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Reverie S01E02 – Press Release And Promo? – Updated x3

artwork_002When is a preview video not a preview video?

Reverie_s01e02_previewStraight after the first episode of Reverie aired last week a short promo video was shown.  It is common practice for a teaser for the next episode to be shown at that time to make the audience go “ooh, that looks good, I must watch that.”

That’s what would normally happen, and for that very reason many have taken the video to be just that.  You’d think the words “This Season” near the start and the multitude of guest stars would be clues enough.  There almost certainly is a clip or two from ‘Bond. Jane Bond‘ in there, but it is not a trailer about the episode.

On the other hand the official press release for episode two is about it, whereas as the similar release for the pilot was more generic and didn’t mention the case of the week.

06/06/2018 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : When a client becomes addicted to a “Jane Bond” adventure, Mara (Sarah Shahi) must help her assemble the missing pieces in her life to save her. At the same time, Mara deals with the unanticipated side effects of Reverie. Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris and Jessica Lu also star.

Reverie_s01e02_clip_001Looks like we will get to see our first use of Onira-Tech’s VR technology for people to live out a fantasy life, in this case a James Bond-style action-filled adventure, instead of reliving a part of their real life.

There were promo images released for ‘Bond. Jane Bond‘ but none included Kathryn.  Hopefully that is a not an omen for the amount of Monica Shaw appears.

We have a longer version of the this latest promo video now in the KM UK the Gallery.Reverie_s01e02_clip_002

Update (5th June):  A clip from the show has been released showing Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) entering the Reverie of the lady that is living out the Jane Bond-style fantasy. Hilarity ensues.  No Kathryn.  Check it out in the usual place.

Reverie_s01e02_clip_003Update 2 (5th June):  Another short video clip from this episode has been released.  This one sees Mara having the latest case, our ‘Jane Bond’, explained to her and she is introduced to her new office.  Still no Kathryn.  You know where to find the video.

Update 3 (6th June):  Guess what?  Yes, we have yet another short video clip from this episode.  Guess what?  Yes, Sarah Shahi stars.  Guess what?  Yes, Kathryn features strongly in this one.  Yay!  Mara sort of meets Monica for the first time.  Charlie brushes off her question about the mysterious lady and does much the same with Monica regarding Mara.

Reverie S01E01 – Apertus Screencaps

reverie_s01e01_022Based on the promo photos and videos released I was certainly under the impression that Kathryn would not feature much in this initial episode of Reverie.  And so it came to pass.

Other than briefly hearing her voice on the end of some phone calls with Charlie (Dennis Haysbert) we only got to see Monica Shaw in the restaurant scene near the end of the episode, as shown in the previously released promo photos.  We do know that Monica is not just from the Department Of Defence and seems to know a lot about Mara (Sarah Shahi).  No doubt this will become more apparent as the season progresses.

A small collection of HD (720p) screencaps are now in the KM UK the Gallery.

Let us know what you thought of Reverie in the comments below.

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Cold Case Cast Catch-up – May 2018


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.

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.

Sarah Shahi Toes The TVLine

poster_003As the lead of the show, and a significant reason for the show being broadcast, Sarah Shahi is understandably shouldering much of the burden of promoting Reverie.

One of the many interviews Sarah’s done in the past few weeks was with TVLine website’s Matt Webb Mitovich.  This one is of note to us because further mention was made of Kathryn’s role as Department Of Defence official Monica Shaw and the military’s interest in the VR technology.

You can read the complete interview on the TVLine website HERE but is the relevant excerpt:

TVLine: Talk about the larger mythology that the show might explore regarding the tech, its uses and abuses, the recruitment of Mara….

Sarah: Absolutely, there are some conspiracies regarding the technology. The character that Kathryn Morris plays, she constantly straddles the line between using this technology for good and then abusing it for government purposes. We have an episode, actually, where the military gets involved. They are holding a kid hostage for information in the reverie, so I have to go in…. I mean, look, it’s [produced by Steven Spielberg’s] Amblin, right? Ready Player One made a big splash and similar to how that movie was just such a ride, that’s exactly what this show is. It’s a ride.

Just a few days to go now.

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