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Steve to Guest Star on CBC’s ‘Frankie Drake Mysteries’

Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle), Sharron Matthews (Mean Girls) and Emmanuel Kabongo (21 Thunder) are joining the cast of CBC’s new detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries.

The Canadian actors will play a police morality officer, a morgue attendant and a boxer, respectively.

Set in the 1920s and starring Lauren Lee Smith as Toronto’s only female detective, the show will debut on CBC and at cbc.ca/watch on Nov. 6.

The series from Shaftesbury, makers of Murdoch Mysteries, also star Chantel Riley (Race) as Frankie Drake’s detective partner Trudy.

CBC also announced a number of guest stars, including Lucas Bryant (Haven), Wendy Crewson (Saving Hope),

Grace Lynn Kung (Mary Kills People), Steve Lund (Reign), Charlotte Sullivan (Rookie Blue), Laura Vandervoort (Bitten) and English actor Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis).

The series follows Drake Private Detectives as they take on cases the police don’t want to touch and promises to explore every cross-section of Jazz Age Toronto.

It was created by Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci, who have written and produced for Murdoch Mysteries. Cal Coons, another Murdoch vet, is the showrunner.

Production is underway in Toronto and southern Ontario until late October.

The series will also debut on Alibi in the U.K. in early 2018.

Source: thestar.com

The Chronicle Herald: Local actor reigns supreme in showbiz

The Chronicle Herald: Local actor reigns supreme in showbiz

When he began appearing on The CW period drama Reign, Steve Lund felt relief that his 15 auditions weren’t for naught.

“I’d like to think I get to choose my roles and have an array of opportunities, but in this case I auditioned numerous times,” he said.

“I got an offer for a role in the fourth season, and at first it was only three episodes, but it became recurring. I was just happy they recognized my abilities as an actor.”

As it turns out, news of Reign’s cancellation meant this would be Lund’s last chance to be on the popular series.

“My character Luc was a good guy, but there was potential for danger given his family history. I could sway viewers one way or another, and there was always a thought I may go against the order,” he said.

“There was a little smirk behind every line. And any time you get to be part of a period piece, it’s a ton of fun. I had a costume, an accent, dance routines and you got to hang out in a castle every day. It’s not a bad way to earn a paycheque.”

The Halifax-born actor — now living in Toronto — said the cancellation hit other cast members hard.

“We went out with a bang, and we sort of realized it couldn’t get better and ended appropriately. I wasn’t terribly miffed (about the cancellation), but when you develop these relationships, you want to wrap up and do it all justice.”

Lund has been met with success on Netflix, where his appearances in Hemlock Grove and Blue Mountain State are readily available.

“There’s sort of a legitimacy to being on streaming, because if I meet someone and they ask where they can see me, I can point to Netflix,” he said.

He speaks about Hemlock Grove — in which he appeared in two episodes as a bartender — and though he didn’t meet star Bill Skarsgard, he sure is amped for the young actor’s next project.

The actor, from a famous family including Marvel universe actor Stellan and brother, True Blood alum Alexander, is set to hit the big screen as Pennywise, the terrifying clown in a remake of Stephen King’s novel IT.

“My friend from the show knows him very well, and all I’ve ever heard is that he has so much potential. I’m really excited for the movie. I think he’ll do a fine job,” said Lund, speaking on the role immortalized by Tim Curry in 1990.

Lund was also a regular in television shows Haven and Bitten, and says the latter was his most significant role to date.

“Being a series regular far surpassed any undertaking I’d had previously, and it challenged me in so many ways.

“It was amazing carrying a storyline for three seasons,” he said.

“I was the youngest in the cast, and there was a family dynamic born on day one. I couldn’t imagine a better legit first gig.”

Lund has also tried his hand at comedy, with a three-episode arc in the CBC hit Schitt’s Creek. He had nothing but praise for his co-stars.

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Taylor Cole and Steve Lund Star in Hallmark Channel’s ‘THE ART OF US’, Premiering 5/20

Taylor Cole (“The Originals,” “Christmas at Homestead”) and Steve Lund (“Schitt’s Creek,” “Reign”) star in Hallmark Channel’s THE ART OF US, a new original movie premiering Saturday, May 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT). The film also has a prominent story arc for “Vincent the Dog” and other adorable canines, part of Crown Media Family Networks’ (home of Hallmark CHANNEL and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) global pet initiative and the company’s steadfast commitment to end pet homelessness by using entertainment to show the joys pets bring to our lives every day. Crown Media Family Networks produces pet-centric original movies and specials (“Kitten Bowl,” “Meow Madness,” “Hero Dog Awards”) to create awareness for the beautiful animals at local shelters waiting to find a forever home.

“The Art of Us” is a modern retelling of “My Fair Lady.” Dr. Harper Higgins (Cole) is determined to land a tenured position at Boston College, and she is counting on curating a big art gallery at the university to do so. But when Higgins loses her showcase artist and can find no one else, she turns to her recently hired dog walker Tom Stone (Lund) who, unbeknownst to anyone, is a very skilled painter. Transforming Tom into a credible, respected artist is going to take work, but Dr. Higgins feels up to the challenge. The only complication comes when professor and artist fall for each other during the charade and risk being outed by a competing professor.

“We are fortunate to continue developing innovative content while simultaneously partnering with tremendously talented actors such as Taylor Cole and Steve Lund,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity.

“Taylor Cole and Steve Lund radiate the screen and we have no doubt they will create a masterpiece together with ‘The Art of Us,'” Vicary concluded.

“The Art of Us” is an Art of Us Films Inc production. Howard Braunstein and Sydell Albert are executive producers. Christian Bruyere is producer. Kristoffer Tabori directs from the teleplay by Karen Berger, based on the book by Teri Wilson.

Source: broadwayworld.com

Reign Season 4 Adds Bitten Alumni Steve Lund in Recurring Role

Congratulations to Steve on the role! Looking forward to seeing you on the show.

Bitten alum Steve Lund has booked a recurring role in the upcoming fourth season the CW drama series Reign. Lund will play Luc, a sexy, highborn rogue who is also a plain speaking realist. He’s a good guy who happens to have a morally compromised and very powerful father: Lord Stephan Narcisse (Craig Parker). But he is his own man, eyeing his own future, even as his father pressures him to make lasting and permanent inroads with the French royal family. Specifically, Narcisse wants his son at Princess Claude’s (Rose Williams) side. Luc’s arrival on our canvas will complicate Claude’s life in ways she could never have imagined. Lund is best known for his lead role of Nick Sorrentino on Syfy series Bitten and as a recurring on CBC’s Schitt’s Creek. He’s repped by Untitled Entertainment, Gersh and The Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency.

Source: deadline.com

Steve Talks ‘Flung’ with CP24 Breakfast (Video & Captures)

Steve Talks ‘Flung’ with CP24 Breakfast (Video & Captures)

Steve was joined by his Flung co-star Meghan Heffern as they stopped by CP24 Breakfast in Toronto yesterday to discuss the film, which is set to premiere at the 2016 Canadian Film Fest this week. Check out the video below if you missed it!

Short Film ‘Flung’ Set for World Premiere at Canadian Film Fest

Short Film ‘Flung’ Set for World Premiere at Canadian Film Fest

It appears the short film Steve filmed last year alongside Meghan Heffern titled Flung is set to premiere at the 2016 Canadian Film Fest which runs from March 30th to April 2nd.

Congratulations to the cast and crew on the premiere. Can’t wait to see it!

Flung
A young woman visits an old friend in New York City, and struggles with her deepening affection for him as they engage in an unexpected fling. Director: Christopher Warre Smets.
Cast: Meghan Heffern, Steve Lund.

Bitten: 3×02 ‘Our Own Blood’ Episode Synopsis

The second episode of Bitten season three will air on February 19th.

Elena struggles to deal with a new discovery about her past. Clay readies Stonehaven for a possible attack from the Spanish by calling in new Pack members. Little does he know that one of them is a traitor. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Nick find a clue at the Spanish hideout that ultimately leads to them rushing back to Stonehaven.

Bitten: 3×01 ‘Family Of Sorts’ Episodic Stills & Episode Synopsis

I’ve added episodic stills of Steve from season three premiere episode of Bitten into the gallery.

In order to solidify his power, a war hardened Jeremy has tasked Elena, Clay, and Nick with recruiting all North American Mutts into The Pack. But, when an unknown werewolf sniper takes a shot at the Alpha, The Pack must adjust course to track down those responsible. Meanwhile, Elena is accosted by a mysterious stranger who challenges her with a shocking claim.

Christmas Incorporated: On-Set Interviews



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Hallmark’s ‘Christmas Incorporated’ Promo & Synopsis

Christmas Incorporated will premiere on November 15th on The Hallmark Channel!

Riley Vance is given the job of a lifetime just before Christmas: working as William Young’s personal assistant at Young Industries. It could not have come at a better time since she was about to move back home if she couldn’t find a job. However, when she realizes that she was hired after a case of mistaken identity, she is forced to keep the truth a secret or she risks losing her job. If she loses her job, then the town she’s trying to convince William to save could lose everything. With only a few days until the holidays, Riley decides to stay quiet until she can save the town even though she is getting closer to William himself.

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