Archive for April, 2008

More details on Season 3

Posted in interviews, spoilers on April 26, 2008 by Citizen

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Milo Ventimiglia, Greg Grunberg and Adrian Pasdar in Heroes by Adam Taylor/NBC Photo

Last time we saw Nathan Petrelli on Heroes, he was the victim of an assassin’s bullet. Since then, the audience has been hanging in limbo wondering, is Nathan dead? For that matter, is Niki? TV Guide caught up with Executive Producer and Director, Allan Arkush, on Saturday afternoon at the The Women in Film (WIF) Actors Group in Los Angeles.

Arkush says the series, which begins shooting its next 25 episodes on May 1, will return witha bang post-Olympics, with the first and second episodes airing back-to-back. “We’re picking up exactly where we left off,” he says. “There will be some huge surprises.” One change viewers will notice is a new series regular. Though Arkush remained mum on the subject, he did talk about the types of characters that will be making an appearance. “There will be characters coming that you’ve heard about.”

Some of these could be people from the past, like the group including Angela Petrelli and Kaito Nakamura featured in the mysterious photo. “We’ll learn more about that,” promises Arkush. As to whether this will be through flashbacks, Arkush would only say, “We are going to play with time and we are playing a lot with space and where people are on the planet.”

“Villains” will take center stage in the upcoming episodes, as well as the nature of these villains being set loose. “It will be really clear who these villains are,” says Arkush. “These are not necessarily characters you’ve met already. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of Sylar.” Will some familiar faces clumped into this category? “One of the things that strikes me as so interesting about the show (“Company Man”) was when H.R.G. says, ‘I’m very comfortable in the morally grey area,'” says Arkush. “Think about that. Just like when Nathan and Linderman were going to destroy New York for reasons they thought were correct. And who on the show seems to be able to make very hard decisions and has grown as a character? One of those people is Angela (Petrelli).”

When it comes to grey areas, will Matt Parkman be exploring his newfound power and perhaps tapping into his dark side? “Matt’s going to be flashing someplace,” Arkush explained. “It’s one of the cool surprises.” As for the characters’ powers, he says, “One of the things that we’re going to explore is the very nature of these powers — where they come from, who has them, what the different aspects are of how they each got their powers and how it affects them. That’s going to be a major storyline this year — the actual genetic essence of the power.”

Among other burning questions is, will the innocent Hiro we first met turn completely to his warrior side? “As you’ve seen before in the show, sometimes there are multiples of the same person,” says Arkush. “That’s all I’m going to say about that.” And as for “multiples,” was Niki blown into a zillion pieces? “There’s some interesting stuff there, too,” Arkush says of the storyline.

Most importantly, by saving the cheerleader, have we saved the world? “In this version of this reality we have,” says Arkush. “As the show has shown, there are multiple realities. Every time you change something, every time you step on a butterfly, you could be changing the flow of the universe. That’s the chaos theory and that’s one of the things this season is about.”

For fans that can’t wait until fall for a Heroes fix, the series’ current soundtrack is available now and the DVD of Season Two hits store shelves in August.

Source: TV Guide

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Casting Call for 3.02 (Dreamtime)

Posted in cast on April 26, 2008 by Citizen

African Aborigine
Any age, Male, thin. Seeking an African actor who could portray a member of the Maasai, Samburu or another similar nomadic pastoral tribe. A storyteller with great wisdom. ACTORS MUST BE USA CITIZENS OR HAVE A VALID GREEN CARD. WE CAN’T ACCEPT AN 01 VISA. sptv050769 Guest Star / Multiple Episode Arc.

Source: SpoilerTV

Casting Call for season premiere

Posted in cast on April 26, 2008 by Citizen

We’ve just been sent these by our contacts. Here are 5 roles that are currently be sought for Season 3

Jesse
28-38, Male. Jesseis an intense guy with an explosive temper. Violent. Cruel. A mean looking S.O.B. Recurring Co-Star;

Reporter #1 & #2
28-38, Male or Female, any ethnicities. An ambitious TV reporter covering the news in Odessa, Texas. Co-Star;

E.R. Doctor
32-48, Male or Female, any ethnicities. A skilled E.R. doctor working in Odessa, Texas. Co-Star;

News Commentator
32-45, Male or Female, any ethnicities. A TV anchor on a national news program. sptv050769. Co-Star;

Scary Guy #1 & #2
25-35, Male, any ethnicities. Two scary thugs preying on innocent civilians in New York city. Co-Star;

Paramedic
30-40, Male or Female, any ethnicities. A paramedic administering emergency care to a seriously injured patient. Co-Star.

Source: SpoilerTV

New character according to Kristin

Posted in cast, interviews, spoilers on April 26, 2008 by Citizen

Lynne in Trenton, N.J.: There are a lot of rumors flying around about new Heroes characters for season three. Can you tell me anything concrete?
Expect an unlikable dude named Jesse to join the cast. Mean, angry and out of control is what I’m hearing about him.

Facts and spoilers about Villains

Posted in spoilers on April 24, 2008 by Citizen
  • Heroes Season 3 will have 25 episodes.
  • Volume 3 Villains will have 13 episodes, which will be released in one go.
  • Season 3 will return to the model of Season 1. The only difference is that Season 3 will start with much faster pace. Nice!
  • Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh) is thrilled by what awaits his character this season.
  • Angela’s power will be revealed and her role will be very important (we already knew that…)
  • Our Heroes will have to save the world at least in two occasions this season.
  • We should learn more about evolution of powers.
  • Dead character we know will return, but is he really alive that remains a question.
  • In Season 3 there will be some huge surprises. One change viewers will notice is a new series regular.
  • We’ll learn more about Angela & Kaito relationship ( Hiro – their child? )
  • It will be very clear who are the season 3 villains. Also, there will be a lot of Sylar scenes.
  • We will learn more about the very nature of these powers — where they come from, who has them, what the different aspects are of how they each got their powers and how it affects them.
  • The actual genetic essence of the powers is going to be a major storyline this year.
  • Every time you change something, every time you step on a butterfly, you could be changing the flow of the universe. That’s the chaos theory and that’s one of the things this season is about.

Episode titles (1-4)

Posted in titles on April 12, 2008 by Citizen
    Episode 3×01: “The Butterfly Effect”Sept. 15, 2008
    Written By: Tim Kring
    Directed By: Allan Arkush
    Episode 3×02: “Dreamtime”Sept. 2008
    Written By: Tim Kring
    Directed By: Greg Beeman
    Episode 3×03: “One of Us, One of Them”Sept. 2008
    Written By: Joe Pokaski
    Directed By: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
    Episode 3×04: “The Year of Our Lord”Fall 2008
    Written By: Aron Coleite
    Directed By: Adam Kane

    Source: SpoilerTV

Ask Ausiello 4/9

Posted in interviews, spoilers on April 9, 2008 by Citizen

Question: Any more Heroes scoop? — Alive

Ausiello: Two new recurring roles are being cast, both of which are slated to debut in the Season 3 premiere. “Joy” is in her early twenties and described as “quick on her feet — and adept at getting herself into and out of trouble.” Senator Robert Malden, meanwhile, is in his fifties and a political straight shooter.