Grant Bowler (Joshua Nolan) is Nua’s father Gideon Hamilton in “Side Effects” and “Blowout”, two episodes of the recently cancelled ABC series THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY (the American version of the 2013 Israeli comedy Lehiyot Ita which translates literally as “Being With Her”). The show is about an improbable relationship between Daniel, a baker, and Nua, a supermodel. In “Blowout”, the bakery is shut down because of asbestos, and Noa travels to see her father. There is an online petition to save the show and at this writing it has more than 156,000 signatures. “Baker and the Beauty is a show that depicts Latin families as warm, lovable, full of joy and compassion and humor,” said Nathalie Kelley (who stars as Nua) in a statement. “A cancellation by ABC means that there are now no shows on the networks with a Latinx cast. At a time when the public is marching in the streets demanding representation and diversity this is an extremely tone deaf decision.” All episodes of THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY can be streamed for free on the ABC website. Continue reading →
Zoie Palmer (The Android) will be Kara Boswick in Chris Rock’s UNTITLED SAW PROJECT (working title “The Organ Donor”). Only one other character named Kara has appeared in the SAW films. Her last name was never mentioned, and it is not known if Palmer’s character is related to her. She died in SAW 3D. Chris Rock stars in the film as Zeke, a police detective investigating gruesome crimes. Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as Zeke’s father, and Rock’s partner, William Schenk, will be played by Max Minghella (Nick Blaine on THE HANDMAID’S TALE). K.C. Collins (Hale on LOST GIRL) appears as Detective Drury. Directed by Darren Bousman (who directed SAW II, III, and IV), THE ORGAN DONOR will be in US theatres on 15 May.
TIMESCAPE NEWS: Showrunner Joe Mallozzi blogged on 18 October that he is starting work on a second script for TimeScape, and added: “I have a rough beat sheet that I want to put out, once we’ve decided on a story editor.” Continue reading →