Friday, 22 April 2011

Caprica 1.5 gets a UK air date, Battlestar heads to BBC America

... and the actors are everywhere again this week.

Caprica season 1.5 will finally start airing in the UK on May 16 at 11 pm on Sky1 according to Geek Town. There is still no date for the DVD release.

BBC America will air all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica starting June 18 at 7 pm. THR writes that all 80 hours of BSG, including the miniseries, "will air on the cable network’s 'Supernatural Saturday' lineup."

Beginning of Line has the Q&A with Ryan Lawrence up at the So Say We All blog. Ryan wrote last week's installment of Caprica Season 2, "Punishment." Check it out if you haven't. And for updates on the Caprica Season 2 project as they come, you can follow Beginning of Line on Twitter and Facebook.

Cast updates:

Paula Malcomson has been cast in The Hunger Games, the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' post-apocalyptic novel. Here is the premise, from Wikipedia:

The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. District 12, where the book begins, is located in the coal-rich region Appalachia.

As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, every year one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected at random and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants, or "tributes", must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. The story follows fatherless 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose.

Paula will play Mrs. Everdeen, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Primrose's (Willow Shields) mother. Not the happiest of characters according to THR:

In the books, Katniss and Prim’s mother is grieving after her husband’s death, living in fear that her daughters will participate in the deadly Hunger Games.

The film will hit theatres on March 23, 2012.

Los Americans, the new web series with Esai Morales, will premiere on on May 26. For updates, keep an eye on the official Facebook page for the show. Here is an extended description, nabbed from FB:

The Valenzuela family is totally assimilated in U.S. American culture, and that’s the way the patriarch, Leandro Valenzuela, or “Lee” as Leandro prefers to be called, likes it. He’s moved on from speaking Spanish and the ways of the old country. As he proudly says, “We’re not Mexicans. Mexicans live in Mexico. We’re Americans.” Lee is right in that he and his family will face many of the problems and challenges all Americans face, that all human beings face – unemployment, homelessness, alcoholism, teenage pregnancy, abortion, immigration, childhood obesity and others. But Lee will also face another problem in that he has forgotten his native language and moved away from his culture, ultimately losing part of who he is and where he comes from, and he will learn that maybe this is not such a good thing.

And another festival date for Gun Hill Road: May 15, at the Boston LGBT Film Festival.

Magda Apanowicz will be back on Hellcats for not one, but at least two more episodes: 1x20, "Warped Sister," and 1x21, "Land of 1,000 Dances." Spoiler TV has the press release for episode 1x21.

Also Hellcats-related: Kevin Murphy did another couple of interviews in recent days. You can read them on Collider and Poptimal.

Hybrid, a 3D horror about a morphing car that eats people, with Ryan Kennedy, was screened at A Night Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. More about the film at Fangoria.

Spoiler TV has a bunch of new photos from Castle 3x23, with Sasha Roiz guest starring. Here is the synopsis:

During rehearsal for "Baron's All-American Beauty Pageant," the contestants are shocked to discover the body of Miss Illinois - strangled, but by whom? As Castle and Beckett delve into the cut-throat competition of the pageant world, they learn that a number suspects had motive for murder, including jealous fellow contestants, the pageant's larger-than-life millionaire sponsor, Victor Baron (Michael McKean, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), and the show's host -- hedonistic TV personality, Bobby Stark (Sasha Roiz, "Caprica").

The episode airs on Monday, May 9 at 10 pm on ABC. has an excellent one-hour interview with Mike Dopud. It's mostly about Stargate Universe, but he also talks about his other projects, including Blood & Chrome and the pilot for Exit Strategy.

Ryan Robbins and Chris Heyerdahl are back on Sanctuary tonight (not that they ever left). There are some promotional photos and a clip at Daemon's TV. After tonight's episode, Sanctuary moves to a new slot and the next new episode airs on Monday, April 25. James Pizzinato is supposed to be in it, too.

If you're in Canada, you can also catch Ryan Robbins on The Listener tonight at 8 on CTV. There is a still from the episode on Ryan's FB page. Here is a sneak peek:

And Judas Kiss, with Richard Harmon and Genevieve Buechner, screens at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival tonight. Here is the first clip from the movie, with Richard Harmon and Charlie David:

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