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.
Anna shared Easter greetings (and a sweet photo of she and the hubby) to her fans on Twitter earlier this morning.
Anna Paquin has begun filming for her new series, “Broken” in Dallas, TX and it looks like the hubby is with her. Steve shared on Twitter this great photograph of himself and his new pal, Mark Twain taken at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The Dallas Arboretum is currently hosting a sculpture exhibit titled “Dallas Blooms: The Artistry in Nature” featuring the work of artist Gary Lee Price.
The producers of Stephen Moyer’s new series, Shots Fired, are now casting for smaller roles and stand-in spots before they start filming the new series. This makes us believe the onset of filming isn’t far off.
Some Stand Ins will work almost every day. Others may only work a day or so per episode. Some may double over for several characters.
Anyone submitting to work as a Stand In MUST have the availability needed per role. They must also live close by and willing to drive to any area we may be filming -Such as Charlotte, Mooresville, Concord, and so on.
STAND IN Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with heading STAND IN REQUEST.
Please make sure you have included 2 photos (one of which is full length) Name, Age, Phone, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, City/State you reside, Your availability and any Stand In experience you may have.
If you need more information check out thesoutherncastingcall.com.
So, if you live in the Charlotte, NC area of the States, get your info in to the good folks at Shots Fired and let us know if you get cast … we’d love to give you an old fashioned shout out.
Here are a few of the more minor roles to be filled.
* HOVER BOARD TEEN: This one seems pretty self-explanatory. A notice seeks African-American teens (or early-20-somethings) that have “and can ride a hover board.”
* BIKE MALES: This one follows a similar request, but you know, on bikes instead of hoverboards. (Doesn’t say anything about having one already, though.)
* One more notice wants an African-American woman in her 50s or 60s for a “young grandmother” role. There’s also a note about a screen-time upgrade being possible, for this character.
Last month, Stephen Moyer dropped out of the film, “Tribes of Palos Verdes”, due to a scheduling conflict and now we may have the reason behind the clash. Today, comes the news by way of The Hollywood Reporter, that Steve has been cast in a starring role in the new Fox limited series, “Shots Fired”, due to debut this year.
Rounding out the cast of this straight to series drama will be Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Sanaa Lathan.
“Shots Fired” explores the aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. Sanaa Lathan stars as an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that comes with such volatile cases as they seek justice before the divided town erupts.
Steve returns to your television in a role we’ve not seen him fill in the past. He has been cast as Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s sheriff’s department who gets caught in the middle of the investigation. Nothing more attractive than a man in uniform. Wouldn’t you agree, Ladies?
Helen Hunt, who has a one-year deal for the series, will play Patricia Eamons, the fictional governor of North Carolina.
Richard Dreyfuss will play Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison who is intricately involved in the shooting.
Shots Fired is written and executive produced by married duo Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also serve as executive producers on the 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine TV and Undisputed Cinema entry. Prince-Bythewood will direct. Stephan James, Aisha Hinds, Tristan Wilds co-star.
What better way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day than with a candid pic of Steve out shopping in Beverly Hills? Thank you paparazzi Saint Patrick’s Day Gods! Although the photo was actually snapped yesterday, we were blessed with it being dropped today.
Those with excellent knowledge of all things Steve will recognize his shopping companion as none other than one of his partners-in-CASM, Cerise Hallam Larkin. Perhaps they were chatting about some potential upcoming projects? We can certainly hope!
If you didn’t get a chance to catch “Concussion” on the big screen, you’ll soon have several options of checking out this important drama. This dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world. Besides Steve, the supporting cast includes Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Mike O’Malley, and David Morse.
As of March 1st, “Concussion” has been available to download on iTunes. Otherwise, the film will be available for purchase or rent on March 29th, from a number of retailers including Amazon, Netflix, or Redbox.
The film should certainly be considered timely: this past Monday, Jeff Miller, the NFL’s top health and safety officer acknowledged there is a link between football-related head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. This admission made headlines this week as it is the first time a senior league official has conceded football’s connection to the devastating brain disease.
Check out a clip from “Concussion” below, featuring Will Smith and Stephen Moyer.
Anna Paquin has tweeted her support to raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors. Steve and Anna have been supporters of The Silas Pullen Fund from the get go, as most followers in Stevedom may remember that Steve has been friends with the Pullens for years.
Silas’ family shares on their website that Silas was a mere ten years old when diagnosed with a brain tumor, and sadly, succumbed to the disease seventeen months later. The family has channeled their grief by raising the public’s awareness of this devastating disease. The Pullen Family has a website called “It’s A No Brainer” where they are encouraging people to get involved by ordering a colorful bandana, taking a photograph wearing the bandana, and then posting it back to the site. From the site:
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet receive less than 2% of the national cancer spend in the U.K.
With your help we would like to raise awareness about this terrible disease.
Please get involved and take a smiling..imaginative… loving… achieving… singing photograph in the memory of our son Silas. Something needs to change.
“It is a no brainer.”
Naturally, Steve and Anna have done their part by photographing themselves with the bandana, American Gothic style! The photo appears on the It’s A No Brainer website, and you can also go there and vote for their photo as one of your faves!
If you would like to participate like Steve and Anna, follow these simple steps:
- Order the new 2016 design Brain Tumor Bandana HERE
- Take an imaginative photo
- Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The site will do the black & white trick and put it online
- The goal is to reach all 195 countries
No doubt the Pullen family would be most grateful if several of Steve and Anna’s fans participated in this most worthwhile cause!
“All the money raised under The Silas Pullen Fund is going directly into research for paediatric high grade gliomas – with the aim of driving research through into clinical trials quicker and giving these children more options. We have so far raised in excess of £300,000″. It’s a No Brainer website