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(from Hallmark Channel’s press release, July 2016) Stars: Jaime King (“Hart of Dixie,” Pearl Harbor), Luke Macfarlane (“The Night Shift,” “Brothers and Sisters”); A chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications – together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of Christmas the phony couple discovers there may be more to their contract than business. Based on the bestselling novel by Richard Paul Adams.
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· Jaime King
· Luke Macfarlane
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· ??? as WRTR
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The Killjoys are officially back and after that action-packed premiere episode, dare we say better than ever? The space adventure series following three bounty hunters wasted no time jumping right back into things as Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and John (Aaron Ashmore) successfully rescued D’avin (Luke Macfarlane) on Arkyn from the maybe not so evil clutches of Khlyen (Rob Stewart). Seemingly unaffected by the Level 6 green goo, D’avin is back on board the Lucy with his team as they prepare to head back to Old Town and see what remains after the Company bombing last season.
In order to get a better idea about team dynamics after the reunion and what lies ahead in Season 2, The TV Junkies recently chatted exclusively with Ashmore and Macfarlane. In the first part of that interview, the actors discuss D’avin’s role on the team this season and how the team may be affected by his changing viewpoint on Khlyen. Then stay tuned next week and come on back for the second part of this interview.
The TV Junkies: As a viewer it was so much fun to get those first few episodes and jump right back into this world. I have to imagine you guys felt the same way, but were there any new challenges with coming back for Year 2?
Aaron Ashmore: There’s not really challenges, but there’s expectations that you want to make things bigger and better, entertain people and keep everybody hooked. That first episode though the script was so cool, so big and with so much action that I feel like we achieved that.
Luke Macfarlane: That’s always the big fear, ‘how do we make it more exciting? How do we up the ante?’
TTVJ: A lot of Season 1 saw D’avin trying to figure out how he fits into the trio, but now that they’ve rescued him he seems to be feeling much better about his role. Is it safe to say at the start of Season 2, after they’ve rescued him, that the team is stronger than they’ve ever been?
LM: I think that’s fair to say, but as the season goes on it does fracture in more unique and unexpected ways. As far as D’avin and his insecurities around being such a jerk about fitting in, he becomes much more confident in his role with both his brother and with Dutch. That was such a propelling theme last year–‘What do we do about D’avin?’–and I think he got better.
AA: I think as distant as we were towards the end of last season because of some of the things that happened–D’avin’s switch being thrown and putting us in a very weird place–the fact that we thought we may have lost him, and then we get him back, automatically bonds us. There’s no questions about his loyalty or how we feel about him because we were willing to risk everything to get him back. Once we do, that in itself just solidifies this team together … for now, until things change.
TTVJ: Michelle [Lovretta, showrunner] has said that she wanted to give D’avin some hope and not be so hard on that character. Do you find that to be true in Season 2 and is he playing nicer with others?
LM: He’s definitely playing nicer with others. I think it’s funny though because Michelle also said she enjoys letting D’avin get the shit kicked out of him. He’s definitely the guy that gets punched in the face a lot, gets goop blasted in his face and he ends up in a lot of bathtubs filled with things. He’s not as poor at integrating socially, but he certainly takes his fair share of hits. Michelle really relishes beating D’avin up a bit, but I enjoy it too.
TTVJ: D’avin seems to have realized that Khlyen may not be the big bad enemy they thought he was. Will John and Dutch soon start to see this point of view as well?
AA: That’s a huge part of the second season is trying to figure out who Khlyen is and how he fits into everything. Obviously it’s more complicated than we first thought so it’s a really big part of it. It will take us awhile to figure that out, especially for Dutch because her feelings are so complicated and tied into this guy that it takes us awhile to figure that out.
TTVJ: Luke, you and Rob were so good in those scenes in the premiere. Can we expect more D’avin and Khlyen goodness to come now that Khlyen seems to have him on his side?
LM: Rob and I got to work together quite a few times this season which was really nice. He’s still essentially Dutch’s “father,” but I’m the first person to identify that maybe he’s not what he seems. We definitely get some great stuff to do together. In fact there’s a really fun “Freaky Friday” Rob and Luke episode which involves me looking at a lot of Rob’s scenes and doing a lot of Rob impressions.
TTVJ: We’ve heard there may be some tension between Dutch and John this season. What will that be like?
AA: That’s the big thing for John this season–how does he feel about what’s going on in this world? Being a killjoy means you have to be impartial to everything. You have to fill the warrant and that’s it. You can’t pick a side and that becomes very difficult for John. He wants to help people and as a killjoy he’s not allowed. So he starts to examine that to see if he still wants to be a killjoy and obviously that plays out with his relationships with Dutch and D’av. It gets complicated as we move forward and try to figure out how this team is going to work, if we’re all going to stick together, if we can all stick together. It gets interesting.
Are you enjoying Killjoys Season 2? Does this talk of changing team dynamics have you worried? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!
Killjoys airs Fridays at 9p.m. ET on Syfy and Space Channel.
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Episode 2×01 “Dutch and the Real Girl”
Episode 2×02 “Wild, Wild Westerley”
On Syfy’s Killjoys, the stakes are higher than ever as the series goes into its second season.
The Quad is on the brink of an interplanetary war, and although the crew of Lucy, as bounty hunters, have sworn to remain neutral in events, their histories just might not let them do that. Can they deal with the sins of their pasts to save their futures?
The stars of Killjoys — Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane — recently spoke to press about what fans can expect in the show’s second season and also talked about the pressure that comes with following up on its excellent first season.
Within their organization, Killjoys rise in rank through levels. One in particular remains a mystery: Level 6. Although we’ve seen hints of what a Level 6 Killjoy is, it still remains an enigma. Now that D’Avin (Macfarlane) has reached that level, though, will we finally learn more about it?
“You know, I remember being very concerned about it,” Macfarlane said. “Oh, what are we going to do with my character? Finally, I’m in Level 6. So, I think what we can tease is that we learn a lot more about what a Level 6 is. That it’s not as simple and it’s not as good and evil as we originally thought. I think I’ll also tease by saying it’s what makes the Level 6 that becomes a big story point, the actual physical sort of makeup of a Level 6, that becomes a big clear point.”
So, what can fans expect during Killjoys‘ second season? The cast spoke about that, including moments they’re excited for fans to see.
“Well, definitely I think this season, what fans definitely need to expect is the world is a lot bigger,” said John-Kamen. “And we just discovered Arkyn, and with that comes really, really awesome new and exciting characters.”
Although fans have seen some of Dutch’s past, John-Kamen hinted that more of her backstory will soon become relevant.
“We’ll be seeing so much more of her past come to life and that’s the real battle — that Dutch herself [struggles] with what’s good and what’s evil,” she said.
John-Kamen also promises that fans will soon see a different side of Khlyen.
“So with Khlyen and Dutch, it’s really obviously [a] very complicated, conflicted relationship, because he’s the guy that she just wants to hate,” she said. “And obviously, at the end of season one, he’s taken D’Avin away. And we know that he has. But definitely with Khlyen, there’s going to be more of an understanding of why he’s done what he did — why he’s done what he’s done in the past. And I think for an audience member as well, it’s going to be a bit harder to just see Khlyen as the bad guy, I mean there’s more understanding of his character.”
Ashmore spoke about the changes the show will see in its second season, especially with the challenges the team overcame in season one.
“I think on some level — even though we sort of explore the team sort of being pulled apart in the first season and this world sort of being torn apart, we really continue with that and sort [out] what that’s going to look like and how is our team going to stick together through all these insane things that are about to happen to them,” he said.
Season one saw a lot of character growth, particularly for D’Avin.
“I think, for D’Avin, I think, his relationship to both of them is defined by this acceptance that you can’t kind of control people,” Macfarlane said. “Because I think his whole life leading up to (inaudible), he can control people, whether that’s violence or over sex. And here, he’s with two people that he can’t control and it’s open, kind of softens him in a very deep way that can make relationships deeper.”
Following up a successful first season brings with it a lot of challenges, as well as pressure.
“I think, for me as an actor, I mean this and season one as well, taking on a role that is, it requires a lot of emotional strengths, a lot of physical strengths,” John-Kamen said. “And suddenly for this season the stakes are higher and especially with other characters you should love and [be] close to. And so I think — I think this season with stakes being raised so high, I find the emotional strengths that the character has and trying to hide it as well. So it’s that — it’s that conflict within Dutch. It’s yes, that was very tough for me this season.”
“I think, yes Hannah, you’re right about this, sort of … what I think is really difficult about this, doing the show — and I think you touched on it, Hannah — are the stakes,” he said. “There are no scenes. There’s no time where we’re just kind of sitting around and it’s just chill and it’s really conversational. It’s always — and as much as it keeps the tone of it, fun and moving in that — it’s very fast-paced like there’s always so much going on in these scenes, there’s always tons of information, there’s tons of emotional stuff in every scene, in every episode.”
Killjoys returns to Syfy on July 1 at 9 p.m. EDT.
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Will Drew and Rick make their family a little bit bigger? New ‘Night Shift’ teasers!
The Night Shift‘s Rick Lincoln is on his way back.
Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Rick (Luke Macfarlane) tied the knot back in “Darkest Before the Dawn,” but fans have yet to see the pair settle into marital bliss. Drew’s deployment sent the medic oversees almost as soon as they signed their marriage certificate, and, now that he’s back state side, viewers are hoping to see him bring Rick back into the storyline. Thankfully, The Night Shift is more than willing to oblige.
In fact, the couple may soon make their family a little bit bigger.
“Macfarlane reprises his role for several episodes beginning Aug. 3, when Rick and Drew attempt to adopt a 14-year-old patient who has spent much of his young life in and out of foster care,” TV Line announced on Monday.
This won’t be the only time Drew takes an interest in a troubled youngster this season. Titled “All In,” episode 8 will see the doc bond with a woman’s “scared young foster daughter, the team discovers the mother has a secret.” Are these two storylines in any way connected? Fans will have to wait and see.
In the meantime, The Night Shift will bring a supersized helping of mayhem to screens this Wednesday. “Get Busy Livin'” and “Hot in the City” will air back-to-back on Jun 29, and each hour will up the drama on more than one level (see a preview below).
“A college co-ed falls from a balcony and once she is in the ER, TC (Eoin Macken) and Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) find that her situation is even more complex,” NBC teased. “Jordan (Jill Flint) bonds with a terminal patient who teaches her some important lessons about living.”
TC, meanwhile, will have to deal with his sister-in-law as a new pharmaceutical rep creates a little (sexual) tension at San Antonio Memorial.
At 10 p.m. ET, “Hot in the City” will see tensions boil over as temperatures climb. Interpersonal relationships will be rocky heading into the episode, and a broken air conditioner will turn the team against each other.
Find out more when The Night Shift airs Wednesdays on NBC.
Hi. I’ve just added many new photos from the second season of “Killjoys”. You can see them in the Photo Gallery.
Hola. Acabo de añadir muchas nuevas fotos desde la segunda temporada de “Killjoys”. Se pueden ver en la Galería de Fotos (Photo Gallery).
Ciao. Ho appena inserito molte nuove foto dalla seconda stagione di “Killjoys”. Potete vederle nella Galleria Fotografica (Photo Gallery).
Salut. Je viens d’ajouter beaucoup de nouvelles photos de la deuxième saison de “Killjoys”. Vous pouvez les voir dans la Galerie de photos (Photo Gallery).
Hi. I’ve just added a new photo: the cast photoshoot for the second season of “Killjoys”. You can see it in the Photo Gallery.
Hola. Acabo de añadir una nueva foto: la sesión de foto del equipo de la segunda temporada de “Killjoys”. Se puede ver en la Galería de Fotos (Photo Gallery).
Ciao. Ho appena inserito una nuova foto: il photoshoot del cast della seconda stagione di “Killjoys”. Potete vederla nella Galleria Fotografica (Photo Gallery).
Salut. Je viens d’ajouter une nouvelle photo: le photoshoot de le casting de la deuxième saison de “Killjoys”. Vous pouvez le voir dans la Galerie de photos (Photo Gallery).
The new season of Killjoys comes with something extra cool: a fresh opening sequence by a team of animators from Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios. We spoke to the studio’s Creative Director Chris Morris about how the new opener was made and what inspired the unique animation style—oh, and we’re going to let you see it, too.
Space: The new opening shows the Killjoys looking like a hybrid of comic book illustration and rotoscoped animation. What inspired that aesthetic?
Chris Morris: An illustrator I really admire is Wedha Abdul Rahid from Indonesia. His flamboyant and lifelike technique is know as WPAP, or Wedha Pop Art Portrait. When considering the rich, jewel-toned color palette of Killjoys and the strong personalities of the main characters, I thought that WPAP would be an exciting way to showcase all the show has to offer in a slightly unexpected way. At the very beginning of this project, I spent a few days playing with different visual styles but when I showed [Cuppa Coffee] Executive Producer Adam Shaheen my first WPAP portrait of Dutch, we both knew we were onto something special because the illustration was so intense, unique, and lifelike at the same time. And the idea of animating a whole opening sequence and recreating the Killjoys world like this got us fired up.
Can you tell us about the process that went into making the new opening sequence? How long does it take you to do this kind of animation?
The whole process was about two months from beginning to delivery. Luckily, the production and editing team on Killjoys did a lot of heavy lifting for us with pulling hundreds of images from the show for rotoscoping. Many thanks to Ferran Banchs for all his work finding us great images from the show! With a selection of our favourite images, I assembled an animated edit to visualize how the images move from one to the next and to work out how many images we can actually see in 15 seconds. This was an important part of the process because the edit sets the pacing, mood, and crafts the story for the whole sequence.
With our key images selected, my illustrators came on board. Erik Blohm-Gagne and Kelsey Ryan worked diligently for two weeks to create all the illustrations of The Quad, Lucy, and our main characters. It took about a day to create each image in Illustrator. It’s a interesting process, part tracing, part freehand drawing and the illustrators are making critical colour choices with each stroke. I think the effort is truly worth it because the characters come across so powerfully.
What came first, the art for the new sequence or the music, “Happy Damage” by Jacuzzi Boys? Did one influence the other?
The visuals were crafted first. I had a rhythm in my mind throughout the process but I really let the visuals and the flow of the camera drive the sequence. When we completed the visuals, the production team worked hard to come up with a great music track as kick-ass as our animation. The effort that went into music really paid off and I think it feels like they were made together.
We love your version of the ship, Lucy. What was your favourite Killjoys character to recreate?
I think our portrait of Lucy captures the high-tech vibe that we were after but it also has the crazy explosion of colour I was inspired by and I’m very proud of it. All of the characters translated really well on screen. D’avin comes across as tough with attitude—I love his smirk at the beginning of the sequence. Dutch appears beautiful and dangerous. Her hug with John is my favourite shot in the sequence. I have to say, John was my favorite character to create. I think it’s his eyes. John’s eyes are so intense in every shot and his face really translated well to our illustration style. I guess credit should go to Aaron Ashmore for being so photogenic but I still have difficulty thinking about the actors behind the roles because the characters in this show are so strong.
Check out the new opening credits sequence for Killjoys Season 2 below. And remember, the show returns to Space July 1 at 9e 6p, followed by all-new episodes of Dark Matter.