From Christy Spratlin of The TV Junkies:
Rookie Blue’s Travis Milne brings Saving Hope to the dark side
“I don’t want to spoil anything, but I’m excited for you to see what happens. There are some doubts though for sure. There is a lot of charisma to Tom that I find very interesting. I always like to bring a little bit of myself into all of the characters that I play in order to make them more authentic, and I feel like I did that with Tom. I loved being on Rookie Blue, loved it. I did that for seven years, but it was nice to play something a little different. It was like I stepped into another uniform. From a cop to a convict. From blue to orange. Hopefully next I’ll do a stint as a firefighter and then I’ll do some doctor show and that’ll be that for the next 10 years.” Continue reading.
From a media release:
Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that it is expanding its relationship with award-winning producer Ilana Frank and her production company ICF FILMS (ICFF), and extending their partnership through a new three-year overall deal.
Under the deal, eOne will serve as the studio, deficit financier and distributor on all of Frank’s projects across all media.
Since joining forces on a first-look basis in 2008, ICFF and eOne have successfully delivered long-running series including 74 episodes of drama ROOKIE BLUE for ABC and Global and 67 episodes of drama SAVING HOPE for CTV. eOne has successfully sold Rookie Blue and Saving Hope to over 200 territories.
eOne produces and distributes a diverse slate of award-winning, critically acclaimed programming across all genres. In addition to Rookie Blue and Saving Hope and the upcoming polyromantic comedy You Me Her for DirecTV and drama Havana Quartet for Starz, hit original shows from the company include Welcome to Sweden, the half hour comedy series executive produced by siblings Amy and Greg Poehler, Hell on Wheels, Nellyville, Bitten, Haven and successful miniseries The Book of Negroes and Klondike, as well as a number of highly successful series coming out of its output relationship with AMC and SundanceTV including The Walking Dead and companion series Fear the Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, TURN: Washington’s Spies and Into the Badlands.
From Kazem Sedighzadeg of Master Herald:
‘Rookie Blue’ Former Showrunner Says Every Day Without a Renewal is Another Nail on the Coffin on show’s Season 7
Immediately after the TV series ended its 11-episode run for Season 6 in Canada on July 29, executive producer Tassie Cameron disclosed that the first four episodes of Season 7 have already been scripted.
Though it appears that at that point, the showrunner had to stop writing the subsequent fifth episode pending the decision of the network whether to go on with the show or not. Continue reading.
From Amber Dowling of The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Rookie Blue’ Star Previews Potential Series Finale
“I’m really happy with the way that this one was wrapped up. I think it’s a gift if you can close a series down by choice instead of being canceled. That’s so rare. We’ve had the same team for six years and that’s really important. I love Sherry, she’s been a part of us since the beginning as well. She would make a great showrunner and it would make perfect sense if we continued forward with her. But I think we’re all feeling… it was super emotional. It felt like we were saying goodbye when we were filming this episode. That was the energy.” Continue reading.
From Erin Faith Wilson of AfterEllen.com:
Lesbian TV writer Noelle Carbone on writing for gay cop Gail Peck on “Rookie Blue”
“Everybody watches TV, even people whose world views are narrower than mine. And if those people see a nice, relatively normal lesbian character or couple on TV and that character or couple are doing nice relatively normal things, they might find their walls coming down ever so slightly.” Continue reading.