July, July, July… Where did you go? It only seems like 4 weeks ago when we had our June Cold Case Cast Catch-up looking at the work of Kathryn’s fellow cast-mates from the long-running police procedural.
Errr… Things weren’t looking good for a bumper crop this month but as usual Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller on CC) rides in to the rescue, which is why she gets pride of place above again.
After a few months on the festival circuit Equity, the female lead drama about corruption in the world of finance, gets a more general US release this very day (29th July). It may not be a wide release though. Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn heads the cast alongside (co-creator) Sarah Megan Thomas and Carrie Preston (True Blood). Tracie has a small role with the name Melanie. Some blokes get a look in too with James Purefoy (Rome) and Nate Corddry (Mom) co-starring.
That could well have been it for the month but a scroll down Tracie’s filmography on IMDb brings up something I’ve never heard of before: Living With Models. It appears to be a sort spoof with elements of Lost and The Hunger Games. Tracie is listed as “Hatch Girl” in three episodes of this, the third season. From a brief glimpse of her in the trailer (here on YouTube) she’s definitely in more more of a Lost-based element. All the episodes of season were released on the 20th of June and are available via the Living With Models website.
John Finn (John Stillman on CC) is one of our more irregular regulars on in the CCCC-up. We last mentioned a new movie he is starring in called Gifted way back in October 2015. At the time we had the plot line and cast members but no date for the release. Now it is pencilled in for April of 2017. Chris Evans (the Captain America one, not the ex-Top Gear presenter one), Jenny Slate (Married) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) lead the cast.
What is also down for 2017 but may not include John is the TV series Doubt. It is almost certainly headed for a 2017 broadcast now and in the past couple of weeks the initial episodes titles have been made known. It is still not clear if John’s “Don” has made it through the (pun slightly intended) trials of getting the show to the screen.
Which leaves us with Danny Pino (Scotty Valens on CC), which I’m sure would be more than OK with many of you. The TV series BrainDead returned after a brief hiatus and did so in a new time slot of 10pm on Sunday, following a repeat of the Tea Leoni vehicle Madam Secretary. It’s politics night on CBS! The show continues with its mix of drama and sci-fi, with political manoeuvring and brain eating parasites taking control of people. The ‘previously on…’ section continues to delight with its funny song especially written for each episode.
Which brings us back to where we started: Tracie Thoms. In piece written exclusively by me exclusively for KM UK I passed on the news I found elsewhere that Tracie would be guest starring in BrainDead. Well I’m doing it again. Just a couple of days ago the press release for episode 9, which has one of the wickedly long titles the show has become known for, “Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. are Discovered and Patched” had evidence that it contain traces of Tracie. It is due to air on the 21st of August.