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Supernatural and Scooby Doo to cross-over!

It has been announced that Supernatural and Scooby-Doo will be crossing paths in a special one-off episode for the show’s 13th season next year!

Supernatural Season 13th Synopsis:

The exciting journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its thirteenth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have encountered every kind of supernatural threat, facing down monsters, demons, and gods. Saving people, hunting things, and keeping the world safe. In the show’s twelfth season, the Winchesters were reunited with their long-dead mother and joined forces with the British arm of the Men of Letters. But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child. Now, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power… one that could save the world… or destroy it. SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”), Andrew Dabb, and Phil Sgriccia.

Mark Pellegrino

Mark Ross Pellegrino was born on April 9th 1965 in Los Angeles, California, United States. In 1987 he hit the big and small screens as a punk in L.A. Law and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown.

In 1989 Pellegrino played Hulk Hogan’s younger brother in the movie No Holds Barred. Further appearence came in Night Life, Doogie Howser M.D., Hunter, Tales from the Crypt, Prayer of the Rollerboys, Blood and Concrete, Lethal Weapon 3, and Northern Exposure.

In 1994 Pellegrino appeared as Robert Lee in the Knight Rider TV movie revival Knight Rider 2010.  Further appearances included Renegade, ER, Nash Bridges, The Sentinel, The Big Lebowski, Mulholland Drive, Brimstone, The X-Files, and Clubland.

In 2001, Pellegrino starred in The Beast, as well as made a number of appearances in NYPD Blue (his first appearance was in 1997). He also appeared in The Hunted, Zelda, Twisted, Without a Trace, Capote, The Unit, The Number 23, Burn Notice, Grey’s Anatomy, Dexter, Numb3rs, Prison Break, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and Locke and Key.

In 2009 Pellegrino captured the world’s imagination with his role as Jacob in Lost. Speculation about who Jacob was almost crashed the internet. This was followed up with roles in Bad Meat, The Closer, Chuck, Castle, Grimm, Person of Interest, Revolution, Being Human, The Tomorrow People, The Returned, Quantico, and 13 Reasons Why.

In 2009, Pellegrino took the role of Lucifer in Supernatural where he continues to wow his audience:

Katherine Isabelle

Katharine Isabelle was born on November 2nd 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the daughter of emmy award winning art and production designer Graeme Murray. Her brother is actor turned journalist Joshua Murray (The X Files).

Isabelle’s acting career began in 1989 with parts in the films Cousins, Cold Front, and a role in the television series MacGyver. Other TV roles included Neon Rider (1990), The Ray Bradbury Theatre  (1992), Children of the Dust (1995), Lonesome Dove: The Series (1995), Goosebumps (1996), Madison (1997), The X-Files (1998), and Da Vinci’s Inquest (1998).

In 1992, she played the role of Erica Sanderson in Knight Moves. In 1998 her role as disturbed teen Lindsay Clark in Disturbing Behavior brought her firmly onto the Cult Faction radar.

In 2000, Isabelle took the lead role in Ginger Snaps and her cult status blew up. She returned for two further Ginger Snaps movies (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning). She noted that when she went to a pharmacy after a day of shooting Ginger Snaps and the people there thought she’d been beaten up since she was still covered in fake blood.

In 2001 she  portrayed Tia in Bones and Paige Fleming in Turning Paige (2001). In 2002 she played Tanya Francke opposite Al Pacino in Insomnia.

Further roles on film and TV included Smallville (2003) and Freddy vs. Jason, (2003) – which she reportedly hated after director Ronny Yu failed to tell her she would be expected to do the nude scenes, this led to friction between the two during shooting when Isabelle made it clear she would not do the nude scenes.

I was expecting more from the film, but it’s just the same old-same old. Running around and screaming “No Freddy, don’t.”

She also appeared in Falling Angels (2003), On the Corner (2003), Spooky House (2004), The Last Casino (2004), Everything’s Gone Green (2006), Supernatural (2007), Rampage (2009), Favourite People List (2009), Frankie and Alice (2010) and Hard Ride to Hell (2010).

I have some friends who are just too scared to see it [American Mary]. My brother has seen it at least six times and still can’t watch one scene in particular, but my mother made it through the whole thing without any problem at all. My dad was the very first person I went to with the script – to make sure I wasn’t crazy for loving this. I knew if my dad liked it, it was good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh1P3jiWSTQ

In 2012, Isabelle starred in the popular horror film American Mary, which earned her special mention at the Austin Fantastic Fest, Festival Trophy Award for Best Actress, Special Award for Best Actress, Fright Meter Award for Best Actress, and Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Leading Actress. More recently she has appeared in 13 Eerie (2013),Torment (2013), and Laurence & Holloman (2013) which earned her a Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture. In 2014, she starred in See No Evil 2.

In 2008, Isabelle received the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for her role in the critically acclaimed The Englishman’s Boy.

Then from 2014 she portrayed Margot Verger in the second and third seasons of the NBC TV series Hannibal. She will soon appear again on the small screen as  Hope in The Arrangement.

 

Timeless – Ep1: Pilot (The Hindenburg)

When I found out a new time travel show was coming out I was part excited and part scared. With all the shows like Doctor Who, The Time Tunnel, Life on Mars, 7 Days, Quantum Leap, The Girl From Tomorrow, Goodnight, Sweetheart and Sliders there have also been some stinkers and some shows that never got to finish what they started. Was this new show worth investing in? What cliché would be involved this time? Would it last a season? Will the network interfere? Looking further I found it was being created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Revoltion) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Chicago Code, Last Resort) so there was some hope.

As the show opens, our villain Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjić – ER, Elektra, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is leading a  a siege into some sort of scientific facility owned by a man names Connor Mason (Paterson Joseph – Peep Show, Neverwhere, You, Me and the Apocalypse). His group then enter a machine and it vanishes – Flynn is going back and changing history; he begins by stopping the Hindenburg from exploding – which on paper sounds like a good deed but it turns out he only saved it so he could blow it up on its return journey when it would contain historically important figures like John D. Rockefeller Jr. who would start the forerunner of the UN, the League of Nations.

We then meet Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer from Cowboys & Aliens, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, Oz the Great and Powerful , Mad Men) who is apparently the greatest history teacher in history. She discovers she may not get tenure despite her mother Carol (Susanna Thompson – Arrow, NCIS, Once and Again, Star Trek: Voyager) building the department and then stomps off home to her sister Amy (Bailey Noble – True Blood) and her mother who is terminally ill.

Lucy is then called in by the government because well…… she is the best history teacher in history or perhaps maybe another reason we are yet to know and is partnered with Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan from the US Army Delta Force (Matt Lanter – 90210,  Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disaster Movie, Sorority Row, Vampires Suck and The Roommate). Lucy and Logan are joined by Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett – The Hurt Locker, Better Off Ted, Zombie Murder Explosion Die!, Gentlemen Lobsters) a coder for Connor Mason’s time travel program who will “fly” the backup prototype machine, known as the “lifeboat” on their mission to follow Flynn back to New Jersey, May 6 1937.

Whilst Lucy and Logan are the main heroes, it is Rufus who steals the episode. His line about being a black man and no part of America’s history being a good place for him to be adds a dimension to time travel shows that has rarely been explored. Hopefully this will continue in further episodes. One important rule for the series is also set out by Rufus – time travellers cannot meet themselves – a rule I’m sure will be tested in future episodes.

So our heroes travel back to stop Flynn’s plans to change history and whilst I will not spoil it all here, they pack a lot into one episode. One notable is not uncomfortable scene takes place in a New Jersey bar in 1937 where Rufus is not welcome because of his skin colour, all whilst Billie Holliday blasts out of the jukebox. Not nice to see at all but very brave to show on a network TV show.

Once the mission is complete our heroes travel back to the present. Now before the mission, Agent Denise Christopher (Sakina Jaffrey – House of Cards, Sleepy Hollow, Mr Robot) warns Lucy that the team must change nothing but when Lucy arrives back home her mother is in the kitchen cooking dinner no longer terminally ill and her sister Amy does not exists at all!

As I mentioned Timeless packs a lot into one episode, I have barely scratched the surface here but it definitely has potential to become a big player in the cult TV arena. There are so many threads that have been set out in the pilot episode that I’m sure will lead to big payoffs as the show progresses. This is a show that is great coming out the gates and I hope it continues to gain momentum. It is fun, intriguing and occasionally shocking and something you need to set to record in your TV planners.

Sarah Grey is the new Stargirl

IGN reports that Sarah Grey (Power Rangers, Almost Human, iZombie, Wayward Pines, Bates Motel) has now been cast as Stargirl in the upcoming second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!

Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore started her superhero career as the second Star-Spangled Kid before being given the Cosmic Rod by Jack Knight aka Starman. In  Legends she will be a member of the Justice Society of America.

Previously Britt Irvin (The Outer Limits, Supernatural, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games) played Courtney Whitmore in several episodes of seasons nine and ten of Smallville, including the two-hour television movie Absolute Justice (which includes several other members of the Justice Society of America). She later appears in the episode “Icarus” playing a part in saving the Green Arrow from some corrupted civilians and a brief appearance in the episode “Prophecy.”

All four DC TV shows renewed!

It is good news this morning in the Cult Faction office as we have learned that the CW has given early renewals to 11 of its primetime series for the 2016-2017 season!

For us that means more Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and The 100.

The CW’s President Mark Pedowitz had this to say:

“The CW has become home to some of the most critically-acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas. As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017.”

 So in particular that means we get a fifth season of Arrow, a third season of The Flash and iZOMBIE and a second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!

Preview: JACKED #1 (OF 6)

Eric Kripke (creator of Supernatural) teams up with Vertigo veterans John Higgins (HELLBLAZER) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER) to bring you a very Vertigo take on the modern superhero in this six-issue miniseries. Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man mid-midlife crisis, buys an online “smart pill” to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump. But to Josh’s surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power-but its cost is that it’s extremely addictive. This irreverent and brutally realistic story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero.

Are The Boys coming to a TV near you?

With Preacher about to hit AMC it would seem Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are now looking at bringing Garth Ennis’ The Boys to television as well. The comic book series centers around a black-ops CIA team tasked with keeping superheroes in line. Hit the link to find out more about them.

The news of a potential The Boys TV series came from Birth.Movies.Death. whose sources state that Rogen, Goldberg, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke are shopping a small-screen adaptation of The Boys to cable networks.

Heroes of Cult: Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong was born on November 27th 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is the son of Norma E. (née D’Amico), a teacher, and Robert Leroy Armstrong. He graduated from Berkley High Schoolin Berkley, Michigan, and later graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

booger

His first appearance on the Cult Faction radar occurred in 1983 in the film Risky Business. However, he hit iconic status when he played Dudley “Booger” Dawson in the film Revenge of the Nerds and its sequel Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise.

He later reprised his role as Booger in the 1992 television movie Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation and the 1994 television movie Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love.

Armstrong’s typecasting in the role was mocked in The Simpsons episode “E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)”. His other films include Better Off Dead, Big Bully, One Crazy Summer, Bad Medicine, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, Smokin’ Aces, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Jingle All The Way, Southland Tales, and Beer for My Horses. He also had a recurring role as Herbert Viola on the television series Moonlighting, and played the part of Ahmet Ertegün in the biographical film Ray (2004). For preparation for his role in Ray,  as music executive Ahmet Ertegün, he had the top part of his head shaved to simulate male pattern baldness.

He guest starred in episode 10 — “Much Too Much” — and had a much smaller part in episode 11 — “Owner of a Lonely Heart” — in season two of Grey’s Anatomy. Armstrong also played a deejay named Jerry Thunder on That ’70s Show, episode 315, “Radio Daze.”

Furthermore, Armstrong provided the voice for Mr. Moleguaco on the Disney Channel original series The Emperor’s New School. Curtis was also in Akeelah and the Bee and Max Keeble’s Big Move. He played “Farley”, a fictional composite character based on members of Elvis Presley’s real entourage in the 1997 cult-comedy film Elvis Meets Nixon. He also had a bit part as “Russ” on the short-lived TV show Reaper.

Additionally, Armstrong is the voice of “Snot” on the animated sitcom American Dad!, parodying his role from Revenge of the Nerds. He also had a role as Double Wide in the cartoon series Stroker and Hoop on Adult Swim. He also has the distinction of appearing on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars despite being thirty when he played his first role.

In 2008, he guest starred on the iCarly episode “iStakeout” as a convenience store clerk who was suspected of pirating movies. In 2009 he appeared in Ratko: The Dictator’s Son, and Locker 13. He played fictional astronaut Chaz Dalton on an episode of the TV series My Name is Earl. From 2008–2013 he portrayed Dr Parker/Dr Dawson on The Game.

2009 found Armstrong playing a paranoid character in a mental institution on the House season six premiere, “Broken”. Also in 2009 Armstrong appeared in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, as a teacher obsessed with the principal of the school, and he also appeared as a bumbling bandit in the movie Gold Retrievers.

In 2010 he made a guest appearance on the television show Glory Daze and began voicing the main character on the animated series Dan Vs. He also voices Robot in Robot and Monster. He also appeared on Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State (S01E11). In 2011, he appeared on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and has a recurring role as attorney Peter Goldman on season seven of The Closer.

On October 27, 2011, he appeared as himself on the television show Rules of Engagement.

In addition to his acting career, Armstrong’s affinity for the music of Harry Nilsson has prompted him to become an expert on Nilsson’s work. He has written liner notes for CD reissues of Nilsson albums and has been instrumental in archival and bonus track preparation for these reissues. Additionally, Armstrong is an avid fan of Washington Irving, Laurel and Hardy, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.

Armstrong and former Revenge of the Nerds co-star Robert Carradine host the TBS reality TV competition series King of the Nerds. The series, which pits contestants with expertise in a variety of geek interests to see who will be crowned with the eponymous title, premiered in January 2013.

In May 2013, Armstrong appeared as Dr. Foster in an episode of New Girl and he continues to play the angel Metatron in several episodes in the 9th and 10th seasons of Supernatural .