It was lovely to finally see Marc at an official event again! Marc attended the Underground panel at the New York Comic-Con yesterday, along with his co-stars. Thus, I’ve added a small batch of MQ images to the gallery, including a few from twitter; link & previews are below, enjoy!
– New York Comic-Con – ‘Underground’ Panel
– Twitter > New York Comic-Con (2015)
Just a quick post to say that the site has been successfully transferred to our new host, which I’m incredibly grateful for. Here’s to resuming updates!
Thanks to James Lafferty Brasil on twitter, we now have a behind the scenes photo which gives us a glimpse at Marc’s character in his upcoming series, opposite co-star James Lafferty, on Underground. Thus, I’ve now added the image to the gallery; link & preview are below, enjoy!
– Behind the Scenes
It was announced last month at the TCA that musician John Legend has joined Underground as a producer where he’ll oversee the score, soundtrack and all the music for the series — how exciting! Article posted below, courtesy of Variety.
Musician John Legend, along with his Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, has signed on to exec produce WGN America’s upcoming original thriller “Underground,” network president and general manager Matt Cherniss announced Wednesday during the Television Critics Association press tour.
Legend’s production banner Get Lifted will also oversee the score, soundtrack and all other music aspects of the series.
“Underground” will follow plantation slaves as they band together to fight for the lives of their families, their future and their freedom. The series is currently in production in Baton Rouge, La., and is set to premiere in 2016.
“We are excited to join forces with WGN America and Sony and the talented team of writers and producers on this powerful project that we believe will inspire us all,” said Legend in a statement. “This series has a unique opportunity to speak to the passion and courage of those who risked it all as they raced to freedom. We are honored to bring our creative vision to this thrilling project.”
The episode titles for the first 6 episodes of Underground have been released; posted below. Here’s hoping we’ll get some more production stills and/or a trailer very soon!
Episode 1.01 – The Macon 7
Episode 1.02 – War Chest
Episode 1.03 – The Lord’s Day
Episode 1.04 – Firefly
Episode 1.05 – Run & Gun
Episode 1.06 – Troubled Water
The official synopsis for Marc’s upcoming TV show, Underground is posted below, thanks to Indie Wire; which also includes the very first production still, but not with Marc, just yet. I’ve also posted the character breakdowns — and it definitely sounds like one to watch!
In 1857, a courageous 25-year-old slave named Noah organizes a small group of fellow slaves on Macon Plantation, with the goal of escaping to the Underground Railroad and thence to freedom. The odds of success are slim; the plantation’s terrain is unforgiving, and their politically ambitious owner, Tom Macon, will surely kill anyone attempting to run. For those who make it off the plantation, the risks and uncertainties only multiply. Pursued by professional slave hunters, they will have to decide which way to turn and whether or not they can trust the strangers who offer them help.
Playing Noah is Aldis Hodge, who is described as a brave, driven and insanely clever field slave. And on the other side of the fight is Reed Diamond, who plays Tom Macon, the plantation owner and political candidate.
Joining both gentlemen are: Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage; Christopher Meloni is August Pullman, a mysterious figure who walks a tightrope between morality and survival; Jessica de Gouw is Elizabeth Hawkes, a socialite who shares her husband’s abolitionist ideals; Alano Miller plays Cato, a cunning, charismatic man despised and feared by his fellow slaves; Adina Porter plays Pearly Mae, a strong-willed wife and mother; Amirah Vann is Ernestine, a fiercely devoted mother and head house slave; Marc Blucas is John Hawkes, a lawyer whose ideals clash with the legislation he’s sworn to uphold; Mykelti Williamson plays Moses, a fiery preacher;; and finally Johnny Ray Gil as Sam, Rosalee’s brother and a talented carpenter.
The project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, and is set for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.
“Underground” is created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, who serve as Executive Producers alongside writer Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures, and Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse Pictures.
Anthony Hemingway directs and serves as Executive Producer for the first four episodes.
The first trailer for Sleeping with Other People was recently released, and happily for us, Marc is featured in a few scenes! Thus, a handful of HD captures have now been added to the gallery, along with the official poster; links & previews are below.
– Artwork & Posters
– Trailer Captures (HD)
Organizing my folders & I came across these gems; thus the gallery has been updated with HQ (and mostly new) production stills & behind-the-scenes images from seasons 4 & 5 of BtVs. I’ve also added various Twitter images from the set of Killer Women. Gallery links & previews are below, enjoy!
– Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999-2002) > Season 4 > Behind the Scenes
– Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999-2002) > Season 4 > Production Stills
– Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999-2002) > Season 5 > Production Stills
– Killer Women (2014) > Season 1 > Behind the Scenes
Old news, but it offers a little more information about Marc’s new TV series!
WGN America is moving forward with it’s Akiva Goldsman-produced drama Underground, giving the Underground Railroad project a 10-episode straight-to-series order with Christopher Meloni, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge and Jessica De Gouw set to star.
Underground, from Sony Pictures TV and Tribune Studios, follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad, as they evade those tasked with bringing them back, dead or alive.
Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights) plays Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage; Aldis Hodge (Turn) is Noah, a brave and clever slave on the plantation with dreams of freedom and a dangerous plan to escape; Law & Order: SVU alum Meloni is August, a secretive mercenary who walks a tightrope between survival and morality; De Gouw is Elizabeth, a socialite who shares her husband’s abolitionist ideals.
The series was created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski (Heroes), who also serve as executive producers with Goldsman from Weed Road Pictures, along with Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold from Safehouse Pictures. Anthony Hemingway (Treme) is set to direct the series’ first two episodes. Production is set to begin this spring for a 2016 premiere.
Marc has been cast in a brand new TV series, titled Underground. Details are below, courtesy of Deadline. Isn’t it great news that Marc will be back on our TV screens very soon?!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer alum Marc Blucas has been cast as a regular in Underground, WGN America’s upcoming pre-Civil War series about the Underground Railroad. He will play John Hawkes in the series from Sony Pictures TV and Tribune Studios, replacing Devon Gummersall, who was originally cast in the role. The change was made before the straight-to-series drama started production on its 10-episode order.
Underground follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom. They are aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad, as they evade those tasked with bringing them back — dead or alive. Blucas’ John Hawkes is an abolitionist lawyer who will break the laws he’s sworn to uphold in order to serve a greater good.
Paradigm-repped Blucas recently was seen in Sleeping With Other People, which premiered at Sundance and screened at Tribeca.