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HBO is turning James Marsters into a man of the cloth.
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The hourlong crime series, which began production this January, will star Emma Ishta (“Manhattan Love Story”), Kyle Harris (“The Carrie Diaries”), Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Syfy’s “Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) and Ritesh Rajan (“The Last Airbender”).
The original drama follows a young woman (Ishta) who is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and help solve mysteries before they go to the grave.
Fehr will play Leslie Turner, the enigmatic head of the covert stitchers program. His character will be introduced in the middle of the season.
Watch the first trailer for “Stitchers”:
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Previous | Image 1 of 33 | NextEve Myles of TV’s ‘Torchwood.’
Chicago – The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, popularly known as “C2E2,” is coming back to the Windy City next month, Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th. The three day event draws many celebrities, comic book artists and memorabilia vendors. HollywoodChicago.com was at last year’s event, and got 33 Exclusive Portraits of the TV and film personalities.
Photographer Joe Arce captured photos of these celebrities at the 2014 C2E2, representing TV and films such as “Ghostbusters,” “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Sony Pictures TV has cooked up a new take on the supernatural for a new television series based on the unusual friendship between famous magician-illusionist Harry Houdini and prolific author Arthur Conan Doyle. Dubbed Houdini And Doyle, the 10-episode series has been sold to a number of global parties, including Fox (Us), ITV (UK) and Shaw Media (Canada). As part of the deal struck with the networks, the show will go straight to series.
The creative team behind the cerebral genre romp share a heft of TV experience. Creator of The Librarian franchise David Titcher, House creator David Shore and House writer-producer David Hoselton concocted the idea, and are developing the show. All three are set to executive produce, with Titcher and Hoselton on scripting duties.
Here’s an overview of the series as described by Deadline:
In Houdini and Doyle, two of the great characters of the twentieth century – Harry Houdini, »
- Gem Seddon
When Lady Sif last appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was right before the big twist where it was revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. was full of Hydra agents, and Coulson and Co. were forced to go underground. Perhaps that’s why this week’s return of Lady Sif felt in no small way like the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. of old, the more procedural and leisurely paced S.H.I.E.L.D. of season one that was more than happy to rest on its laurels. Despite the concern an assessment like that may invoke, there was something charming about the brief glimpse at the S.H.I.E.L.D. of old, especially since the mythology of Skye, the Inhumans and the Kree took another step forward this week.
Oh boy, all the fan service! Where to begin? Well, for people who haven’t already Wikied the origin of the Inhumans, »
- Adam A. Donaldson
Stars: Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths, Eduardo Rioseco, Chloë Crampton, Amy Okuda, Sarah Stouffer, Lindsey Morgan, Laura Niemi, Diana Chiritescu | Written by Lotti Pharriss Knowles | Directed by John V. Knowles
Chasity Bites is a film that has been on my radar for quite some time; ever since I saw the awesome poster designed by Rebel Rouser artist and illustrator Nathan Thomas Milliner for the films screening at the Dances With Films festival way back in June 2013. Of course it’s been over 18 months since then and all has gone quite… Or so I thought. Thankfully independent UK distributors Safecracker Pictures have seen fit to debut the film – on VOD, followed by a DVD release in a couple of months – here in Blighty.
First off, having finally sat down and watched the film, can someone tell me why I never realised it starred one of my favourite actresses, Alison Scagliotti, »
- Phil Wheat
Chastity Bites, 2013.
Directed by John V. Knowles.
Notorious serial killer Elizabeth Bathory believed that bathing in virgin blood would keep her young and beautiful forever. Still alive today she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her “botox” as an abstinence educator in conservative America…but will a brave young blogger and reporter for the high school paper finally put an end to the “Blood Countess’s” reign of terror, and save her best friend from becoming the next victim?
This Means Girls-like comedy slasher/horror isn’t what you’re expecting from the box art. From the cover you’d probably expect this to be a Teen Vampire Horror in micro tartan skirts, which it really isn’t. It’s odd as the poster artwork elsewhere on the web clearly shows that this is a slasher »
Some 13 years after the credits rolled on the final episode, the X-Files still remains one of the most iconic and boundary-pushing TV shows to ever grace our screens. Over its 9 year run on Fox it astounded audiences with its 202 episodes of alien abduction, government conspiracy, and things that go bump in the night – spawning three movies and a spin-off show on its way.
At the time the longest running sci-fi series in Us history, and now with one of the biggest cult followings in the world, barely a week goes by without another rumour of a reboot or a revival. Even today, its influence on prime time TV can be seen, with the creators behind Lost, Desperate Housewives, Fringe, Millennium, and Warehouse 13 all speaking of their love for the show and how they took elements of it for their own.
The show made us see television (and the »
- Adam Clery
The actress will guest-star on the ABC drama as a woman who “develops an unhealthy obsession with a murder victim,” executive producer Matt Miller tells TVLine.
“It was an Nyu student who was taking a class in unusual psychology, and what happens is we go to talk to her teacher [and] realize the teacher was Hilarie Burton,” the Ep previews. “So Henry is »
The hourlong crime drama, which was ordered to series in September and began production Wednesday in Los Angeles, has added Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Syfy’s “Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) and Ritesh Rajan (“The Last Airbender”) to the main cast, rounded out by Emma Ishta (“Manhattan Love Story”) and Kyle Harris (“The Carrie Diaries”), who were in the original pilot.
“Stitchers” follows Kirsten (Ishta), a young woman who is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and help solve mysteries before they go to the grave.
Working alongside Kirsten is passionate neuroscientist Cameron (Harris); socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician Linus (Rajan); Maggie (Richardson-Whitfield), who heads the covert program; and Kirsten’s roommate, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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