We learned a few weeks ago that Season 4 of "Being Human" would be its last, but its cast and crew have known for quite some time... and even asked for it! Series star Sam Witwer recently chatted with DweebCast, revealing that and a lot more.
During the course of his below video interview with host Andy Riesmeyer, Witwer explains how he and the rest of the cast have known of the approaching series end for more than a year and wishes the fans had been notified a bit earlier.
He also describes some of the financial reasons for the cancellation once Universal acquired the show and how the producers and actors are happy because they feel they get to end "Being Human" in the best way possible and on their terms.
When asked if the show might possibly be resurrected at some future date a la "Arrested Development," Witwer says absolutely not. "You should see the end of this show; you can’t really bring it back after the end of the show," he says with a laugh, adding, "If you’re going to finish a show right, you shouldn’t be able to continue the show... we have made some very specific, definite, no turning back moves in this season."
There are a few other tidbits so check out the whole chat, and be sure to watch the final few episodes; according to Sam, "There were things that we did in this season that Syfy wouldn't allow us to do in other seasons... It will leave us in a different place when it's all said and done."
Coming to the States April 11 (the UK gets it March 14) is A24′s (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring and The Spectacular Now) hotly anticipated Scarlett Johansson alien pic Under the Skin, which we landed some new (and old) imagery from.
Jonathan Glazer directed the sci-fi thriller about a voracious alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) who scours remote highways and backroads for human prey. Walter Campbell wrote the screenplay.
After six seasons, everyone's favorite barmaid, Tara Buck's Ginger on "True Blood," is going from a recurring player to a series regular for the show's seventh and final season.
Buck (pictured) made her debut as the character back in the second half of Season 1 (you remember... when the show still had some bite in it) and has been a fan favorite since.
Another familiar face got a similar promotion back toward the end of last year: Bailey Noble, who plays half-faerie Adilyn Bellefleur.
Noble joined the show in Season 6 as the only remaining child of human Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) and faerie Maurella (Kristina Anapau) after her three sisters were killed by Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll).
"True Blood" returns for its farewell season in June 2014.
Last night we told you that House of Bad‘s Sadie Katz was cast in the lead role of Fox Home Entertainment’s Wrong Turn 6, now filming in Bulgaria for release on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray this fall.
Now, Bloody exclusively learned that Fox has finally gone in a new direction, tapping Re-Kill‘s Valeri Milev to direct the fifth sequel to the outback slasher franchise.
In addition, our inside sources also shared with us the entire cast list: Killjoy Goes to Hell‘s Aqueela Zoll, pictured, leads the cast alongside Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Joe Gaminara, Harry Belcher, Raymond Steers, Luke Cousins, Tabitha Luke Eardley and Roxanne Pallett.
Wrong Turn 6 was penned by Frank H.Woodward.
Watch this spot for plot details as they come in. We expect some official word next week as we broke the news Saturday morning.
More TV casting news hit our radar today: Kevin Williamson's still untitled pilot for CBS has landed "True Blood's" Mariana Klaveno in the supporting role of a detective. C'mon, Kev - it's been weeks. Pick a title already, please!
Per Deadline, Klaveno joins the previously announced Dylan McDermott in the CBS/Warner Bros. TV project written by Williamson (Scream, "The Vampire Diaries," "The Following") and directed by Liz Friedlander ("The Secret Circle," "The Following").
The psychological thriller revolves around two detectives, Beth and Jack (McDermott), who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. McDermott’s Jack Larsen is a recent transfer from New York. His healthy confidence and quick thinking have gotten him into trouble in the past — a past he hopes to leave behind.
Klaveno's Janice is underestimated in her unit because of her somewhat flashy appearance.
Look for more as it comes.
A new promo video for "Bates Motel" Season 2 has come in which provides an early look at some of the intense moments ahead. Also, if your memory's a little fuzzy, A&E put together a "Last Season on Bates Motel" clip that offer a convenient rundown of all the twists and turns so far.
"Bates Motel" Episode 2.02 - "Shadow of a Doubt" (airs 3/10/14)
Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to distract Norman (Freddie Highmore) from his obsession with Miss Watson by auditioning for a play. A new player in town has Dylan (Max Thieriot) and Remo (Ian Tracey) on edge.
The CW has yet to cast the female lead in its pilot for "iZombie," but another male actor has joined the fray as Robert Buckley ("One Tree Hill," "666 Park Avenue") signs on to play a character named Major.
You may recall that "iZombie" is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories.
With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
Per THR, Buckley's Major is Liv's former fiancé, who is trying to transition back to being her friend despite still being in love with her. He's a former college football player-turned-environmental engineer who is extremely likable. Buckley joins previously announced Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, and David Anders.
"Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero wrote the script and are executive producing alongside Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge. Thomas will direct the pilot, which hails from Rob Thomas Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot is based on characters created by Chris Robertson and Michael Allred and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
If you've been watching "Helix" on Syfy, you know one thing's for sure: That damn virus wants to be spread! In Episode 1.11, "Black Rain," Peter leads the vectors in a full-on attack of the base... and that's just the start of the problems.
The 13-episode series stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier.
"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica."
"Helix" Episode 1.11 - "Black Rain" (airs 3/14/14)
Peter (Napier) leads the Vectors in a desperate final attempt to spread the virus while the CDC scientists work together and successfully create a cure just as their lives come under threat from Ilaria Corporation's deadly mercenaries.
Just when we thought the cast for Sharknado 2: The Second One couldn't get any stranger, more cameos have been revealed along with the flick's official release date. Read on for the details!
Per THR, Sharknado 2: The Second One will barely make Syfy's previously announced "sometime in July" debut as it arrives on Thursday, July 31st, at 9 PM PT/ET, just a little more than one year after the original movie aired.
Now, who can we look forward to becoming chum for the beasties? Blogger Perez Hilton, rapper Biz Markie, and Salt-N-Pepa's Pepa (aka Sandra Denton). Robert Klein and professional wrestler/Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle have also signed on and are playing a former New York City mayor and the FDNY fire chief, respectively.
Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, returning from the original) can save the Big Apple.
Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie.
Much like the Men of Letters injected new life into "Supernatural," so too has the Wesen Council added some spice to "Grimm." They return in next week's Episode 3.15, "Once We Were Gods," and here's a sneak peek via some stills and a preview.
As an added bonus, we have a creature profile of last night's Wesen of the Week: The Aswang, vicious Filipino Wesen who must consume their first-born grandchild in order to prolong their own lives. Kind of makes you rethink that whole "respect your elders" thing, huh?
"Grimm" Episode 3.15 - "Once We Were Gods" (airs 3/14/14; 9-10PM)
AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MYSTERY CAUSES CHAOS IN PORTLAND -- Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves thrown into the middle of an ancient battle, and things heat up when the Wesen Council decides to get involved.
Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) fill everyone in on early Wesen history.
Meanwhile, Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee) is still reeling from the events he recently experienced.
As things heat up in Europe, one of the Resistance’s most trusted allies gets compromised as he tries to protect Adalind (Claire Coffee). Bitsie Tulloch and Sasha Roiz also star; Anne Dudek and Richard Lee Jackson guest star.CLICK "NEXT" FOR MORE PHOTOS AND THE PREVIEW
Featuring a ton of new footage, learn the six steps to an exorcism in the international trailer for The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris.
In Deliver Us From Evil, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014 via Sony Screen Gems.
XLrator Media shared with Bloody the official trailer, new stills and theatrical one-sheet for The Machine, on VOD April 8 and in limited theaters on April 25, 2014.
From director Caradog W James, “Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon.”
Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine, Pooneh Hajimohammadi, and John Paul Macleod star.
Serious doubts are raised about the case against Will in next week's Episode 2.03 of "Hannibal," entitled "Hassun." Have a look at some new images and a preview of the ep for clues about where things are going from here.
"Hannibal" Episode 2.03 - "Hassun" (airs 3/14/14; 10-11PM)
WILL GRAHAM’S TRIAL BEGINS, BUT WHEN AN AVID FAN STARTS RECREATING CRIMES SIMILAR TO THOSE WILL IS ACCUSED OF COMMITTING, EVEN HIS STRONGEST DETRACTORS ARE FORCED TO RECONSIDER THE CASE AGAINST HIM:
Will Graham’s (Hugh Dancy) trial begins, and he must watch as those closest to him are forced to take sides.
Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), already in hot water from Alana Bloom’s (Caroline Dhavernas) scathing report about his conduct with Will, is pulled in conflicting directions. He acknowledges that he may be partially to blame for pushing his star pupil over the edge.
To add confusion to an already suspenseful trial, a court bailiff is killed in a copycat-like manner, and those closest to Will start to wonder if they were wrong about him. The outcome of the entire trial hangs in the balance as one last key victim is served up.
Also starring Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, and Raúl Esparza. Guest stars include Cynthia Nixon, Shawn Doyle, Lara Jean Chorostecki, and Maria del Mar.
Promoting their YouTube Channel, Showtime shared a new promo for “Penny Dreadful” that delivers a bunch of shocking new flashes of imagery.
Premiering May 11, the show is said to feature some of literature’s most frightening and iconic figures as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London.
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Dalton will be playing African explorer “Sir Malcolm,” while Carney has snapped up Dorian Gray. Hartnett will play the role of “Ethan Chandler,” a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Green will play “Vanessa Ives,” a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. Treadaway will be assembled as “Victor Frankenstein.”
Oscar-nominee Logan created and wrote the series with the first two episodes to be helmed by The Orphanage and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona.
While Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures struggle to keep the story and visuals under wraps, the licensing of Godzilla has caused a few headaches.
Today images hit Twitter of a brand new giant-sized Godzilla toy, which carried a description of the lizard king’s origin, as well as his motive for returning for the depths of the ocean!
beware of series spoilers, although I think it’s pretty cool to know now…
“Possibly the last of an ancient species of giant amphibious creatures that evolved at a time when the surface of the Earth was over ten times more radioactive that it is today. Godzilla can convert his radiation stores into a violent, focused exhalation of atomic ray. Rarely seen, but spoken of in ancient Pacific Island myths, “Gojira” was last spotted in 1954, when the U.S. Navy encountered and attempted to kill him with an atomic blast in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, the giant creature has been living in the deep ocean – until a threat to his survival from an ancient foe forces him to reappear.”
Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directs an all-star cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, C.J. Adams, and Gary Chalk.
In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Fox Home Entertainment quietly begun production on Wrong Turn 6, yet another direct to VOD/DVD sequel to the slasher franchise that keeps to the backwoods.
Sadie Katz, pictured in House of Bad, has been cast in the lead role in the sixth installment of the Wrong Turn franchise, now shooting in Bulgaria, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.
“I’m honored and humbled to play a role in franchise so loved by so many horror fans,” said Katz. “I can promise fans will get exactly what they’ve been craving!”
Katz succeeds former Wrong Turn heroines like Eliza Dushku, Erica Leershen, and Tenika Davis.
Katz’s other credits include Scorned, which she also co-wrote, and the upcoming 13 Girls.
Wrong Turn 6 was written by Frank H.Woodward.
The footage gets more and more uncomfortable with each passing week…
A&E’s is looking beyond next week’s “Bates Motel” with the following video that sneaks the entire second season.
In Episode 2.02, “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to distract Norman (Freddie Highmore) from his obsession with Miss Watson by joining a play. Bradley turns to Norman for help when she has to escape a dire situation. Romero is pressured to make an arrest for the murder. A new player at work has Dylan and Remo on edge.”
Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan (“HawthoRne,” “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”) Paloma Kwiatkowski ( Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff (“The Practice,” “Hung”), Kenny Johnson (“Sons of Anarchy”), Michael Eklund ( 88 Minutes, “Supernatural”) and Michael O’Neill (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).
Deadline reports that “One Tree Hill’s” Robert Buckley, pictured, has been set as a series regular in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot “iZombie,” from Warner Bros. TV.
“‘iZombie’ is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories.”
Buckley will play Major, Liz’s former fiance who is trying to make the transition to friend.
In addition to our exclusive clip, we have a second look at Eugenio Mira’s intense thriller, Grand Piano, which is now creating a symphony of destruction on various VOD platforms and in limited theaters.
Watch as things get dead serious for Elijah Wood in this giallo-esque masterpiece along with the voice of John Cusack.
In the film, “Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realizing…”
“Hannibal” has started off strong and next Friday we prepare for Will Graham’s big trial!
In Episode 2.3, “Hassun” “Will watches as his trial forces those closest to him to choose sides; a court baliff appears to have been murdered by a copycat killer.”
Check out the promo and first batch of images below.