A key piece of the casting puzzle for the ABC pilot "The River", directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, has fallen into place with the show's hiring of Leslie Hope to play the lead female, Tess Cole.
And the pilot casting news continues at a fast and furious pace as lots of talent is lining up to become the latest bits of fresh meat on horror television's future.
British actress Natalie Dormer (aka Anne Boleyn on Showtime's "The Tudors") has joined the rapidly expanding cast of ABC's "Poe" as a character named Celeste.
Two Aussie actors and a Brit have joined the previously announced Leslie Odom, Jr., in ABC's "Poe", which has Alex Graves handling the directorial reins for its first episode.
More casting news has come in for Oren Peli's spooky breakthrough into network television, "The River". Read on for the details of this choppy new series!
More horror is coming to the small screen, and news has been coming in fast and furious. The latest face to head down ABC's "The River" is no stranger to spooky things happening out in the wild.
Casting has begun for ABC's "Poe", and when you're looking to solve heinous crimes dealing with the macabre, who better to bring aboard than a dude from "CSI: Miami"?
Horror on TV hasn't been this hot in forever, and everyone's getting into the act. One project we cannot wait for is without question Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli and his partners Jason Blum and Steven Schneider's new series for ABC, "The River".
We've been talking about Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli executive producing a new series for ABC with his partners Jason Blum and Steven Schneider for a while now, and finally a director has been nailed down to deliver the first episode.
Several days ago we reported that ABC was moving forward with several new pilot orders, and today one of them, "Once Upon a Time", has landed a director: British helmer Mark Mylod.
It's great to see such a wonderful resurgence in interest in the always amazing macabre author Edgar Allan Poe. With several Poe themed projects in the works, it seems as if the industry just can't get enough of this troubled yet lovable soul.
ABC is certainly not skimping when it comes to ordering up new pilots as today the network greenlit 6 new ones, 3 of which sound like they fit into the genre at least partially, including horror/drama "The River", which Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli is executive producing with his partners Jason Blum and Steven Schneider as well as DreamWorks TV's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
ABC has ordered a pilot for "Poe", a new crime prodcedural that would see author Edgar Allan Poe as a detective using unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston.
We don't know about you cats, but we find The Wizard of Oz to be one frighteningly bizarre tale! Flying monkeys! Talking trees! The Lollypop Guild! It's the stuff of nightmares, man! And let's not forget the Wicked Witch herself, who in her day sent many a shiver down childhood spines! Ever wonder whatever evils she was capable of? Thanks to ABC and Salma Hayek, we're about to find out!
Way back when the original "V" aired on television, the aliens revealed themselves to look like glorified Sleestaks from "The Land of the Lost". My, oh my ... how things have changed!