On January 8th of this year, we lost our dear friend and frequent contributor to this site, BillsNia, or chchchanges as she was known on our forum. You can read our original post about Nia’s passing here. In March, Cindy (aemac), Becky (SenseofDoubt), and Shelhill (Michelle) attended a “celebration of life” in Nia’s honour in Wisconsin. We had the opportunity to meet Nia’s wonderful group of family and friends. Nia’s devotion to Steve and True Blood had become well known amongst her family and close friends, and they all expressed how grateful they were that Nia had that outlet and that she had the opportunity to make so many friends in the fandom. Virtually everyone in Nia’s circle acknowledged that Nia was one of the most giving people, who always put everyone’s needs before her own, so they were delighted that she had something that was just for her.
Nia’s daughter, Angela, just sent us some information about a charity race the family is participating in for Strain for the Brain, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit with the goal of raising money for Brain Tumor Research, and raising awareness of the effect that Brain Tumors have on patients and their loved ones.
When we reported about Nia’s passing, there was an outpouring of condolences from the Stephen Moyer/True Blood fandom. Nia was such a frequent and compassionate contributor to a variety of sites, and many commented about how much her participation had meant to them. Nia was also the first in line to donate to a variety of charitable causes related to the fandom. If we asked, Nia not only gave, but she encouraged others to do so as well. Now is our opportunity to give a little back for Nia, and all that she has done for Steve and the fandom. We urge you all to do the same! Please consider making a donation to “Team Nia” and let her family know what Nia’s friendship meant to you.
The first ten people to send us proof of donation of $25 or more will get a gift from us: either a photo or magazine that Steve has signed! Upon making a donation, you will receive a receipt by email that will look like this:
Simply forward that receipt to: email@example.com We will contact the first ten people by email to notify you of your prize and to confirm shipping address. Deadline is June 4th at noon, EST.
You can donate to the entire team, or to an individual member. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy when you read the pages for Brian and Angela, Nia’s children, as they recount their mother’s brave battle with inoperable brain cancer. Please follow the donation link and make a contribution in memory of our dear friend, Nia!
Looks like Steve is back to filming in North Carolina, as he shared this selfie taken with cast mates Mack Wilds and Beau Knapp. Lets hope that Steve will have lots of screen time, since he’s been spending quite a bit of time on set!
Steve shared this photo taken during filming of Shots Fired on his Instagram last night.
Steve and Anna were photographed yesterday in NYC as they left their hotel, presumably to head back to Los Angeles. They spent the past few days in the Big Apple to attend the premiere of Anna’s miniseries, “Roots”, which will make it’s debut on A&E on May 30th and air for four consecutive nights. Steve’s got his “blue steel” look going on in these photos!
Everyone knows we’re huge fans of Anna Paquin here at Simply Moyer and we’ve no doubt most members of Stevedom are too. But, if for some god-awful reason you’re not (shame on you), you’ll still enjoy watching this video of Anna on Live with Kelly. She visited the ABC set today, May 24th, and talked on a number of subjects including Steve and the toddlers. Enjoy!
It was a big night for both the Emerys and their fans last night as Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer attended the first screening of Anna’s soon to be released mini-series, Roots. This red carpet event took place at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center on May 23rd. As you may have noticed this is the first official public event that Anna and Steve have attended this year, and they look as handsome as we remember.
The Roots remake will premiere on Memorial Day, May 30th, as an eight hour event over four days.
Watch the trailer for Roots and whet your whistle for this special event.
Thank you to Mack Wilds (Officer Joshua Beck) for our first behind-the-scenes video of Stephen Moyer on the set of Shots Fired. A uniform and a southern accent on a handsome man are not meant to be resisted, so why try. Go ahead and play the video repeatedly … we aren’t counting.
me and my lieutenant, @smoyer.
snapchat: MackWilds pic.twitter.com/UyYGJBMq0s
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) May 18, 2016
Thanks to Vulture, we have the ability to share trailers for the most anticipated upcoming shows on the FOX network, which includes Shots Fired! Steve’s character, Officer Calvert Breeland, doesn’t appear until the end of the trailer, but not only is the wait worth it, but this first glimpse of the show will prolly leave you ramped up. I know it did me.
Drats! To put it mildly. We were all expecting to see Stephen Moyer in his new Fox TV show, Shots Fired, as part of the fall line up. Unfortunately, everyone in Stevedom, is about to be disappointed. This morning, Fox Television Group announced their programming slate for their 2016-2017 television season. Shots Fired will be part of FOX’s mid-season schedule and will air in the spring of 2017 on Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm. So, only a year to go before we see handsome Steve’s face in our living rooms again.
Steve shared this photo on Facebook this morning, May 16th. So yes, he is filming, but how about another pic in uniform, Steve?
As usual, Steve’s been a busy, busy boy. From traveling across the pond on a regular basis to wishing an adoring fan a Happy Birthday, it can be hard keeping up with your favourite ex-vampire. Here’s a few excerpts from Steve’s life that he’s recently shared on social media.
A man in a uniform can be hard to resist, so when Stephen Moyer dons one his fans may bloody well go apeshit. Thanks to @ryewash, one of Steve’s fellow actors from Shot’s Fired, for sharing Steve’s first photo in costume from the set. Hopefully, this is the first of many to come our way.
Oh yeah, bitches! “Shots Fired”, Steve’s latest TV series, will be gracing our living rooms this autumn. On top of that lovely news, is knowing that we won’t just be seeing a pilot that might not get picked up, but an already approved straight to series drama.
Though, Anna Paquin’s new ABC television pilot, “Broken”, is still in the hands of the viewing audience and the broadcast network, Deadline considers it’s chances are very promising to be picked up as a weekly series. According to Entertainment Weekly:
Though there’s a great chance you’ll never see most of what lies ahead, ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and NBC are on the precipice of deciding the fates of dozens of pilots in contention for the 2015-16 television season.
Shots Fired (straight to series) – FOX
Examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. Lathan will play an expert investigator who digs into the cases alongside a special prosecutor (Stephen James) sent to town by the Department of Justice. The duo navigates the media attention, public debate and social unrest that comes with such volatile cases as they seek justice before the town erupts.
Team: Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood will write and executive-produce alongside Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Stephen Moyer, Richard Dreyfuss, DeWanda Wise, Jill Hennessy, Tristan Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Will Patton, Clare-Hope Ashitey.
Broken – ABC Pilot
A ruthless Dallas divorce attorney’s (Anna Paquin) life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.
Team: Meaghan Oppenheimer will write and executive-produce with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.
Cast: Anna Paquin, Charity Wakefield, Thad Luckinbill, Enrique Murciano, Blair Underwood, T.R. Knight, Penelope Ann Miller, Zeb Sanders.
Most people drive their car when they take a road trip, but not our Mr. Emery. Knowing he would be in North Carolina filming for a number of months, Steve made plans for Little Blue, his pickup truck, to join him by trailer. The fine folks at Picture Car Warehouse loaded him up and drove him out with some other fine looking vehicles to keep Little Blue company.
If only Little Blue could convince Steve to make an actual road trip back home. He’s sporting a “pretty quick” engine and a “Corvette rear end”, according to his loving owner. Steve’s new old pickup truck might be in better shape now than when he first came off the assembly line.
It’s official! Even though we know “Shots Fired” had begun filming, it’s not official until we see it with out very own eyes. Well, here you go, our first photos from the set of “Shots Fired”, and one of them includes director’s chairs with the name of the show on them … nothing more official than that! Unfortunately for us, none of the photos include fan favourite, Stephen Moyer.
In the scene being shot Tuesday, April 12th, some of the fictional city’s prominent figures address reporters about the unrest in the community. Filming was for the first of 10 episodes in this highly anticipated TV mini-series. All of the show is being filmed in North Carolina except for a few clips in Washington, D.C.
Just for fun, here’s a casting call that’s for April 13th:
Fox TV Show, Shots Fired, is casting CAUCASIAN MEN, 30-60.
Production day: Wed, 4.13
Call time: 1:30pm
Must be local to Charlotte. Production is in Charlotte.
We need to fill these extras roles:
**Attractive male reporter/anchor.
**2 men to play a still photographer and a news camera man.
**Man over 60 to play a retired officer/neighbor.
Must be available for an 8 hour day. $64/8 hours
Send info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: AGE/RACE/GENDER/ROLE/4.13
*2 photos (full body, head shot)
*You understand that you must be available for 8 hours: Y/N
*Name other scenes of Shots Fired you have worked in, if any
Luckily, for all of us Stevedom fans who believe soon is not soon enough, Shots Fired has begun filming. The ten-episode Fox series will examine “the dangerous aftermath of racially-charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee.” The show is “inspired by recent events that have sparked national outrage and the Black Lives Matter movement.”
The show has already filmed scenes in Concord, Kannapolis and Charlotte, but the majority of the filming will take place in Mooresville (just north of Charlotte) from now through July. Recurring shots will happen on Broad Street, as well as West Center Avenue, and spots such as Phil’s BP station, Caddi, and Miles Diner, along with a façade built on Broad Street.
“Everyone working on the show has been very responsive to questions and concerns posed by residents who will have filming nearby, so we’re pleased about that,” said Sellers. the town spokesperson.
As preparations were made for the filming here, one noticeable difference to downtown that’s already attracting attention is the repainting of the Coca-Cola mural on the side of a Broad Street building. The Coke mural, which was recently re-painted by Asheville artists Scott Allred and Jeremy Russell, will now be a scene reflecting downtown life, including a train, depot and water tower.
Crews from 20th Century Fox began the painting process on Tuesday and planned to be finished by the end of the week. If the town and building owner wish, the crew will leave the new mural as is when they depart, otherwise the Coca-Cola mural will return at the end of the show’s filming this summer.
For more information visit the source at the Mooresville Tribune.
Steve has been busy on Twitter lately giving us hints on where and what he’s been up to. This should put to bed some speculation that’s been circling the web … whether or not his new television series, Shots Fired, would boycott filming in North Carolina due to new anti-LGBT laws. Well, according to Steve’s tweet below, it seems he’s been in the afore mentioned state and we’d like to believe that if not actually filming, he’s at least doing some table reads or being fitted for costumes.
When it comes to fun, Steve spent the weekend in New York City doing the rounds of some popular broadway musicals. On Saturday evening, he was in the audience of She Loves Me, starring a past co-star from The Sound of Music, Laura Benanti. And on Friday, Steve attended a performance of Hamilton the Musical.
Hope Steve finds his way back to work soon, we fans need him in our living rooms as soon as possible.