14 items from 2014
Syfy today announced casting of the new acquired scripted series Dark Matter, which will feature Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).
In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
The series, created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise), begins production in Toronto on January 7th. Based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics, the series will premiere on Syfy in Summer 2015.
- Phil Wheat
Prepare to meet the people who gave life to Girls‘ Shoshanna.
Girls returns for Season 4 on Jan. 11.
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* Comedienne Sarah Silverman will star in a half-hour comedy pilot for HBO, our sister site Deadline reports. Written by Secret Diary of a Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble, the untitled project is a comic look at a pathologically honest woman having a mid-life crisis.
• Jag star David James Elliott has been cast opposite Martin Freeman and Brian Cox in the indie thriller American Hangman. Elliot will play Detective James Steptoe in the kidnapping film from writer/director Wilson Coneybeare, who worked with Elliot on the movie A Ted Named Gooby. [THR]
• Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Timothée Chalamet (Homeland), Grant Bowler (Defiance), and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight) will star as a family with dark secrets in One & Two. Director Andrew Droz Palermo is directing the film about the family of four living in peaceful isolation in a mysterious farmhouse. Palermo, who made his feature debut co-directing the »
- Jake Perlman
Episodes: 77 (hour)
TV show dates: January 16, 2012 -- Tbd
Series status: Cancelled/ending
TV show description:
This TV show follows the life of a succubus as she learns to control her abilities, helps those in need, and discovers the truth about her origins.
Bo (Anna Silk) is a Succubus, a mythological creature who uses sex to feed, heal, and kill. Raised as a human by strict adoptive parents, she was taught that sex of any kind was evil. However, at age 17, Bo's internal need for sexual energy, or 'chi,' became so strong that she gave in to her urges. Bo was untutored in her power and unaware of how to control it, which »
Anna Silk has announced via a teary-eyed video on Twitter that Lost Girl, the Canadian Showcase original series imported to Syfy, will end after the upcoming 16-episode fifth season. Producers learned of the show’s fate early enough in the season to craft a satisfying conclusion for fans. “Honestly, I thought we might get one more, but I knew that this could be the last season,” Silk tells EW. “It’s time, in a way. In terms of the story, I think we could have done another. But I’m happy that we’re saying goodbye in a particularly strong season, »
- Mandi Bierly
A gloriously ambitious, spectacularly misguided Frankenstein’s monster of a movie that combines Soviet-era iconography, Eastern European folklore and Western consumer-culture critique with a dash of song and dance, “Patch Town” imagines a world where babies are harvested from cabbage fields, sold to children as dolls, then rounded up and enslaved to work in a prison-like toy factory. That’s an epic undertaking for any debuting feature helmer, and one has to admire the sheer scale of Craig Goodwill’s vision (first implemented in his 2011 short film), even if the writing and direction reveal that he’s not yet up to the task.
Still, better to have overreached and failed than to play it safe, and no one involved is less than fully committed to a project that, had it worked, might have sat alongside such mad-dreamer movies as “Brazil” and “The City of Lost Children.” Goodwill must have had »
- Peter Debruge
And then there were eight. After a Sweet 16 that was really anything but sweet, we're down to our final eight ladies in our 2014 Girl on Top tournament. Some of the Sweet 16's surprising ousters? Both of 2013's finalists! Yes, Lost Girl's Anna Silk and Zoie Palmer (last year's winner) were knocked out of the competition, along with Glee fan favorite Naya Rivera and Pll's Lucy Hale. Plus, tourney newbies Adelaide Kane and Megan Boone's winning streaks came to an end. But it's time to move on and get to voting in the Elite 8! Some of the small screen's leading ladies set to duke it out in this round include the last Ouat star standing, two Emilys (Bett Rickards and »
You've crowned the small screen's top man, now it's time to find out which leading lady is TV's best! Now that Jensen Ackles has continued his unbeaten streak as the winner of our Alpha Male Madness tournament, it's now time for the ladies to have their turn! That's right, Girl on Top 2014 is about to begin! But before the voting can officially kick off, we need to find the 64 lucky ladies who will enter into the fierce competition that is Girl on Top. Previous winners include Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski, and, most recently, Lost Girl's Zoie Palmer. We're asking you to nominate your favorite TV ladies and the only rules are that the show the actress is on has to currently be »
The ratings for Lost Girl on Syfy have been dropping each season. Will they continue to fall or rise in season four? Will the series be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned to find out?
Lost Girl revolves around a Succubus named Bo (Anna Silk) who feeds on the sexual energy of humans. The rest of the cast includes Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland, K.C. Collins, and Rachel Skarsten.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
Update: Lost Girl has been renewed for a fifth season in Canada.
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According to TorontoFilm.Net, Canada's Showcase has greenlit a fifth season of the Toronto-lensed supernatural series "Lost Girl" for 13 episodes. Starring Anna Silk, production starts on Season Five Spring 2014, set to air Fall 2014.
"Rooted in folklore and mythology, 'Lost Girl' has inspired a passionate and dedicated fan following with its deeply engaging characters, richly imagined universe and boundary-pushing storylines," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.
"We’re looking forward to season five building on the exciting and fantastical plotlines."
"...'Lost Girl' follows supernatural seductress 'Bo' (Silk), a tough yet loveable 'Succubus' who feeds off sexual energy. Since realizing she is part of the 'Fae', creatures of legend and folklore who live among humans, Bo has resisted choosing an allegiance to either the 'Dark' or 'Light' Fae clans.
"Instead, she has forged her own path between the human and Fae worlds, while embarking on »
- Michael Stevens
Some networks are basically shutting down operations, at least as far as new content goes, during the Olympics. Go figure. Given that, at least here in the west, Olympics coverage seems to be a minimum of 12 hours old, it’s not like the results are a surprise. Happily, Fox is still showing a new Almost Human tonight, and Syfy is airing new eps of its great Monday lineup.
For a sneak peek at what’s ahead, check out the Bitten, Being Human, and Lost Girl TV spots and clips below. The clip for Bitten reveals a crucial event, the Being Human clip celebrates Creepy Baby, and the Lost Girl clip is another great Kenzi scene with still-young but at least familiar-looking Tamsin:
TV Spot: Bitten – 105 Preview
Clip: Bitten – 105 Sneak Peek
TV Spot: Being Human – 405 Preview
Clip: Being Human – 405 Sneak Peek
Clip: Lost Girl – 405 Sneak Peek
- Erin Willard
A quick reminder that Syfy is shuffling the 8pm and 10pm Monday shows beginning tonight is as good an excuse as any to post these TV spots for Bitten, now at 8/7c, Being Human, still at 9/8c, and Lost Girl, now at 10/9c. We also have a great clip from admittedly my very favorite of the three, the oh so very excellent Being Human. Enjoy!
TV Spot: Bitten – Mondays at 8
TV Spot: Bitten – 103 Preview
TV Spot: Being Human – 403 Preview
Clip: Being Human – 403
TV Spot: Lost Girl – 403 Preview
Don’t miss any of them, and definitely give the new Bitten a try. A great lead character (who does her own martial arts stunts by the way), a slightly different take on werewolf mythology, and an interesting group of characters makes it worth your time to check out.
Thanks, Syfy, for making Mondays a good thing.
- Erin Willard
Don’t panic, don’t even worry. Our Monday lineup remains intact. It’s just being flipped. Today Syfy announced that new werewolf series Bitten and perennial favorite Lost Girl are switching places. Starting Monday, Lost Girl will be moving back to its more familiar timeslot of 10/9c, while Bitten moves from that time to a great spot for a new show, 8/7c.
And yes, our beloved Being Human remains right where it belongs, Mondays at 9/8c. To celebrate, check out this hilarious featurette, an illustrated tour of the house:
I love it. Now, once again, here’s the lineup, starting Monday, January 27:
- Erin Willard
Just in case you haven’t checked out the SciFi Mafia calendar (there’s a tab for it above) lately, our Mondays are about to get a lot more crowded. This week marked the return of Almost Human, but next week is when things get crowded, as it is joined by the return of its Fox neighbor Sleepy Hollow, and Syfy unleashes an entire block of programming, with the return of Lost Girl and Being Human and the premiere of Bitten.
We’ll have advance spoiler-free reviews of the Syfy premieres posted here on SciFi Mafia soon, but until then, here’s a TV spot and all the pertinent info:
TV Spot: Syfy’s All New Mondays
New York – January 3, 2014 – Get ready »
- Erin Willard
14 items from 2014
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