Saturday, March 2, 2013

LEE PACE IN AMC 80'S COMPUTER SHOW "HALT AND CATCH FIRE"! TOM MISON & NICOLE BEHARIE IN "SLEEPY HOLLOW" SHOW! DEVIN KELLEY IN ABC SF SHOW "THE RETURNED"! BOB MORLEY & ELI GOREE IN SPACESHIP SHOW "HUNDRED"! DAREN KAGASOFF IN SF SHOW "DELIRIUM"

We shall have tones of casting news for new shows and pilots today starting with our favourite Lee Pace whom you watched as mesme-
rizing Elven king Thranduil leading his elven armies while riding his royal elk in THE HOBBIT. He is returning to TV after PUSHING DAISIES a few years ago. Now he will lead the cast in AMC's HALT AND CATCH FIRE! Set in the early '80s, the drama revolves around the personal computing boom and is told through the eyes of a visionary and an engineer and prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie. THR reports that Lee Pace will play Joe MacMillan, who is often the smartest guy in the office and two steps ahead of both friends and enemies. Once a superstar salesman at IBM, he recently departed under mysterious circumstances only to resurface at an also-ran Dallas tech company. He arrives in Dallas with a plan to force the company into the new era of the PC boom. Mackenzie Davis will play a punk computer programming grad student whose aggressive behaviour covers a vulnerability. Her ambition is a magnet for MacMillan!

  SLEEPY HOLLOW & THE RETURNED CAST STARS 
Over at FOX they are preparing television show based on famous SLEEPY HOLLOW legend and the casting is under way!  Dashing British actor Tom Mison from PARADE'S END and SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN has been cast in the lead role as Ichabod Crane, joining Nicole Beharie ("Shame"), Orlando Jones ("Evolution") and Katia Winter ("Dexter")! Produced by STAR TREK's Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, SLEEPY HOLLOW will see Crane time-warped from the Revolutionary War to the present, where he teams with Detective Abbie Archer (Beharie) to thwart his returning foe, the Headless Horseman. Kate Beckinsale's husband
Len Wiseman is directing the pilot! Meanwhile, ABC has cast COVERT AFFAIRS star Devin Kelley for the lead in their new drama THE RETURNED which investigates what happens  when the people you have buried and mourned suddenly appear on your doorstep. Devin will play a tough, attractive and smart doctor at the local clinic in Arcadia with an inquisitive nature. Daughter of the local sheriff, her mother Barbara died 30 years ago in the same accident that killed an 8-year-old boy. Against her father's wishes, she teams up with Agent Martin Bellamy (Matt Craven) to get to the bottom of the mystery.

  SF SHOWS HUNDRED & DELIRIUM CASTING 
When it comes to CW's pilots, they have gathered the cast for sf show HUNDRED which, set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, follows a spaceship housing the lone human survivors which sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Australian actor Bob Morley will play one of the delinquents - a manipulative, strong and crafty one. Eli Goree will play one of the young delinquents on the space station who is disliked by the others because many of their parents have been imprisoned, or worse, by his father, the chancellor of the space station. Fox has also found an actor for their own teen sf show DELIRIUM! Daren Kagasoff will star opposite Emma Roberts in the adaptation of Lauren Oliver's novels. The show is set in a world in which love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway (Roberts) does the unthinkable: she falls in
 love. Kagasoff will play Alex, the object of Lena's affections, a police officer who on the surface appears tough, smug and a rigid enforcer of the government's rules but he is actually a member of an anti government group which opposes government's plan to eradicate love!

31 comments:

  1. One, Lee Pace is very pretty.

    Two, a Sleepy Hollow show? TV just keeps getting better and better!

    And PS...taking the kids to see Jack the Giant Slayer on Sunday...I shall give you a full report if you like!

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    1. Hubby is taking the kids to see Jack and Giant Slayer tomorrow =)

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    2. I think I'm more excited than the kids...LOVE Mr. McGregor!!

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    3. @Mel
      we do adore Lee Pace especially after his roles in THE FALL and HOBBIT!

      First reviews say that JACK THE GIANT SLAYER succeeds everywhere where HOBBIT fail :)

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    4. @Elsie
      you're not going with them? :)Guarding the house....

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    5. I like McGregor too :-) But not as much as Wolverine.

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    6. McGregor is also an amazing and wonderful person privately as well. He is one of the most inspiring people in the world.

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  2. That was one of the coolest/nerdiest moments in The Hobbit, when the Elven king appeared on his elk/caribou.

    And the modernization of Sleepy Hollow might be interesting. We'll see.

    Also, I've never heard of Devin Kelley, but she is quite stunning in that photo. Very beautiful.

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    1. I screamed in bliss when Thranduil appeared on the elk leading his elven armies :) I generally thought the film was really bad and boring and only enjoyed the moments without the hobbits - Thranduil arrival, the White Council with Galadriel, Gandalf and Saruman, and the crazy Goblin King he was ever so crazy :)

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  3. Do you think the 80's is the next "thing" for television, Dezzy? We are watching a new series on FX called the Americans that is set in the 80's and now here's Halt and Catch Fire coming out. I wonder if the start of trend?

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    1. How do you like The Americans, Elsie? I watch American Horror Story and saw the ads and forgot to set my DVR for it and now I am wondering if I'm missing out!

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    2. @Elsie
      I hope not, but we already have that CARRY'S DIARIES set in the decade.... horrid.... I liked the 80's, they were safe and peaceful and family oriented, but I love future.

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    3. @Mel
      AMERICANS start here next week too at our Fox International channel.

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  4. Funnily enough I watched Sleepy Hollow the other night. Love the fact they are making a TV show!

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    1. should be fun, the casting is lovely

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  5. Hundred sounds like a fun one! Hope it lives up to it!

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    1. fingers crossed, we do love us some sf :)

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  6. Hundred sounds interesting, though I wouldn't doubt it if it quickly became a social commentary of how people can't cooperate together for a common good.

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    1. I just hope it won't turn into a teen soapfest....

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  7. I've watched and read enough zombie and necromancer movies to know the only way to not return from the dead is to be cremated. Please come dig me up and burn my body Dezzy if my family disregards my wishes :)

    .......dhole

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    1. that is my wish too, Donnzie, and I also want my ashes to be put into the ground with seeds of some magnificent tree so that my death could give life to something. Maybe some tree that gives fruit to feed kids and other people. Maybe a hazelnut or almond or something...

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    2. I want the same thing. I do not want to be put into a box in a hole. Blech!

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    1. currently SPARTACUS and THE WALKING DEAD and a Turkish epic show called THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY. I never miss anything historical and sf

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    2. I remember when I was a kid I'd watch the original Battlestar Galactica. I'm sure I don't want to see it now. It would ruin the distorted memories.

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    3. never seen that one, but I did grew up with STAR TREK NEW GENERATION.

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  9. Goodness, I am so distracted by all these hot pics ~

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    1. that's my cunning strategy - in the dry months of winter when there are no movie news fill the posts with naughty pics :)

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  10. Ah Lee...such a gorgeous fellow. His new series sounds interesting. Not sure about all the teen sci fi and fantasy shows. I want adults. ;)

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    1. me too, I am really horrified by the teenization of film and TV and music :(((

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)