Cast­ing Call

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Marvel and Net­flix have found their Luke Cage. Halo: Night­fall’s Mike Colter will play the su­per strong ex- con.

The Walk­ing Dead’s LA set spin- off se­ries casts Dead­wood star Kim Dick­ens as the fe­male lead.

Spar­ta­cus a ctor L iam McIn­tyre, Dex­ter’s Devon Graye and The To­mor­row Peo­ple’s Pey­ton List sign on for vil­lain­ous roles in The Flash.

Lucy Law­less and Stu­art Townsend are head­ing to Salem for the witchy show’s sec­ond sea­son.

John Rhys- Davies, Ar­row’s Manu Bennett and Pan’s Labyrinth star Ivana Ba­quero all set for MTV’s Shan­nara.

Ad­mi­ral Adama ( aka Ed­ward James Ol­mos) to play Robert Gon­za­les in the sec­ond half of SHIE LD’s sec­ond sea­son.

For­mer Ghost­buster Ernie Hud­son to ap­pear as Po­sei­don in episode 15 of Once Upon A Time’s fourth sea­son.

Chuck’s Zachary Levi join­ing the cast of He­roes: Re­born.

Glee’s Melissa Benoist will be the new Su­per­girl f or C BS.

How would you sum up

The Cat­a­lyst? It’s in part about se­crecy – about learn­ing to cope with the knowl­edge that if any­one truly knew you, they would think you re­pul­sive, and know­ing that they would be at least half- right. But I also wanted to write a teenage girl who had far more im­por­tant things to deal with than the usual pres­sures put on teenage girls: who wasn’t beau­ti­ful, and wasn’t well- liked, and yet could not care less, be­cause she was too busy try­ing to stop a war.

How long did you work on it?

From writ­ing the first scene to fin­ish­ing the proofs, al­most ex­actly two years. I wrote it on week­ends, af­ter I’d fin­ished my homework, and in my lunch breaks at school.

How did you go about build­ing the world of The book?

I knew my main char­ac­ter would be a mon­ster, and I set about al­ter­ing the world I knew to ac­com­mo­date her. I wanted to set the won­ders of magic against the half- amused world- weari­ness of 21st cen­tury Lon­don. And do­ing that turned out to re­quire an apoca­lypse, which is al­ways fun to write.

“I’m very ex­cited to re­turn to the strange and won­der­ful world of Twin Peaks. I look for­ward to see­ing all of you there. May the

for­est be with you”

Kyle Ma­cLach­lan an­nounces his re­turn

to in style.

Which SF/ Fan­tasy au­thors would you like to be com­pared to in a dream re­view?

Oh, any of them. All of them. My favourite au­thors when I was younger were al­ways SFF: JK Rowl­ing, nat­u­rally, Derek Landy, and Stu­art Hill, who wrote the Ice­mark Chron­i­cles, which I used to read over and over. And of course I love the clas­sics: The Mid­wich Cuck­oos, The War Of The Worlds.

He­lena be­gan writ­ing the story when she was just 13.

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