[10/08/13 – 11:01 AM]
Jeri Ryan Cast in Syfy’s New Scripted Thriller “Helix” for a Multi-Episode Arc
Ryan will portray the beautiful and charismatic Constance Sutton, the Chief Operating Officer of Ilaria Corporation.
[via press release from Syfy]
JERI RYAN (STAR TREK: VOYAGER, BODY OF PROOF) CAST IN SYFY’S NEW SCRIPTED THRILLER “HELIX” FOR A MULTI-EPISODE ARC
NEW YORK- October 8, 2013 – Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof) is set to join Syfy’s newest original scripted series Helix for a multi-episode arc. Ryan joins a cast led by Billy Campbell (The Killing, Killing Lincoln) and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin) on the 13-episode drama series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) who is also showrunner, and Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact).
Ryan will portray the beautiful and charismatic Constance Sutton, the Chief Operating Officer of Ilaria Corporation, owner of Arctic Biosystems, the research facility where the series takes place. Charming and savvy, Sutton is used to getting her way at any cost.
Jeri Ryan is best known to science fiction fans for her role as Seven of Nine on the series Star Trek: Voyager. Most recently, Ryan has been a familiar face on primetime network television as Dr. Kate Murphy in ABC’s Body of Proof. She was also a series regular in Boston Public as Ronnie Cooke, the CBS legal drama Shark opposite James Woods, and NBC’s Dark Skies. In addition to her recurring roles on projects like Two and a Half Men, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Leverage, Jeri Ryan has also appeared on the big screen in films such as Down with Love and Dracula 2000.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
Jeri tweeted this address on July 7, 2013 as the one to send fan mail to. I imagine a SASE would still be appreciated if requesting an autograph.
Jeri Ryan, c/o ICM
10250 Constellation Blvd
LA, CA 90067-6209
USA (if mailing from outside of USA)
“Body of Proof” could live to see another day on a new network. According to Deadline, ABC Studios is fighting to keep the Dana Delany medical examiner procedural alive after the network ABC canceled it.
Deadline reports USA, TNT and WGA America are possible new homes for the series, which also starred Jeri Ryan and Mark Valley. However, a source close to the situation said USA is not looking at the series.
“We had a very strong season in terms of [new series] development,” Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, said during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “I would love to see ‘Body of Proof’ find a good home for itself.”
“Body of Proof” ran for three seasons on ABC. While it was never an outright hit, the series had strong ratings. A recent episode had 8.24 million viewers and a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Delany tweeted about the possibility.
A rep for ABC Studios said there was no news to report at this time. Click over to Deadline for more.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
Body Of Proof has been cancelled:
… Also gone is Body of Proof. Even following a creative reboot in its third season, the Dana Delany starrer will not be back for a fourth round. The ABC Studios’ Tuesday drama has averaged 7.8 million total viewers and a 1.9 in the adult demo, on par with its second season after getting off to a slow start this year. The series, which featured a handful of cast departures, tweaked its medical procedural format to focus more on law enforcement, adding co-stars Mark Valley and Elyes Gabel this year. It was one of several creative reboots that included Fox’s Touch and Glee as well as NBC’s Smash. The series ranked as ABC’s third-most-watched series behind Grey’s Anatomy and Dancing With the Stars.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter
Where’s Olivia Pope when you need her? Body of Proof‘s ambitious chief medical examiner and congressional candidate Kate Murphy (Jeri Ryan) hasn’t even been elected yet and she’s already facing her first potential scandal on this week’s episode (Tuesday, 10/9c, ABC). While making an appearance at a ritzy Russian political gala, Kate strikes up a conversation with a tall, dark, secretive Ukrainian attaché named Sergei Damanov (Ivan Sergei). “Sergei and Kate have this very steamy, very passionate thing,” Ryan says. “And then it gets complicated.”
That’s a major understatement. After a tryst in Sergei’s hotel room, Kate discovers he may have shot and killed a woman during the night — which, if true, is not going to go over well at the ballot box. Luckily Kate has office frenemy and brilliant medical examiner Megan (Dana Delany) to help her uncover what really happened. “She wants to keep it as private as she can, but she’s in over her head,” Ryan explains. “All signs” — including one of Sergei’s shirts soaked in the victim’s blood — “point to him being the killer.”
Just don’t expect Megan, who’s been known to give Kate a tongue-lashing or three, to have much sympathy for her beleaguered boss as they surreptitiously work together to solve the crime. “They don’t always see eye to eye,” admits Ryan. “So Megan helps but also just berates her.”
As for shooting the romantic scenes with hottie Sergei, Ryan isn’t complaining. “He was so much fun,” she says. “Although it was funny because he stayed in character — and spoke in a Ukrainian accent — the whole time. Until they called ‘wrap,’ I’d never even met Ivan!”