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Actress Katie Findlay (“How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Killing”) will star in “Pulse,” an original short-form musical series from studio New Form Digital slated to debut on Verizon’s Go90 this fall.
The cast of the show — about a group of young American expats in Berlin’s electronic-dance music scene — includes Craig Stickland, Calum Worthy, Melissa O’Neil and Alexandre Landry, with YouTube star Meg DeAngelis and Harley Morenstein (“Epic Meal Time”) guest starring. Filming will take place in Montreal, Canada, from May through the end of June.
“Pulse” is created by Kyle Jarrow, who’s been tapped to write the book for “The SpongeBob Musical.” Performer-composer Duncan Sheik (Deaf West’s musical “Spring Awakening”) wrote and arranged the score for the digital series and each episode will feature an original song performed by the cast. The series will be directed by Anna Mastro, who has directed AwesomenessTV series “Royal Crush” and “Guidance” and films including “Walter,” starring Milo Ventimiglia and William H. Macy.
The series tracks one year of the characters’ lives, told as an EDM musical. “Pulse” centers on Hannah Cooper (Findlay), an aspiring musician who travels to Berlin in search of a missing friend but finds herself drawn into the seductive club scene he was involved in — a crowd where “music is everything and sex and drugs are as vital as water.”
“Pulse” is produced by New Form Digital, whose backers include Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Discovery Communications. Each of the 12 episodes will run about 10 minutes.
“‘Pulse’ is a very special series that required just the right cast to bring it to life,” said Melissa Schneider, New Form Digital’s senior VP of development and production. “Katie is the perfect actor for the role of Cooper and she, along with the ensemble cast, will make Kyle and Duncan’s vision a reality.”
New Form Digital last fall sold six series to Verizon for Go90, a mobile, ad-supported video service aimed at a millennial crowd. Other New Form Digital productions include romantic comedy “Single By 30” for YouTube Red, and original series for CW’s Seed, Refinery29 and Fullscreen.
Originally scheduled to air in December, Crown Media Family Networks has moved up the premiere of Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2 to March 20. The conclusion of the two-part movie will air at 9 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, following a special encore airing of Part 1 at 7 PM. Part 2 will air again on Sunday, March 27, at 7 PM on Hallmark Channel. Additionally, pre-production is underway for the movie adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s A Time To Dance, the first novel in her Timeless Love series, scheduled to premiere this year.
Fast-tracking the Part 2 premiere was due to “the exceptional viewer engagement and response” for the premiere of The Bridge Part 1 on Hallmark Channel two months ago, says CMFN.
Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge tells the tale of Molly Callens (Katie Findlay) and Ryan Kelly (Wyatt Nash), young students who share a profound friendship their first semester in college, a time that becomes the defining moment of their lives. The first half of the movie concluded with Molly and Ryan’s relationship being in question with their separate expectations for their futures – Molly following in her father’s footsteps as CEO of a large corporation and Ryan pursuing his dreams of being a professional singer. The second half of the movie picks up in the present, seven years later, with Ryan returning home from being on the road touring as a singer and Molly working at her father’s corporation. Ted McGinley and Faith Ford also star.
Kingsbury’s The Baxter Family novel series also was recently acquired by Roma Downey and LightWorkers Media for series development. Kingsbury is repped by Alive Literary Agency.
“How to Get Away With Murder” Season 2 is filming, and that means spoilers are leaking from the set. Actress Katie Findlay may have revealed a big spoiler simply by tweeting that she was on the set.
Findlay’s character Rebecca was killed in the “How to Get Away With Murder” Season 1 finale. Annalise (Viola Davis) and Frank (Charlie Weber) lied to Wes (Alfred Enoch) and the students and claimed that Rebecca had made a run for it. The last moments of the finale showed Rebecca’s dead body hidden under the stairs, and neither Frank nor Annalise knew who killed her.
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— Katie Findlay (@katedangerfield) July 21, 2015
So how is Findlay still on “HTGAWM” if her character died? We have a few theories:
1. Hallucination – Wes is not doing well after killing Sam. He seemed to be going mad and even broke down crying in Annalise’s lap in the finale. His mental state could become even more unstable, and he might start having visions of his dead girlfriend.
2. She Survived – Perhaps her pulse was just barely there. It’s not like Frank and Annalise had a lot of time to check for signs of life before hiding her body under the stairs. When audiences last saw Rebecca, she texted someone: “Eggs 911. Lawyers house.” Perhaps this person could have saved her or helped her fake her death?
3. Flashback – It seemed like the show was all done with flashbacks after Lila’s murder was revealed, but perhaps they aren’t done with looks into the past just yet.
This seems like the most likely option. Creator Pete Nowalk revealed that the show would continue to use glimpses of the past and the future. “There’s no rules to our show, which is great,” Nowalk told the Hollywood Reporter in May. “We can flash back, we can flash forward, we can just tell a story linearly. I want to keep it fresh.”
“How to Get Away With Murder” Season 2 premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. How do you think Rebecca will appear? Sound off in the comments section below!
The Bridge is an inspirational new TV movie that will debut on the Hallmark Channel this Sunday. The Bridge is an adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s 2012 book by the same name. Kingsbury made the announcement that her book would be coming to the Hallmark a while back. The Bridge tells the story of two people who once had a loving friendship that came to an end after going their separate ways and the bookstore that might help them find each other once again. The 2015 movie is directed by Mike Rohl and written by Jamie Pachino. The cast for this Hallmark gem stars Katie Findlay as Molly, Wyatt Nash as Ryan, Ted McGinley as Charlie, and Faith Ford as Donna, according to the website of Liberty University, where Kingsbury is an adjunct professor.
The Bridge movie synopsis
Set around the Christmas holidays, The Bridge movie focuses on a local bookstore in Tennessee, where locals gather to have a cup of coffee and pick up a good book. We are introduced to Ryan and Molly, two former friends who frequented the bookstore, where they developed a loving friendship. After moving away, they both realize that they may have missed their chance to be together. Over the years, they never forget each other or the time they spent at the bookstore. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes after the bookstore is damaged in a flood, leaving the owners, Donna and Charlie, scrambling to find the money to build it back again. Will Ryan and Molly realize their true love for each other and find their way back to each other again? And will the town pull together to rebuild a store that has become a permanent part of their lives?
A few words about the tone of the movie. If it is anything like her book, expect it to be a bit of a tearjerker. Kingsbury’s characters are usually packed with deep emotions that make book readers feel the heartache and pain that the character is going through. Yet her inspirational style of storytelling usually ends with hope and happiness.
According to Karen Kingsbury, The Bridge is about second chances — the kind of story that people can identify with. Most people can think of a time in their lives that was tender and nostalgic, one that might remind them of a former relationship or a hangout where unforgettable memories were created.
Filmed in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada, this timeless Hallmark movie is sure to impress viewers for years to come. The Bridge movie is produced by Two 4 The Money Media and Building Bridges Productions, with Dan Angel, Kim Arnott, Trish Dolman, and David A. Rosemont as executive producers.
Do yourself a favor and grab a hot cup of cider while you enjoy Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge on Saturday, December 12th.
“Fallout 4” is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Bethesda is keeping a lot of things under the hood for this game, making the fans more anxious. However, the game developer has released a launch trailer that gives out new details about the latest franchise of the series.
“Fallout 4” is set in Boston and will include MIT or Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Institute plays an integral part in the game, which has already been briefly mentioned in the past “Fallout” games. This is also where the advanced technology starts out. This includes the advanced AI called the Synths, an android that resembles men and women.
Watch the trailer here. “Fallout 4” will hit the shelves on Nov. 10 and will be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.
Katie attended both the Preview Lounge Event and the Launch Party last week, we have added some photos to the gallery.
How to Get Away with Murder is about to return with a vengeance. As EW previously revealed, viewers will learn the identity of Rebecca’s (Katie Findlay) killer in the season 2 opener for HTGAWM — but as the first trailer for the latest installment promises, that won’t even be “the craziest OMG moment of the premiere.”
Though the spot is short, it does have one major indicator of what’s to come in the form of Annalise (Viola Davis) shouting in someone’s face that they’re a monster. That’s saying a lot.
Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series returns Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. And for all things Shondaland, we’ve got you covered — head here for exclusive photos, videos, and a ton of HTGAWM scoops.
The riveting final episode of “How To Get Away With Murder” Season 1 was as powerful as the first episode of the show. The consistent twists and turns in the storyline is what fuels interest for the show to the satisfaction of the series’ creators and cast. Now, season 2 is just around the corner and the first thing avid viewers might ask is, “Who killed Rebecca?”
“I can tell you that Rebecca’s killer will be revealed in the (Season 2) premiere,” Liza Weil, who plays Annalise Keating’s associate in the televisions series, revealed to Access Hollywood during the Television Critics Association Tour. “A lot of those sort of mysteries that come up in the finale like Eggs 911 and that will start to be addressed and all that stuff is going to get wrapped up really early in the season…”
Season 2 will uncover mysteries of past murders but “HTGAWM” will also be starting new mysteries for the upcoming season. This is where the plot thickens as consequences of past actions will likely influence more people and situations in the present. Pete Nowak, the creator and executive producer of “How to Get Away with Murder,” told Hollywood Reporter, “It doesn’t go away. Just like anything in our show, I don’t want anything to be forgotten…”
This mirrors the appeal of the TV series. When the identity of the killer is uncovered, the motive and the manner of murder are put under scrutiny. In many levels, the mystery never ends, at least for a little while.
“HTGAWM” season 2 will see Rebecca (played by Katie Findlay) again although this will just be flashbacks of her character. The same thing could happen in the case of Sam Keating whose murder still has many loose ends.
Season 2 of “How to Get Away with Murder” will air on Sept. 24, 10 p.m. on ABC.
[Spoiler Alert!] “How To Get Away With Murder” delivered another killer twist to end of its first season… Rebecca has been murdered!
Katie Findlay, who plays Rebecca, was “heartbroken” when she found out her character was being killed off. “Nobody ever wants to leave a show and it’s not necessarily about money or a job,” Katie explains. “You build a family.”
Part of that family is star Viola Davis, for whom Katie has “so much gratitude” for having had the chance to work with and learn from her. “You would think that she’s this really frightening, intimidating person, because she’s so regal and good at what she does”, Katie adds, “but Viola is a blast.”
Breaking up with her TV family has been tough, but the show’s creator, Pete Nowalk, made it a little easier on Katie by telling her about her impending death a week before the rest of the cast found out at the table read.
“I knew this was kind of a possibility for Rebecca from the start,” Katie explains. “[Pete] explained that they had turned the story 100 different ways and this is what he felt like needed to happen. It wasn’t a personal comment in any way and he was actually really bummed out about it.”
But, of course, since the show tells a lot of its story through flashbacks, we probably haven’t seen the last of Rebecca. “We do have to know what happened [to Rebecca],” Katie says. “We have to know who did it!”
The Canadian-born actress, who still lives in Vancouver, won’t be abandoning Canada full-time for Los Angeles any time soon. “My heart is definitely Canadian,” Katie jokes. “I spend a lot of time educating people in California about Canada, sometimes against their will.”