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Cold Case Cast Catch-up – May 2019

tracie_thoms_001_430x180“Previously on…”  April’s CCCC-up was looking like a struggle to find anything to post about.  We did OK though.  That’s nothing compared to this month.  Yes, May 2019’s news round-up from the careers of the other members of the Cold Case cast could well be slim pickings indeed.  Read on.

Much of the news we report on regarding Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) is not about her work in front of the camera, but her work treading the boards.  It has been announced that Tracie will be taking to the stage again at the end of June will star in Working: A Musical.  The show is based on a 1974 book by Louis “Studs” Terkel and looks at every day workers and what that work means to them.  Helen Hunt (Twister) is amongst the cast and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) has contributed two new songs to the updated production.  The New York City Center hosts the musical for 4 days from the 26th of June.  The afternoon performance on the 29th will be followed by a Q&A by the cast and crew.

As mentioned last month Tracie reprised her guest starring role in the Fox network emergency service drama series 9-1-1.  Contrary to some sources the show, as reported on KMUK last time, aired on the 13th of May.  Looks like her character (Karen) and her wife (Aisha Hinds’ Henrietta) had a major family decision to make.

In John Finn (John Stillman in CC) news last month we linked to the first trailer released for the new Showtime series about the late Fox News creator Roger Ailes.  Due for a June 30th start, a second more lengthy trailer has been made available.  No sign of John in this one either.  His role is likely to be quite small, and if the info on IMDb is accurate he may only be in the first episode.  The show has lots of big names in it including Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind), Naomi Watts (Tank Girl), Seth McFarlane (American Dad), and Sienna Miller (Layer Cake).  View the new trailer HERE.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – April 2019

tracie_thoms_001_430x180The April showers have largely stayed away.  Speaking of showers lets take our regular look at the news of the other members of the Cold Case cast in the April 2019 CCCC-up.  Not a particularly busy month but some important updates.

She’s not been our headline act for a few months so we’ll give her top billing for April.  Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) recently finished filming in the Fox TV multi-emergency service drama series 9-1-1.  She will be in the season finale due to be broadcast on the 13th of May.  Two weeks ago Tracie added another notch to her extensive and varied guest starring roles post.  This latest outing is in and episode, ‘Book Club’, of NBCs brand new comedy show Abby’s, which is set in an illegal bar in the titular character’s backyard.  Natalie Morales (Parks And Recreation) and Neil Finn (Scrubs) lead the sitcom.

Back in 2016 Tracie starred in a series called Sidetracked, we covered it on KM UK several times back then.  The actress Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess) has for a number of years now being collecting interviews and posting them under the banner The Mouths Of Babes.  Just added is a compilation of chats with members of the cast of Sidetracked.  Watch it HERE.

Lastly, for Tracie, we have a full movie release available to everyone for free.  OK, it’s only 9 minutes long but it is the whole thing!  The short film Are We Good Parent? has been published on Vimeo by its maker, Bola Ogun.  Tracie and Sean Maguire (The Class) struggle to deal with their teenage daughter’s (Gabrielle Skye Goodman, Speechless) sexuality, but not in the way you might think.  You can view it HERE.

The Showtime network’s take on the late Roger Ailes will première on the 30th of June.  Ailes was the controversial driving force and CEO of Fox News.  He very much set the tone and output of the station.  The series, The Loudest Voice, charts his is rise and fall with playing Russell Crowe (Gladiator) the man himself.  Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive), Seth McFarlane (The Orville), and Sienna Miller (American Sniper) also star.  John Finn (John Stillman in CC) will play Jack Welch, the CEO of General Electric who appears to be very much in the Ailes mould.  See a trailer for the show HERE.

Not sure when this first became apparent but it looks like John is climbing back into the director’s chair for a short film, having done so previously on a couple of episodes of Cold Case.  Saved Rounds is about an Iraqi war veteran and a final mission they feel compelled to complete.  Doc Farrow (Young Sheldon) is ‘Doc’, the vet in question.  In an ‘it’s a small world’ moment, Doc Farrow stars in a movie project based on Roger Ailes’ life.  John Lithgow, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Alice Eve, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Stephen Root, Allison Janney, Rob Delaney etc. etc. star in that film due for release at the end of the year.  Saved Rounds is being targeted for a release this year, presumably on the festival circuit.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – March 2019

john_finn_001_430x180The year is marching on at quite a pace.  So let’s follow suit and do the March 2019 Cold Case Cast Catch-up.  In these regular posts we look at the on-going careers of the other members of the Cold Case cast.

Who should be start with today…?  How about John Finn (John Stillman in CC). The picture above rather gave things away, didn’t it?  Evidence that despite the breakneck pace of media these days, the gears can grind extremely slowly in Hollywood.  Waaaaaaay back in September of 2016 we first reported that the film Finding Steve McQueen had begun filming.  It was the culmination of over 5 years of work at that point.  Here we are in early 2019 and the film finally had a release a couple of weeks ago in the US of A.  The film is based on the true story of a group of thieves that plot to steal $30m of an alleged secret stash of illegal funds owned by the President Richard Nixon.  Travis Fimmel (Vikings), William Fichtner (Mom), Forest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland) co-star.  John plays Mark Felt, an Associate Director of the FBI who gave information anonymously about the Watergate scandal to the reports Woodward and Bernstein under the pseudonym ‘Deep Throat’.  That secret wasn’t revealed for 30 years.  The iconic actor Steve McQueen mention in the title is a reference to one of the thieves idolising him.  The recent season of The Walking Dead, which saw John join the cast, recently came to an end, and it appears that John was only in the pilot of The Enemy Within.

Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC) will not be able to reprise his guest starring role in the Netflix sitcom One Day At A Time.  It has just been announced that show will not be returning three seasons.  Danny has been busy recently promoting the WGN America’s series Gone.  It took a long time to get an airing at home but seems to have been well received so the cast have been out there pressing the flesh.  We get a two-for-one with Gone as Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) is also features quite prominently across the 12 episode season.

One of the big entertainment news story this past week involves Tracie.  Apple has officially announced its subscription streaming service.  It struck me as not really news as Apple has had the streaming service for years and back in June last year we first mentioned Tracie signing up for a new drama series for Apple.  Many other shows have been know about for a long time too.  The show that Tracie is in was, up until recently, known (without a ?) as Are You Sleeping.  Now it has been renamed to Truth Be Told and is about Octavia Spencer’s (Hidden Figures) reporter investigating an old case through her podcast.  See what Apple have done there?  Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Mekhi Phifer (ER) co-star.

To round things off, last week Tracie was kind enough to post a couple of photos from a little Cold Case reunion with Kathryn.  See HERE.  It looks like the two of them were involved in some publicity work for the Start TV network, which is broadcasting Cold Case twice a day at the moment.

Tracie Selfie Includes Someone Else Special

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It’s been a hell of a week for us Kathryn fans.  We’ve not seen the likes of it for a while

We’ve had a red carpet public appearance and news of Kathryn starring in a new film (more on that soon).  Now we’ve got bit of social media posting by Cold Case co-star Tracie Thoms.

Looks like Tracie and Kathryn met at something connected to the Star TV network which is showing Cold Case in the US.  Here is what Tracie had to say about it:

I. MEAN. THIS. COLD. CASE. REUNION. RIGHT. HERE!!!!!! Thank YOU @starttvnetwork for bringing me and the #KathrynMorris together on this rainy LA Day to talk about how we got our starts! You guys can catch #ColdCase on Start TV! Love you Kathryn!! #LilyAndKat #coldcasereunion

Hopefully we’ll find out more about this later.  Attached to the post were the two photos you see above.  Both are now in the KM UK Gallery, of course.

Thank you to Tracie for including us all in this nice moment.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – February 2019

A relatively short one this time.  Come on Tracie!  Make three short films and take on five theatrical roles in March to make up for this slacking :-)  February 2019’s round-up of Cold Case cast members that aren’t Kathryn show business news starts….. NOW!

Yesterday (27th Feb) saw the drama series Gone finally received its première in the U.S.  The WGN America network picked up the show for broadcast more than a year after our cousins Down Under got to watch it.  We’ve always focussed on Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC) being one of the leads but we must not forget that Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) is also in ten of the 12 episodes.  Chris Noth and Leven Rambin co-star in the show about an FBI team tracking down missing persons, some of them kidnapped.

Speaking of things that happened recently we come to John Finn (John Stillman in CC).  I should have added a quick reminder last month of the pending launch of the new show The Enemy Within.  Episode one hit the NBC airwaves on Monday (25th Feb).  As is often the way with these things it hasn’t been clear whether John would make the final cut in the pilot or if it was a recurring role.  He has not been mentioned by name in any press releases I’ve seen.  A promo video released last week did have a brief glimpse of our man John.  Also, the 2nd half of The Walking Dead season 9 started early this month.  John joining the latest run of the show was amongst the many cast changes it has undergone.  The loss of the main actor (Andrew Lincoln), who was in the very first shot of the pilot episode, has certainly had an impact on the ratings, but the show has been renewed for a 10th season already.  Andrew is said to be returning to the TWD fold by starring in some film versions.

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