Elida (Adriyan Rae) is threatened by Carl (Anthony C Hyde), one of her ill-fated attackers in the show’s opening scene. Stupid Carl is VAGRANT QUEEN‘s first WYNONNA EARP reference.
The dethroned Queen Eldaya of Arriopa (Adriyan Rae) is not exactly a vagrant. She makes a living as a scavenger (scav for short), a finder of hard-to-get things (mostly bits of used technology) by any means necessary. The first thing we see her do is fend off an attack by two other scavs (Nigel and Carl, played by Johann Vermaak and Anthony C Hyde) who have her at gunpoint but for some reason decide to gloat over her apparent helplessness instead of simply shooting her and taking what they want. Elida (that is the pseudonym she uses as a scav) seems to derive great satisfaction from killing them. El daya means “blood money” in Arabic. El ida means “unless”. Continue reading →
Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) will be Isaac in the upcoming SyFy series VAGRANT QUEEN, that will star Adriyan Rae as Elida, a child queen driven from her throne at the age of ten and forced to wander the galaxy, pursued by revolutionaries who want her dead. The series is based on the graphic novel by Magdalene Visaggio. In the book, Elida’s family held power because centuries ago they invented a brainwashing device that was used to convince the people that they were gods. Isaac is an old friend of Elida’s and he persuades her that she must return to the heart of her former kingdom and rescue her mother, who (Isaac tells her) is imprisoned in a monastery.
VAGRANT QUEEN will be written and directed entirely by women. The first two writers on board are Mika Collins and Mariko Tamaki. Showrunner Gem Garrard and Danishka Esterhazy are the first two named directors. Production will begin in July in Cape Town, South Africa, and the ten-episode series will premiere on SyFy sometime in 2020.
And Rozon will co-star as Travis in the Hallmark movie CHRISTMAS TOWN, (based on the 2016 novel by Donna VanLiere). An unhappy young woman (Lauren Gabriel, played by Candace Cameron Bure), goes for a drive after work several days before Christmas and soon finds herself in the small town of Grandon. (After a car accident near there, Travis gives Lauren a ride into town.) She soon becomes involved with the annual fundraiser for Glory’s Place, a center for single mothers and families who need help. CHRISTMAS TOWN, which will be the eighth Hallmark Channel Christmas movie for Candace Bure, recently completed filming in Vancouver. No air date has yet been announced. Continue reading →
Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) will be Cst. Carson Myers in DIGGSTOWN, a series created by Floyd Kane that follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine), a corporate lawyer who readjusts her priorities after her aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system. Antoine told The Toronto Star`: “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system, and when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of colour, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.” Marcie and her legal aid associates work directly in the community to find justice for their clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Stacey Farber, (Dr. Sydney Katz on SAVING HOPE), is also in the cast, as is Natasha Henstridge (Sil in the 1995 film SPECIES). Lynne Stopkewich will direct two episodes. DIGGSTOWN will premiere on CBC Wednesday, 6 March at 8pm. Continue reading →