October 28, 2016

Stana Katic has been cast opposite Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell in Cadaver, the Screen Gems horror movie from Broken Road Productions. Grey Damon, Louis Herthum, Nick Thune, Max McNamara and Jacob Ming-Trent have also joined the pic, which is being directed by Diederik Van Rooijen from Brian Sieve’s script.

Cadaver centers on Megan Reed (Mitchell), an ex-cop and recovering alcoholic who takes a graveyard shift at the morgue in the hospital where she got sober and uncovers more than she bargained for. Katic will play a nurse at the hospital who is sponsor to Mitchell’s character and arranged for the new job.

Sean Robins and Todd Garner are producing for Broken Road. Screen Gems’ Michael Bitar who brought in the project, and Scott Strauss will oversee for the studio.

It’s the latest news in a big week for Katic, who just wrapped eight seasons playing Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle. As Deadline reported Wednesday, she is in final negotiations to play the lead in Absentia, a 10-episode straight-to-series crime thriller greenlighted by Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN. Her most recent feature, The Rendezvous, just had a special screening at the Mill Valley Festival. She is repped by Gersh and Principal Entertainment LA.

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October 26, 2016

After eight seasons playing a detective, the actress is in advanced talks to take on the starring role: an FBI agent.

Castle leading lady Stana Katic is returning to TV.

The actress is in advanced talks to topline AXN’s straight-to-series drama Absentia, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Owned by Sony Pictures Television, the premium cable/satellite and cable network has picked up 10 episodes of the crime thriller about an FBI agent (Katic) who disappears while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years after being declared dead, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

Absentia will be executive produced by writer Matt Cirulnick (South Beach). It is based on a script originally written by Gaia Violo. Oded Ruskin (Israeli series False Flag) will direct all 10 episodes. Tel Aviv-based Masha TV’s Maria Feldman (Homeland, False Flag), Ruskin and Julie Glucksman will produce the series for AXN. Marie Jacobson, exec vp, programming and production at Sony Pictures Television Networks, commissioned the series for Sony’s AXN channels.

Production will start early next year for a premiere on AXN’s worldwide channels in 2017. SPT will manage distribution rights in the U.S. and outside of AXN’s channel footprint.

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September 3, 2016

August 31, 2016

Not exactly a relaxing soak in the tub. A big-name cast — including Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Stana Katic (Castle) and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) — stars in Lifetime’s upcoming film Sister Cities, and Us Weekly can exclusively debut the mysterious first trailer.

Sister Cities, premiering Saturday, September 17, is based on Colette Freedman’s stage play of the same name. The film centers on four estranged sisters who reunite after their mom dies, only to learn a shocking secret about her passing.

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August 26, 2016

Have you ever dreamed of organizing a fan convention? Well, now you will be able test out your con capabilities before putting down a hefty deposit on that aircraft hangar-sized structure out by the airport.

Starting today, fans of the web series Con Man — which stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion as stars of a canceled science-fiction show called Spectrum — can download Con Man: The Game from iTunes and Google Play for free. Developed by digital entertainment studio Frima and Con Man executive producer P.J. Haarsma, the mobile game allows players to build and host “the greatest comic book convention in the history of the world” with help from Fillion, Tudyk, Felicia Day, Nolan North, and Joss Whedon, among others. Playing as the omnipotent and ambitious convention planner, participants will need to grow their con and increase their hype meter by setting up new booths and inviting celebrities. They will have to balance their growth with keeping con-goers happy by squashing cockroaches, catching the occasional octogenarian streaker, and fending off alien invasions.

The Con Man web series was funded to the tune of $3.1 million via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The show’s first season is currently available, appropriately, on Comic-Con HQ, and season 2 arrives this November.

“I’m addicted. I should be clear, to Con Man: The Game,” Tudyk said, in a statement. “We’ve been working on this since the crowdfunding campaign. I’m so glad we can finally share it with everyone.”

“I think I should get a special code that gets Nathan Fillion to my convention for free, anytime I want,” said Fillion.

“We created a funny and challenging game that fits well with the show. I’m very proud of it,” said Haarsma.

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August 23, 2016

August 17, 2016

Like her TV son, Susan Sullivan’s first aprés-Castle role is on an ABC sitcom.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Sullivan is set to guest-star on a Season 2 episode of The Real O’Neals, as the mother of the politically correct Vice Principal Murray (played by Matt Oberg).

In addition to her eight-season run as Castle‘s Martha Rodgers, Sullivan’s TV credits include The Nine, Dharma & Greg and Falcon Crest. Earlier this summer, Castle‘s aforementioned Nathan Fillion booked an arc on Modern Family, while Jon Huertas joined NBC’s This Is Us and Stana Katic’s indie film The Sister Cities landed a Lifetime premiere date.

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August 9, 2016

Maberry Theatricals have announced the September lineup of stars for the New York premiere of White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour.

The show will be performed by Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Shuffle Along) on September 12; by film, television and stage star Justin Bartha (The Hangover, Lend Me a Tenor) on September 19; and by Stana Katic, star of ABC’s “Castle”, on September 26.

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT makes its New York Premiere in this limited engagement, playing Monday nights at Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street). Performances began on March 7.

No rehearsal. No director. No set. No spoilers. A different performer each night is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage.

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August 9, 2016

Lifetime has picked up TV rights to the indie pic “Sister Cities,” starring Jacki Weaver, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler, Michelle Trachtenberg and Troian Bellisario.

The drama tells the story of four estranged sisters who are brought together by their mother’s death. It’s set to bow on the cabler Sept. 17. Amy Smart, Alfred Molina and Tom Everett Scott also star.

The project comes from director-producer Sean Hanish and the same team that produced the Emmy-nominated “Return to Zero,” which aired on Lifetime in 2014.

“Our goal with ‘Sister Cities’ has always been to get the film in front of as many people as possible, and Lifetime has proved to be the preeminent network to reach viewers who love films with strong female characters and performances,” said director-producer Sean Hanish. “After the overwhelming success of ‘Return to Zero’ on Lifetime, we’re thrilled to partner with the `Fempire’ a second time with ‘Sister Cities.’ ”

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August 9, 2016

Former Castle star Nathan Fillion is returning to to ABC and to his half-hour comedy roots with a recurring role on the upcoming eighth season of Modern Family. He will play local weatherman Rainor Shine (as in rain or shine) who becomes involved with the Dunphy family. Modern Family co-creator/executive producer Steve Levitan revealed the casting at TCA where he attended a panel featuring ABC comedy showrunners. He also said that Martin Short is among the guest stars on tap for the upcoming season, which premieres Wednesday, September 21.

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Cast Projects

Nathan Fillion
Modern Family (TV) - Season 8
Sept. 21st, 2016

Stana Katic
Sister Cities (FILM)
July 29th, 2016
White Rabbit Red Rabbit (BROADWAY PLAY)
Sept. 26th, 2016
Absentia (TV)

Jon Huertas
This Is Us (TV) - Season 1
Sept. 20th, 2016

Susan Sullivan
The Real O'Neals (TV) - Season 2 episode
Oct. 11th, 2016

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