Author Archives: Boyles Lori

Lucifer Ups Tricia Helfer to Regular as the Mother From Hell

Lucifer Ups Tricia Helfer to Regular as the Mother From Hell

Tricia Helfer apparently made a mother of a first impression on Lucifer producers: Just weeks after she was first cast as the mother of Tom Ellis’ titular devil and D.B. Woodside’s Amenadiel, the actress has already been promoted to a full-fledged series regular

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Tricia Helfer joins cast of Lucifer

Tricia Helfer joins cast of Lucifer

The Battlestar Galactica actress is joining Season 2 of Lucifer as the mother of Tom Ellis’ titular devil and D.B. Woodside’s Amenadiel. The Fox drama teed up the character’s introduction in April’s Season 1 finale.

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Ioan Gruffudd Joins the Cast of UnReal

Ioan Gruffudd Joins the Cast of UnReal

Ioan Gruffudd has been cast in the second season of “UnReal.” The “Forever” and “Fantastic Four” alum will play a tech billionaire by the name of John Booth, who sets his sights on Quinn King (Constance Zimmer).

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Katrina Law Joins Cast Of CBS Drama Pilot ‘Training Day’

Katrina Law Joins Cast Of CBS Drama Pilot ‘Training Day’

Katrina Law (Arrow) has been cast opposite Bill Paxton in CBS’ drama pilot Training Day, a present-day reimagining of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed 2001 feature.

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Merrin Dungey Joins ABC’s Conviction Drama Pilot

Merrin Dungey Joins ABC’s Conviction Drama Pilot

Alias and Once Upon a Time vet Merrin Dungey has landed a supporting role in Conviction, ABC’s legal drama pilot starring Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell.

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Italia Ricci on Her Engagement & Playing Silver Banshee!

Italia Ricci on Her Engagement & Playing Silver Banshee!

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Lee Majors joins “Ash vs Evil Dead” for Season 2

Lee Majors joins “Ash vs Evil Dead” for Season 2

Ash Williams’ pop is no less than The Six Million Dollar Man.

TV vet Lee Majors has boarded Season 2 of Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead in the role of Brock Williams, the title character’s father, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Kandyse McClure: I’m Honoured To Portray The Black Canadian You’ve Never Heard Of

Kandyse McClure: I’m Honoured To Portray The Black Canadian You’ve Never Heard Of

It was 1947. While the government of Canada was helping to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a woman named Viola Desmond (née Davis) was in a legal battle with the province of Nova Scotia. She was seeking justice after being thrown out of a movie theatre near Halifax while she was watching “The Dark Mirror,” a film starring Olivia De Havilland.

Her crime? Sitting in a section of the movie theatre reserved for white Canadians. Viola Desmond lost her case in court.

In 2015, actress Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy in a dramatic role in the 66-year history of the award. She used her acceptance speech to call out Hollywood, shining a spotlight on the vast chasm that is a lack of opportunity for women of colour in the industry.

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The Secret Past of Arrow’s Malcolm Merlyn Revealed in New DC Comics Series

The Secret Past of Arrow’s Malcolm Merlyn Revealed in New DC Comics Series

The secret life of Malcolm Merlyn is about to be exposed. Next week, DC Comics is launching a digital comic series that explores the past of the charmingly devious character played by John Barrowman on The CW’s superhero saga Arrow.

Written by Barrowman and his sister Carole, Arrow: The Dark Archer, is set between the third and fourth seasons of the TV series, but also reveals what Malcolm was up to before he became the Dark Archer, the nemesis to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) early in the series. Twelve chapters will be released bi-weekly starting Wednesday, Jan. 13 (available via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comixology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus). The entire story will later be collected in single print edition.

To find out more about the series, we sent some questions to the Barrowmans, who have long collaborated as writers.

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Firefly Reunion on Castle: Summer Glau Set to Play New Private Eye

Firefly Reunion on Castle: Summer Glau Set to Play New Private Eye

A Firefly reunion is taking flight on Castle.  Summer Glau has signed on to guest-star opposite her onetime Serenity captain Nathan Fillion in a spring episode of the ABC drama.  Glau will play Kendall Frost, a provocative private detective in Los Angeles who who competes with — you guessed it — Castle to solve a deadly mystery.

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