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Ana Ortiz has a new deployment.
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Ortiz will play Angelina, the “spitfire” fianceé of Charlie’s brother and a mother of two unruly teens.
Swoozie Kurtz (Mike & Molly) also recently joined the potential series’ cast.
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As three mothers who meet while dropping off their children the first day of first grade in Monterey, Big Little Lies illustrates the enormous damage lies can inflict and how fluidly they flourish throughout a community.
The star-power alone would be enough to set this one apart, but it has a lot more than that to offer.
Full disclosure: I haven't read Moriarty's book, although I fully intend on picking up some of her others after watching the first six episodes of this series.
From my understanding, the book is lighter than the HBO offering, but with David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal) writing every episode, the wit and comedic undertones present themselves no matter how momentarily dark this small-town murder mystery dares to go. »
- Carissa Pavlica
Rob Leane Feb 6, 2017
"Is it true you might do voice work for [My Little Pony season 7]? I'm actually a big fan of you", a Twitter user named BeaatModeBrony5 politely asked William Shatner a few days ago.
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The Star Trek legend's response was simple: "Already did."
"I'm a brony and friendship is magic", Shatner wrote in an earlier Tweet, which instigated the rumour that he's jumping on board the Hasbro series. Now, it seems to be confirmed.
At&T has rounded out the cast of its straight-to-series drama Mr. Mercedes, which is based upon the 2014 Stephen King novel of the same name, and has kicked off production ahead of a premiere in the fall.
Deadline reports that Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) will play Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. They join the previously announced Kelly Lynch (Magic City) as Deborah Hartsfield, Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Holly Gibney and Breeda Wool (uNREAL) as Lou Linklatter.
- Amie Cranswick
Following the recent news that Mary-Louise Parker has joined the cast of Sonar Entertainment’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, the complete core cast for the At&T Audience Network series has now been announced with production on the show underway in South Carolina.
Mr. Mercedes will debut sometime this year on DirecTV’s Audience Network. We have the official press release with the full core cast list below, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on this series as more information is revealed.
Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 — At&T* Audience Network has cast for its new original series, “Mr. Mercedes.” The new series from Sonar Entertainment will premiere 10 hour-long episodes, which are currently in production in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Derek Anderson
This is the stuff that relationship goals are made of.
"We need to actually put pen to paper and get it produced because people wouldn't believe it," the This Is Us star told Et's Nancy O'Dell about the couple's relationship. "The multitude of ups and downs that we went through before we finally got together and figured it out. [We] have been together solid since April 2004, [but] all the stuff that happened before that, it's a good movie."
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If you’ve never watched “The Blacklist”, you’re missing out on one of the most intriguing shows on TV today. On the show, Raymond “Red” Reddington is the anti-hero, a wanted fugitive, former secret agent, and a brilliant man with his fingers in innumerable illegal, (Ok maybe some of them might be legal), goings-on all over the world. The character is played flawlessly by James Spader. You may remember James from things like “Sex Lies & Videotape”, “Stargate”, “The Practice”, “Boston Legal”, “Less Than Zero”, “Pretty in Pink”, “Crash”, “White Palace”, “Secretary”, and as the smarmy lawyer in “Wall Street”. Rolling
- Nat Berman
Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth (“The Good Wife”) and Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider,” “Game of Thrones”) have both been cast in Discovery Channel’s upcoming scripted series “Manifesto,” set to air later this year. The series will tell the story of how the FBI brought down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world. Noth will play Don Ackerman, the Bay Area Divisional Head of the FBI, who supervised the Unabomber Task Force, while Castle-Hughes will star as Tabby, a street agent who partners with FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the bureau whose radical approach ultimately took Kaczynski down. Production »
- Will Thorne
There’s a new boss at the Phoenix Foundation.
After the latest departure and sudden arrest of Director Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt), Phoenix Foundation has recruited needed a new director.
According to the press announcement, Matty Webber is a legend in the covert ops world. She was Jack’s (George Eads) superior for 18 months while on assignment in South America.
There’s also a little hint that Jack may not be happy to having her as a boss again.
“Matty Webber is a tough cookie and despite her history with Jack, she’ll have no problem finding her place in the Phoenix team. She may even teach Mac a few new tricks,” said executive producer and showrunner Peter Lenkov. »
- Gig Patta
Meredith Eaton (Boston Legal) has joined the cast of CBS’ MacGyver remake as a series regular. Eaton will play Matty Webber, the new director of operations at the Phoenix Foundation. Mac (Lucas Till) and the team, with the exception of Jack (George Eads), are excited to meet their new boss, who is known as a legend in Covert Ops. As Jack's superior for 18 months while on assignment in South America, Matty could make anyone, including the director of the Nsa, cry. Her… »
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The ensemble also includes Captain America: Civil War‘s Paul Bettany (as Unabomber Ted Kaczynski), Avatar‘s Sam Worthington (as FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald) and Game of Thrones‘ Keisha Castle-Hughes (as Fitz’s street-agent partner, Tabby).
Production on Manifesto kicks off this month, »
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