EPIX'S "FROM" ANNOUNCES START OF PRODUCTION AND CASTING FOR SEASON TWO
Five new cast members join the ensemble and Scott McCord ("Victor") upped to series regular as season two began filming last month in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Season one is currently certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes
New York, NY - August 29, 2022 - Created and executive produced by John Griffin (Crater) and executive produced by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Alias, Fringe), the series unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town that traps all those who enter. In season two, hidden truths about the nature and terrifying origins of the town begin to emerge, even as life for its residents is plunged into chaos by the arrival of mysterious newcomers. Season two is currently in production in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an expected air date in 2023. Season one is currently certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes.
At the time of the series premiere, FROM was EPIX's most viewed original series premiere in the history of the premium network and is the fourth most viewed original series behind Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem, Billy the Kid and War of the Worlds Season One.
The series stars Harold Perrineau (Lost) leading an ensemble cast which includes Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace, The Affair), Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers, Once Upon a Time), Hannah Cheramy (Under Wraps, Van Helsing), Simon Webster (Strays), Ricky He (The Good Doctor), Chloe Van Landschoot (Charity, Skin), Corteon Moore (Utopia Falls), Pegah Ghafoori (The Perfect Wedding), David Alpay (Castle Rock), Elizabeth Saunders (Clarice), Elizabeth Moy and Avery Konrad (Honor Society).
FROM is a co-production between EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions. Alongside Pinkner, Griffin and Bender, serving as executive producers are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio, Anthony and Joe Russo and Mike Larocca from AGBO and Lindsay Dunn. Midnight Radio's Adrienne Erickson serves as co-executive producer. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
'Victor' - Scott McCord
Upped to SERIES REGULAR for season 2
Bio: Scott McCord is an actor known for his versatility in a career that has spanned over three decades in film, television, theatre and animation. He is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. Scott can be seen in one of this year's most anticipated television events - the contemporary sci-fi horror series FROM (EPIX/MGM) produced by The Russo brothers and the executive producing team from LOST. Scott will be seen next in the award-winning indie crime drama EAST OF MIDDLE WEST (2022).
McCord is repped by Edna Talent Management Ltd.
All of the below new series regulars will appear in season two as passengers on the mysterious bus that arrived in town at the end of season one.
Nathan D. Simmons
NEW SERIES REGULAR
Bio: Nathan D. Simmons is proud to come from the historical Black communities of East and North Preston in Nova Scotia. Nathan graduated from the acting program at the Fountain School of the Arts in 2017. Since then he has appeared in theatrical productions across Canada. In 2022, the Coast proclaimed him the best theatre actor in Halifax. In additon to his long list of theatre credits, he has appeared in several tv shows, including Diggstown, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the upcoming Washington Black. He has worked on independent films such as Black Cop and has appeared in many commercials. When not acting, Nathan is a talented musician and is often seen performing in venues throughout Halifax. As a fan of the show, he is overjoyed to be joining the loving and talented, yet frightening family and world of FROM.
Simmons is repped by Sky Talent Group, Ltd.
NEW SERIES REGULAR
Bio: Kaelen Ohm most recently starred in the Netflix series HIT & RUN opposite Lior Raz and Sanaa Lathan and will next be seen leading the independent thriller, EUMENIDES FALLS. She previously appeared in the independent horror film QUEEN OF SPADES, as well as the television series CONDOR and HELL ON WHEELS. Kaelen graduated from the Canadian Film Centre's Actor's Conservatory Program in 2017 and will be releasing her third studio album 'Child of Venus' later this year, performing under the moniker "Amaara".
Ohm is repped by The Characters Talent Agency, Greene & Associates, and Mosaic
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Bio: Angela Moore has been a professional actress for over 25 years in film, television and theatre. Notable performances include guest starring in the Netflix' A Series of Unfortunate Events, principal roles Amazon's The Stand and Netflix' Maid, supporting lead in Lifetime's The Christmas Aunt and recurring on ABC's The Good Doctor and A Million Little Things and recurring role on CW's Nancy Drew, as Darlene Fowler. In 2016 Angela was nominated for a Leo in the Best Supporting Actress category for the web series, CODED.
As a wife, mother and devout Buddhist, Angela is continually inspired to create value in her life and in the lives of others. Angela currently serves as an Executive Board Director at UBCP/ACTRA, Chair of the BIPOC Committee, and co-chair of the Women's Committee.
Moore is repped by The Characters Talent Agency
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Bio: AJ Simmons is a Toronto based British actor, born and raised in Northamptonshire, UK.
Simmons has graced the stage and screen across four continents.
Simmons can most recently be seen recurring on Amazon's REACHER, and as a lead in the fourth season of the anthology thriller series SLASHER.
Other television credits include guest appearances on Global's DEPARTURE and CBC's MURDOCH MYSTERIES, among others.
Recent film credits include starring in the Korean/American award-winning film SWING KIDS, and a supporting role in in DARK WEB: Cicada 3301, directed by Alan Ritchson.
On the stage, Simmons has toured the world in lead roles for productions such as SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, MAMMA MIA!, and more.
Simmons is repped by GGA.
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Bio: Deborah Grover has been an actor working in the theatre, television and film for over 40 years. A theatre gypsy who began her career performing in theatres across the country. Favorite TV projects include My Next Door Nightmare (Lifetime), Jann (CTV), Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix), Sometimes the Good Kill, Sensitive Skin, Murdoch Mysteries, Still Life Three Pines (CBC), The Firm, Bag of Bones, 11 Cameras, How To Be Indie and Nightheat. Favorite film directors she has had the pleasure of working with include Norman Jewison, David Christiansen, Lucie Page, James Allodi, Atom Egoyan (she credits, Atom with the encouragement to embrace these glorious character years) Lasse Halstrom, Pat Mills, Ian and Esholm Nelms and Arshile Egoyan. She's received a Dora nomination, an Actra Outstanding Performance nomination for her work in 11 Cameras and two CSA nominations as Best Guest Performance, for her role as Josephine Barry in the award-winning series, Anne with an E and the other, for her work in Mary Kills People. She had the honour of serving on the Ontario Advisory for CAEA and on the board of the Actors Fund. She is blessed with the love and support of her Family, husband, Gary, daughters, Kyle and Tess, their partners, Kyle and Jordan and Granddaughter, Elisabeth and the beautiful circle of Friends, for which she is forever grateful.
Grover is repped by Fountainhead Talent Inc.
About Midnight Radio
Midnight Radio is the producing team of Josh Appelbaum, André Namec, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg. On the TV side they are responsible for shows such as HIGH FIDELITY for Hulu, COWBOY BEBOP for Netflix, and ZOO for CBS. On the film side, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg co-wrote both JUMANJI and JUMANJI 2: THE NEXT LEVEL for Sony, as well as VENOM for Sony starring Tom Hardy. Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec wrote MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL for Paramount, and produced TOM CLANCY'S WITHOUT REMORSE starring Michael B. Jordan for Amazon.
AGBO is an independent studio focused on developing and producing intellectual property universes spanning film, TV, audio, and interactive experiences. Founded in 2017 by award-winning and record-breaking directors Anthony and Joe Russo, along with producer Mike Larocca, AGBO's mission is to innovate and advance the next generation of storytelling to entertain and inspire worldwide audiences. AGBO is based in Los Angeles. https://www.agbo.com/
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