FX series Fargo drops its second season later this year with a juicy addition to its cast now confirmed. Bruce Campbell has signed on for a cameo role as Ronald Reagan prior to his election into office. As season 2 has been described as a prequel, the events therein are expected to take place in the late ’70s and are “set against the cultural transformation that was going on at that time.”
Taking cues from True Detective and American Horror Story, Fargo adopts that same anthology format. This means that instead of each successive season following on chronologically with the exact same characters and stories, it will venture into new territory. For this backwards time-hop, Patrick Wilson stars in season 2 as a younger version of Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson, freshly back from his time in Vietnam.
Now we know that Campbell, who recently finished a stint on Burn Notice, will »
- Gem Seddon
In 2013’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Alan Rickman portrayed Ronald Reagan with a distinct subtlety that never dipped into total caricature yet inarguably summoned the, er, murkier elements of his character. Don’t hold your breath for a similar, studied underplaying from Bruce Campbell, who is set to play the 40th President of the United States in Fargo’s imminent second season, focusing on his 1970s and his years before moving into the White House. One should expect a more playful, satirical spin on the Gipper from Campbell, but then again, the man has proven to be a far more adept performer over years than anyone could have expected. He’s also a reliable axiom on television, most prominently on the ever-so-slightly underrated Burn Notice. [caption id="attachment_289791" align="alignright" width="353"] Image via Universal[/caption] The second season of Fargo will be set in the 1970s, and will focus on Lou Solverson, who was played by »
- Chris Cabin
Campbell will appear as Reagan in one episode of the FX series, as he goes on his first campaign for President and swings through Fargo, North Dakota. According to FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, Fargo‘s second season – which takes place in the 1970s and stars Patrick Wilson as a young Lou Solverson, who was played by Keith Carradine in the first season – will take place in the late 1970s and is set against “the cultural transformation that was going on at that time.” Campbell will interact with a few of the characters, and some of Reagan’s movies will be a part of the series.
This is pretty great casting, and will potentially reunite Campbell with his Burn Notice co-star, »
- James Garcia
How's this for inspired casting? Just one week after Bruce Campbell told us his dream role was playing Abraham Lincoln, the iconic cult actor known best as Ash in The Evil Dead series has been cast as another equally important president. Yes, the man will be taking on the role of Hollywood icon-turned-Republican figurehead Ronald Reagan in Fargo Season 2.
No stranger to television, Bruce Campbell starred for 7 seasons on USA's hit action series Burn Notice. And he will next be seen reprising his role as Ashley in the upcoming Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. This is also not his first brush with Fargo. The actor had an unbilled cameo in the Coen Brothers' big screen Fargo, where he is seen on a television in the kidnappers' cabin.
Set in the late 1970s, the story takes place during Reagan's first campaign for President, during which he does a trip through Fargo and some of the season's key characters have some interactions with him. Some of his movies are also a part of the show.
Production on the ten episode second season is currently underway in Calgary ahead of a premiere in the Fall.
Source: TV Line »
- Garth Franklin
Taking place in the late 1970s, Season 2 — a prequel to Season 1 that stars Patrick Wilson as a younger version of Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson — is set against “the cultural transformation that was going on at that time,” as well as Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States, previewed FX Networks CEO John Landgraf back in January. »
Last year, USA Network cleaned house; cancelling or ending TV shows like Rush, White Collar, Burn Notice, and Covert Affairs. They have several new shows in the works and are hoping that series like Dig will bring better ratings. Will Dig be a hit or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? We'll have to wait and see.
On the Dig TV show, a dedicated and headstrong FBI agent named Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss (and occasional lover) Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche). While investigating a young American's murder, Connelly uncovers an ancient international conspiracy -- one that threatens to change the course of human history. The rest of the cast includes Ori Pfeffer, Melinda Page Hamilton, Alison Sudol, Regina Taylor, David Costabile, and Lauren Ambrose.
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When it comes to the new Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, star Bruce Campbell hasn't been shy about sharing facts with fans. Rather than keep the upcoming show's story a secret, he has given us all a pretty good idea of what we can expect. We'll get Ash living in a trailer home still working as a box boy for S-Mart when the Evil Dead return. He'll go to war against these Deadites with two new sidekicks, played by Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. And it was just announced this past week that Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless will play Ash's advisory, who believes Ash is responsible for the recent rash of Evil outbreaks. But one fact has yet to be revealed. Will this be a crossover with the 2013 Evil Dead remake? According to Bruce Campbell, the answer sounds like a yes.
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More than five years ago, Bruce Campbell first floated the idea of making an Expendables of Horror that brought in all of his most famous genre friends to fight a single threat in one movie. He was planning it as a sequel to his 2008 horror comedy My Name Is Bruce, which found the cult icon essentially playing himself. The new movie was to be called Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, but we haven't heard much about it since then. Last year, he started talking about it again, though at the time, he said the script sucked. We asked Campbell if Bruce Vs. Frankenstein was still happening, and he revealed that he is still in the process of writing the script. He says:
"Yeah! Never say never. I have a script that I'm working on that would pretty much be that. It's not ready to share at this point. It's in the pipeline I guess you could say. »
The action drama centers on a highly decorated Marine sniper living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Starz has announced today that Lucy Lawless (Salem, Spartacus) will play the role of Ruby in the Starz original series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere on Starz in late 2015. Ruby is a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: she believes that Ash (Bruce Campbell) is the cause of it all.
The casting reteams Lawless with executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert whom she worked with when she starred in the television series' Xena: Warrior Princess and Spartacus as well as appearing in their feature films including Raimi's Spider-Man and Tapert's Boogeyman. Additional television credits include Salem, Parks and Recreation, Top of the Lake, Flight of the Conchords, »
Beverly Hills, Calif., March 9, 2015 - Starz has announced today that Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) will play the role of Ruby in the Starz original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere on Starz in late 2015.
Ruby is a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: she believes that Ash (Bruce Campbell) is the cause of it all.
- Jonathan James
The Expendables 3 might not have set the box office alight, but you can't keep a good action hero down.
Sylvester Stallone is reportedly planning to bring his Oap ass-kicker franchise to the small-screen, with an Expendables event series in the works at Fox.
Much like how the films united action heroes of '80s and '90s cinema - Stallone, Schwarzenegger et al - so this new show is looking to bring together iconic TV tough guys from yesteryear.
Casting is yet to be confirmed, but in the meantime, here's Digital Spy's dream team for the TV Expendables.
He might not be eager to reprise Jack Bauer any time soon (dammit!) but Kiefer has to be on this list. His commanding presence makes him a natural fit for team leader - the TV equivalent of Stallone's Barney Ross.
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The explosive, action-packed world of The Expendables may be making its way to television, giving a score of former TV action stars a shot at career redemption.
According to Deadline, Sylvester Stallone, creator and star of The Expendables film franchise, is developing a spin-off series with Fox. Which raises the biggest question of all: Who will star in this wild ride?
Combing through the annals of action TV shows, we've compiled our dream list of former stars who could be called upon to take up arms once more and kick ass on our television screens.
1. Chuck Norris
If Norris isn't part of this, the world officially makes no sense. Sure, he and Stallone had their public differences after The Expendables 2, but the former Walker, Texas Ranger star is the perfect choice to bridge the gap between the film series and the small »
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[Press Release] Seattle -- Amazon today announced Erykah Badu (Black Dynamite), Lance Bass (Hell & Back), Hunter Parrish (The Good Wife), Jon Tenney (Scandal) and Jacob Vargas (Sons of Anarchy) will guest star in the highly-anticipated dramatic series Hand of God. The series is currently shooting in the Los Angeles area and will premiere exclusively on Prime Instant Video this fall. Created by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), and marking the television debut of renowned filmmaker Marc Forster (World War Z), Hand of God stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The show centers on Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to »
- Pietro Filipponi
Erykah Badu, Lance Bass, Hunter Parrish, Jon Tenney and Jacob Vargas have been touched by the hand of God. Those five are set to guest star on Amazon’s upcoming drama “Hand of God,” which comes from Ben Watkins of “Burn Notice” and sees “World War Z” director Marc Forster making his TV debut. All but Bass are listed as recurring guests. “We are thrilled to be adding such unique and talented performers to the ‘Hand of God’ cast,” said Watkins. “It’s a testament to the work of Marc, Ron and our whole cast and crew. The amazing creative environment that Amazon Studios. »
- Tony Maglio
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