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Is Paul Blackthorne Bad Luck for The River?

9 Jul

Paul Blackthorne is a great actor, who has had bad luck with find a show that lasts more than a season or two. He joins the cast of The River as Clark, the “cagey” producer. I’m not superstitious, so I don’t think the failures of the past have any impact on the future, still AOL TV has named Blackthorne one the 10 Stars With Bad TV Luck.

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Paul Blackthorne stars as Clark, the producer

28 Jun

Paul Blackthorne’s character Clark is the producer of the documentary in The River. He is Emmet‘s ex-producer, and we are lead to be suspicious of him. Tess hires him back because the documentary will fund the rescue mission. Sammy and Andreus work as cameramen under Clark.

The English actor was the lead actor in Sci-Fi’s The Dresden Files, and he has played several supporting roles in shows like ER, 24, Lipstick Jungle, Monk, Deadwood, and Medium.

 

Paulina Gaitan stars as Jahel in The River

20 Jun

Paulina Gaitan Ruiz

The River will have wide international appeal with stars like Paulina Gaitan (Mexico), Joe Anderson (England), Luisana Lopilato (Argentina), Bruce Greenwood (Canada), Leslie Hope (Canada), Paul Blackthorne (England), Shaun Parkes (England), Daniel Zacapa (Honduras), Eloise Mumford (US), and Jeff Galfer (US). Stars like Gaitan and Lopilato are not yet well-known in the US, but they bring a strong international fan base.

Paulina Gaitan will play Jahel. Her character is a local girl with great mechanical skills. She is very skeptical of the rescue mission because she knows that nobody comes back from that area of the river, called Boiúna. Jahel only speaks Portuguese.

Outside of The River, Gaitan is known for her roles in Sin Nombre, Trade, and We Are What We Are.

— Update —

We forgot Thomas Kretschmann from Germany!

A review of The River pilot

17 Jun

Leslie Hope and Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne and Leslie Hope

THE RIVER is a solid sleeper, a pleasurably nerve-rattling B-movie creepfest set on the Amazon. ABC is holding it for midseason, where at the very least it should stand out from other network arrivals.”

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Why is The River shot with documentary-style footage?

12 Jun

Thomas Kretschmann The River

Thomas Kretschmann stars as Captain Kurt Brynildson

You’d think they wouldn’t need to bring a big production crew along for Emmet’s rescue mission. It all comes down to funding:

To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).

The Twilight Saga’s Joe Anderson stars as Lincoln Cole

11 Jun

Joe Anderson Paulina Gaitan Paul Blackthorne

Joe Anderson, Paulina Gaitan & Paul Blackthorne

Joe Anderson, from the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, stars as Lincoln Cole in The River. We don’t know much about his character yet, except that he felt distanced from his father, Emmet. Lincoln seems to have gladly moved on when his father goes missing, and he seems all too bothered when his mother Tess tries to convince him that Emmet is still alive.

I’m sure that Lincoln will be among the most interesting characters in The River, because he is a doubter. A doubter in himself, his father and his mother. He is also a skeptic when it comes to the “magic” of the Amazon. Lincoln will likely be our most transformative character. He will give up his heavy drinking and meandering ways to become a believer.

 

See also: They Found His Beacon – a video excerpt from the Pilot featuring Joe Anderson and Leslie Hope

The name of the ship is The Magus

9 Jun

 

The Magus ABC River

Another ship called the Magus, also in trouble.

The story keep unfolding:

 

To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer Clark (Paul Blackthorne) film the mission documentary-style.

The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann). Once they find The Magus, the real adventure begins. In the search for Dr. Cole, they will encounter a scary new mystery each week, while struggling with their own personal jealousies, insecurities, secrets and desires. As they venture further into the Amazon, away from the world they know, the crew of The Magus will discover a place where one bad decision can be fatal, and where powerful magic is as real as science.

via ScriptedTVFans.com