Melissa Ponzio To Recur On NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire; Kevin Ryan Joins ‘Crossbones’

By | Wednesday November 27, 2013 @ 11:29am PST
Nellie Andreeva

ponzioMelissa Ponzio has booked a recurring role on NBC’s firefighter drama Chicago Fire.  She will play Donna, a love interest to Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker).  Ponzio, repped by Domain and Kass Management, recently recurred on The Read More »

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Christine Evangelista Joins ‘Chicago Fire’; Julian Sands To Recur On ‘Crossbones’

By | Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 4:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lucky 7 co-star Christine Evangelista has been cast in a recurring role on NBC’s firefighter drama series Chicago Fire. She will play Allison Rafferty, a new paramedic at 51, a firecracker who gives as good as … Read More »

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Gilles Marini & Mary Lynn Rajskub To Do Arcs On ’2 Broke Girls’, ‘Crossbones’ & ‘Gang Related’ Also Add Recurring

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Switched At Birth co-star Gilles Marini is set for a recurring role on CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. The Dancing With The Stars Read More »

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NBC Series ‘Crossbones’ Casts Duo; Three Added To TV Land Pilot ‘Jennifer Falls’

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 1:29pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Alcatraz alum David Hoflin and Yasmine Al Massri have been cast as regulars in the NBC pirate drama Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross. The series is set in 1715 on the Bahamian … Read More »

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Richard Coyle To Star In NBC’s ‘Crossbones’

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 7:06am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: British actor Richard Coyle (W.E.) has been cast as the co-lead opposite John Malkovich in the NBC pirate drama Crossbones. Also cast in the series, from Luther creator Neil Cross and producers Walter … Read More »

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David Slade To Direct First Episode Of NBC Drama Series ‘Crossbones’

By | Monday August 12, 2013 @ 3:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Feature and TV director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipseis set to direct the opening episode of the upcoming NBC pirate drama Crossbones starring John Malkovich. Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil … Read More »

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Josh Friedman Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV, Joins NBC Series ‘Crossbones’

By | Thursday May 16, 2013 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman has closed an overall deal at Universal Television. Under the two-year pact, Friedman will serve as co-executive producer on the upcoming NBC pirate drama Crossbones starring John Malkovich. Additionally, he will develop and supervise projects for the studio. “Josh Friedman puts a distinct, unique spin on everything he writes,” said Uni TV EVP Bela Bajaria. “He taps into interesting worlds and is a very talented writer. We’ve followed his career for years and are excited to be in business with him.”

Related: John Malkovich To Star In ‘Crossbones’ As Blackbeard

Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross and producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Cross wrote the script and is executive producing with Parkes, MacDonald and Ted Gold for Parkes/MacDonald Prods; Georgeville Television; and Universal Television. Read More »

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John Malkovich To Star In NBC’s Pirate Drama Series ‘Crossbones’ As Blackbeard

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 10:58am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a major casting coup for NBC, the network has landed Oscar-nominated John Malkovich to topline new action-adventure series Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross and feature producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and Georgeville TV. He will play the notorious English pirate Blackbeard, a role Brit Hugh Laurie flirted with for a while but ultimately did not commit to. The 10-episode Crossbones is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on Earth — and a mounting threat to international commerce. The series, originally picked up for this midseason, has not been slotted and will likely launch next season. Read More »

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Hugh Laurie In Talks To Star In NBC Pirate Drama Series ‘Crossbones’

By | Tuesday November 20, 2012 @ 1:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

In what would be a major casting coup for NBC, the network is in talks with former House star Hugh Laurie to topline new action-adventure series Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross and feature producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Unlike House, where Brit Laurie played an American, he would be able to use his normal British accent in Crossbones as he would play the notorious English pirate Blackbeard. Read More »

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Sierra/Affinity Furthers Move Into TV Biz With Engine Entertainment Venture

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 1:11pm PDT

The companies’ newly launched Sierra/Engine Television creates a new distribution and production venture for the global TV marketplace. The entity will debut at MIPCOM this year and combine Sierra/Affinity‘s international film sales and distribution expertise with … Read More »

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