‘The Possession Of Hannah Grace’ Trailer: Shay Mitchell Battles Her Demons – Literally

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“I got a weird one for ya,” the delivery guy tells the newly hired overnight medical examiner. “Her name is Hannah Grace, and her family was performing an exorcism or something on her. Something went wrong.”
And how.
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Stana Katic’s ‘Absentia’ Renewed for Season 2 by Amazon

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The Stana Katic-led “Absentia” has been renewed for a second season by Amazon, the streamer announced Thursday. The sophomore installment is currently in production in Sofia, Bulgaria, and set to debut in 2019 on Prime Video.

“Castle” alum Katic stars in and executive-produces “Absentia,” which centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic). In season one, Emily disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years later, Emily was found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband had remarried and her son was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders.

In Season Two, after tracking down and killing her abductor, Emily struggles for a tenuous new normal with son Flynn and ex-husband Nick. But her obsessive investigation into the questions that haunt her uncovers a serial killer and a spiraling conspiracy that threatens more than just her family.

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New cast members joining season two include Matthew Le Nevez (“The Widow”) and Natasha Little (“The Night Manager”).

Le Nevez will portray the character Cal Isaac, a rugged ex-Navy SEAL with a disarmingly upbeat disposition. Cal’s familiar with the demons that chase Emily (Katic) and proves to be a loyal and sympathetic counterpart to the series heroine. Little will portray the character of Special Agent Julianne Gunnarsen, an accomplished, enigmatic and beautiful FBI profiler with a chilly efficiency who joins the ranks of the Boston FBI field office after a deadly terrorist attack rocks the city.

Patrick Heusinger returns for season two as Emily’s ex-husband and Special Agent Nick Durand.

In addition to Katic, Heusinger, Le Nevez and Little, the cast includes Cara Theobold (“Downton Abbey”), Neil Jackson (“Sleepy Hollow”), Angel Bonanni (“False Flag”), Paul Freeman (“The Dogs of War”) and Patrick McAuley (“The Conjuring 2”).

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“Absentia” was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television’s international networks, and is produced by Masha Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Oded Ruskin (“False Flag”) directs and executive produces, alongside Katic, Julie Glucksman and Maria Feldman (“False Flag,” “Fauda”). Adam Sanderson and Kasia Adamik also direct.

The series was created by Gaia Violo and Matt Cirulnick, and is based on a pilot script originally written by Violo.

“‘Absentia’ really resonated with our Prime Video audience who were enthralled by the thrilling storyline and complicated characters,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “Stana Katic is immensely talented and we look forward to her peeling away the layers of a twisted conspiracy that is deeper than her character ‘Emily’ could have ever imagined in Season Two.”

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“From its inception on Sony’s international networks, ‘Absentia’ has been a hit with global audiences,” said Marie Jacobson, EVP, Programming & Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks. “We’re thrilled to push our story forward into Season Two and couldn’t ask for a better home than Amazon for our signature Sony Networks series.”

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Stana Katic, Sarah Megan Thomas & Radhika Apte To Star In Female-Driven WWI Thriller

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Castle alum Stana Katic, Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity), and Radhika Apte (Padman) are set to star in an untitled female-driven WW II spy drama set to begin principal photography this spring. Linus Roache (Batman Begins) and Rossif Sutherland (River) also have been cast in the project, based on the real-life spies in Winston Churchill’s “secret army”, from Thomas and Lydia Dean Pilcher (Queen of Katwe).
The film centers on British intelligence officer Vera Atkins, played by…

Stana Katic Series ‘Absentia’ Taps New Showrunner, Eyes Season 2 Renewal

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Absentia, toplined by former Castle star Stana Katic in her return to television, has tapped a new showrunner, Samantha Corbin-Miller (ABC’s Conviction) as the Sony Pictures Television Networks’ crime thriller drama is plotting a second season, sources said.
No one is commenting but I hear that Absentia is in the process of being renewed by Amazon Prime Video, which is the series’ exclusive U.S. home and also carries it in several international markets, including the…

Stana Katic Still “Not Clear” On Abrupt ‘Castle’ Exit, Says It Was A Harsh Ending”

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Former Castle star Stana Katic recently opened up about her abrupt exit from the ABC series saying that she is “still not clear on the thought process behind the way that it went down.” Katic played the character of Kate Beckett from 2009 until 2015 when she exited the series before it headed into its ninth season. The show was canceled less than a month after Katic left.
In an interview with EW.comKatic shared her thoughts her sudden exit from Castle. She said, “It…

Stana Katic’s Thriller Drama Series ‘Absentia’ Picked Up By Amazon

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EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has acquired Sony Pictures Television Networks’ crime thriller drama Absentia toplined by former Castle star Stana Katic in her return to television.
Prime Video will be the exclusive U.S. home to the ten-episodes series, slated for a 2018 premiere. Amazon also will carry Absentia in several international markets, including the U.K., Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Singapore and South Korea, and Turkey. The series will…

Stana Katic Thriller ‘Absentia’ Sets Overseas Premiere Dates On Sony’s AXN

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Sony Pictures Television Networks has set its offshore premiere dates for the AXN thriller Absentia, starring Castle alum Stana Katic. ITs international rollout begins today, anchored by the debut on AXN channels in Spain, Portugal and Romania. Multiple further markets also have been added to the AXN calendar throughout the rest of the year (see below).
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‘Absentia’ Trailer: First Look At Stana Katic Crime Thriller On AXN

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“Conrad Harlow is found guilty of the murder of Special Agent Emily Byrne.” Except, Emily is alive. And so begins the first trailer for Absentia, a 10-episode straight-to-series crime thriller for Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN.
Written/executive produced by Matt Cirulnick, based on a pilot script originally written by Gaia Violo, Absentia centers on an FBI agent (Stana Katic) who, while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, disappears without a…

Stana Katic Scrubs In For Horror Movie ‘Cadaver’ At Screen Gems

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EXCLUSIVE: Stana Katic has been cast opposite Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell in Cadaver, the Screen Gems horror movie from Broken Road Productions. Grey Damon, Louis Herthum, Nick Thune, Max McNamara and Jacob Ming-Trent have also joined the pic, which is being directed by Diederik Van Rooijen from Brian Sieve’s script.
Cadaver centers on Megan Reed (Mitchell), an ex-cop and recovering alcoholic who takes a graveyard shift at the morgue in the hospital where she…

Stana Katic Poised To Star In Thriller Drama Series ‘Absentia’ For Sony’s AXN

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Stana Katic is returning to television. The former Castle star is in final negotiations to play the lead in Absentia, a 10-episode straight-to-series crime thriller greenlighted by Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN.
Produced by Tel Aviv-based Masha Productions, the series will begin filming early next year for a 2017 premiere on AXN’s worldwide channels. Sony Pictures Television will handle distribution in the U.S., where the show is yet to be shopped, and outside of…