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The Containment TV show was cancelled after one season of 13 episodes on The CW, but the stars will shine on. Entertainment Weekly reports Kristen Gutoskie (pictured above) and Christina Moses (pictured below) will recur on Julie Plec’s series' The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals, respectively.
Per EW, Gutoskie, who played Katie on Containment, joins the eighth season of The Vampire Diaries TV show as Seline. Moses, who played Jana on Containment, has been cast as Keeling, in the fourth season of The Originals TV series.
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Megalyn E.K. plays DC Comics' Vixen on The CW's animated Seed series and brought the character to live-action last season in primetime on Arrow but Legends of Tomorrow needed a specific workaround to use the character and just found a new actor to play her. She's a CW alum and she was also in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Megalyn E.K. (previously credited as Megalyn Echikunwoke) is being replaced as "Vixen" when the character heads to Legends of Tomorrow next season. But there's a really interesting catch. Remember, Legends of Tomorrow deals with time travel. Earlier this month it was announced Megalyn E.K. would not be reprising her role when Vixen appears on the Arrow/Flash spinoff because the actor was too busy with other work. So instead of recasting the part, they're creating a legacy. Rip Hunter and the remaining members of his rag-tag team »
- Jill Pantozzi
Last month it was announced that Vixen would be joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for its second season, although it wouldn’t be Megalyn Echikunwoke’s Mari McCabe, but rather an alternative version of the character.
“Amaya Jiwe – better known as Vixen – is the newest superhero to board the Waverider and join the ranks of the Legends of Tomorrow,” reads the official announcement. “Like her granddaughter, Mari McCabe, Amaya’s powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem, which allows her to magically access the abilities of animals.”
- Gary Collinson
The CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” has cast a new Vixen. Maisie Richardson-Sellers (“The Originals”) has been added to the Season 2 cast of the CW superhero series playing the series-regular role of Amaya Jiwe, aka Vixen. This newest incarnation of… Continue Reading → »
- Tambay Obenson
We already knew that Vixen would be suiting up as a new series regular when DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns for its sophomore season, but that it wouldn’t be actress Magalyn E.K. in the costume, nor would it be the Mari McCaabe character. Now, TV Line reports that The Originals actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers has been cast as a new incarnation of the animalistic superheroine, Amaya Jiwe.
According to the site, Amaya will actually be McCaabe’s grandmother, which confirms that Rip Hunter will use his time-bending abilities to recruit the newest addition to the crew of The Waverider.
Apparently, E.K. couldn’t reprise the role because of prior commitments – she’ll continue to voice Vixen on The CW Seed animated series and she also has a role in the upcoming sorority comedy Step Sisters to shoot, as well as several other potential big screen projects – but »
- Mark Cassidy
The CW has announced today that Maisie Richardson-Sellers will play Amaya Jiwe, the grandmother to Mari McCabe (Megalyn E.K.) in season two of Legends of Tomorrow. The actress made a blink and you'll miss it appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (her scenes with Carrie Fisher's General Leia were cut), and is perhaps best known for recently taking on a role in the network's The Originals. According to the official description this Vixen is, "the newest superhero to board the Waverider and join the ranks of the Legends of Tomorrow. Like her granddaughter, Mari McCabe, Amaya’s powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem, which allows her to magically access the abilities of animals." The character's grandaughter stars in The CW Seed Vixen series and appeared in Arrow. With Hawkgirl, and Captain Cold stepping down as regulars in Legends of Tomorrow, we knew that some new »
Richardson-Sellers will play the series regular role of Amaya Jiwe, the grandmother of the present-day Vixen, Mari McCabe (Megalyn Echikunwoke). Like her granddaughter, Amaya’s powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem, which allows her to magically access the abilities of animals.
Echikunwoke, who headlines CW Seed’s animated “Vixen” series and appeared in live-action on “Arrow,” was unable to join “Legends” Season 2 due to scheduling. But since the superhero show focuses on time-travel, producers found a way to avoid recasting Echikunwoke’s role while still including Vixen on their superhero roster for the sophomore season.
Also joining the show for Season 2 is Nick Zano, who was recently cast as Dr. Nate Heywood, a historian whose grandfather was the hero known as Commander Steel, a »
- Laura Prudom
Legends of Tomorrow‘s new Vixen used to be a real witch.
Richardson-Sellers’ incarnation of the character is the newest superhero to board the Waverider and join the team’s ranks. Like her granddaughter, Mari McCabe (portrayed by Megalyn E.K. on Arrow last season), Amaya’s powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem, which allows her to magically access the abilities of animals. »
Gutoskie will play Seline, who is described as a warm, nurturing nanny of two kids by day, and a small-town girl trying to find her place in a dangerous world by night.
Seline apparently feels "bonded" to her new family in ways that she could never have imagined and will go out her way to ensure their safety.
It sounds very ominous, right?
The two young kids part certainly makes us think that she could be the nanny to Caroline and Alaric's daughters.
It does sound a little obvious, but the show has been pretty predictable for the better part of the last three years.
Alaric's character was butchered by god awful writing »
- Paul Dailly
Fresh from her one-season run on the network’s contagion thriller, the actress is jumping to The Originals in a recurring role, Deadline reports. (Both shows are Ep’d by Julie Plec. so we’re guessing the two of them hit it off during their time on Containment).
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Moses’ character, Keelin, is a smart, strong resourceful ER doctor – and the last living werewolf of her line. She’s also openly bisexual. After the rest of her family was hunted to extinction, »
Deadlight: Director’s Cut is now out for the PS4 and Xbox One. See what horror awaits you in the new launch trailer released by Deep Silver. Also: a look at Bif Bang Pow and Entertainment Earth’s Sdcc 2016 exclusive Dexter wooden Pin Mate, release details for In the Deep, info on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion show, a poster and release news for Viral, and Zombie with a Shotgun‘s new Indiegogo campaign.
Deadlight: Director’s Cut Launch Trailer Revealed: Press Release: “Larkspur, Calif., June 21, 2016 – The survival horror platformer Deadlight: Director’s Cut is available today for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC digitally for $19.99. With the brand-new Survival Arena Mode which offers interactive defenses and novel weapons, players can expect an unforgettably intense struggle against the horde. In addition, the PS4 and Xbox One versions now also encompass the Nightmare Mode, »
- Tamika Jones
Javier Grillo-Marxuach — who wrote the highly controversial episode of the CW show that killed off Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), after she had sex with Clarke (Eliza Taylor) — spoke on a panel Saturday morning at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas, to address the trope, which is defined as killing off a gay character to further the story of a straight one.
Along with writers and producers from “Shameless,” “Faking It” and “The Originals,” Grillo-Marxuach discussed the progress of the TV industry in regards to the inclusion of Lgbtq characters, but first, he tackled the elephant in the room.
“I think the failure was to recognize the cultural impact that would have on the context of the show,” Grillo-Marxuach said.
Addressing the social media outcry, he noted that rather than pointing fingers, the bigger issue at hand is the discussion that resulted from the “Clexa” controversy.
“The systemic failure to recognize it as an event of the magnitude that it had [outside the show] is the real subject of discussion here,” Grillo-Marxuach said. “When there’s a bigger issue involved of perhaps if we knew, why did we still go through with it? I think that’s a big issue.”
“I feel like I have one of the gayest shows on TV so I’ve earned the right to speak to this,” Covington said with a laugh. “I think what’s getting lost in ‘The 100’ is that there was an amazing relationship…and that the death of one of these characters caused this huge ripple…This is storytelling, and I think ‘The 100’…is being assaulted and in the end, I think they’re giving fans this amazing chance to meet each other online and on Twitter. There’s so much good the ‘The 100’ is doing for the community.”
Grillo-Marxuach chimed in further on the Twitter barrage — which included fans pleading him to sign The Lexa Pledge, though he explained “I won’t make promises I can’t keep” — and he commended fans for being so vocal and creating a place of social activism.
“When the thing with ‘The 100’ happened and all the rage and fury came down on Twitter, the thing I was reminded of is when Caitlyn Jenner was on Espn she said, give me your rage, I can take it,” the writer/producer said, referencing Jenner’s acceptance speech at the Espy awards last year.
“I am grateful for the tidal wave that came down on me,” Grillo-Marxuach said, adding, “For the exposure and understanding that I received that people are willing to share stories and sometimes the rage, but also other emotions that come with it…the activism that goes on online is humongously important.”
Panelist Carina MacKenzie, writer on “The Originals,” also applauded the loud Twitter noise, saying, “This conversation wouldn’t be happening without fans on social media. I’m really glad that this conversation is happening at all, and that’s because of the fans on a show that’s a tiny little show on a tiny little network that has now changed the way we talk about television.”
While the panel largely commended viewers for sharing their passion on social media, Covington did admit that he’s received many “really hurtful” messages (“I got accused of queer-baiting,” he said). He warned the room of the poor impact that can result from such negativity online.
“I’m trying to put out what I think is the most positive messages out to the community I’ve ever seen on TV,” Covington said. “I really wish we could change the conversation and become a glass half full fandom…I just wish the conversation was more of gratitude so that people could be rewarded, and you’re going to get so many more Lgbtq characters…I’m really worried that it’s going to have the opposite effect of what fans want.”
As simply put by Grillo-Marxuach, “The same pen that created those relationships is the one that created the outcome that we see today.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Ok, Teen Choice Awards, now we’re talking.
Fox on Thursday released the second wave of 2016 TCA nominations, and it’s full of our favorites — including Klaus and Cami’s final kiss on The Originals (Choice Liplock), and Sam and Castiel’s certain je ne sais quoi on Supernatural (Choice Chemistry).
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I'm a total sucker for movies about cults, satanic rituals and pretty much anything the deals with the occult. It's a left-over soft spot from my teenage years which I just can't seem to shake and once in a while, I feel the need to scratch the itch – especially when a little movie comes along that seems to do a fairly good job of the material. Satanic could well be the scratch.
Directed by long time TV director Jeffrey G. Hunt and staring a collection of familiar faces – though I'd be hard pressed to tell you exactly where I've seen any of them beyond Steven Krueger (he is/was a regular on "The Originals") and Justin Chon (ahem - Twilight - I'll pretend I didn't just admit to that...) - Satanic follows a group of friends who, on their way to Coachella [Continued ...] »
iZombie won’t be back in our lives until 2017, but star Rose McIver can already say one thing with certainty as we head towards Season 3: “No one wants to get cast as Liv’s love interest. They know where they’re going.”
PhotosX-Men vs. Apocalypse: Relive Their Previous Battles on the Small Screen
McIver was, of course, alluding to Lowell (played by Bradley James) and Drake (Greg Finley) — her Season 1 and Season 2 boyfriends, both of whom are now six feet under — when TVLine spoke with her at The CW’s Upfront last week. But what about Major (Robert Buckley »
VideosOutlander Sneak Peek: Back in Scotland, a New Fraser Emerges?
3 | When was the last time Saturday Night Live had you erupting with laughter as hard as the shocking/dark “Farewell, »
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s Supernatural finale
It’s not a Supernatural finale if one of the Winchesters doesn’t nearly or actually die for the 156th time (that’s a rough estimate). Wednesday’s Season 11 ender proves no exception as Dean and Sam once again say their goodbyes in the face of possible death.
Coming off Amara’s latest attack, Castiel is free of Lucifer – no one knows where the fallen angel went, though – and Chuck can feel his life fading. As he dies, so does the sun. »
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s Arrow finale
It was (almost) the end of the world as we know it on Wednesday’s Season 4 finale of Arrow.
Picking up right where last week left off, Darhk starts tossing Curtis and Donna around like rag dolls, unless Felicity does his bidding. Oliver comes crashing in to the rescue, but is unable to repel Darhk’s magic. (Now that the baddie is powered by tens of thousands of Havenrock souls, Felicity’s hope in Oliver is not enough to help him resist Darhk’s abilities.) More bummer news: Having grabbed »
Speaking to TVLine on the red carpet at The CW’s Upfront presentation, Tonkin admitted she doesn’t always have as much fun filming action scenes as we do watching them.
“The boys love it,” she conceded. “Andy [Lees] does so many stunts himself — like, really intense stunts — and so does Joe »
RelatedThe Flash Season 2 Finale Recap: A Kiss Before Flying
As the CW hit brought its sophomore run (heh) to a close, Barry was left shaken and stirred not by his clever triumph over Zoom, but by the sight of the unmasked Man in the Iron Mask — Earth-Three’s Jay Garrick (played by John Wesley Shipp), who’s the spitting image of his freshly murdered father, Henry Allen. Rattled as he was and desperate, as he told Iris, to find some semblance of elusive “peace, »
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