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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.


Eloise Mumford is Lena Landry

24 Jun

As we’ve told you before, Eloise Mumford plays the role of Lena Landry in The River. Her character is often characterized as “sexy and resourceful.” But here’s what else you need to know about Lena.


Sweet! Leslie Hope’s official website references us

12 Jun

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Screen capture from Leslie Hope's official site.

Thanks for building a budding community. The site is exploding and we were just recognized on Leslie Hope’s official web site. Hope plays the lead female role, Tess Cole, in The River. We’re the “active Fan Site for The River” linked on her site.

Leslie Hope brings us great acting and she’ll be a huge reason for The River‘s future success. You know her from 24, The Mentalist, Private Practice, Law and Order C-I, Commander in Chief, and Everwood.

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

They Found His Beacon – Another clip from the pilot

6 Jun

Another extended clip! This is Tess trying to convince Lincoln that Emmet is still alive.

Someone’s In The Ship – Clip from the pilot

6 Jun

Here is a great extended video clip from The River pilot. In this clip we see The Magus, Lincoln, Lena, Jahel, Tess, and more.

Leslie Hope stars as Tess Cole

6 Jun

Leslie Hope as Tess Cole in the River

Leslie Hope stars as Tess Cole

24 alumna Leslie Hope has landed the female lead in ABC’s drama pilot The River, a thriller/horror drama from Paranormal Activity mastermind Oren Peli, which is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Described as being in the mold of Paranormal Activity, The River centers on Tess (Hope), a world traveler and top-notch producer who, six months after her TV explorer husband Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) goes missing in the Amazon, receives a signal from his beacon. Convinced that Emmet is alive, Tess forces her reluctant son Lincoln (Joe Anderson) to abandon his medical studies and lead a rescue expedition. Hope, repped by Domain and manager Perry Zimel, has been recurring on The Mentalist.

via Leslie Hope To Star In ABC’s ‘The River’ – Deadline.com.

Meet your star – Bruce Greenwood as Emmet Cole

2 Jun

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Bruce Greenwood

As we head toward the upcoming debut of The River, we will be highlighting some of the cast members. Bruce Greenwood stars at Emmet Cole, who one would assume is the protagonist of this story. But because he has gone missing, maybe his courageous wife, Tess, will end up being our biggest character?

Time will tell and we will tell you a lot more about Greenwood and Emmet Cole in the weeks ahead. But for now, you may be curious about Greenwood’s past projects. Here are a few:

  • Captain Pike in 2009’sStar Trek
  • Cooper (the thing) in 2011’s Super 8
  • The President in National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Jack Dunphy in Capote
  • John F. Kennedy in Thirteen Days
  • Dr. Seth Griffin in St. Elsewhere

Greenwood has been in countless character roles in movies and television. Check out the whole IMDB list.