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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.

Comments

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 ^^^

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