Archive for March 2nd, 2012
A Canadian spin-off of the ITV series Primeval was announced some time ago called Primeval: New World, but there hasn’t been much about it lately, until now. We’re hearing that SPACE in Canada (which is producing, and aired the original) will air the show later this year, along with Watch in the U.K. No U.S. outlet has been named yet (although I think it will be a toss-up between BBC America, which aired the original, and Syfy). Crossovers with the original cast are possible, but no one has said if they will happen, only that it is set in the same “universe”, so it’s not a reboot/remake like was done with Being Human.
And now we know at least one cast member. Niall Matter, who plays Zane on Eureka and was also recently on 90210, announced on Twitter today that he has signed on to play one of the leads. (Reports that the show was already “in the can” were wrong). Depending on the time it takes to deal with the visual effects, airing this Fall could be a challenge.
The 13-episode series is described as “darker and scarier” than the original, with a “younger and sexier” cast.
As for the original, no 6th series has been announced, despite being left with a bit of a teaser at the end…
Peter Jackson is still at work, and he’s still letting us tag along for the ride! The locations are beautiful, and you can also see several of the actors in makeup. And I find humor that they film near a city named Dunedin (the Dúnedain were the descendants of the Men of Numenor, including Aragorn…)
100 more days of shooting!
The CW has cast the two leads for it’s loose remake of the 1980s modern romantic take on the Beauty and the Beast tale, with Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) playing the Beauty part to Jay Ryan’s (Go Girls, Terra Nova) Beast. In this version, Catherine is a NYPD homicide detective, who nine years previously witnessed her mother’s murder, and then the killer’s death at the hands of the Beast, and who has been searching for the Beast since.
I only learned today that ABC also has a Beauty And The Beast pilot in the works and has named their leads, but this one is keeping more to the fantasy roots. Irish actress Ruth Bradley (Primeval) plays Grace, a princess who finds she has a connection to a mysterious beast Shiro, played by Scottish singer Darius Campbell.
In next Monday’s Lost Girl, Lauren examines Bo and they begin having a conversation about her sex life and things heat up when Bo is asked if she’s had any luck, sexually with humans. She responds by stating that there’s no rush and that she should take her time with experimenting with humans, though exposes her relationship with another fae. Catch the sneak peek to see who she might be referring to, and tune in Monday, March 5th at 10/9c on Syfy.