Picking up where the series left off in its shocking mid-season cliffhanger, Season 4.5 of the Syfy series Warehouse 13 kicks off with the shocking revelation that a vengeful Artie (Saul Rubinek) has infected not only the team but the entire world with the deadly Black Orchid Artifact. The team – Pete (Eddie McClintock), Myka (Joanne Kelly), Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) and Steve (Aaron Ashmore) – must contain the damage within 24 hours or the world will face a pandemic the likes of which has not been seen since the Dark Ages, all while still guarding and protecting the unsuspecting masses from dangerous artifacts.
During this recent interview at the NBC Summer Press Day, to promote the return of the popular series, executive producer/writer Jack Kenny talked about how they determine which stories they’ll explore with the artifacts, still trying to appeal to new viewers, why their show is a gateway drug for sci-fi, that there will be an arc that goes through the season but that it won’t be as heavily serialized, and that they’re already thinking ahead to Season 5. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
The fifth and final season of the popular series Eureka, currently airing on Monday nights on Syfy, kicked off by letting viewers know where the missing Astraeus and her flight crew has been and reinforcing the fact that things are rarely ever quite what they seem in this small, quirky town. After premiering as Syfy’s most popular scripted series in 2006, it has gone on to generate numerous accolades and a devoted following that loves the secret community of geniuses who conduct top-secret research in a place where anything imaginable can happen. The series stars Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Joe Morton (Henry Deacon), Erica Cerra (Jo Lupo), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo) and Niall Matter (Zane Donovan).
While at the recent NBC Universal summer press day, co-stars Colin Ferguson and Neil Grayston talked to Collider for this exclusive interview about what they thought of the final season, how they never could have imagined where the story and characters would end up, what the final day on set was like, the mementos they were able to keep, what they’ll miss most about their characters, and which Eureka gadgets they wished they had in their own life. Ferguson also talked about his new pilot, Like Father, that was created by Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs), and Grayston talked about the possibility of Fargo returning to Warehouse 13, as well as doing a sci-fi movie with Greg Grunberg (Heroes), called End of the World, about two video store employees who have to save the world with their knowledge of disaster movies.
The crime drama Meeting Evil, (currently available through Magnolia Ultra VOD here prior to the film’s theatrical release on May 4th) follows John (Luke Wilson), a depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor, who offers to help a stranger named Richie (Samuel L. Jackson) with his car. Upon doing so, John is quickly sucked into a nightmarish murder spree that forces him to go to any length he can to protect his family.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, writer/director Chris Fisher talked about how this project came about, why it was important that the characters live in a grey area, what led him to Luke Wilson as the lead, and how intimidating Samuel L. Jackson’s professionalism is. He also talked about being the producing director on the Syfy series Warehouse 13 (he’s directing six of the 20 episodes for the next season), how he’s going to direct a couple episodes for Season 2 of Person of Interest, and how he would sell his soul to direct an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Syfy gave Eureka the unexpected axe earlier this week, but for every cancellation, there is an equal and opposite renewal. The Live Feed reports the network renewed Warehouse 13 for a fourth season, appropriately ordering 13 episodes to premiere in 2012. Led by Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, and Aaron Ashmore, Warehouse 13 is currently airing season three episodes on Monday nights.
In other renewal news, USA renewed two shows: Suits and In Plain Sight. Suits has been a solid addition to the USA rotation since its June series premiere averaging more than 6 million viewers per episode. The network ordered 16 episodes for season two. The news is more bittersweet for In Plain Sight, as The Live Feed hears the newly announced season five will also be its last. The series, which stars Mary McCormack as a U.S. Marshal, wrapped up its fourth season last Sunday. Leave your condolences and/or celebration in the comments, depending on the predicament of your favorite show mentioned here.
If you thought Thursday was crazy at Comic-Con, then the schedule for Friday will make your brain break apart. There were some high profile panels on Thursday, but Friday it’s non-stop. Sony is looking to own the day with their 90-minute panel for Total Recall, 30 Minutes or Less, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Hall H will also be hosting presentations for The Adventures of Tintin, Raven, Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, Underworld 4, Batman: Year One, Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, Mass Effect, and Fright Night.
The TV side is also on overdrive with a pilot screening of Locke & Key, and panels for The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Children’s Hospital, Bones, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The River, Black Dynamite, Eureka, Bob’s Burgers, Falling Skies, ThunderCats, Robot Chicken, Ugly Americans, Warehouse 13, and True Blood. Hit the jump for a list of schedule highlights for movies and TV.
The studios, networks, and production companies go all out for Comic-Con every year and SyFy is no different. This year, not only did they bring the thunder with cast members and sneak peeks of their series and such for the panels, but they even went so far as to take over a Hard Rock cafe in downtown San Diego and turned it into their own Cafe Diem, where the menu is customized to include items like Lou Diamond Flapjacks (a play on words of Stargate Universe star Lou Diamond Phillips). Though we can’t transport you to Cafe Diem, we can provide a look at all the Comic-Con trailers that SyFy brought to San Diego this year including Warehouse 13, Eureka, Stargate Universe, Sanctuary and Caprica:
Warehouse 13, SyFy’s #1 original hit series, has returned with a new season of mysterious artifacts that threaten to destroy the world.
Season 1 followed two Secret Service agents, Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), who found themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. Once there, the Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges them with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity, in search of new objects to store at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself.
Season 2 picks up right where last season ended, with new mysteries, new artifacts, new guest stars, new enemies and even a cross-over with another original hit SyFy series, Eureka. Co-stars Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly recently spoke exclusively with Collider by phone from the Toronto set, and they talked about living up to the success of Season 1, the heightened danger of Season 2, their favorite episodes, which artifacts they with they had to use in their own lives and what they’d like to do on their next hiatus. Check out what they had to say after the jump: