Season 2 of PBS’ civil war drama Mercy Street returns on January 22 at 8/7c and there are a few brand new stills out courtesy of the official website. I have added stills of Mary from the first two episodes as well as new behind the scenes photos and promo shots. Additionally, if you can’t wait week after week for the brand new episodes to air, the season 2 DVD is already available for purchase.
Check back soon for screen caps beginning this Sunday!
Mary has been nominated for a fright meter award along with her 10 Cloverfield Lane co-stars. The Fright Meter Awards are presented annually by the Fright Meter Awards Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre. The nominations and winners are determined by members of the Fright Meter Awards Committee.
Mary is nominated for ‘best actress in a leading role’, John Goodman for ‘best actor in a leading role’, and John Gallagher Jr for ‘best supporting actor’. 10 CL is also nominated for best screenplay, best editing and best special effects.
The winners will be announced on January 31 on their website.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association day for the third season of Fargo yesterday, Mary spoke with Syfy Wire where she said she’d love to step into her character’s shoes Michelle from 10 Cloverfield Lane:
“I know that Dan and I would love to continue that story,” she said with enthusiasm. “The anthology series is where they are going with it, so whether or not that ever comes back to Michelle’s story, I’m not sure. But I know Dan always had more in mind, so I would love the opportunity to explore that. If anybody would every let us do that, we would jump on it.”
In the same interview, she revealed that what draws her to projects lately are the story and character and the creative minds behind project. Right now is such an exciting time because there is so much incredible material in TV, and so many visionaries in TV like Noah (Hawley). I feel like I have been incredibly lucky the last few years to work with some of those people. Sometimes, you want to go off and experiment and do weird things but for the most part I want to stick with people who are really talented.”
Also during the TCA panel, Mary shared her thoughts on why BrainDead was cancelled, saying it was because the show didn’t quite fit into the audience with CBS but applauded the network for giving them a chance.
The Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Panel is in full swing and FX had several panels going on today, including one for the third season of Fargo. Below are several highlights of what we’ve learned so far about the upcoming season and be sure to head to the gallery to see the photos:
The new 10-episode season jumps ahead to the technology-friendly 2010 (four years after season 1), and presents the latest Midwestern “true crime” story, whose details are yet unclear. Filming began Friday in Calgary, where temperatures hovered in the negative double digits last week.
Mary will play Nikki Swango, a parolee who’s “smart and street savvy, with the capacity for conniving” and a dark side,” she says. “But she has a heart.” Her character is also dating Ray Stussy (a dual role by Ewan McGregor where he plays twins).
Exec producer Warren Littlefield says this season is keeping it to about 11 main and recurring characters. “The important thing about Year Three is intimacy,” Littlefield said. “It’s a smaller cast. Year Two was a large war, so in Year Three we live within these characters.”
Other tidbits (via various twitter users during today’s panel):
Mary Elizabeth Winstead says the cast is told to play their characters as if they could become the hero or villain at any moment. She also said that she’s drawn to things that are “funny, sad, and scary.”
Winstead also said the movie “Fargo” is one of her favorite films. When she got the call, she immediately said yes even though at first, she was initially nervous when she heard they were making a series about it.
Her character’s intelligence and cunning are what make her the “cat” and/or “clarinet” of “Fargo”.
Lastly, the show will premiere some time in April, but no date has been set as of yet.
Intrada Records has announced the world premiere release of the original score for Walt Disney Pictures’ film Sky High, released back in 2005. The film starred Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Steven Strait and Lynda Carter about a superhero high school. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Lost). The soundtrack is now available to order on the label’s official website, where you can also listen to audio samples. Sky High is now available on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray.
The tracklisting is as follows:
01. Sky High Opening (4:48)
02. Trouble Downtown (0:46)
03. Next Stop… Sky High (1:35)
04. Round-Up (0:36)
05. Welcome To Sky High (1:11)
06. Power Placement (Brandon Christy/Michael Giacchino) (2:31)
07. Still Looking/Stare Down (0:28)
08. Lollipopless/The Secret Sanctum (3:55)
09. Medulla All Blown-Uppa/I’m A Sidekick (1:41)
10. Vat’s An Idea!/Respect The Hat (1:14)
11. Cafeteria Brawl/Proud Papa (3:34)
12. Movin’ On Up (0:34)
13. A Friendly Wave (0:33)
14. Sidekicked Out (0:52)
15. Save The Citizen (Michael Giacchino/Kevin Riepl/Chris Tilton)
And Private Tutor (4:04)
16. Kiss Of Death (0:56)
17. Homecoming News/Makeout Sanctum (1:28)
18. Keeping Promises (0:42)
19. She’s Totally Into You (0:37)
20. Gotta Get To Sky High (1:23)
21. Pacified (3:41)
22. Fighting Back (1:24)
23. Royal Pain Is Monologuing (4:38)
24. That Could’ve Been Messy (3:03)
25. You Saved Sky High (1:14)
26. Sky High End Credits (2:02)
Total Time: 49:50
The Extras (Additional Cues)
27. Bus Away (0:10)
28. Power Placement – Coda (Brandon Christy/Michael Giacchino)* (0:08)
29. Starting With You (0:10)
30. A Friendly Wave (Alternate Take)* (0:32)
Extras Time: 1:04
The winter edition of the Television Critics Association press tour kicks off next week, an event where networks bring in stars to promote their latest television projects and among those, FX is scheduled to bring in Noah Hawley and cast (including Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and David Thewlis) for Season 3 of “Fargo,” expected to air this spring.
The “Fargo” panel is scheduled for Thursday, January 12 so expect to see several photos of Mary as well as some new info on the show!
With season 3 of FX’s Fargo raring to begin production next month in Calgary, some new cast members have been added to the show. David Thewlis, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jim Gaffigan, Scoot McNairy, Karan Soni, Fred Melamed, and Thomas Mann all join Mary, Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon.
According to Variety, McGregor will play brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Emmit, described as the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Their sibling rivalry leads to a twisted path that begins with petty theft, but soon leads to murder, mobsters, and cut-throat competitive bridge. Coon will portray Gloria Burgle, the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her. Winstead will play Ray’s girlfriend, Nikki Swango, a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge.
A premiere date hasn’t been set, but the show will air some time next year and is rumored to tie into the events after season 1.
With awards season just around the corner, the nominations for the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards and while neither Mary or her co-stars John Goodman or John Gallagher Jr. were nominated, 10 Cloverfield Lane did receive a nominee in the best sci-fi/horror category:
BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
10 Cloverfield Lane
Star Trek Beyond
The show will air Sunday (December 11) at 8 p.m. ET on A&E.
Today, Portugal. The Man released their new video and single “Noise Pollution” which features Mary. The gallery has been updated with screencaps from the video and you can watch the video below, or on Vimeo.