Q: I love the actor who played Oliver on “The Originals” and was sad when his character died. Can you tell me what he’s been up to lately? -- Margie F., via email
Chase Coleman’s character might be dead, but his career is very much alive -- and churning full speed ahead. Since ending his tenure on the hit supernatural CW series, Chase has worked on a number of projects, including the David Duchovny series “Aquarius” and tons of shorts, movies and miniseries. Those of you who’ve attended an “Originals” fan convention will know that Chase is a talented musician, and he and his band Mercy Mode are currently touring.
Chase’s current passion project is “Cypress Bayou,” which is being shopped around to various networks. Chase compares the series to “’True Blood’ mixed with ‘True Detective’ mixed with ‘The Vampire Diaries.’ Maybe even a tad ‘Game of Thrones’ because it’s very characterdriven -- there are lots of different families and houses in this small town.”
Chase can’t wait to get this series to the masses, and I can’t blame him after he told me what it’s about: “I play the leader of the garou, which are werewolves. My family’s been cursed to where we would become creatures on the full moon and terrorize the town. But then this family of good witches took pity upon us, and while you can’t cure the curse, you can tweak it. Once we were able to control our shifting, we became protectors of the town.”
Follow the series on Facebook (facebook.com/cypressbayou) and Twitter (twitter.com/cbayoufandom), and let the social-media world know that you want to see a network pick up this series STAT. ***
Q: Do you have any news about “The X-Files”?
-- Marc V. in Georgia
A: This season will have 10 episodes (four more than last season’s six), eight of which will be stand-alone supernatural mysteries for Fox Mulder and Dana Scully to solve. I’ve also learned that the characters of Agents Einstein and Miller will be back (which I am not thrilled about).
Fox entertainment chairman David Madden revealed: “You’ll be launched into a very urgent adventure that has a lot to do with William -Mulder and Scully’s kid -- so the search for William will be a significant thread through the show. You will see the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis). You may see the Lone Gunmen somewhere along the line. There will be other characters from the previous mythology who will be reprised.”
Q: Will Amazon’s “Bosch” return for a fourth season?
-- Ray C., Kissimmee, Fla.
A: “Bosch” will indeed return for a fourth season, and while an exact date had not been given as of this writing, it most likely will be spring 2018. In the meantime, you can stream seasons one through three on Amazon Prime if you need a refresher, or if you want to see what all the hubbub is about.
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