With the final two episodes of Season 2 entitled “Second Star to the Right” and “And Straight on Till Morning,” it’s clear that the ABC fantasy series Once Upon A Time will be exploring the world of Neverland. While Emma (Jennifer Morrison) believes that Neal’s (Michael Raymond-James) fiancée Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green) had something to do with Regina’s (Lana Parrilla) disappearance, a young Bae (Dylan Schmid) finds himself in Old London and is taken in by the Darling family when he befriends their daughter, Wendy (Freya Tingley).
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Michael Raymond-James (True Blood, Terriers) talked about how Neal/Baelfire will have to address his unfinished business with both Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and his father (Robert Carlyle), just how much he knew about his character when he signed on to play him, how he approaches such a fantastical character, and his favorite moments this season. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
HBO’s True Blood is back this Sunday, June 10th, at 9pm, and the show’s fifth season is sure to be full of bloody mayhem that will hopefully rectify some of last year’s lackluster performance. As the number of magical creatures and love triangles (love-dodecahedrons, at this point) continues to increase, it may be hard to keep track of who’s alive, who’s dead, who came back and what kind of magic they possess. Take a spoiler-filled refresher course after the jump to relive the last four seasons of True Blood, including some of the best, worst and weirdest surprises from Bon Temps over the last few years (or moments, if you’re on fairy time).
NBC has brought Mena Suvari and Kyle Howard in to co-star in the untitled single-camera sitcom created by Hilary Winston (Community). The story centers on “a shy, focused woman who, after being dumped by her fiance, leans on her co-workers to help her come out of her shell and plot her revenge.” Suvari and Howard play two of the woman’s co-workers. Suvari is described as a “hard partyer and unabashedly promiscuous.” Howard is a former football player.
Hit the jump for more pilot casting news.
We’ve got a few more casting stories for you this evening. First up, The Help star Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to join the cast of Diablo Cody’s untitled directorial debut. Penned by Cody, the comedy “follows a sheltered young woman (Julianne Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash and decides to go to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life. On her journey, she meets an unlikely companion (Russell Brand) who inadvertently helps her find her true self.” Showblitz reports that Spencer will play a card dealer at the casino where Brand’s character works. Spencer was celebrated for her more dramatic turn in this summer’s hit drama The Help. She’s also in talks to star in the indie dramedy Smashed. Production on Diablo Cody’s untitled project (previously referred to as Lamb of God) is set to begin next Spring.
Hit the jump for casting news on the indie drama The East and the Tom Cruise thriller One Shot.
Though fans and critics alike have praised the new FX drama, it looks like there weren’t enough of them as the cable network announced today that it will not renew their freshman series Terriers for a second season. The news isn’t all that surprising considering the ratings were never really impressive for the new series (it ranked as the lowest rated first-year drama series on FX ever with an average of 970,000 viewers per episode). Will Donal Logue ever find a series that won’t get canceled? Surely there are still some viewers out there who will be sad, and maybe even angry, with FX’s decision, but I guess fans of The Shield creator Shawn Ryan’s work on this series will just have to look forward to The Chicago Code in January. Feel free to express your frustration in the comments below!
Terriers is a comedic, edgy, original new FX series that centers on Hank Dolworth (Donal Logue), an ex-cop who partners with his best friend Britt Pollack (Michael Raymond-James) in an unlicensed private investigation business. The 13 episodes from creator/executive producer Ted Griffin (Ocean’s 11), and executive producers Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Tim Minear (Angel), will follow the two men as they solve cases for new clients on a weekly basis, while also promising a bigger storyline that will run throughout.
During a recent interview, co-stars Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James talked about developing their off-screen friendship, which is reflected in their on screen chemistry, shooting in San Diego and having the artistic freedom of doing a cable series. Check out what they had to say after the jump: