Sad news, guys. It looks like Marc’s new pilot, Searchers, hasn’t been picked up after all.
After several days of deliberations, the CW has opted not to proceed with pilots Insatiable and Searchers. Insatiable is being shopped elsewhere, and I hear there is interest.
Last week, the network picked up four of its six pilots to series, Dynasty and Valor from CBS TV Studios, and Black Lightning and Life Sentence from Warner Bros TV.
That left behind the darkly comedic and quirky Insatiable, starring Debby Ryan, and Berlanti Prods’ big-scope adventure drama Searchers. While there was very little room to maneuver on the schedule as the network had already renewed 11 current series, the CW left the pilots in contention, holding discussions on both projects. As I reported, there was only a glimmer of hope, and that is now gone as the network’s budget had been maxed out on a volume of series.
Insatiable had strong internal support, though it was different than anything else on the CW. Meanwhile, Searchers had a bumpy ride and required re-shoots, but the final cut came in OK, and the project had great pedigree coming from The 100 creator Jason Rothenberg and the network’s top producer Greg Berlanti.
From Deadline, regarding the possible pickup of Searchers — fingers crossed when the Fall schedule is revealed on Thursday!
As I have reported, the field of six CW pilots this year was possibly the strongest ever, making for some difficult decisions. The network picked up four to series, Dynasty and Valor from CBS TV Studios, and Black Lighting and Life Sentence from Warner Bros TV.
That left behind the darkly comedic and quirky Insatiable, starring Debby Ryan, and Berlanti Prods’ big-scope adventure drama Searchers.
The CW had four spots open after opting to renew both iZombie and The Originals, vacated by the departing The Vampire Diaries and Reign and canceled freshmen No Tomorrow and Frequency. That makes it tricky for the CW to accommodate two more new series. There is only a glimmer of hope but I hear discussions on both series are ongoing, with final decisions likely to come after the upfronts. There had been rumblings that the network could try to spread the budgeted number of episodes for next season over more shows, leading to shorter orders for some series but it is unclear if that idea is still viable.
Underlining the CW’s faith in all six of its pilots, it gave its blessing to all to start making if-come offers to writers in late April. Insatiable has had strong internal support, though it’s different than anything else on the CW. Meanwhile, Searchers had a bumpy ride and required reshoots, but the final cut came in OK, and the project has great pedigree coming from The 100 creator Jason Rothenberg and the network’s top producer Greg Berlanti.
We finally have an article confirming Marc’s role in Searchers! Details are below, courtsey of Deadline.
Marc Blucas has booked a series-regular role in the CW drama pilot Searchers, from WBTV and CBS TV Studios. Written by Jason Rothenberg, Searchers is about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, Cooper (Zane Holtz) and his free-spirited sister Fable are forced to team up when they learn that their mother’s terrifying and bizarre stories might be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths and unexplainable mysteries of the world. Blucas will play Raff, the uncle of Cooper and Fable. He most recently was seen in Underground for WGN America and will appears in indie films Brawl in Cell Block 99 and Looking Glass. He’s repped by Paradigm.
IMDb has a new project listed on Marc’s filmography; a thriller titled Looking Glass, which is already in post-production. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney. Marc’s character is apparently called ‘Howard’. Let’s hope we have more news or images soon!
A couple buy a desert motel where they find that strange, mysterious events occur.
Looks like Marc has signed up for another TV project! IMDB lists the project as a TV movie, but it is, in fact, a pilot ordered by CW. The official synposis is posted below, thanks to Deadline.
Written by Jason Rothenberg, Searchers is about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, Cooper (Holtz) and his free-spirited sister, Fable (McGregor) are forced to team up when they learn that their mother’s terrifying and bizarre stories might be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths and unexplainable mysteries of the world.
Rothenberg executive produces with White and Berlanti Prods’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
Thanks to Far, Far Away, the gallery has been updated with HQ production stills of Marc from the season 2 opening episode of Underground — less than a month to go ’til the premiere! Gallery link & previews are below, enjoy!
The second full length trailer from the upcoming second season of Underground has just been released by WGN America. Please be aware that it’s not suitable for underage viewers, thank you. View it under the cut!
Season 2 of Underground is premiering on March 8, 2017! Thus, WGN America has started releasing promotional material. The teaser promo posted below features a short scene with Marc — who’s apparently been upgraded to regular cast member! He was listed as guest star last season, despite appearing in nearly every episode. Happy viewing!
Happy New Year, everyone! Once again, thanks to my lovely friend Kayla, I’ve also been able to replace the previously added stills & poster in the gallery with HQ versions, as well as add additional stills & a brand new promotional image from Operation Christmas. Gallery links & previews are below, enjoy!