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Friday
Mar212014

Craig Frank Cast In CW Pilot "The Messengers"

Via Deadline Hollywood

Craig Frank (Mixologyhas signed on for a recurring role in CW pilot The Messengers from writer/co-exec producer Eoghan O’Donnell and exec producer Basil Iwanyk. In it, when a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. Frank, repped by Talent House LA and Industry Entertainment, will play Alan, the handsome, likeable techie who works with Vera, with whom he shares a romantic past, at the NASA Space Observatory in New Mexico. The casting is in second position to Frank’s role inMixology, which wraps for the season on May 21.

Monday
Mar172014

CW’s ‘The Messengers’ set to begin filming in ABQ

From the Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico has a history with science fiction.

The new CW show, “The Messengers,” will begin filming mid-March in Albuquerque.

“The Messengers” starts with a mysterious object crashing down to earth.

A group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members and more than 100 residents as actors and background talent.

Basil Iwanyk is the producer and is behind “Clash of the Titans” and “The Expendables” franchises.

The series stars Diogo Morgado and Shantel VanSaten. Morgado can be seen in the film, “Son of God. While VanSanten appeared in series “One Tree Hill” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Iwanyk is executive producing, while Kent Kubena, and Ava Jamshidi will co-executive produce. Stewart Lyons, who produced “Breaking Bad,” is the line producer.

The show also stars Joel Courtney, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Elyes Gabel, Jon Fletcher.

Tuesday
Mar112014

Shantel VanSanten to Star in The CW's THE MESSENGERS

From Broadway World

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shantel VanSanten (ONE TREE HILL) has landed the lead role in The CW's upcoming sci-fi pilot THE MESSENGERS, hailing from TEEN WOLF's Eoghan O'Donnell. VanSanten joins the previously announced Sofia Black-D'Elia, Joel Courtney, Son of God's Diogo Morgado and Jon Fletcher.

The project "centers on a mysterious object that crashes down to Earth and a group of seemingly unconnected strangers who die from the energy pulse. They then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.

VanSanten will play "Vera, a NASA scientist who works at a remote New Mexico observatory who investigates a strange impact site."

THR has also confirmed that the part is first position against Fox's upcoming cop series GANG RELATED, which premieres this May.

VanSanten has also appeared on the network's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CSI: NY, and THE GLADES.

Tuesday
Mar112014

‘Son of God’ Actor Diogo Morgado Will Play The Devil In His Next Project

Via Fashion Times

Diogo Morgado, the actor who played Jesus in the film "Son of God," was lined up to play a character from hell in a pilot episode for an upcoming television series, "The Messenger." Members of the new show's production staff revealed that he will be portraying a Devil-like character, TMZ reported.   

"The Messengers," a CW Television Network production, is a drama written and co-produced by Eoghan O'Donnel and Basil Iwanyk, according to Deadline. The series will open with a strange object crashing down to Earth, causing a group of strangers to die from the energy pulse created by the explosion. The strangers are then revived only to discover that they have been given the task of saving the world from an imminent apocalypse.  

Morgado will be playing a character simply known as The Man, a strange being who suddenly appears in the desert in search of answers surrounding the mysterious events.

There are no formal announcements yet regarding when the pilot episode of "The Messenger" will be released.

The 34-year-old actor's portrayal of Jesus in the biblical film attracted a lot of attention. Because of his good looks, Morgado was dubbed as "Hot Jesus." However, he revealed that he wishes people would say something more about his role rather than just focus on his appearance, E! Online reported.

He said, "I take the nickname as a compliment obviously, but I'm waiting for the good stuff. And the good stuff for me is if someone just nabbed me on the shoulder and said, 'Look, you did a pretty good job.'"

As for his portrayal, he didn't consider it as an ordinary acting gig. He did his homework and even went to the Holy Land to learn more about his role.

"I was shocked. I was in panic because I knew the responsibility. I mean, I went to Jerusalem and while I was there, I felt on my own the importance of the story. (It's) so alive," he told Today

Thursday
Mar062014

Jon Fletcher Joins CW Drama Pilot ‘Messengers’

 

John FletcherFrom Deadline Hollywood

British actor Jon Fletcher (The Good Wifeis set to co-star in CW drama pilot The Messengers from feature producer Basil Iwanyk (the Clash Of The Titans franchise) and CBS TV Studios. Stephen Williams (Lost) has been tapped to direct. The Messengers starts with a mysterious object crashing down to Earth. A group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse. Fletcher, repped by Resolution and One Entertainment, will play Joshua, a charismatic and compelling pastor at a Texas mega-church. Williams is with UTA and Oasis Media Group.