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ABC is virtually traveling back in time, about six weeks, to tinker with the cast of its new Time After Time series.
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Based on the Karl Alexander novel and 1979 movie, Time After Time stars Freddie Stroma (UnREAL) as a young H.G. Wells, who travels in his time machine to modern-day New York to chase after Jack the Ripper (Revenge‘s Josh Bowman).
In the original pilot, Regina Taylor (The Unit) costarred as Vanessa Anders, an art museum bigwig who harbors a special connection to Wells (as revealed in the trailer below). Per our sister site Deadline, »
Starz has announced that Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, Evolution) and Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys, The Unit) have been added to the cast of its American Gods series, joining Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker, Gillian Anderson, Peter Stormare, and Cloris Leachman. Jones will play Mr. Nancy, "the old African trickster god more commonly known as Anansi,... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles will be in new, good hands come Season 8.
Having served as showrunner since siring the NCIS spinoff back in 2009, Shane Brennan (photo, left) is stepping down to focus on developing new projects as part of a two-year extension of his deal with CBS TV Studios.
Among the shows Brennan has been developing is a TV adaptation of the movie franchise The Expendables, currently being shopped around.
From executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), the drama promises a fantastical cat-and-mouse adventure through time when famed science-fiction writer H.G. Wells (UnREAL‘s Freddie Stroma) is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (Revenge‘s Josh Bowman). Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible… and a young woman who captivates him. »
Baddies do everything but twirl their mustaches around their pinky fingers and cackle as they put their nefarious plans in motion. The good guys each seem to have been plucked from The Directory of Stock TV Characters (Chapter 23: “Reunited Childhood Friends With Issues”). Fists get slammed on barroom tables, accompanied by lines like, “We’re talkin’ about justice! »
In NBC’s midseason thriller of that name (previewing Tuesday at 10/9c, before moving to its Thursdays-at-10 time slot), the Terriers alum plays Gil Harris, the former childhood Bff of a rising star attorney (Revolution‘s David Lyons) whose perfect life is put at risk when a tragic part of their shared past ignites a powder keg of a problem in the present.
Then, upon wrapping Game of Silence‘s 10-episode freshman run, Mrj slipped up »
Regina Taylor has been cast to co-star in Kevin Williamson's Time After Time TV series pilot at ABC. Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman, and Genesis Rodriguez were previously cast. Taylor played Molly Blane on The Unit, a military drama cancelled by CBS after four seasons.
Per Deadline, Taylor plays billionaire businesswoman Vanessa Anders. Anders is the owner and keeper of the time machine. The character is described, thusly: "Confident and strong, she has a warm welcoming smile, but make no mistake, she’s also a respected, sometimes feared CEO."
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