Eight years after wrapping the show’s six-season run, the premium cable network is developing a sequel to the groundbreaking lesbian drama .
Three of the original series’ lead cast members, Jennifer Beals, who played Bette, Kate Moennig (Shane), who is a series regular on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, and Leisha Hailey (Alice), are expected to come on as executive producers on the sequel and, if the project moves forward, they would appear on the series, with their characters serving as a bridge between the original and the new show. They would be surrounded by a new ensemble of women, with the sequel following their lives, loves and tribulations. Additionally, other characters from the 2004 series may pop up in the new version. Continue reading Showtime developing a sequel of The L Word
Jennifer along her co-star Clive Standen and executive producers Alex Cary and Matt Gross attended the NBC’s ‘Taken’ Panel, TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena on January 18th.
During the panel discussion Jennifer talked about Taken and her character Christina Hart “We’re watching the planting of the seed and watching the plant grow.” Jennifer said about the series. Continue reading Jennifer Beals at the TCA Winter Press Tour
Jennifer has landed a recurring role on Amazon’s upcoming drama “The Last Tycoon”
The cast includes Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt.
The series, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel (published posthumously in 1941), is inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg.
The Last Tycoon follows Hollywood golden boy Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer), as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammar) for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Great Depression and the growing international influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon shines a light on the passions, violence, and towering ambition of 1930’s Hollywood.
Jennifer will play Margo Taft, a regal, dignified and manipulative Hollywood royalty star who came up through the school of hard knocks and gets her way on every picture, playing mind games to establish her absolute supremacy on the set. Continue reading Jennifer Beals joins ‘The Last Tycoon’
Jennifer has teamed up with choreographer and director-producer Kenny Ortega and James Larosa, creator of VH1’s cheerleading drama series Hit the Floor, for “The Edge”, a dance drama in development at Fox.
Written and executive produced by Larosa, The Edge is set in the LA dance world, where it’s survival of the fittest. And no one is more fit than this ensemble of ambitious, sometimes ruthless women and men who have trained their whole lives to be the best and won’t let anything—or anyone—get in their way. Continue reading Jennifer Beals to produce dance drama “The Edge”
Jennifer has landed the female lead role in NBC’s “Taken” a prequel tv series based on the film Taken. Starring alongside Jennifer is British actor Clive Stranden (Vikings) who plays Bryan Mills.
Jennifer plays Christina Hart, the Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence, who has taken Stranden’s Bryan Mills under her wing. Cultured and powerful with a wealth of field experience, her current government position has her overseeing an elite team of operatives who take care of America’s national security emergencies.
In the original Taken, Liam Neeson starred as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent who springs into action when his daughter is kidnapped during a trip to Paris. After contacting one of the thugs who took his daughter, Mills delivered an iconic speech to one of his daughter’s kidnappers, revealing the “very particular set of skills” he acquired over a long career, which makes him “a nightmare for people like you.” We see these skills in action throughout the rest of the movie, and its subsequent sequels, but this Taken series will show how a younger Mills acquired these skills, as he’s recruited to become a black ops agent in the elite Emergency Covert Action Team.
Directed by Alex Graves (Proof), the “Taken” pilot is written and produced by Alex Cary.
Taken is being filmed in Toronto
Jennifer Beals is joining the cast on season 3 of the NBC tv series The Night Shift with a major recurring role where she will play Doctor Syd Jennings. Doctor Syd Jennings will meet Dr. Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr) during his tour in Afghanistan. A Major in the Army, Syd will increase her medical duties through the Culture Support Teams (CST)
Jennifer will first appear in the medical drama’s season 3 premiere possibly airing late spring/summer 2016 on NBC. Production begins in February in New Mexico.
The Night Shift debuted in summer 2014 and follows the lives of the staff who work the late night shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center.