Tessa Ferrer Cast For Deason 2 Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: January 20, 2018, 00:48:22
Section: TV » Mr Mercedes

Deadline reports that Tessa Ferrer has been cast as a series regular for season 2 of Mr Mercedes.

Grey’s Anatomy alumna Tessa Ferrer is set as a series regular opposite Jack Huston in Season 2 of AT&T Audience Network’s breakout series Mr. Mercedes. Production begins next month in Charleston, SC, on the Sonar Entertainment-produced Stephen King adaptation.

Ferrer will play Cora Babineau, wife of Dr. Felix Babineau (Huston) and head of marketing at a major pharmaceutical corporation, who’s even more ambitious than she is beautiful. If her husband has a genius for manipulating people from the inside out as he reaches into their brains and rewires them, Cora has a genius for influencing people from the outside in. Her beauty, brains and force of will, judiciously softened with poise and extreme charm, make her a formidable saleswoman, of whatever she’s peddling.

Classic King #57

Posted: January 19, 2018, 14:15:30
Section: General news » Classic King

Raw photojournalist footage of a panel discussion from a SF/Horror convention held in Knoxville in 1983. Participants include Stephen King, Peter Straub, Karl Edward Wagner, Charles Grant, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Whitley Streiber, Dennis Etchison, and others.

Thanks to Bryant Burnette

Shining in the Dark x 5

Posted: January 18, 2018, 19:00:00
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark

Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library is now confirmed for five editions and here is all the info you need.

The Bulgarian edition:
Release date: November 20, 2017
Edition: Paperback
Pre-Order: Pleiad Books
Official site

The US edition:
Release date: January 2018
Edition: Hardback (signed by the editor and the cover artist)
Pre-Order: Cemetery Dance and Amazon
Official site

The Italian edition:
Release date: March 2018
Edition: Paperback
Pre-Order: Independent Legions Publishing
Official site

The German edition:
Release date: July 2018
Edition: Hardcover (numbered and signed by the editor)
Pre-Order: Festa

The UK edition:
Release date: Summer 2018
Edition: Hardcover (numbered and signed by the editor and artist)
Pre-Order: SST Publications
Official site

Shining in the Dark; UK Edition

Posted: January 18, 2018, 13:59:53
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark

The UK Limited edition of Shining in the Dark will be available in hardback this summer in a limited (350) signed by the editor (me) and the artist (François Vaillancourt) and numbered edition. This edition will have a different cover and new interior illustrations compared to the previous editions. You can order your edition here.

• Hardcover
• Limited to only 350 Signed & Numbered copies
• Personally signed by the editor and artist on a specially designed full-colour signature page
• Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
• Printed on 90gsm acid-free paper, with your archive and legacy in mind
• Bound in full-cloth with coloured head and tail bands
• Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine for the ultimate presentation
• Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
• Sewn binding for increased durability
• Stunning dust jacket art & twelve never-before-seen interior illustrations by Francois Vaillancourt
• Extremely limited ONE-TIME printing of SST Publication's Special Signed Limited Edition—Only 350 copies will be available worldwide.

Promoting Shining in the Dark In Bulgaria

Posted: January 14, 2018, 19:31:19
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark

I’m back home from the trip to Sofia, Bulgaria where I promoted my book Shining in the Dark. I was there for almost three days and let me tell you, I had a blast! I arrived late Friday in Sofia, Bulgaria and was greeted by Vesela and Dimo from the publisher (Pleiad). They drove me to the hotel and being the darker time of the year, it was already dark out and it was hard to see what Sofia looked like. But I would get my chance during the coming days.

Saturday was the big day. A sunny Sofia greeted me and I arrived at Helikon just before 10 and after being introduced to a lot of nice people it was time to do a TV interview with Svetoslav Ivanov for bTV’s 120 minutes. It was done all in English so it was not that different to other interviews I have done. Svetoslav was very nice and easy to talk to so it went smooth.

Then it was time for the main event. The crowd was there, I was there, the moderator Asya Angelova was there and the interpreter Boya Delibaltova was there. I was introduced and that was when I really understood that this was going a lot different from what I’m used to. Not in a bad way but different. I realized that I didn’t understand a word of Asya’s introduction. The Bulgarian language is very different from both Swedish and English and I have to confess that I don’t understand one word. But Boya did a great job and translated for me. I then told the crowd about Lilja’s Library and the book; Shining in the Dark. This was followed by a Q&A session and a book signing and I really enjoyed talking to all everyone who had come there to check out my book.

This was then followed by interviews for Chetat li dvama and, both in English.

After lunch, it was time for a radio interview with Georgi Mitov-Gemi for the show Knigi Zavinagi (Books Forever). My interview starts about 5 minutes into the show. This interview was also done with an interpreter and you actually hear more of her than me in the interview. This was also the only time during my visit that I tried to speak Bulgarian. Georgi asked me to say, “Hi this is Hans-Ake Lilja and your listening to Knigi Zavinagi”. After three tries Georgi was happy. I’m not sure if or where they used this clip though. Maybe it just ended up in the trash because to be honest I didn’t go a good job...

On Sunday, I meet with a bunch of Bulgarian bloggers for interviews. We drank coffee and had a great time. Talked about Stephen King, Shining in the Dark and the pros and cons of the movie versions of The Shining and the new version of IT. Sunday afternoon was spent sightseeing in Sofia. The nice weather continued and it was a nice afternoon.

On Monday before I left and traveled back to Sweden I was interviewed by Olya Stoyanova for the show Hristo Botev. This interview was on live radio so I was a bit nervous but I think I did a pretty good job. After that, my Bulgarian adventure was over and the only thing left was a 10-hour trip back to Sweden where I arrived late on Monday evening. Tired but extremely happy with my trip to Bulgaria. And for that I want to thank everyone who arranged the trip, the interview and the meeting with the readers of my book. You all know who you are and what you did and I’m not naming anyone and setting myself up to forget someone. And I also want to send a special thanks to Pleiad who started it all. Thanks!

Additional links:
Plosht Adslaveikov
Interview with VIBES
PodMosta Interview
AzCheta Article

King To Get PEN America Award

Posted: January 14, 2018, 15:20:32

PEN America will honor legendary suspense writer Stephen King with the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award at its annual Literary Gala on May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. PEN America confers the Literary Service Award each year to a critically-acclaimed writer whose body of work helps us understand and interpret the human condition, engendering empathy and imagination in even the darkest hours.

For more info: PEN America.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Casting For Mr Mercedes Season 2

Posted: January 12, 2018, 08:31:11
Section: TV » Mr Mercedes

Next week production on the second season of Mr. Mercedes will commence in February in Charleston, South Carolina. In the new 10 hour long episodes season we’ll see two new castmembers: Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston and Sicario‘s Maximillian Hernandez.

Huston has been cast as Brady’s doctor, Dr. Felix Babineau and Hernandez will take the role of Assistant DA Antonio Montez.

Season 2 premieres on DIRECTV sometime this summer.

Source: EW

Thanks to Lou Sytsma.

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