Casting Tidbits for Supernatural, Virtuality And More

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:58 am,

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Today I’m chatting about Supernatural, Virtuality, Heroes, Knight Rider, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Kind of like a grab bag!

The creator and executive producer of The CW‘s show Supernatural, Eric Kripke, just signed an exclusive two year deal with Warner Brothers Television. In that deal, he will continue to run Supernatural and will be developing other projects under the contract for them.

An article in Variety surmised that one of those projects might be a prequel to Supernatural. Kripke has been interested in a prequel to Supernatural based in the old west and if he gets that chance, I think he can pull it off. He’s the kind of twisted person who likes watching editors jump and cringe while they work on his stuff. (I like this guy!) And I’d like to see how that much coveted Colt came about. (Eric, are you reading this?)

With the good news out of the way, let’s talk cast.

We all are pretty aware that Bela (played by Lauren Cohen) bit the big one last season and rightfully so. Bela’s manipulative methods rubbed me and the show runners the wrong way, which is a sort of twisted kudo to her, but she’s not coming back.

I’m bummed about the fact that Katie Cassidy, who played the demon Ruby, has been cut from the cast. The reason for her cut: Production costs of all things! Even though they have the same budget as last year, they’re “suffering from a lousy exchange rate.”

There will be female characters interspersed throughout the season, but no regulars. (TV Guide)

Supernatural starts its fourth season this September.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, previously of New Amsterdam, has been tagged to star in the Fox two-hour pilot Virtuality, as mission commander Frank Pike.

It will be interesting to see how he plays this completely different type of character. I look forward to it. (Hollywood Reporter )

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Heroes on NBC will be adding Bruce Boxleitner (Of Babylon 5 fame) in a recurring role. (TV Guide)

A new speedster named Joy is also coming to Heroes, played by Brea Grant. She’s new to the genre of Sci-Fi and has been in some guest roles on Friday Night Lights and Cold Case. (TV Squad)

Heroes will premiere on September 15

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Paul Campbell, who we may all remember as the ill-fated, love torn presidential assistant Billy, in Battlestar Galactica, has joined NBC’s Knight Rider and will play the head research tech at Knight Industries.

It looks like Leven Rambin is coming on board Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She will be playing Becky, a potential love interest for John Connor. (Hollywood Reporter)

That’s all I got for ya, for now. Chat with you later.

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  1. I’m sorry but “Terminator:SCC” just went the wrong way for me to get past the pilot. They just should have called it Terminator of the week. TOW for short. We’ll see if it has legs for a full second season.

  2. Bruce Boxleitner in Heroes? Awesome! I love that guy.

    and to ‘the old man’, that’s too bad you don’t like the show. Maybe you can re-watch on DVD before season 2. I thought it was a fantastic show, and kept the exact feel of terminator (in a non R-rated way) and paid tribute like it should to the first two movies ignoring the horrible third movie.

  3. TOW did get better as the season progressed, slowly tapping into the mythos of the terminator world to lend legs to the story.

    But I get it. It seemed pretty canned to me at first.

  4. Damn, as soon as I watched the season finally I was worried that Ruby wouldn’t be comming back.

    As much as I love that the show focuses on the relationship of two brothers (and the badassery they get up to of course) I tend to think that the lack of other reccuring charecters hurts the show. I miss Jo, now Ruby, hell I’ll even miss Bella.

  5. OldMan, I’m not gonna try and talk you into watching TOW but yeah It did get better toward the last 5 epsodes.
    But yeah its camp, Terminator 101.
    I dosnt hold the same quality and vfx as the first 3 films.
    I don’t think it would have garnered such a big audience without the WGA strike going on during its first season. (I think that was planned, btw.)

    Bruce Boxlietner on Heroes is great news. That show has a great habit of casting sci-fi Icons. Very cool!!