Post by Alex Matthews on May 6, 2016 13:48:24 GMT -6
CASTING NEWS - Meet The Faulkners!
Dr. Kitty Faulkner will be feeling the pressure in an early episode of Season 2 "M:SCU" when her parents, Everett and Meredith arrive in town. VSGuide can exclusively reveal that John Shea (Lois & Clark, Mutant X) and Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5, Night of the Living Dead) have been booked to fill the roles (and shoes) of the elder Faulkners!
Shea is well known for his stint as 'Lex Luthor' himself during the 4-year run of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", as a season regular for the show's first year, and several return appearances for the remainder of the show's life. He also lead the cast of the sci-fi show "Mutant X" for 2 years, before becoming a recurring special guest for it's final year.
Tallman is just as well known in sci-fi circles for her role as "Lyta Alexander' in cult hit and legend "Babylon 5", appearing in the very first film, before returning in a recurring capacity for the second and third seasons and eventually as a regular cast member for the final two seasons. She is also very well known as a stunt actress, and has appeared in various incarnations of "Star Trek", anc is recognisable for her appearances in many other different shows and movies, although many uncreditted.
"We knew we wanted 'names' for the roles of Kitty's parents, and for their relationship to be explored in more detail for the second season," Matthews told VSGuide. "We've hinted in season one that her relationship with them wasn't the easiest, and given what we have planned for Kitty, it always made sense to have an episode focus on that. Scoring Patricia was a delight - she was always who I imagined in the role of Kitty's overbearing and emotionally distant mother. John's audition was perfect, and I'm happy we're continuing the "Smallville" tradition of honoring the previous 'Superman' focused shows by casting their actors into new and exciting roles."
Although many details about the season two episodes are still unknown, Matthews confirmed that the Faulkners will appear in Episode 2x04, and that they are there mainly because of the amount of attention Metropolis has had recently in the media, as well as the fact that they will be meeting Vinnie Morgan (guest star Eddie Cahill), Kitty's new boyfriend. "It will definitely be a trial by fire for both Kitty and Vinnie, they're still exploring their new relationship, Kitty likes having Vinnie as just hers, and she'll be nervous facing the scrutiny of her parents, as well as what little tidbits and secrets they might let slip about her."
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