Post by Ciarán Graham on Jul 9, 2018 6:44:19 GMT -6
Today, I wrote for the first time in months - that doesn't sound like good news, but it is! I had the Irish equivalent of the SATs recently, where the grades are the only thing that decide what college courses you can do, so I had to put writing on ice to study (which seems silly, considering I want to study writing in college but have to rely on my biology know-how to get there...). Thankfully, getting back on the horse wasn't as terrifying as I thought: here's hoping I can keep the momentum going and have Synthesis out before... oh, I don't know, end of the decade might be nice?
Post by Ciarán Graham on Jun 17, 2017 9:02:22 GMT -6
Well, school is out and I was all ready to really jump back into writing, only for my tablet to completely breakdown with no explanation. We've sent it to the manufacturer, but it's looking like I've lost ten pages of episode four and some notes for other projects. Most of my stuff is on another device, thankfully, so I'm hoping I won't get slowed down. I've been thinking of cutting the episode order from eight to seven though: the show is designed to get serialized fast and I wanted some case of the week stuff in the first season before it got too heavy, but one of the stories isn't really gelling.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Jan 8, 2017 12:20:39 GMT -6
I can assure you, this is not dead! I'm in the early stages of writing episode four. It's been difficult because I have my education going on at the same time, but I'm chugging along slowly but surely! Thanks for your interest!
Post by Ciarán Graham on Oct 2, 2016 12:32:28 GMT -6
EXCLUSIVE: KELLY BISHOP SET FOR GUEST ROLE!
With work having just begun on the fourth episode of Synthesis, with it comes another casting coup. The VPN has learned that Tony award-winning actress Kelly Bishop (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads) has been snagged for a guest stint.
Bishop will feature as Lydia Anderson, the mother of regular character Anders (Jeff Hephner). An overbearing but loving figure in her son's life, Lydia arrives amidst a recent tragedy to pay her respects. However, the team soon learn that she may be more pivotal to their current case than they initially assumed.
The third episode of Synthesis has nearly wrapped, with pre-production on episode four currently underway. Stay tuned for more news before the series lands in 2017.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Jun 19, 2016 10:19:43 GMT -6
Been in a bit of a rut recently with the second episode of Synthesis. The whole episode is a lot of exposition and set-up and it's proving hard to do it in an interesting way, but I'm gonna plow on ahead, do what I can and hope rewrites will help. But while I've been unproductive at the writing, I started working on opening credits, so at least something is getting done!
Post by Ciarán Graham on May 16, 2016 10:34:07 GMT -6
I was pleasantly surprised by This Is Us and will definitely give it a watch. I'm really looking forward to The Good Place, though Timeless didn't do a lot for me. Designated Survivor, Conviction, Notorious, Powerless, Pitch, Star, Riverdale and No Tomorrow are all interesting, though I'm not sure about the proposed Diane-centric Good Wife spin-off - I'll know more when I watch the finale (about a month behind in Ireland). And I'm desperately checking everyday to see if there's more news on Cruel Intentions - though I'd hate to wait until summer 2017, it's better than not getting it at all.
And now I get to spend all summer hoping for Netflix to pick up Agent Carter and Hulu to pick up Nashville.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Mar 12, 2016 14:05:56 GMT -6
EXCLUSIVE: 'SYNTHESIS' ADDS FOUR TO CAST
After booking Evangeline Lilly, the producers of upcoming series 'Synthesis' have today announced the casting of four new recurring characters.
Ken Marino (Veronica Mars, Marry Me) will play Cliff Lowell, described as a "smarmy, opportunistic agent" who heads a task force similar to that of the main characters that are known as "the black sheep" of the department. Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights, Underground) will feature as Kaya Montez, a "fiery and wicked, but brutal" agent, working under Lowell, known for her violent tendencies. Lowell and Kaya's fellow teammate, the "boneheaded but imposing" Tane Kravensale, will be portrayed by James Lafferty (One Tree Hill, Crisis).
Finally, actress Dianna Agron (Glee, Bare) has been locked to appear as Hartley, a friendly young police detective who becomes a voice of reason to Gordon but, like so many others, there is more to Hartley than meets the eye. Agron's part was previously confirmed, but had to be renegotiated after the role grew in importance.
Production on the second episode of 'Synthesis' is currently underway. Stay tuned for any further updates.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Feb 18, 2016 14:06:33 GMT -6
CASTING EXCLUSIVE: EVANGELINE LILLY TO RECUR ON 'SYNTHESIS'!
The first scoop on new sci-fi series Synthesis is here! Producers have confirmed that actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost, Ant-Man) has just finalised a deal to appear on the show in a potentially recurring status.
Lilly will play Dina Theroux, a by-the-books government agent who gets involved with the task force on a particularly difficult case. Not only that, but Dina also happens to be the ex-wife of series lead Gordon Sophoes (Karl Urban). The reunion goes anything but smoothly, and the two must try to work out their differences while getting the job done.
Lilly will make her debut in the series' fourth episode, "Only By Blood", and may appear again this season schedule-permitting, according to insiders. Synthesis is expected to premiere exclusively on theVPN. Stay tuned for further announcements.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Feb 18, 2016 13:44:03 GMT -6
EPISODE 1x08 - "Time is a Four Letter Word"
Description: The team are forced to partner with rivals Cliff, Tane and Kaya and leave the Hub behind when a break in a case regarding a rising cyber terrorist movement occurs in nearby space. Gordon and Trissa try to make amends, a secret about Anders is revealed, and Carrie's investigation comes to a head.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Feb 18, 2016 13:40:41 GMT -6
EPISODE 1x07 - "Miracle"
Description: A strange little boy has a huge impact on Trissa, and she will stop at nothing to protect him from those who wish to abuse his superhuman abilities. At the same time, Abby and Jace bond over a strange connection and Carrie comes into contact with Hartley (Special Guest Star Dianna Agron).
Post by Ciarán Graham on Feb 18, 2016 13:36:20 GMT -6
EPISODE 1x06 - "Get Chen"
Description: Anders' past comes back to haunt him when a deadly assassin, known only as Chen (Special Guest Star Lee Byung-Hun) resurfaces and performs a serious of deadly but apparently unconnected murders, forcing the team to turn to shady businessman Holmes (Jared Harris) for help, while Lyle faces Carrie with an ultimatum.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Feb 18, 2016 13:31:45 GMT -6
EPISODE 1x05 - "Contagion"
Description: The team come into contact with Jill Hillard, a normal woman whose superhuman empathy causes great destruction. Carrie's searching begins to put a strain on her personal life. Elsbeth is forced to go to dangerous lengths to keep Gordon on the force.
Post by Ciarán Graham on Feb 18, 2016 13:27:51 GMT -6
EPISODE 1x04 - "Only By Blood"
Description: When Anders' mother (Special Guest Star Kelly Bishop) comes to visit after the death of a former colleague, the team discover she may have ulterior motives - a matter made even worse when Gordon's ex-wife (Special Guest Star Evangeline Lilly) gets involved. Abby (Jeanine Mason) and Jace are forced to partner with sly co-workers Cliff (Ken Marino), Tane (James Lafferty) and Kaya (Jurnee Smollett Bell).
Post by Ciarán Graham on Feb 18, 2016 13:25:32 GMT -6
EPISODE 1x03 - "Never Let Me Go"
Description: The agents struggle with what to do when they investigate a strange event in a quiet suburb. Carrie attempts to learn about Miranda further through the police force, which could spell trouble for all involved. Gordon bonds with Jace (Sam Palladio), while Trissa (Kristen Bell) and Adrian try to be civil.