introduction by Emily Andras, will be released on 18 April 2017. The book is filled with action shots from the show and behind-the-scenes photos. as well as pictures of the cast at San Diego Comic Con. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon for $10.