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.
Many of you will remember Steve Lund as The Colorado Kid in “Haven”. In his recent show “Bitten” he plays the playboy who wraps all the ladies around his little finger. In real life he’s also a total charmer, who loves his work and his fans. In our interview he kindly made time to talk about the events in “Bitten” season 2 and the upcoming third season and he also talks about the experiences he and Greyston Holt made at fan conventions.
In Germany “Bitten” season 1 is airing Fridays on sixx. On August 21st sixx starts airing season 2 as German TV premiere.
Unlike other supernatural shows “Bitten” focuses more on the human side of the werewolfs. Does it make it easier to play a werewolf?
We don’t often find ourselves concerned with the wolf aspect of the show while we’re on set, only because that human side of it is so abundantly present in the material. For each situation we find ourselves in as wolves, we relate as actors to themes of identity, legacy, love and family. When you think of it in those terms, it becomes very playable.
Your character Nick was born as a werewolf and grew up knowing what would eventually happen to him. Do you think because he knew about his families legacy, that what happened to him in season 2, falling in love with Paige, kind of scared him, because it’s something, he doesn’t really know?
Nick has always been warned of getting too close to somebody and was weary, often exhibiting opposite behavior, but he never fully understood his fathers lessons until he met Paige. There has always been a yearning to understand himself on a deeper level but he never truly knew how to explore that. When Paige came into his life, it was clear that this was the piece he was missing and needed to explore. He knew it could come at a cost, but it was about measuring the worth of his experience and what Paige gave him was invaluable.
In season 1 Nick was the fun-loving, living the life to its fullest kind of guy. In season 2 it seemed like he was ready to give a relationship with Paige a try. Do you think the fact, that he sees what Elena and Clay have can work, helps him to try to look for that same kind of connection with someone?
I think Nick was very affected by the lengths that each Clay and Elena were willing to go for their love, and the resulting casualties of it changed something in him. He was so shielded from affection as a child for protective purposes, but now that he is his own man he is ready to live for someone other than himself.
The episode in which Paige and Nick are off meeting Nick’s mum was beautiful. When she comes over and we see the little kid in Nick, with his emotions all over the place, was amazing. How was it working on that scene?
It was truly a highlight of my life, let alone my career. That episode was directed by Executive Producer J.B. Sugar, whom with I feel very comfortable and confident, so that set the stage to play. Coupled with the most wonderful and most talented Tommie-Amber Pirie who is always there to receive the fullest of every emotion known to mankind. Compound that once again with this lovely angel of a person who coincidentally, although I think serendipitously hails from my home province of Nova Scotia Shauna Macdonald, and you’ve got the makings of some heartfelt art.
The pack lost one of its members in season two – a total shocker by the way – is there a chance that we could be introduced to a new member in season 3?
It was a very devastating loss for the show indeed. We’re still not entirely over that one in fact. We were very upset to see him go, but it’s required to mention what a tremendous performance he gave on his way out. Boy sure knows how to make an exit! I’ve certainly heard tell of some new characters being introduced and also visiting some familiar ones in different places and stages of their lives.
Nick was the first one Logan told the news about Rachel being pregnant with a boy. After losing his pack member and best friend do you think your character could try to become a kind of guardian for the baby?
I better be the godfather! I think that child will have a few fathers that would put their heart and soul into raising him right. Logan’s death will not be in vain. He will live on.
We’re so happy there is going to be a third season of Bitten. Congratulations by the way! Can you reveal anything about what can we expect?
Yes: Elena is gifted 3 mysterious eggs and nurses them for a long journey across many lands until the eggs eventually hatch and dragons are spawned that are under her control and she becomes the most powerful wolf in the land. Wait, that sounds like its been done before…
In 2014, Syfy introduced genre audiences to Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort, SMALLVILLE, Ted), the world’s only female werewolf, in BITTEN, a steamy, emotionally charged supernatural series based on the novels by New York Times best-selling author, Kelley Armstrong. Now, this July, Entertainment One conjures up BITTEN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON in a loaded 3-disc DVD set, featuring all ten thrilling, unedited episodes, along with a collection of howlingly good bonus features.
BITTEN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON sees the return of Vandevoort as Elena; Greyston Holt (ALCATRAZ, DURHAM COUNTY) as Elena’s passionate partner Clay Danvers; and Greg Bryk (A History Of Violence, THE BOOK OF NEGROES) as the Alpha Pack leader Jeremy Danvers. THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON also introduces a coven of witches who turn to the Pack for support. Tammy Isbell (SAVING HOPE) stars as the calm and level-headed Coven leader, Ruth Winterbourne; Tommie-Amber Pirie (MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS) is cast as Ruth’s daughter, the outspoken spitfire, Paige Winterbourne; and Kiara Glasco (COPPER) stars as the young and impressionable, Savannah Levine. Returning to BITTEN are Steve Lund (BEING ERICA, HAVEN) as Nick Sorrentino, Michael Xavier (THE BEST YEARS) as Dr. Logan Jonsen, and Genelle Williams (WAREHOUSE 13) as Rachel Sutton.
Bitten is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and Entertainment One (eOne) in association with Space and Bell Media, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Cogeco Program Development Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Executive producers include J.B. Sugar for No Equal Entertainment, Patrick Banister and John Barbisan for Hoodwink Entertainment and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss, and Margaret O’Brien for eOne. Daegan Fryklind and Grant Rosenberg are Executive Producers and co-showrunners.
— Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
— Deleted and Extended Scenes
— Stunt Choreography
— Gag Reel
— “Gentling” Video
— New York Comic Con Panel
— Innerspace: After Bite
This is great news!
Syfy has picked up supernatural drama “Bitten” for a third season, Variety has learned exclusively.
The 10-episode third season, which is produced by Entertainment One, will air on Syfy in 2016. Chris Regina, SVP Program Strategy at Syfy and Chiller, said of the acquisition, “’Bitten’s’ emotional and engrossing storyline, combined with some truly creepy horror moments, really resonated with fans this past season. We eagerly anticipate seeing where the next chapter of Elena and her werewolf pack’s lives leads us in Season 3.”
“We’re delighted that ‘Bitten’ will be returning to Syfy,” added John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment One Television. “Alongside No Equal Entertainment and Hoodwink Entertainment, we are thrilled to continue this incredible journey and looking forward to sinking our teeth into what’s sure to be another nail-biting season.”
“I’m excited to continue ‘Bitten’s’ success with a pickup of our third season by Syfy and look forward to working with the talented writing and production team to bring more adventures with our Pack to life,” said J.B. Sugar, Executive Producer, No Equal Entertainment.
Congratulations to the cast and crew, as well as us fans! Great news! Can’t wait for season three!
As announced earlier today by BITTEN star Laura Vandervoort on a special, on-location edition of THE SOCIAL from Disneyland, Space confirms that it has ordered a third season of its most-watched original series ever, BITTEN. Based on the best-selling series of novels by Kelley Armstrong and produced by No Equal Entertainment, Entertainment One Television (eOne), and Hoodwink Entertainment, Season 3 sees the return of genre icon Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE, Ted) as Elena Michaels; Greyston Holt (ALCATRAZ, DURHAM COUNTY) as Clayton Danvers; Greg Bryk (A History Of Violence, ROOKIE BLUE) as Jeremy Danvers; Steve Lund (BEING ERICA, HAVEN) as Nick Sorrentino, and Genelle Williams (WAREHOUSE 13) as Rachel Sutton. Viewers who have yet to join The Pack can stream BITTEN Season 1 on CraveTV right now. Season 2 of BITTEN will air on CTV Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning July 4.
“BITTEN is a great success story for Space,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “It’s been extremely gratifying to witness the series build such a passionate and dedicated international fan base. Congrats to the cast, crew, and our partners No Equal Entertainment, Entertainment One, and Hoodwink Entertainment. We look forward to yet another great season of this killer series.”
“We are extremely excited to be headed back into production for a third season and are so proud of our success on Space,” said J.B Sugar, Executive Producer, No Equal Entertainment. “We couldn’t do it without the continuing support from Bell Media and our incredible fans in Canada and around the world.”
“This is a tremendous achievement which wouldn’t be possible without our talented cast and crew and Space’s unwavering support of the series,” said John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment One Television. “Alongside No Equal Entertainment and Hoodwink Entertainment, we are thrilled to continue this incredible journey and looking forward to sinking our teeth into what’s sure to be another nail-biting season.”
You can check out captures of Steve and Michael from the video below in the gallery now. 🙂
I’ve added HD captures of Steve from the video, which you can watch below, into the gallery.
Join Bitten stars Steve Lund and Michael Xavier (Pack members Nick Sorrentino and Logan Jonsen on the show) as they explore the day’s current hot-button issues like: the legality of inter-species dating, 24-hour-gender-swapping, pick-up lines vs. a simple “how are you?” and the importance of exploring your feminine side—all while modelling the latest in werewolf eyewear.
In less than three short weeks Toronto ComiCon will be upon us!
The Toronto ComiCon will take place on Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Which is where you’ll be able to get your fill of Space-centric panels and free (yes free!) photo ops and autograph sessions from the cast of Bitten, Orphan Black, InnerSpace and more!
You can click here for ticket info!
INNERSPACE LIVE with BITTEN SPECIAL GUESTS
TIME: 2PM | LOCATION: ROOM 801
Join InnerSpace hosts Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman, and Teddy Wilson as they are joined by Bitten stars Greg Bryk, Steve Lund, Tammy Isbell, and Tommie-Amber Pirie
AUTOGRAPH SESSION with BITTEN
TIME: 3PM | LOCATION: AUTOGRAPH HALL
Free autograph session with the stars of Bitten. *Lottery system in effect. Must attend panel for chance to attend autograph session