Nora McLellan as Brenda
in ORPHAN BLACK episode 2.2
Nora McLellan (Bellus Haardy) will be Cypriana in the made-for-TV thriller SOMETIMES THE GOOD KILL, the story of Sister Talia (Susie Abromeit), a nun who, after a murder occurs at the Abbey, is given strict orders by her Mother Superior (Allison Hossack) to uncover the truth and at the same time protect the Abbey from unwanted publicity. Events take a dire turn when another nun is found murdered. All that Sister Talia knows, about the abbey and about the other Sisters living there, comes into question as she discovers that not only bad people become killers. SOMETIMES THE GOOD KILL began filming in Montreal late last month, and a 2017 release is expected.
Sarah Power and Tim Rozon in the
Season Two finale of SCHITT’S CREEK
Sarah Power (Pawter Simms) is Kit Morgan in the Lifetime series pilot SEA CHANGE, a mystical drama that follows Miranda Merchant (Emily Rudd), a teenager trying to reunite with her estranged mother (who lives on the seemingly idyllic island of Selkie). Miranda becomes involved with two men: T.J., heir to one of the oldest Selkie families, and a working class bad boy named Leo. Then she learns about the Seawalkers, who are said to be half human and half sea creature, and begins to believe in them. (Selkies are mythical creatures who resemble seals when in the sea, but can shed their skin and take human form on land.)
Alexis Buset, Jonathan Tan & Thom Allison review the set design for Seussical
SEA CHANGE is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Aimee Friedman. “When I met Emily Rudd, the actress playing Miranda,” Friedman told blogger Melissa Walker after a set visit, “I basically cried. She looked exactly as I pictured Miranda in my head when I wrote the book, all those years ago. I think that was the craziest thing, seeing these characters I dreamed up truly come to life. ALL the actors were so on point with what I had imagined.” The two-hour pilot was filmed last summer in Oak Island, Nova Scotia, and directed by Chris Grismer (who directed 3 KILLJOYS episodes).
Thom Alison (Pree) will direct SEUSSICAL at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto. The production will run from 14 November to 31 December. Tickets are now available. — Allison will also be Oscar Ducharme in episode 10.7 of MURDOCH MYSTERIES which is scheduled to air on CBC on 21 November.
Tamsen McDonough and Thom Allison will be special guests at TriConKW, Waterloo Region’s annual Cosplay, Interactive Experience, and All Things Nerd convention, 14 January 2017 in Kitchener, Ontario.
Sarain Boylan as Bonnie Drummond
(shown here having an out-of-body experience in the operating room) in
SAVING HOPE episode 2.7
Sarain Boylan (Dr. Bliss in episode 1.7) will be Meghan Flanagan in John L’Ecuyer‘s made-for-TV movie EARLY RELEASE, the story of Taylor Bennett, a suburban mom recently released from prison after serving only part of a three year sentence for DUI and possession. Just when Taylor’s life is getting back on track, her former cellmate (Flanagan) unexpectedly appears and insists that Taylor admit the truth behind her shortened sentence. Currently filming in Montreal, EARLY RELEASE is expected to air in Canada in early 2017.