Friday, 27 April 2012

Friday updates: cast news, interviews & previews

This is the first part of the weekly round-up. The second one is coming tomorrow.

On the Box reports that Prisoners' Wives with Polly Walker has been picked up for a second season. Congrats to the cast and crew. Four new episodes will air next year.

And big congrats to Winston Rekert, who received the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award today. The award is presented by the Union of B.C. Performers for accumulative outstanding body of work in the industry.

Patton Oswalt has a couple of TV appearances coming up. First, he will guest star in Bob's Burgers, episode "Moody Foodie," which airs on Sunday, May 6, at 8.30 pm on Fox. A week after that, he will be back in Two and a Half Men, in the season finale, titled "Oh Look! Al-Qaeda!" which airs on Monday, May 14 at 9 pm on CBS. Patton was on Conan last week. You can watch the full episode at He will guest on Craig Ferguson tonight (12:35am/11:35c, CBS).

Leah Gibson has a new film coming up. It's an adaptation of a short story by Elizabeth Engstrom called Candyland. More info at Meanwhile, Indie Jonesing premiered at the Colorado Springs Indie Spirit Film Festival this week, and won the award for Best Foreign Feature.

In not-so-good news, Lifetime hasn't picked up either This American Housewife with Leah and Kacey Rohl or Modern Love with Eric Stoltz. No word yet if either pilot will be aired.

A new Falling Skies featurette, "Pope and the Berserkers," showed up on last week. It provides more info about Luciana Carro and Ryan Robbins' characters.

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Luciana Carro and Mark Sheppard were at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai this week. Here are the highlights of their Q&A (there are a few interesting bits about BSG):

And here is a clip with Luciana talking about the BSG finale:

Ben Cotton showed up in last week's episode of Fringe, "Letters of Transit." The episode is available on Hulu.

Richard Harmon made an appearance in The Secret Circle yesterday, in The Killing last week, and will be either a regular or recurring in Continuum, which premieres on Showcase next month.

Richard has written a guest post for The Hollywood Reporter. You can read it here: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me. has a new interview with him, mostly about The Killing. Snippet:
How did you first land the role of Jasper?
Getting the role was pretty standard. I did an audition for it and then about a week or so later I got called back in to meet with Patty Jenkins (the director of the pilot) and Veena Sud (the show's creator). I was quite nervous to meet them but as soon as I walked in the room and introduced myself they were just so kind to me. So I did the audition for them, it felt like it went pretty well and then a couple days later I got the call that I was going to play Jasper.

You've played a number of different types of characters. What drew you to this twisted one?
Depth. The amount of depth that the writers of The Killing put into the characters is just unbelievable. As an actor you would be out of your mind not to want that kind of opportunity.
And The Gorgeous Geeks did a phone interview with him:

Celebrity Extra has a new interview with William B. Davis. Snippet:
Celebrity Extra: As a longtime fan, I am thrilled that you wrote this book (Where There's Smoke ... the Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man), but what was the impetus that caused you to write it in the first place?
William B. Davis: It was, I guess, a series of things. It was first put in my mind by a university professor here in Canada. Because I had this kind of unique idiosyncratic background in the Canadian theater and around in the dying days of radio drama. I had lived in an interesting time. Obviously we knew The X Files experience was original, unlikely and of interest. I began to give it more and more thought, and as one began to look at the whole notion of examining one's past life to one's modern lens, it just became more and more interesting to do. Once I started I couldn’t stop. It was just so interesting to do.
Here are the synopsis and official trailer for Errors of the Human Body, with Michael Eklund, released last week:
Canadian scientist Dr Geoff Burton takes up a position at a new institute in wintry Dresden, Germany. His contribution to their most important project – a human regeneration gene – has the potential to make something miraculous out of a personal tragedy that has haunted him for years.

Errors of the Human Body is a psychological thriller about one man’s quest for redemption from his own disturbing past, set within the mysterious world of genetic engineering.

Fearnet has a commentary clip from The Divide DVD, also released last week:

Here are the synopsis and teaser for tonight's Grimm:
As Nick (David Giuntoli) delves into the trailer’s weapons cabinet and his inner Grimm, the investigation of a dead construction worker leads him into a long standing conflict in the creature world. Sensing an unfamiliar threat, the suspect takes it upon himself to summon reapers to town to eliminate the Grimm once and for all. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) insists that Nick invite Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) over for dinner, making for quite the interesting evening. Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.

And with The Avengers getting released everywhere this weekend and the next one, Calum Worthy did an interview with Robert Downey Jr. for a Radio Disney special. Here is the clip:

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