Skip to main content

Casting Couch: "Sarah Connor" Gets Her Terminators in Glau and Yeoman

In pilot casting news, FOX's The Sarah Connor Chronicles, starring Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker, has firmed up the rest of its cast.

Some of you may recall that, back in December, I alluded to the casting of "certain actress who has herself appeared on two cult genre television series." I can finally reveal who I was speaking of, as it was officially announced that Summer Glau (Firefly, The 4400) has been cast as the second female lead in the pilot: a young female Terminator assigned to protect Thomas Dekker's John Connor. (I can't tell you how hard it was to keep that news a secret.)

Also cast: Owain Yeoman (The Nine, Kitchen Confidential) who will play another Terminator, Cromartie, who appears in the pilot and is not quite as helpful as Glau's character. In fact, he'll be pursuing the Connors as the story begins.

Having read the script, I can say that it is a kick-ass action/adventure series but with some grounding in the real world as well. And, oh, despite the shifting timeframe, it does take place in the current day.


The CineManiac said…
I have to admit the thought of a Terminator tv series really bothered me. I couldn't see how this could possibly be good, but now I know that the creators are at least doing something right, hiring Glau will help out any show, but making her a Terminator is pure brilliance.
Anonymous said…
I'm still not convinced that Lena Headey is right for the role of Sarah Connor but adding Glau and Yeoman to the cast is a good sign. I love Lena Headey but just can't picture her in this...hopefully, she'll surprise everyone!
greebs said…
Fine by me - Summer Glau is WHITE HOT.
Anonymous said…
Awesome!!!!! I would have never guessed her, though your hint was pretty on the mark. I think River will be great as a Terminator.
Anonymous said…
Summer Glau stopped me and asked me to push her car to a gas station. She strapped a chain around my waist and I pulled her car 50 miles into the city. Asking if she could do anything for me, I asked her for a kiss ... God she is perfect, maybe I can help her move her house next time !
Anonymous said…
LOL at anon above ^^^

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

BuzzFeed: Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx   — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial   wrapped up its first season. Serial   obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.   The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst , like Sarah Koenig's beloved podcast, sifts through old documents, finds new leads from fresh interviews, and seeks to determine just what happened on a fateful day in which the most foul murder was committed. And, also like  Serial  before it,  The Jinx may also hold no ultimate answer to innocence or guilt. But that seems almost beside the point; such investigations often remain murky and unclear, and guilt is not so easy a thing to be judged. Instead, this upcoming six-part tantalizing murder mystery, from director Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), is a gripping true crime story that unfolds with all of the speed of a page-turner; it

BuzzFeed: "The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now"

The CBS legal drama, now in its sixth season, continually shakes up its narrative foundations and proves itself fearless in the process. Spoilers ahead, if you’re not up to date on the show. At BuzzFeed, you can read my latest feature, " The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now," in which I praise CBS' The Good Wife and, well, hail it as the best show currently on television. (Yes, you read that right.) There is no need to be delicate here: If you’re not watching The Good Wife, you are missing out on the best show on television. I won’t qualify that statement in the least — I’m not talking about the best show currently airing on broadcast television or outside of cable or on premium or however you want to sandbox this remarkable show. No, the legal drama is the best thing currently airing on any channel on television. That The Good Wife is this perfect in its sixth season is reason to truly celebrate. Few shows embrace complexity and risk-taking in t