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Press: Bad Boys TV spinoff L.A.’s Finest finally gets picked up

Press: Bad Boys TV spinoff L.A.’s Finest finally gets picked up

After plenty of back and forth, the Bad Boys television spinoff is a go.

As announced by Deadline, Charter Communications has officially picked up L.A.’s Finest as its first scripted series. The company, the second-largest cable operator in the U.S. based on subscriber count, handed the project a 13-episode, straight-to-series order.

L.A.’s Finest stars Gabrielle Union as Special Agent Syd Burnett, the character she first played the 2003 film Bad Boys II, and Jessica Alba as Nancy McKenna, a hard-working mother and detective at the Los Angeles Police Department. After Syd packs up her life and heads for the state whose women Katy Perry once wrote a whole song about, she’s partnered up with Nancy — her polar opposite. The women lead very different lives and approach their work from their own unique angles, but together, they capitalize on their shared strengths to become — you guessed it — L.A.’s finest.

Charter Communications will be the stateside home of L.A.’s Finest, with the series living at Bell Media in Canada. Like Charter just did, the Toronto-based digital media and broadcasting company ordered 13 episodes of the project in a straight-to-series deal earlier this year.

News of Charter picking up L.A.’s Finest comes after months of build up, casting announcements, title reveals, and the disappointing break that NBC passed on the pilot. Once word got out that the network was no longer interested in the project, Sony Television began shopping it internationally. Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures TV, is confident that Charter is the perfect place for L.A.’s Finest.

“Charter has a strong passion for the project, and we could not be more excited,” Frost said in a statement. “Immediately we knew this innovative new platform was absolutely the right home for L.A.’s Finest.”

In addition to Union and Alba, the series also stars Ernie Hudson as Joseph Burnett, Zack Gilford as Ben Walker, Duane Martin as Ben Baines, Zach McGowan as Ray Sherman, and Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna. L.A.’s Finest has former CSI: NY showrunner Pam Veasey attached as co-showrunner alongside writers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier.

Billed as an “action-packed, character-driven procedural,” L.A.’s Finest will premiere on Charter Communication’s Spectrum channel sometime in 2019.

Source: Looper

Press: Zach McGowan reportedly joining Season 9 of The Walking Dead

Press: Zach McGowan reportedly joining Season 9 of The Walking Dead

While no official announcement has been made, it appears as if The Walking Dead has added Zach McGowan to the cast of Season 9. The question is, who will McGowan play in the ever-expanding world of The Walking Dead.

At the moment, production on The Walking Dead’s ninth season is in full force. Shooting is underway and the cast members are getting to know some newcomers. One of the newest additions to the cast is Zach McGowan. He hasn’t officially been cast but an Instagram post by Pollyanna McIntosh all but confirms his involvement.

In the post, McIntosh is joined by her co-stars from The Walking Dead and McGowan. The accompanying text doesn’t explicitly welcome McGowan to the cast but the commenters who’ve seen the image all seemed to come to that conclusion. At the same time, McGowan’s own fan club congratulated him on getting the part. So, it’s probably safe to say he has an upcoming role on the series.

As far as who McGowan could be playing is anyone’s guess. Though, a popular theory online suggests he’s Beta of The Whisperers. McGowan has the hair and looks for the part but there’s no way to tell if that’s who he’s portraying, especially when The Whisperers haven’t been introduced yet.

The other possibility is for McGowan to play a member of Magna’s group. Casting for Magna was recently announced, meaning her character will need some company. Yumiko, Magna’s girlfriend from the comics was included in the announcement but we should also expect more members of her group to join them. Any of whom could be played by Zach McGowan.

Is Zach McGowan playing a member of Magna’s group?

If McGowan is set to play a member of Magna’s group, he probably won’t play one of the guys who gets devoured when they run into Jesus, in the comics.

In the comics, when Magna’s group is surrounded by a herd of walkers, Jesus stumbles upon them. He manages to get Magna and her group to safety but a few of them die in the process. Jesus then takes Magna and her group back to the Alexandria Safe-Zone.

The reason McGowan’s character will survive for a few episodes is that as an actor, he hasn’t had too many brief television roles. While he has made one-time appearances before, McGowan has mostly taken on recurring roles. Therefore, it goes to reason that his part on The Walking Dead will be similar.

Source: Hidden Remote TV

Press: Zach McGowan Joins NBC’s ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff

Press: Zach McGowan Joins NBC’s ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff

The ‘100’ and ‘Shameless’ star will play the main villain opposite Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in the untitled drama pilot.

NBC’s untitled Bad Boys spinoff has found its main villain.

Zach McGowan, most recently known for his role as Ice Nation King Roan in CW’s post-apocalyptic drama The 100, is set to star opposite Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in the NBC drama pilot. McGowan, who has starred in shows including Agents of Shield, Black Sails and Shameless, will play a slick-suited hustler who runs a nightclub.

McGowan’s character — Ray Sherman — has a violent encounter with Union’s LAPD homicide detective Syd Burnett (Union, reprising her role from Bad Boys II), who is looking for a criminal he is apparently in business with.

The project revolves around the free-spirited former DEA agent Syd getting a fresh start in her new job. She is partnered with Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. Both are at the top of their fields in the action-packed, character-driven procedural.

The untitled drama was written by Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis (The Blacklist). The project hails from Sony Pictures Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Primary Wave and 2.0 Entertainment. (Sony’s Columbia produced the original Bad Boys films alongside Bruckheimer.)

Alongside Bad Boys, which is currently shooting, McGowan has recently wrapped period drama Damnation for USA Network (Netflix will stream it internationally). On the feature film side, he has both Death Race: Beyond Anarchy and Universal’s Scorpion King: Book of Souls, the latter in which he plays the title role, coming up.

McGowan is represented by ICM Partners and Primary Wave Entertainment.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Press: ‘Damnation’: Zach McGowan Set To Recur In USA Period Drama

Press: ‘Damnation’: Zach McGowan Set To Recur In USA Period Drama

Black Sails alum Zach McGowan is set for a recurring role opposite Logan Marshall-Green and Killian Scott in USA Network’s period drama Damnation from writer-poet-critic Tony Tost (Longmire), Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Rappaport, and James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line).

An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. The pilot introduces Seth Davenport (Killian Scott), a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green) to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.

McGowan will play Tennyson Dubois, a charming heir to the vast DuBois industrial dynasty, who is desperate to prove himself as a worthy successor.

Known for his role as Captain Charles Vane in Black Sails, McGowan’s other recent credits include The 100 and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also recently wrapped Universal’s Death Race: Anarchy.

Source: Deadline

Press: Zach McGowan Makes Art Out of Getting Punched in the Face

Press: Zach McGowan Makes Art Out of Getting Punched in the Face

If you’ve seen Zach McGowan on your television screen lately, he was probably brandishing a sword. From The 100’s warrior King Roan to Black Sails’s pirate Charles Vane, his most renown characters are in their element when decked out in war paint and leather. Even in the role that first catapulted McGowan to prominence — Shameless’s cheerfully dim-witted sex addict Jody — he was hardly a regular Joe. But surprisingly, if he’s ever done playing swaggering outlaws, that’s not what he sees himself playing.

“I was almost a lawyer,” he says. “In those moments [before success] where I would have quit [acting], I was going to go to law school. In part of me, there’s those characters the world hasn’t seen me play yet: the straight family man lawyer type.” Unlike King Roan or Charles Vane, McGowan insists, “I’m actually embarrassingly normal.”

And yet, throughout his conversation with Inverse, McGowan contradicts that statement. In one breath, he insists that he’s not as epic as his characters; in the next, he explains that the reason for his current physique — which makes Thor look like a couch potato — is that he once read about the “perfect” body and was simply curious if it was achievable.

“I went to a liberal arts college where I was an American Studies major,” says McGowan. “So I must have read a hundred books about the unattainable body that’s presented in entertainment. It was while reading one where I was like, ‘I wonder if I can attain it?’ For me, it isn’t particularly difficult; I’ve always been an athlete. I haven’t played Charles in a while, but I ran 14 miles this morning. Staying in shape has always been just part of my day; it’s something I enjoy.”

It’s also enabled him to do his own stunt work. From his much-discussed fight in The 100 Season 3 to his brawls and horse-leaps on Black Sails, every time you see a McGowan character in action, it’s not a stunt man.

“We use bamboo swords on The 100 so if you get hit, it’s not too bad,” he says. “They were metal on Black Sails, which adds a level of realness. Some people are able to have aggression in their performance while being precise; some go absolutely berserk. I’m very precise with my aggression, which is one of the reasons I’m lucky enough to continue stunt work. It can get physically taxing — I’ve gotten punched in the face quite a few times in my day. But to be honest, it’s fun as hell. Every day I’m on set, I have a big smile, even when I’m up to my neck in mud.”

But for as much work as he puts into the physicality of his characters, action scenes aren’t the end of it. Charles Vane was a man of few words but surprising depth, and as seen by the speed with which he acclimated to Clarke’s plan at the end of The 100 Season 3, Roan has a quick-witted nature that extends beyond the battlefield. “I’ve always tried to bring some of myself to these parts,” he says.

Whenever Charles Vane rolled a coin over his fingers in Black Sails — a move the character became known for — that was McGowan’s idea. “I taught myself how to do that on the plane out to South Africa, but I didn’t even pitch that to anyone,” he explains. “I just did it, and nobody told me to stop. My approach to acting is that it consumes my mind. I can’t think of anything else when I’m involved in a scene. You’ve got to do what’s asked, but on top of it, it’s that inclination of just doing what I feel is right for the moment.”

He adds that it does make a difference, however, as he’s progressed from guest star to a regular — as he was on Black Sails and currently is on The 100. “When you’re guest starring, you’re basically just trying not to get in anyone’s way. You’re like, ‘All right. I’m here. I don’t want to piss anyone off.’ As things progress, you’re like, ‘Oh, people actually want to hear my opinion. This is great.’”

Much of King Roan stems from McGowan’s desire to play a cowboy. “Roan is my cowboy. It’s that archetypal person who has been outcast from society. I love the aspect of entertainment that can take you away from where you are. I grew up in New York City, so anything that was pirates or cowboys was awesome to me, because I was just taking the train.”

About what to expect from Roan in The 100 Season 4 — as he’s progressed from outcast to the highest ranking ruler — McGowan says, “He’s a reasonable person; he’s not a warmonger or hatemonger or anything like that. But is he particularly progressive? It’s such a different world, it’s hard to compare him to today’s politics. I’ve gotten to work with almost everyone on the show at this point. Season 4 has a whole slew of big sequences you wouldn’t expect from a network show.”

He might not be a household name quite yet, but his presence across shows with cult followings have given McGowan a unique brand of recognition.

“I get stopped quite a bit now. It’s a funny part of my life, but I actually dig it because I feel like everywhere I go in the world, I’ve got friends. When you’re getting off a plane in some country where you’ll be living for the next two months and you don’t know anyone, if someone goes ‘Captain Vane, what’s up? or ‘Roan,’ I’m like, ‘Sweet, where do I get a drink around here?’”

Source: Inverse