TVLine Items: Nikita Faves Reunite for 12 Monkeys, Potter Vet Joins The Strain and More

NoahBean12MonkeysNikita‘s Nerd and Fletch are reuniting for a buzzy Syfy project.

Noah Bean has been tapped to co-star in the cabler’s 12 Monkeys pilot, which previously cast the CW spy thriller’s Aaron Stanford in its lead role.

An adaptation of the 1995 Terry Gilliam film, Monkeys follows the journey of Cole (Stanford), a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

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Bean — who’ll next recur on Fox’s midseason drama Gang Related — joins as a political strategist whose relationship with leading lady Cassandra Railly (Suits‘ Amanda Schull) is ripped apart by Cole’s appearance.

Damages/Big Love vet Željko Ivanek also will guest-star.

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David Bradley (the Harry Potter films, Game of Thrones) has joined FX’s new thriller The Strain. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Guillermo del Toro (the Hellboy films, Pan’s Labyrinth), the series stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as the head of a Centers for Disease Control team in New York City. Unexpectedly, the group is tasked with investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with the hallmarks of an evil strain of vampirism. Bradley replaces John Hurt as a pawn-shop owner who may have imperative information about the disease.

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• Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak is bringing a new horror project to Syfy. Per EW.com, The Woods centers on a young woman who returns to the wooded mansion from which her sister disappeared as a child — and the sinister beings that took her sibling are still present. 90210 scribe Liz Phang will pen the project.

• Marley Shelton (W., Sin City) will star in Lifetime’s drama pilot The Lottery, Deadline reports. From Children of Men scribe Timothy J. Sexton, the conspiracy thriller is set in a world where humans are facing extinction and women have stopped having children. When 100 embryos are suddenly fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide upon surrogates. Shelton plays the scientist behind the fertilization.

• MTV has cancelled its late-night talk show Nikki & Sara Live after two seasons.

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4 Comments
  1. DavidSask says:

    The Lottery is so NOT a Lifetime show, how is that their brand? Women not getting pregnant doesn’t count!

  2. Dr. M says:

    How is a lottery the ideal way to find suitable surrogates when humans are facing extinction?

  3. Midori4 says:

    How is 12 Monkeys a good idea for a TV show?

  4. dreamlife613 says:

    Wow, you people are hard to please. The Lottery is the most interesting Lifetime concept I’ve heard in a long time.

    12 Monkeys sounds like it could a good limited/event series. Glad to know Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean will be in it.

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