New series for Vera – ‘Electric Dreams’

New series for or favorite and the cast and everyone involved sounds fantastic!

Last Man on Earth alum Mel Rodriguez and former Bates Motel star Vera Farmiga have joined the cast of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV.

The show, based on short stories by the award-winning novelist, was commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the UK. It will launch on Amazon Prime in the U.S., joining the streaming network’s flagship drama series The Man in the High Castle, which is based on Dick’s award-winning novel.

The duo will lead the episode “Kill All Others.” In it, a man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. When one man dares to question the situation he becomes an instant target. Written and directed by Dee Rees (Bessie, Pariah), this episode also stars Rodriguez as the extraordinarily average Philbert Noyce, Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) as Lenny and Glenn Morshower (Aftermath) as Ed, his co-workers, and Sarah Brown (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as Philbert’s wife Maggie Noyce.

Each standalone episode of the series is inspired by Dick’s short stories as adapted by British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (Red Riding, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Skins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).

The series features an all-star cast including Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Timothy Spall, Richard Madden, Holiday Grainger, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, Geraldine Chaplin and Bryan Cranston, who also serves as an executive producer on the series.

Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions and Michael Dinner of Rooney McP Productions exec produce with Cranston and James Degus of Moonshot Entertainment, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico of Electric Shepherd Productions, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss of Anonymous Content, Lila Rawlings and Marigo Kehoe of Left Bank Pictures, Don Kurt and Kate DiMento in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Source: Deadline

‘TV Satellite: Week 814 – April 12, 2017’ Scans

And here is scans from TV Satellite: Week 814 – April 12, 2017 for you!

Scans from ‘TV Guide’

Scans from TV Guide – April Issue 316 2017. Enjoy the read!

O’Shea Jackson Jr. joins ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

One more cast member added and this time it’s O’Shea Jackson Jr.! Variety also wrote about the addition and the project itself.

Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr. is in negotiations to join Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, reports Variety.

The movie is already jam-packed with genre vets, including “Stranger Things” stand-out Millie Bobby Brown, along with the awesome Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”, Super 8) and Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, “Bates Motel”).

Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus helmer Michael Dougherty is directing the project from a script he penned with Zach Shields.

The site also adds Ken Watanabe is the only original cast member likely to return for the second installment.

Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters on March 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong slated to bow the following year on May 29, 2020.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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‘Bates Motel’: Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga To Answer Questions From Fans In Post-Series Finale Special

Bates Motel” fans will get the chance to bid farewell to Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Norma (Vera Farmiga) in the half-hour “Bates Motel” special, “The Check Out,” which will air immediately after the series finale of the A&E series.

According to Deadline, Highmore, Farmiga and Nestor Carbonell — who plays Alex on the “Psycho” prequel series — are all set to appear in the special. Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse will also be present in the special to join the cast in answering fan questions sent in via social media.

In addition to interviews, the cast and producers are expected to reminisce about their experiences while making the series. Behind-the-scenes clips and bloopers will also be featured throughout the program, which will air on Monday, April 24 from 11:04 p.m. to 11:34 p.m. EST on A&E.
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Vera joins new project – ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’

Our busy bee Vera has signed up for yet another project and this time it’s Godzilla: King of Monsters. It’s set to be released in 2019!

Godzilla: King of Monsters, which will be directed by Krampus’ Michael Dougherty from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, has added Vera Farmiga to its ensemble, according to Variety.

The actress, best-known to genre fans as paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring films and Norma Bates on TV’s Bates Motel, will play the mother of the young King of Monsters heroine portrayed by Strangers Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, opposite King Kong’s Kyle Chandler as her father.

In addition, the trade reports that Ken Watanabe looks likely to reprise his role as Dr. Ishiro “Let them fight” Serizawa in the sequel, in which there will be plenty for the Big G to battle: His Toho co-stars Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah will appear as well. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures will release King of Monsters March 22, 2019; the studios’ Kong: Skull Island stomps into theaters March 10.

Source: Rue Morgue

‘The Commuter’ post poned

Some updates concerning The Commuter.

Lionsgate said today that The Commuter, its thriller starring Liam Neeson, has moved from an October bow to January 12. Vera Farmiga co-stars as a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson’s character — one that has dire circumstances if he accepts. The film has Hitchcock-ian elements like North by Northwest and Strangers on a Train.

Source: Deadline

Madeline Brewer joins cast of ‘Captive State’

One more cast member added to Captive State, sounds like an interesting project for Vera!

Madeline Brewer, in her studio film debut, is attached to co-star in the Participant Media film Captive State from director Rupert Wyatt, said to begin filming later this month. Co-written by Wyatt and Erica Beeney, the pic is a sci-fi thriller set in Chicago decades after the inhabitancy of alien forces, and explores the lives of two sides of the conflict: the collaborators and dissidents.

John Goodman stars along with Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, and Colson Baker. Brewer plays the role of Rula, the intriguing love interest of Sanders’ character.

Wyatt is producing alongside David Crockett with Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King exec producing. Focus Features will release the film domestically sometime next year.

Source: Deadline

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Vera’s Twitter – Finished filming ‘Bates Motel’

So it’s a wrap!
Vera and the other cast members just finished filming their fifth and final season of Bates Motel. Showing her last day of filming, Vera posted on Twitter an image of herself smooching Freddie Highmore, her onscreen son Norman.