To say that British import Ricky Whittle‘s fanbase is ardent is an understatement. The Actor whom just parted ways with The CW‘s hit series The 100, quickly turned around and landed a starring role in upcoming Starz series American Gods. Whittle has not minced words in his opinion about a certain producer for cutting his story lines on that series and fans have been vocal, rallying in support of him.
American Gods centers on ex-convict Shadow (Whittle) who meets a mysterious man named Wednesday (Ian McShane) who seems to know more about him and his past than initially thought. Emily Browning and Sean Harris star also.
The Series begins production later this month in the City, running through the fall, with read-throughs beginning next week.
We spotted Whittle arriving with luggage in-tow, set for an extended stay. With a group of Fans waiting on him, he was beyond nice to stop and greet everybody individually. We know one of our readers Mel in Ottawa loves him dearly and we got him to do a quick shout-out!
22-year-old Devon Bostick may have developed an ardent following with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Franchise and Indie Darlings like Adoration by Atom Egoyan, but his profile continues to rise rapidly. He stars currently in breakout Sci-Fi Series The 100 on The CW/Netflix currently, actively promoting the Series on Twitter with his Fans.
Bostick now returns home to Toronto to film brand-new Thriller Regression which currently has been in production for over a month now. He stars alongside some Heavyweights like Ethan Hawke (appearing at TIFF Bell Lightbox next week!), David Thewlis and of course, Emma Watson. The Film centers on a Father accused of a crime he has no memory of committing. Regression is directed by Alejandro Amenabar.
The Actor was nice to stop for a quick Photo earlier today upon arriving in the City from Los Angeles, where he is based. He was just in Toronto last month promoting The 100. Learn more about the Series here.
I admit it! I’m totally behind on my TV viewing of late, but this weekend I discovered the highly-addictive new Sci-Fi Series from The CW, The 100! Starring a fresh-faced Cast including Eliza Taylor, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bobby Morley, Devon Bostick and Thomas McDonnell, the Series is set in a post-Apocalyptic Earth, where 100 young Men and Women are transported to, in order to determine whether or not Mankind finally can return and survive. The 100 were deemed Criminals and because they had not yet reached the age of 18, were not punished to death.
Based on the Series of Books by Kass Morgan, the Series premiered late March to 2.7 million Viewers, deemed a ratings Hit! If anyone knows what connects with young people, it’s certainly The CW, responsible for Arrow, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model and Vampire Diaries and something tells me this is going to be around for a while. It is a cut from the same cloth which Fans of The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games would wear.
Australian Actress Taylor is front and center of it all, starring as Clarke, who is imprisoned for aiding her Father, who was sentenced to death for revealing crucial information about TheArk‘s (a collective of Survivors residing in space stations at the time of the Apocalypse) depleting life support systems. She carries the weight of the Show with a commanding presence to her, acting as the logic and reason to a hot-headed group of Teens, whom at any turn could be eliminated at one wrong misstep.
The gorgeous Avgeropoulos is an interesting Character, the dark to Clarke‘s light. Suppressed her entire life and free to explore at last, she appears read to get herself in all sorts of trouble, starring as Octavia Blake. Bobby Morley plays her Brother, Bellamy, keeping a watchful eye on her, at once having to watch his own back as he makes his way onto the shuttle to Earth among The 100 through his own illicit means.
Toronto is represented by our v. own Bostick, known best for his work on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Adoration and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He plays the adventurous Jasper, who has his heart set on Octavia. You won’t want to see what happens to him at the end of the first Episode. Ouch!
Genre Fans also will recognize the lovely Kelly Hu as Cece, who has starred in a litany of TV Series and Films like Hawaii Five-O, The Scorpion King, Warehouse 13, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries.
Canadians are extremely lucky to get the entire first Season of The 100 licensed exclusively to Netflix Canada! That’s right, Canada – you can stream new episodes within 24 hours after each episode airs in the U.S. Wednesday nights on The CW at 9 PM EST.