6 items from 2017
Sarah Shahi is entering a new reality at NBC.
The Person of Interest vet will star in the network’s drama thriller pilot Reverie, about a former detective (Shahi) who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual-reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The project — written by Mickey Fisher (Extant) — marks a return to NBC for Shahi, who recurred on Chicago Fire during its early seasons and co-starred in the series Life. Her other TV credits include Fairly Legal, »
“Reverie” is a grounded, dramatic thriller about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
Shahi will play Mara, a very intelligent college professor who is trained with the FBI in counter terrorism. Though she’s a natural leader, her own psyche is still deeply pained and troubled by an incident in her past, leaving her to privately self medicate away her sleepless nights. Mara is intrigued when her old boss, Charlie Ventanaana (yet to be cast), brings her onto a strange project called Reverie, a fully immersive, customizable virtual reality program that’s so effective that several of its users have refused to come back to reality, entering instead life-threatening comas. As Mara takes on the challenge of entering another person’s consciousness to negotiate their »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Ghita Loebenstein is gearing up for another year of She Speaks First, the female-focused film series she founded in 2015..
The series, in which screenings of films made by women are followed by conversations about the space women occupy in cinema, most recently presented Athina Rachel Tsangari's Chevalier at Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image last October..
The Rehearsal is adapted from the novel by Booker Prize—winning Kiwi author Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries). Variety described the film, which premiered last year at Tiff, as "like Fame redone as a good movie"..
- Harry Windsor
“American Crime” will return March 12, with its ensemble cast of Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral and Benito Martinez. This season’s storyline focuses on the plight of undocumented workers.
“American Crime” is created and executive produced by Oscar-winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”). Michael J. McDonald also serves as executive producer. “American Crime” is produced by ABC Studios.
“Once Upon a Time” will return March 5, followed by the two-hour premiere of “Time After Time.” Executive produced by Kevin Williamson, “Time After Time” tells the story of famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells, who is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once Wells arrives in New York, he finds a world he never thought possible and »
- Debra Birnbaum
Louisa Mellor Jan 6, 2017
New Year. Every other ad slogan you see is screaming about the possibilities of a new you. A slimmer, happier, more accomplished you, one free of flab and toxins and bad habits. The fraudulent notion of the detox is everywhere, promising a simultaneously cleanse of both your soul and your colon.
There is however, one useful place to apply the insidious ‘detox’: TV viewing.
A combination of end-of-year exhaustion, festivities and time off work can lead to weakness of resolve when it comes to television. Turkey comas and lunchtime drinking make us susceptible to the sort of shows that we wouldn’t ordinarily watch. »
New setting, new cast, new look.
Sleepy Hollow returns on Friday for its fourth season, and there will be sweeping changes following the shocking death of Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). The supernatural drama moves the action from Sleepy Hollow, New York to Washington, D.C., introducing several key characters as a result, including new female lead Janina Gavankar, a genre regular who will play Homeland Security Agent Diana Thomas.
But don’t expect Abbie 2.0. As Gavankar -- who has a knack for joining shows in their fourth seasons (see: The L Word, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood) -- tells Et ahead of the premiere, Diana will be markedly different and most importantly, she isn’t meant to “replace Abbie.” “Even though Abbie’s not physically there, she’s still part of the fabric of the show,” Gavankar, 36, maintains.
6 items from 2017
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