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Patrick Dempsey is diving back into TV.
Two years after we (tragically) lost our beloved Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy, MGM Television has announced that a new series is in production starring the 51-year-old actor, along with Damon Wayans Jr., Virginia Madsen and Ben Schetzer.
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The show, which will premiere on the Epix premium cable network, is based on Joël Dicker's best-selling novel, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, about an author facing a murder indictment after a young girl's buried body is discovered on his property. Dempsey has signed on as the titular character in the Jean-Jacques Annaud (Enemy at the Gates)-directed project, for which production is underway in Montreal, Canada.
Sounds promising, though, after all this time, we're still a little upset over Dempsey's Grey's exit! Last year, the »
MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films have begun production in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on a 10-part TV series event for Epix network based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker, The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair.
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair takes place in coastal Maine and centres on Marcus Goldman, who is visiting Harry Quebert’s home to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. Marcus’ plans are suddenly upended when Harry is implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan, a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for many years.
No, you’re not McDreaming this: Patrick Dempsey is coming back to the small screen.
In his first television role since Dr. Derek Shepherd’s untimely demise, Grey’s Anatomy star Dempsey has signed on to play a man at the center of a murder mystery in Epix’s The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, the network announced Tuesday.
The 10-part series is based on Joël Dicker’s novel of the same name and chronicles Harry Querbert’s experience as he’s indicted for murder after a teenage girl’s body is found on his property years after her disappearance. »
Epix has given a series order to a murder thriller based on the 2012 novel “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.” The drama from MGM Television is set to star Patrick Dempsey, Damon Wayans Jr. and Virginia Madsen.
Lyn Greene and Richard Levine penned the pilot and several episodes. Jean-Jacques Annaud (“Seven Years in Tibet”) did an adaptation of Joel Dicker’s novel and will direct all 10 episodes of the limited series. Production is underway in Montreal. Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films are producing with MGM.
Dempsey will star as the title character, a literary icon who is indicted for murder after a teenage girl’s body is found buried on his property in Maine. Wayans plays the detective investigating the case. Madsen plays the owner of a local diner who discovers a secret about Quebert.
“Joel Dicker »
- Cynthia Littleton
Grey’s Anatomy alum Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr and Virginia Madsen are set to topline The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, the 10-part event series produced by MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films. Based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker, the series is slated to air on Epix and is the first project since MGM recently took full control of the cable channel, buying out partners Paramount and Lionsgate. All episodes are… »
Shauna Perlman is on the move.
The talent agent is moving from UTA to CAA and will relocate from New York to Los Angeles as part of her new gig. She will be based in CAA's L.A. office.
Perlman had been with UTA since 2011 and was promoted to agent in 2013, having worked with a roster of clients such as Anna Baryshnikov, Zosia Mamet, Jennifer Morrison, Courtney Love, La La Anthony, Jeremie Harris, Oona Laurence, Molly Gordon, Alicia Silverstone, Jason Biggs, Raven Symone, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Virginia Madsen, Amy Sedaris, Gabourey Sidibe, Jennifer Ehle and Gayle Rankin, among others.
- Lesley Goldberg
Last June, Virginia Madsen, who plays ambitious politician Kimble Hookstraten, announced via Twitter that she was leaving the
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- Tim Surette
It’s Christmas and songs of carolers are in the air of a quaint suburban neighborhood populated by houses big enough to list four bedrooms yet safe enough to not need alarms. Perfectly imperfect families live inside them like the pulls-no-punches Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and affably self-deprecating Robert (Patrick Warburton) showing how love can take and sometimes excel with a little argumentatively sarcastic friction. They may drink and swear, but they’d do anything for twelve-going-on-thirteen year old son Luke (Levi Miller)—and he knows it. A sensitive kid with lofty aspirations to show his babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) why he’s a better suitor than her revolving door of inconsiderate brutes, the time to make a move is now since college is a couple months away from separating them forever.
- Jared Mobarak
Chris Peckover’s Better Watch Out (formerly Safe Neighborhood) is more a gift-wrapped home invasion tickler than break-in terrorizer à la The Strangers, but that doesn’t translate to a lack of creeps. The innocence of Home Alone meets jingle bell schlock, and while Zack Kahn’s story isn’t wholly unpredictable, what plays out still subverts typical babysitter-in-peril tropes (enough). My only advice? Don’t watch a single trailer, clip, or interview until you’ve experienced Better Watch Out for yourself. Hell, you should probably stop reading my review. Spoilers won’t follow, but Peckover’s strengths all hinge on surprise. No peeking until Christmas morning!
The setup, without divulging twists, is a simple one. Thirteen-year-old Luke (Levi Miller) is in love with his babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge). He’s determined to win over the high school sweetheart while his parents (played by Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton) enjoy a night out. »
- Matt Donato
Our sister site Deadline reports that McLellan — who most recently costarred on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans for its first two seasons — is boarding Season 2 as Kendra Daynes, a brilliant attorney who lands her dream job as White House counsel.
Per our sister site Deadline, Lawson has been cast in the series regular role of Damian Rennett, an MI6 operative who meets Maggie Q’s Hannah while undercover in Amsterdam.
Earlier this month, as part of the latest showrunner’s vision for ABC’s freshman hit, Royal Pains alum Paulo Costanzo was cast as the new White House Political Director brought on by Emily to help a »
The first teaser trailer and poster have arrived online for director Chris Peckover’s upcoming festive thriller Better Watch Out which stars Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Virginia Madsen, and Patrick Warburton; check them out below…
Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening on the lead up to Christmas, Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), the regular babysitter for Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert Lerner (Patrick Warburton), has to defend their twelve-year-old son (Levi Miller) from strangers breaking into the house – only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.
Better Watch Out is set for release on October 6th in the States and on December 8th in the UK. »
- Amie Cranswick
Formerly known as Safe Neighborhood, I first became aware of this as it played at Fantastic Fest in 2016. Now here we are for Fantasia 2017 with distribution from Well Go USA, a new title, and a little Christmas in July spirit for those in attendance!
Tis the season! A safe neighborhood, an average night. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) heads over to Deandra and Robert’s house (Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton, respectively) in order to babysit their lovesick 14 year old, Luke (Levi Miller). Shortly before her arrival, Luke and his friend Garrett (Ed Oxenbould) discuss Luke’s plan to finally win over his teen babysitter. Luke tries moves, tries to impress her, and gets her to sit down to watch a horror film with him. Just when it looks like they might be getting close, strange things begin happening outside. An unsolicited pizza delivery, a knock on the door without a culprit, »
- Mike Hassler
The 80s are back! Directed by Steve Barron with a soundtrack from Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakey, Electric Dreams is making its way onto Blu-ray 31st July 2017. Restored and presented in high definition it comes complete with a limited edition special slipcase and bonus features. To celebrate we have 2 copies to giveaway!
Starring Lenny von Dohlen as Miles, a helpless, hopeless architect, who is about to blow a fuse. He has a problem: his computer Edgar has decided to wreck his life. He’s ruined his credit rating, run up his phone bill, cancelled his plane reservations, locked him out of his house and now he’s trying to steal his girlfriend. Meet Madeline (Virginia Madsen), she’s blonde, brilliant and waiting for the sparks to fly in this hilarious, much-loved 80s love-triangle with a difference.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:
What is the name of Miles’ computer? »
- Roobla Team
Help is on the way for President Kirkman, whether he likes it or not.
Designated Survivor has tapped Royal Pains alum Paulo Costanzo to join the ABC drama’s second season as a political friend and foil to Sutherland’s Potus, per Deadline. His series-regular character, Lyor Boone, is the new White House Political Director — a whiz kid brought on by Emily (Italia Ricci) to help a presidency struggling with its messaging and political strategy.
Kirkman has mixed feelings about Lyor, whose talent and value are undeniable. While Kirkman uneasily embraces the necessity of a wheeling and dealing next gen political operator, »
Designated Survivor is losing a core castmember. TVLine reports Virginia Madsen will not return for season two of the ABC TV series.During season one, Madsen recurred as congresswoman Kimble Hookstraten on the political thriller. The cast also includes Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.Read More… »
ABC's Designated Survivor is shaking things up onscreen for season two.
Madsen (Sideways) recurred during season one as Kimble Hookstraten, a congresswoman who was the political drama's other "designated survivor." The character provided one of many foils for Sutherland's President Tom Kirkman, though by season's end, Kimble had to settle for the position of secretary of education after initially gunning to be vice president.
On Twitter, Madsen left the door open for Kimble's potential return, <a »
- Lesley Goldberg
Virginia Madsen says she won’t be back for the planned Season 2 of ABC’s Designated Survivor. “It was a great role,” she tweeted last night. “I was loving it.” Madsen was recurring on the political drama’s first season, playing Kimble Hookstraten, conservative Congresswoman and the Gop’s designated survivor. The Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama from Mark Gordon's indie Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios was renewed last month. Madsen dropped the news in a string of tweets to… »
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“I won’t be back for Season 2,” Madsen told one fan on Twitter, explaining to another: “I guess they had other stories to tell. It’s a big show, so I wish them well. But I would like return to kick some ass.”
“It was a great role,” she tweeted. “I was loving it.”
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For much of Season 1 of the Kiefer Sutherland-led drama, »
Michael Seitzman, who created and serves as showrunner on the CBS medical series, will helm ABC’s spy drama as well, the network has confirmed.
RelatedQuantico: Another Series Regular Leaving Ahead of Season 3
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