Cavalcade Of Casting



- I haven't been giving Bryan Fuller's Mockingbird Lane or Hannibal a lot of attention, both soon to be shooting pilots for NBC. Mostly because a Munsters remake and a retread of a tired series don't interest me much. However, of the two, Mockingbird does have the potential to be as dark and funny, and inaccessible to a broad audience as Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies were. And like those shows, I expect both of Fuller's recent efforts to be cancelled swiftly (I give Hannibal 13 episodes, Mockingbird 6, with 4 unaired for the DVD). So I've chosen not to invest in them up til now.

That might change now because Mads 'Le Chiffre' Mikkelsen has been cast as Hannibal Lector, meaning at the least it won't be Silence of the 90210. No word on who will be playing a role played by William Petersen and Edward Norton in the films. And Portia de Rossi has been cast as Lily Munster, joining Jerry O’Connell as Herman and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. It won't last, but it will probably be enjoyable while it's around.

- I've been ignoring the Robocop remake because I take all remakes with a grain of salt. They tend to be a mixture of desperation and nostalgia, and rarely are any good. And while I am very aware that having the best cast in the world won't save you if they are making a terrible movie, Robocop is filling up with some serious talent. Joel Kinnamon, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and ... Hugh Laurie as the primary villain who creates Robocop in the first place! Hot damn, that is as good a casting as Bryan Cranston in Total Recall. Another remake I could care less about.

- Dexter has a real Star Trek movie thing going on in terms of quality. The odd numbered seasons tend to suck, while the even numbered ones are pretty good, or at least better then their predecessor. Two is by far the best, but it's a picture finish over four. People bitched about six, but I thought at least it was superior to the snooze fest that was five. So, bad news, as season seven gets underway, drawing ever closer to the writers having to figure out exactly how this show will end. I figure at this point the writers are pretty much unwilling for Dexter to get caught and be executed, and letting him go isn't that unrealistic considering the number of serial killers that have just disappeared. Right now, I figure they'll pull a House: have Dexter get caught, have him fake his death, and drive off on his boat into the sunset.

Anyway, the point, if there is one, is that Chuck alum Yvonne Strahovsky has been casted as someone who has a secret, and might be the female version of Dexter the show has been hinting about. Which isn't exciting, because you know how this ends: no matter what happens during the season, Dexter always kills the season big bad in the final moments of the last episode. And that takes all the fun out of it.

Via Pajiba, and again. And again.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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