If things were a little quiet around here the last few days, that’s because I was off shooting a short horror film. Nothing like hanging around with a dessicated corpse to get you week off to a great start. But while I was in production heck, the scifi world continued to turn so here are some of the news bits I missed and maybe you did, too.
FlashForward – According to Hollywood Reporter, the series is about to get another show runner but no one knows who it is. The first show runner left early on and was replaced by David Goyer. Now he’s leaving to return to films. The show runner revolving door is never a good sign for a TV production and I fear it will mark the end of this innovative series which returns on March 18.
In other fun news, Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim will be taking on the role of Chin Ho Kelly in the Hawaii Five-O remake. This casting implies that they will be using the original characters and not a new generation of characters as was previously discussed. That means that Alex O’Loughlin would indeed be playing Steve McGarrett if that casting goes through.
Jericho’s Emily Rose has joined the cast of Syfy’s new supernatural drama series Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. She’ll play Audrey Parker, the shrewd and confident FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con.
FLASHFORWARD – ABC’s “FlashForward” stars Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley, Christine Woods as Janis Hawk, Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, Courtney B. Vance as Stanford Wedeck, Peyton List as Nicole Kirby, Dominic Monaghan as Simon and Bran F. O’Byrne as Aaron Stark. (ABC/BOB D’AMICO)