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Peter Shinkoda Joins Netflix’s Marvel Drama Series ‘Daredevil’; AMC’s ‘Galyntine’ Adds Cast

By | Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 10:20am PDT

Peter Shinkoda Joins Netflix’s Marvel Drama Series ‘Daredevil’; AMC’s ‘Galyntine’ Adds CastPeter Shinkoda has been tapped for a major recurring role in Netflix’s Marvel drama series Daredevil set to premiere in 2015. The series was written by executive producer Drew Goddard, with Steven S. DeKnight as executive producer/showrunner. Daredevil is the first of four 13-cutmypic (3)episode superhero series set in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. Shinkoda, repped by D2 Management and Characters Talent Agency, will play Hachiro. Shinkoda was a regular on TNT’s Falling Skies and recently guest-starred on Hawaii Five-O. His big screen credits include I Robot, Godzilla and Paycheck.
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Steven Brand Joins AMC Drama Pilot ‘Galyntine’, Dan Fogler Added To ABC’s ‘Secrets & Lies’

By | Friday June 27, 2014 @ 4:15pm PDT

Steven Brand Joins AMC Drama Pilot ‘Galyntine’, Dan Fogler Added To ABC’s ‘Secrets & Lies’Steven Brand has been tapped for a new series regular role on AMC’s pilot Galyntine, the drama created by Halt & Catch Fire‘s Jason Cahill and executive produced by Scott Free and The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero. Nicotero also is directing the pilot, a fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Alex Russell was just cast in the lead role, and Catherine Dent and Charlotte D’Ambroise also are aboard. Brand, repped by Global Artists Agency, will play Britt, Haven’s (Dent) husband. He is Essyn and Aethys’ father, a once formidable hunter who’s now a political figure in the colony. Brand, who recurred on Starz’s Magic City, is next up in a recurring role on ABC’s drama Secrets & Lies.

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‘Chronicle’s Alex Russell To Star In AMC Pilot ‘Galyntine’

By | Tuesday June 24, 2014 @ 3:44pm PDT

‘Chronicle’s Alex Russell To Star In AMC Pilot ‘Galyntine’EXCLUSIVE: Alex Russell has been tapped for a starring role in AMC drama pilot Galyntine. Written by Halt And Catch Fire‘s Jason Cahill and executive produced by Scott Free and The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero, the fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Nicotero is also directing the pilot, stepping in to replace original director David Mackenzie, who left in May owing to creative differences.

Russell, repped by UTA and United Management in Australia, will play Roman, an orphan who was unofficially adopted by his best friend Aethys’ family, and he hopes to marry Aethys’ sister Essyn to make his membership in the family official. A very public victory appears to cement his status as a future leader of the colony, but a twist of fate (and a deeply wounding betrayal) set him on a different, more dangerous path. Catherine Dent and Charlotte D’Ambroise already have been cast in the pilot, which was greenlighted in November for 2015 series consideration.

Russell recently wrapped Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Cut Snake. His previous film credits include Carrie and Chronicle.

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Hampton Fluker Cast In Potential ‘Major Crimes’ Spinoff, Charlotte D’Amboise In AMC Pilot ‘Galyntine’

By | Wednesday June 18, 2014 @ 5:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

flukerHampton Fluker is set as to guest star in Episode 307 of TNT‘s drama series Major Crimes, envisioned as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff series from The Closer spinoff focusing on Jon Tenney’s character. Fluker, who has an option to become a regular on the proposed new series, will play alpha male Jamey Perez, an intelligent, determined and ambitious third-generation LAPD officer who wants to spend his time in SWAT for the best purposes possible. The actor, repped by TGE and Gersh, co-starred in the ABC drama pilot Warriors.

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dambroiseCharlotte D’Ambroise has joined AMC drama pilot Galyntine. Written by Jason Cahill and directed/exec produced by Greg Nicotero, the fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. D’Amboise, a two-time Tony nominee, will play Micah, a former healer and now the colony’s unofficial historian. The actress, repped by Joan Sittenfield Management, is currently starring in the Pippin revival on Broadway.

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Director David Mackenzie Exits AMC Pilot ‘Galyntine’, Exec Producer Greg Nicotero To Direct

By | Friday May 30, 2014 @ 8:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

mackenzienicoteroEXCLUSIVE: AMC pilot Galyntine has a new director. I’ve learned that David Mackenzie, who was tapped to helm the project in March, has left over creative differences. The pilot’s executive producer Greg Nicotero will now also direct.

Galyntine originated with Nicotero who pitched the idea as part of his first-look deal with AMC. He then partnered with Jason Cahill, who wrote the script and exec produces, and Scott Free, whose David Zucker and Ridley Scott also exec produce. The fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Read More »

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Catherine Dent Cast In AMC Pilot ‘Galyntine’

By | Friday May 23, 2014 @ 12:37pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

dentThe Shield alumna Catherine Dent has become the first series regular cast in AMC drama pilot Galyntine. Written by Jason Cahill, directed by David Mackenzie and executive produced by Scott Free and The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero, the fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Dent, repped by SDB Partners and manager Harris Spylios, will play one of the survivors, Haven, who lived through the global disaster with her two kids. Filming is set to begin in Utah next month. Dent recurs on Fox’s Gang Related.

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AMC Sets Directors For ‘Knifeman’ & ‘Galyntine’ Pilots

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 1:16pm PDT

amclogo4AMC Studios has tapped The Book Thief director Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) to helm the pilot for Knifeman, the drama about a charming, arrogant surgeon who robs graves and harvests organs in 18th century London. Rolin Jones (United States of Tara) wrote the pilot, adapted from Wendy Moore’s John Hunter biography The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery, which he developed with Ron Fitzgerald; both will exec produce. Another 2014 AMC pilot, Galyntine, will be directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Perfect Sense). The fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Jason Cahill (Halt and Catch Fire) wrote the pilot and is exec producing with The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero. Scott Free’s David Zucker and Ridley Scott also are executive producing through their first-look deal with AMC. Knifeman and Galytine are being eyed for 2015 series pickups. The network is premiering new series Halt and Catch Fire, Turn and Better Call Saul this year.

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AMC Orders Pilots ‘Knifeman’ & ‘Galyntine’

By | Monday November 25, 2013 @ 11:45am PST
Nellie Andreeva

AMC has given pilot orders to dramas Knifeman and Galyntine. Both will be produced by AMC Studios next year for consideration for series for 2015. The scripts for Knifeman and Galyntine, along with White City, had been heating up for a pickup at AMC over the past month, with Knifeman and Galyntine now joining AMC pilot Line Of Sight.

Inspired by the biography of John Hunter by Wendy Moore, “The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching And The Birth of Modern Surgery,” Knifeman is set in  18th Century London. It tells the story of a charming, arrogant, decorum-breaking genius who challenges societal norms to transform his visions into cutting-edge discoveries. A surgeon or “barber” in a time when blood-letting and praying was the norm, John Tattersal is a hard drinking, hard living man not afraid to push the boundaries of modern medicine, even if it takes digging up a few graves to do it. While he makes his living running an unlicensed operating theatre out of his residence, he picks up extra cash harvesting organs for his brother Julian, favorite son and prized physician of the St. Stephen’s teaching hospital. Read More »

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