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Cold Case Cast Catch-up – September 2018

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Phew!  Nearly missed it.  These 30 day months are tricky little beggars.  With the fall (autumn) TV season having now started in the US things are a little quiet on the news front.  We’ll do what we can to bring you the latest news of the other Cold Case cast members, but it looks like we’ll be largely relying on Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) to help fill this month’s report.

Tracie returned to the Fox emergency service-based series 9-1-1.  The second season opened with a two-parter which started last Sunday (23rd September) and continued in the show’s normal slot on the following night.  It was that latter half that featured Tracie and she is set to continue in episode three tomorrow.  A major change for the new run of the drama is the addition of Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) to the cast.  It is Jennifer’s first major role since a season in Criminal Minds.  Her character is helping to fill a gap left by Connie Britton (Nashville) who only had a single year deal, which is unusual in this industry.  Apparently Connie could return as a guest in the future though.

I won’t go into detail as they’ve been covered before, but in September Tracie also saw the release of the Hulu series The First and the horror movie The Basement.

In a similar vein I’ll quickly mention that Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC) returned to the small screen in Mayans MC earlier in September.

A quick reminder that John Finn (John Stillman in CC) stars in the new season of The Walking Dead which starts next Sunday (7th October).

Although the focus of these posts is the main cast of CC that aren’t Kathryn, we do occasionally stretch our remit a little to include other people connected to the show.  As the creator, writer and executive producer Meredith Stiehm is very much one such person.  After holding similar positions for the US version of The Bridge and early seasons of Homeland, Meredith seems to have taken a step back from the coal face to work within the Writers Guild Of America.  The typewriter is going to be dusted off soon though as it has been announced that Meredith will be adapting Cristina Alger’s 2018 hit book The Banker’s Wife into a drama series as well as exec producing.  The project is being lead by actor Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) who will star and also produce.  Apparently the plot revolves around two women searching for answers in the world of finance after a plane crash raises serious questions.  Things have only recently been started on this so it will likely be a while before we hear more.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – July 2018

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England actually had something that could really be called a summer.  It was seriously hot for a couple of weeks.  It being July, the entertainment industry is relative cool on the news front though, but here is the latest update on the Cold Case cast members that aren’t Kathryn.

John Finn (John Stillman in CC) has been announced has a significant new cast member of the long-running AMC series The Walking Dead.  Season 9 starts in October and is due to see some major changes in the acting line-up.  John will play Earl, a blacksmith, and Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) will be his wife Tammy Rose.  Minority Report star Samantha Morton also joins the show as the leader of a new faction.

These round-ups are collections of news from the just-ending month.  They are not exactly ‘breaking news’ but we appear to have done just that in the June edition.  A few hours before posting the previous CCCC-up, Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC) announced on social media that he would be starring in the 3rd season of the Netflix comedy One Day At A Time.  It was a couple of days before the more traditional news media picked up on the story.  Yeah us!  Later in the month it was confirmed that Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero from Brooklyn Nine-Nine will also guest star, alongside singer Gloria Estefan.  The show returns in 2019.

Just over a month to go until the new FX series Mayans MC debuts and a trailer has been released.  See it HERE on YouTube.  Danny stars in the spin-off of Sons Of Anarchy. It will launch on the 4th of September.

We’ve been mentioning the movie The Basement now since 2016.  The Mischa Barton starring horror/thriller, which includes Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC), has had a tortuous (pun intended!) history but in April it was given a September release date.  We now know it will get a theatrical (as in, in cinemas) outing and be made available on VOD services on the 15th of September.

Back in March Tracie’s episodes in season 3 of UnREAL appeared on the Lifetime channel.  By then it was known that there was only to be one more season of the show and that it had already been filmed.  It is not expected to be broadcast by Lifetime until next year.  However, it was also said that the streaming service Hulu would release the show before then.  Much to many peoples’ surprise that happened a couple of weeks ago.

Speaking of Hulu, they have a new original drama series called The First due to start in mid-September.  The 8 parter is about the first manned mission to the planet Mars.  Channel 4 in the UK are also involved so it is likely to get a release here on that station.  The show is by the House Of Cards creator of Beau Willimon.  Sean Penn (Mystic River) and Natascha McElhone (Designated Survivor) lead a cast which includes Melissa George (Alias).  Tracie is down as being in two episodes.  There is a trailer for the The First HERE on YouTube.

We don’t often get to mention Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera in CC) in these CCCC-ups.  This one is no exception but he did get his own special post at the weekend due to an interview he’d done in which he mentioned Kathryn in a couple of his answers.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – May 2018

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Normally I leave these regular updates on the on-going careers of the Cold Case cast members on the last day of the month.  As we’ve got other things to deal with tomorrow I’ve decided to throw this one out a day early.  This can only mean there’ll be some big news shortly after this gets posted.

Let’s start with John Finn (John Stillman in CC).  In March we noted that John appeared to have taken a role in a new pilot for NBC, the home of Kathryn’s new show ReverieThe Enemy Within is about a former CIA operative (Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter) turned traitor, who is possibly turned informer to help the FBI track down a criminal.  Morris Chestnut (The Perfect Guy) stars as the FBI agent, Kelli Garner (Pan Am), and Raza Jaffrey (Spooks) co-star.  A few weeks ago it was announced that the new drama had been ordered to series.  An official press release and some imagery from it were released along with that news.  John actually featured in a photograph of Jennifer being lead in shackles from the prison by Morris.  The pilot was directed by Mark Pellington, who you may recognise as a producer and director on a number of Cold Case episodes, which may explain John’s presence.  No news yet on when The Enemy Within will be broadcast or if John will be in more than just the pilot.

Moving on from a TV show about a woman in jail we have Dead Women Walking, a film about… women… in jail.  Not sure if I missed this before or not but Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera in CC) stars in this film by Hagar Ben Asher, which apparently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in mid-April.  Not surprisingly with a title like that the film is about women on death row.  Jeremy is listed as playing Bill.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – March 2018

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As it is the end of the month (nearly) it is time for updates on the careers of the main Cold Case cast other than Kathryn.  She gets enough attention around here.  Here is the news from March 2018.

We’re going to start with one our less frequent fliers: John Finn (John Stillman in CC).  It is pilot season in TV land and NBC has ordered one called The Enemy Within.  Starring Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Kelli Garner (Pan Am), and Raza Jaffrey (Spooks) the show is about a former CIA agent jailed as one of the biggest traitors in US history.  She, Erica Wolfe, is released to help the FBI prevent serious cases of espionage.  John is listed as playing Richard Bregman.  It is not known if the character is to be a recurring one.  In coming months we will no doubt find out more.  In last month’s CCCC-up we talked about the release of the movie Bent in early March.  That happened on the 9th.  See the previous article for more details, including a link to the trailer.

Another less frequent appearer in these updates is Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera in CC).  Jeremy was in a recent episode of the NBC (them again) series Taken.  Somehow based on the movie of the same name the show starts yet another Brit abroad Clive Standen (Vikings) and Jennifer Beals (Flashdance).   Airing on the 2nd of March, titled Absalom episode 5 of season 2 saw Jeremy play Detective Lyons.  A cop again!

In combined Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) and Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC) news the series that saw them reunited (after the brilliant BrainDead of course), Gone, has started being broadcast here in the UK.  It is on the Universal channel on Monday nights at 9pm.  The first episode of the 12-part drama was shown on the 19th of March.  Universal is available on cable and satellite platforms.

Limiting ourselves to just Tracie she continued her recurring role in the cross-service based drama series 9-1-1.  Including the season finale last week.  There were only 10 episodes in this mid-season run but the show has already been signed for a second season due to start in the autumn/fall.  So far the news is that it will have 16 episodes in two runs of eight stretching into 2019.  The show stars Angela Bassett (Black Panther), Peter Krause (Sports Night), Aisha Hinds (Under The Dome), and Connie Britton (Nashville) amongst others.  Tracie plays Aisha’s characters partner, I think.  Speaking of guest roles Tracie’s episode, called Gestalt (a German word often used in a similar way to holistic), of returning show-within-a-show show UnREAL aired on the 26th of March.  And the final season of the Netflix show Love got its big release all in one go in early March.  Tracie returned as the TV show producer in a handful of episodes.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – February 2018

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We’re already 1/12th of the way through 2018, more if you consider the number of days. To mark the occasion here’s a quick round-up of updates in the world of the Cold Case cast that aren’t Kathryn.

These regular CCCC-up posts are about looking back at the recent careers of the CC cast.  We often revisit items as more news comes in.  To start with Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) we are going back over two years.  In October 2015 Tracie filmed a comedy called The California No.  All this time later the film finally received its world première earlier this month at the San Francisco.  Things can move slowly in Hollywood.  Maybe the film has found its time.  A couple of days before that a trailer was released, you can watch it HERE on YouTube.  Beware, it contains ‘adult themes’.  The film stars Noah Segan (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Ursula Mills (Peter Pan), with some slightly better known faces like Jordan Hinson (Eureka) and Breckin Meyer (Road Trip) alongside Tracie in the support cast.

Speaking of films starring Tracie and world premières another of her many projects, a short called Are We Good Parents?, will be getting its debut at the SXSW film festival.  The film is to be shown three times across the whole event which runs from the 9th to the 18th of March.  As it is a short film it will be packaged in a screening with others in the same category on the 10th, 12th and 15th.  Sean Maguire (Once Upon A Time) co-stars in Bola Ogun’s film about two parents dealing with their teen-aged daughter going on her first date with a boy.  A common enough issue for parents around the world.  These two, however, had got the idea that their daughter was gay.  See the SXSW website for details HERE.

Staying with Tracie: she was treading the boards again at the beginning of last week.  In aid of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) the play-on-words comedy titled Villian: DeBlanks came to LA at the Rockwell Theatre.  As you can probably guess from that clever title the murder mystery play is improvised, with the actors having to use suggestions from the audience to shape the story.

To round-off Tracie new this month the Lifetime network show-about-a-show UnREAL returned for its third season on Monday (26th Feb), and the third and final of Love (the Netflix comedy-drama) starring Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) will be out on the 9th of March.  The trailer for that is HERE on YouTube.

John Finn (John Stillman in CC) next.  Bent, a movie starring Karl Urban (Dredd), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), and Andy Garcia (The Lost City) is due for release next week.  We first mentioned it on this site last May.  The framed-cop out for revenge thriller will receive a limited cinematic outing and be available via VOD services such as iTunes.  Another ‘adult themes’ trailer can be seen on YouTube HERE.

Further, and even greater, evidence of the way things sometimes go in Hollywood is the film Give Til It Hurts.  KM UK first and last mentioned this film waaay back in December 2014.  2014!  At that time release was due in 2015.  Now we have a date of 6th July 2018.  Two brothers try to get back an inheritance they believe is theirs.  Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera in CC) has the enigmatic role of ‘Elvis’, likely a small role.

Just in time for Xmas a teaser trailer and some promotional art work was released for Veena Sud‘s (writer/producer on CC) latest project Seven Seconds.  We covered that in our round-up of round-ups to end 2017.  Since then a full trailer was let loose (watch it HERE on YouTube).  The 10 episode drama was made available in its entirety last week on Netflix.  The show centres around the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.  Regina King (American Crime) plays the boy’s mother dealing with the aftermath.  The story is based on a Russian show.  Who’d of thunk it?  Russia influencing American media!

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