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New US Channel Leads With Female Leads

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The beginning of September, in significant parts of the United States, sees the launch of a new television channel.

Start TV, by the Weigel Broadcasting Co., will be available on many CBS Television Studios local stations across the nation covering around 42% of households.

Many of these smaller channels have a general theme to hang the content on, often targeting a particular demographic.  Start TV’s focus is on procedural shows with strong female leads.  I think you can see where this is going.

The association with CBS continues with some of the content due to be carried.  CBS shows The Good Wife and Cold Case both get mentions in the launch press release.  The relevant section for us here at KM UK:

Cold Case starring Kathryn Morris as a lone female detective who finds her calling by unraveling and re-thinking previously unsolved, older crimes.

They are not limiting their output to the ‘eye network’ though, with other network’s programmes such as The Closer, Medium, Crossing Jordan, and Profiler. featuring initially.  Schedules are due to be follow a fixed pattern across all seven days of the week, so a show will be on at the same time each and every day.

See the Start TV website HERE.

Slice Of Sci-Fi Talks Reverie With Mickey Fisher

slice_of_sci-fiI hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.

If you’d like to put your feet up, close your eyes, and just listen (this doesn’t apply to you if you are driving!) and want to know a bit more about the TV show Reverie then I have something for you.

Summer Brooks at the Slice Of Sci-Fi website has done an interview with Reverie co-creator and executive producer Mickey Fisher.  It has been released as part of a regular podcast the site does.  You can listen to the episode HERE.

In the 40 minute long piece, Mickey discusses the inspiration behind the show, what they want the show to say to people, the reasons for the character types they made, and the actors they chose to fill those roles.

Having gone through the other major characters and actors it is about 18 minutes in before Kathryn is mentioned.  Here is a rough transcript of what Mickey has to say about Kathryn:

…And then with Kathryn Morris we wanted someone who could be Charlie’s equal in this.  Those two, at times we kind of talked about them as the adults in the room and the people who play chess instead of checkers.  We wanted someone who was formidable and [had] a sort of air of mystery, but [is] also super smart, and Kathryn has all that stuff, and more.  And they have such great chemistry together from their first scene together in the pilot.  When we were filming it, people we like ‘these two are going to end up together’ because they just had this instant chemistry.  Let’s see where that goes, let it flow and see what happens.  We got so luckily with this whole cast.  I’ve felt so grateful.  We can turn to any one of them for a story or a scene and different emotional ranges, sense of humor, and I feel like they can do it all.

Mickey goes on to say that there has been no word on the future of Reverie beyond the current season but they hope to have news on that in the coming weeks.

A copy of the podcast has been added to the KM UK Gallery.

Shhh… Kathryn Is… Tweeting

kathryn_twitter_002_20180613Sadly, Kathryn did not feature in episode three of Reverie “No More Mr Nice Guy” broadcast this week.  I tell a lie, actually she did appear, but only in a brief clip in the “previously on…” segment at the beginning.  It was there to reminder us of Charlie (Dennis Haysbert) expressing concern for Mara (Sarah Shahi) last week.  Kathryn was a bonus feature.  Collateral benefit if you will.

Possibly as a way to help make up for her not being in the show Kathryn Tweeted up a storm responding to viewers’ questions.  Those of us on this side of the pond most likely missed out due to time zone differences :-(

In amongst the posts was the picture you see to the right of her and co-star Jessica Lu.

jessica_lu_video_004_20180614Over the last few weeks Jessica has posted several photos and short videos of the two of them.  The videos are known as “Après Exitus With Kat & Jes”.  They are very funny snippets of them saying odd things with added effects to put things like glasses and cat noses their faces.  I’ve included many of these images and videos as they’ve appeared in the KM UK Gallery in the Twitter & Instagram album under Miscellaneous.

The latest “Après Exitus” (a reference to it being after the end of the show no doubt) sees our stars ponder the lack of Monica (Kathryn) in the episode, and settle the debate on whether Kathryn does her own stunts.

Reverie S01E05 – Press Release – Updated

artwork_002Reverie season 1, episode 5: “Altum Somnum”

‘Altum Somnum’ translates from Latin as ‘deep sleep’.

As we get into the heart of the 10-part season we get an episode with some guaranteed Kathryn.

Official Press Release:

06/27/2018 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Monica Shaw (Kathryn Morris) seeks help from the team after a bombing kills dozens of people. Mara (Sarah Shahi) must dive into the mind of a coma victim to try and identify the perpetrator. Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Jessica Lu also star.

Reverie_s01e05_previewUpdate (21st June):  After the broadcast of episode 4 there was a ‘next week on…’ trailer for this episode.  As suggested by the press release above Kathryn’s Monica Shaw features quite a lot in this.  She is the first voice you hear as she asks the Onira-Tech team for help in preventing further terrorist attacks.

Any of the sleuths out there recognise anything else in the trailer?  Something linked to Kathryn’s past?  Post your answer in the comments below if you think you’ve spotted it.

Rivera On Reverie

artwork_002Not long left to go until Reverie premières on the American NBC network.

We have just enough time to squeeze in another snippet from an article about the show.

There have been many mentions of other TV shows and movies that have similar themes and ideas as Reverie in the numerous articles about the new drama series.  The films like Inception and The Lawnmower Man, the book Through The Looking-Glass, a mid-90s virtual reality-based TV show VR.5.  That kind of thing.

Another is the recent hit movie Ready Player One.  Other than sharing a production company, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, virtual reality is the obvious point of comparison.  However, Brittany Rivera (great name) at the Fandom website has dug a little deeper into the two to compare the characters.

Brittany makes the point that the major roles in RPO are male and they have direct parallels in female form in Reverie.  What’s more the leading ladies (Sarah Shahi, Jessica Lu, and Kathryn) are of greater ethnic diversity than the predominantly white men of RPO.

Here’s how the Fandom article describes one of those women:

Monica Shaw (Kathryn Morris) is the wildcard of Reverie. She’s a mysterious venture capitalist with an interest in Onira-Tech. So far, it seems she is the most like Sorrento, Ready Player One‘s bad guy. She’s a businesswoman with her own agenda who cannot be trusted. Monica also has ties to the Department of Defense so her plans for Reverie are about how she can exploit the program for her own purposes.

Read Brittany Rivera’s full piece on the Wikia Fandom site HERE.

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