Goodbye Team Awesome Force! The fifth and final season of Killjoys premieres on Space and SyFy tonight at 10:00 PM, and I have a lot of on-set footage to share with you, including this video interview with co-producer Beth Iley and producer Julian Doucet.
In 1986, three kids mysteriously died after knocking at the door of 59 Oakwood Lane. The case was never solved. The killer never locked away. The urban legend says that anyone who knocks on that door again will meet the same ghastly fate. On Halloween night, Grace (Wynonna Earp’s Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and her friends ignore that superstitious warning and instead, they knock knock, knock.
The fate of the timeline and the world hang in the balance in 12 Monkeys. The show began in 2043 with scavenger Cole (Aaron Stanford) splintering back to the year 2015 in order to prevent the Army of the 12 Monkeys from unleashing a virus that would wipe out mankind. Along the way, virologist Cassie Railly (Amanda Schull) and enigmatic math genius Jennifer Goines (Emily Hampshire) joined the cause and have proven integral in thwarting their enemies.
The Emerson Hotel has a spacious lobby, some charming rooms, and if you know the right route to take, a time machine connected through a few back hallways. Sound intriguing? Well, it is, but it’s not a funky themed hotel in Toronto, it just happens to be the impressive set of 12 Monkeys, and late last year I took a little staycation there for the afternoon, with a quick visit to the all-important Suite 607.
Amanda Schull stars in the television adaptation of 12 Monkeys, a series that reimagines the world of the original 1995 film by director Terry Gilliam, but with a fresh concept that offers new twists and turns along the way.
This fall the CBC will be shaking things up just a little bit with a series that bears little resemblance to what viewers have come to expect of the Canadian broadcaster. Announced last week, CBC will be airing the six-part Canadian-produced science fiction series Ascension, which was commissioned by Syfy in the U.S.
If things looked grim at the end of the first season of Defiance for former mayor Amanda Rosewater, played by Julie Benz, then wait until you see what’s ahead as the second season begins tonight.
Monsters and creatures of the night come in all shapes and sizes, although not if you’re talking about werewolves. For a very long time, werewolves have been macho monsters, which is why it is more than a little refreshing to see a woman ripping into the throats of her enemies in the new Space channel series, Bitten.
The SyFy Digital Press tour landed in Toronto this year, and in addition to visiting the set of the new series Defiance, media were treated to some serious set time on location with Warehouse 13 and their cast, plus executive producer, writer, director and showrunner Jack Kenny.
Lazy Friday News is a weekly round-up of stories from across the spectrum of entertainment, or whatever happens to tickle my funny bone. This week: Zack Snyder has taken Superman’s underwear right off in Man of Steel; Waterworld might have been awful, but we may see it again; vegetables stand in for the new RoboCop; two past X-Men stars are coming back in X-Men: Days of Future Past; and the good and bad news about film piracy.