Luke Macfarlane Talks The Mistletoe Promise, Killjoys, Mercy Street and More [Exclusive]


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Photo Credit: Ryan Plummer/Crown Media United States LLC

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

Saturday night, Luke Macfarlane returns to Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movie lineup for the second year in a row with The Mistletoe Promise, based on the book by Richard Paul Evans and co-starring Hart of Dixie‘s Jaime King in her first film for the network. This morning, I jumped on the phone with Macfarlane for a quick chat about the film and his packed project roster.

Photo Credit: Ryan Plummer/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Ryan Plummer/Crown Media United States LLC

In The Mistletoe Promise, Macfarlane plays Nick, a Christmas-phobic family law attorney who strikes a pact with fellow phobe Elise (King), who’s trapped in a combative business partnership with her ex-husband that always escalates at the holidays. What begins as a congenial idea to help each other grows into something more as each rediscovers something they’d thought they lost, because, well, Hallmark Channel.

Cedar Cove‘s Sarah Smyth co-stars as Nick’s indispensable paralegal, Ashley. Christie Laing (UnREAL, OUaT, Arrow) plays Elise’s BFF Holly and Lochlyn Munro is Elise’s ex, Dan. Hallmark staple David Winning (several Christmas films and Tulips in Spring) directs.

Macfarlane is happy to be in the rotation of talent the network calls on for their movies. “I’ve become a bit of a go-to guy for Hallmark. They’re always very lovely to me, and [the movies are] always fun to make,” he says. “I read the script and said, ‘This one’s funny. Sign me up!’ I had a very busy year, and my mom is more excited about my Hallmark movies than everything I do.”

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Photo Credit: Ryan Plummer/Crown Media United States LLC

Fore fans of the novel, he says it’s a bit lighter in tone. “I only heard about the book afterward,” he explains. “We depart from the book in a lot of ways. The book is darker, I’ve been told.”

Unlike last year’s Christmas Land, which found the cast shooting in an early winter in Utah, this film shot in the summer in Vancouver, so the cast was sweltering in their coats and hats. “It was hot, and we’re wearing jackets and trying not to sweat,” says Macfarlane. “I tend to sweat a lot anyway. When we did the ice skating scene, it was in a cold building, so it was like, ‘Oh, thank God.”

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Photo Credit: Ryan Plummer/Crown Media United States LLC

Most viewers recognize Macfarlane from his day job on Killjoys, one of our favorites here at TV Goodness. The second season, which concluded in August, expanded D’avin’s role into the larger Level Six mythology. “I didn’t know where he was going. Aaron Ashmore had specifically asked to get information [on Season 2] and I had specifically asked not to,” he recalls.

“Michelle [Lovretta] asked this year [what we wanted to know]. I didn’t know anything about [last year] and I think I will continue not to know. That’s the way I work. I like to be a little bit blind. That could change.”

Photo Credit: Ian Watson/Syfy/Killjoys II Productions Limited

Photo Credit: Ian Watson/Syfy/Killjoys II Productions Limited

“I think [in Season 2, D’avin] kind of figured out for himself and the team, ‘This is where I’m needed and this is where I’m useful.’ I think that’s a universal journey. That was exciting. And I loved doing all the fight scenes and I hope to keep doing that.”

He also enjoyed the arc with Sabine (No Tomorrow‘s Tori Anderson) that started casual and light and went somewhere unexpected. “In this amazing sleight of hand, she takes control and is the person in control,” he points out. “I loved working with Tori. It’s actually a testament to our casting that they get these wonderful actors.”

This past summer, The Night Shift fans were treated to Macfarlane’s return in a storyline that had Drew and Rick expanding their family. “They had wanted [me to do] more episodes, and I said, ‘I can’t because of Mercy Street,’ so I flew down on one weekend and we did two episodes,” he recalls.

“That’s the only way we could make it work. It was a bit of a bummer. I’d like to do more. I definitely expressed interest in going back if they get picked up. We’ll wait and see. I love working on that show.”

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Photo Credit: PBS

In January, PBS will roll out the second season of Mercy Street, and The Chaplain will get a mystery of his own. “They gave me some really good stuff this year,” he shares. “The Chaplain has some demons. I got to do a little bit of the stunt choreography I like so much, as The Chaplain. I’ll also tease that there’s water involved.”

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This fall, Macfarlane worked alongside a who’s who of Hollywood history to shoot Rock, Paper, Dead for Fright Night master Tom Holland. “In an effort to keep my year as confusing as possible. I had to round it off by playing a killer,” he laughs.

“It’s an amazing project. It has Victor Miller, who wrote the original Friday the 13th, and the hair and makeup people are legends in the business. It’s almost more a psychological thriller, so it’s this really interesting psychological thing. I had a blast. I adore Tom. We got along really well. It was truly a positive experience.”

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Macfarlane goes back in front of the camera for Season 3 of Killjoys in January, which will return on Syfy next summer. Mercy Street begins Season 2 on January 22nd on PBS.

In case you missed it, Christmas Land airs overnight tonight at 2 am/1c on Hallmark Channel. The Mistletoe Promise airs Saturday at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel and repeats through the end of the year. Here is a sneak peek.

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Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere Date: November 5th @ 8/7c

Jaime King (Elise)
Luke MacFarlane (Nick)


Elise meets Nick, a single and handsome attorney, they quickly bond over their mutual dislike of the holidays. Nick shares that his law firm is considering making him a partner, but has a history of choosing only those who are married with a family. Realizing they’re each about to face a lonely holiday season — and that having a girlfriend would increase his chances of being made a partner — Nick suggests the “mistletoe promise” that he and Elise pretend to be a couple until Christmas Eve

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[VIDEO] On set with the stars of “Killjoys”

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‘Mercy Street’: First Look At Season 2 Of PBS’ Civil War Drama


We’re getting a first look at Season 2 of praised Civil War-drama Mercy Street, set to premiere January 22 at 8 PM on PBS.

Mercy Street follows the doctors, nurses and soldiers, as well as free, enslaved and contraband African Americans and other residents of the war-torn city of Alexandria, VA, as they navigate the new world emerging from the most cataclysmic event in our country’s history.

Season 2 continues to explore life in the chaotic city of Alexandria, the complicated interpersonal dynamics of Dr. Foster, Nurse Mary and the Mansion House staff, the increasingly precarious position of the Green family and the changing world of the burgeoning black population. The second season will take the viewer closer to the war and into the halls of Confederate power, all set against the intensifying war, starting with the Seven Days’ Battle and culminating with Antietam.

The new season also delves deeper into the lives of newly freed African Americans, exploring – among other areas – life in a contraband camp, where formerly enslaved African Americans are forced to confront horrific living conditions and disease, but also get a glimpse of freedom.

New actors and guest stars introduced in Season 2 include Patina Miller, Brian F. O’Byrne, Bryce Pinkham,  Lune Renee, Chris Wood, William Mark McCullough and Nyambi Nyambi. They join returning cast members Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Norbert Leo Butz, Tara Summers, McKinley Belcher III, Jack Falahee, AnnaSophia Robb, Donna Murphy, L. Scott Caldwell, Suzanne Bertish, and Luke MacFarlane.

Mercy Street is executive produced by Ridley Scott; David W. Zucker of Scott Free, Lisa Q. Wolfinger and David Zabel.

Check out the clip above.

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Tube Watch: Killjoys – Wild, Wild Westerley



After getting D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) officially sworn back in as a member of the team, the Killjoys take a bounty allowing them entry back into the guaranteed Old Town and search for their missing friends. Their job, to hunt down eight escaped convicts, becomes easier will almost all of them turn up dead by an unusual biological weapon. Discovering their leader has another tank full of the gas with plans to use it, however, presents some problems.

While not quite as fun as the season premiere, “Wild, Wild Westerley” certainly provides its moments such as the running gag concerning the man (Gavin Fox) who momentarily took over the bar in Pree‘s (Thom Allison) absence getting his ass handed to him on three successive occasions by Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), Pawter (Sarah Power), and Pree. While Pree and Pawter decide to stay, Dutch and John (Aaron Ashmore) do get a new travelling companion in Alvis (Morgan Kelly) and an unexpected ally in Turin (Patrick Garrow) who has serious concerns about Level 6 and where the RAC is headed.

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Killjoys’ Aaron Ashmore & Luke Macfarlane Talk New Big Bads & Uneasy Alliances


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Steve Wilkie/Syfy/Killjoys II Productions Limited

On last week’s episode of Killjoys our favorite space bounty hunting trio finally made their way back to Old Town. They found about what you’d expect from a town that was recently bombed, but there were some surprises for the team, notably a new big bad named Liam Jelco (Pascal Langdale). The Company officer looks like he’s ready to cause all kinds of problems for the Killjoys and Pawter (Sarah Power), the good doctor who actually was left behind at Jelco’s compound. As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, the trio also found themselves in a reluctant alliance with the very much not dead Turin (Patrick Garrow) to get to the bottom of the corruption in the RAC .

How will that alliance go given the team’s somewhat contentious relationship with Turin? Just how worried should we be about Jelco and what he has planned for the Westerlyns? In part two of our exclusive interview with Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane, the men behind the Jaqobis brothers, give us some of those answers. Ashmore also discusses some upcoming complications that could get between John and Pawter’s burgeoning relationship.

The TV Junkies: At the end of the second episode we learn that you guys are going to work with Turin to take down the RAC? What’s that involve and can we really trust him?

Aaron Ashmore: Turin, and Patrick who plays him, are so good that you just love to hate him because he’s such a jerk, but he is trustworthy. We start to realize that and work with him in certain ways.

Luke Macfarlane: Turin is one of those really funny characters where we were all like ‘there’s something up with you! You’re suspicious!’ So as characters we all love to ride him and make fun of him all the time, but we’ll discover that ultimately he’s very useful and actually quite loyal and friendly to us.

TTVJ: In Episode 2 we’re introduced to another big bad in Liam Jelco. Besides being the “dickiest dick who’s ever dicked,” what can you tell us about Jelco and how the team will butt heads with him this season?

AA: He’s probably one of the most interesting new characters we get to see on the show. Again, like many of the characters you don’t exactly know where he’s coming from–how good, how bad, how impartial. I think the actor Pascal who plays him does a fantastic job because by the end of Episode 2, when we’re in his office, he almost has this light air to him, but by the end we see him flip over to be incredibly dark and incredibly bad. People are going to really love to hate this character. He’s a great new bad guy.

LM: And such a fantastic actor! Really wonderful.

AA: But in real life he’s such a gentleman and nice guy. I just had a baby and he came by and dropped off spaghetti sauce and pasta. He’s genuinely a nice guy, but boy can he play a jerk!

LM: He is not nice to the people of Old Town!

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Syfy/Bell Media

TTVJ: John and Pawter seem to be getting closer and closer. Will that continue and will her family cause any complications for them?

AA: Yes. That’s what the Nine do right? The Nine are constantly causing complications. In this world they are the wealthy ones and have all the power, and much like real life, are the ones causing most of the issues. We do get to see more of Pawter and her backstory. We learned at the end of Season 1 that she’s a pretty, pretty princess and one of the Nine. We see those dynamics of her interacting with her family and see a little bit more about the Nine as well. So far we’ve only scratched the surface with Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen), but we get to see a whole other side of the Nine and a whole other family, which is Pawter’s family.

TTVJ: One of the things that’s fun in Season 2 is we start to explore more of the other characters and their backstories as you said. Have there been any revelations about anyone that really surprised you?

AA: Thom’s [Allison, Pree] stuff in the first couple of episodes is fantastic. We get to see his darker, more dangerous side, which who knew existed? We get to see more of Pawter and her backstory, but also more of Alvis (Morgan Kelly) which is really interesting. One of the things I really enjoyed about the first season, and found very intriguing, was the religious aspect of what was happening in the Quad and we get to explore that more through Alvis. I think people will really enjoy that.

What do you think of the alliance with Turin and what kind of trouble will Jelco cause? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below! Be sure to check out Part 1 of our interview with Ashmore and Macfarlane.

Killjoys airs Fridays at 9p.m. ET on Syfy and Space Channel.

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Killjoy V Killjoy: Aaron Ashmore Interviews Luke Macfarlane



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At the end of the first season of Killjoys, it looked like the band might be breaking up as their newest member, D’avin, was banished to Arkyn before he could even send his bounty hunting pals so much as a text message. The plot twist alarmed actor Luke Macfarlane, who wondered if his character might be about to get killed off the show. Luckily, rescue awaited him, but not before D’av was subjected to green goo-filled spa days—an immersion therapy made all the more relaxing with a crew of camera guys watching. If you want to hear more of Macfarlane’s take on the second season of Killjoys (including how to play the newly invented Killjoys drinking game) check out this Killjoy v Killjoy clip in which he’s interviewed by co-star Aaron Ashmore.

Killjoy V Killjoy: Aaron Ashmore Interviews Luke Macfarlane

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[VIDEO] “Killjoys” season 2 episodes 1 and 2

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‘The Night Shift’ NBC: Drew & Rick Looking To Adopt? Teasers For Luke Macfarlane’s Return [VIDEO]


Will Drew and Rick make their family a little bit bigger? New ‘Night Shift’ teasers!

The Night Shift
Will Drew and Rick make their family a little bit bigger? New ‘Night Shift’ teasers! (Photo : Ursula Coyote/NBC)

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.

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