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The final season of Agents of SHIELD has been one of the series’ best, and with only five episodes left, there’s a whole lot that can still happen. Season seven has seen the return of some old favorites, including Enver Gjokaj as Agent Carter’s Daniel Sousa. Last week also saw the first appearance of Dichen Lachman as Jiaying, Daisy Johnson’s mother, since Agents of SHIELD’s second season. Of course, this is not Gjokaj and Lachman’s first time working on a Whedon series. The two starred in Dollhouse, which ran from 2009-2010, as Victor/Anthony and Sierra/Priya, which was arguably the show’s best couple. While the two haven’t shared the screen on Agents of SHIELD, showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen recently posted photos of their behind-the-scenes reunion.
“Just a little #Dollhouse reunion on @agentsofshield,” Tancharoen wrote.
While it’s unclear if Lachman will be showing up again this season, we have a feeling she will considering the last episode’s discovery that Daisy has a sister and that Jiaying was forced out of Afterlife. However, we’re going to assume it will not happen next week since the intense tease for the episode (see above), “As I Have Always Been,” shows the team dying over and over in a time loop. The episode marks the directorial debut of Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays Jemma Simmons on the series. You can read the official synopsis for the episode below:
“A time storm ravages the Zephyr, propelling it toward destruction while simultaneously forcing Daisy and Coulson to relive their failed attempts to save the team over and over, until they find a solution or are swallowed by the storm. Making it to their next destination will take trust, courage and sacrifice from everyone on board, but it will all come down to having enough time.”
Nepal-born actress Dichen Lachman has joined Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s threequel Jurassic World 3.
Lachman boards the Colin Trevorrow-directed pic which stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. Jurassic World 3 hits theaters on June 11, 2021.
Lachman is known for her roles as Jiaying on ABC/Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the inhuman who led the Afterlife settlement in an open war against S.H.I.E.L.D. Lachman also played Frankie on the TNT series Animal Kingdom and Reileen Kawahara on the Netflix series Altered Carbon. Lachman also stars in the upcoming comedy feature Bad Therapy starring Alicia Silverstone, Haley Joel Osment and Rob Corddry. She is represented by Gersh.
Trevorrow directed 2015’s Jurassic World, which went on to gross $1.67 billion WW and is the sixth-highest-grossing film in cinema history. He will continue to consult with EP Steven Spielberg and producer Frank Marshall on the management of the growing Jurassic brand, including video games, toys, novels, animated LEGO series and theme parks. Trevorrow also recently directed and co-wrote (with Carmichael) the Jurassic short film, Battle at Big Rock, which has been watched more than 10M times since its release in September. Trevorrow is also EPing alongside Spielberg. Pat Crowley also produces with Marshall.
The Jurassic franchise turns 27 this June and has amassed well north of $5B through five movies at the global box office. Universal’s SVP of Production Sara Scott is overseeing Jurassic World 3 on behalf of the studio.
Altered Carbon will see a major cast change between its two seasons. Altered Carbon on Netflix maintains a premise that remains largely open to re-casting. And this is an opportunity that the makers are making good use of. The series’ title character, Takeshi Kovacs will find a new host body in Anthony Mackie in Season 2, thus discontinuing Joel Kinnaman- the original hero’s association with the series. Altered Carbon Season 2 release date cast trailer
Additionally, while Chris Conner and Renée Elise Goldsberry will return to reprise their respective roles of Edgar Poe and Quellcrist Falconer on Altered Carbon Season 2, other original cast members will desert the show for its second season. James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, Ato Essandoh, Kristin Lehman, and Trieu Tran have all bid farewell to the Netflix show. Following their exits, Altered Carbon will introduce Simone Missick as Trepp, Dina Shihabi as Dig 301, Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Ivan Carrera, and James Saito as Tanaseda Hideki in its fresh second season.
Altered Carbon Season 2 has also locked a few new names to helm its season 2. Alison Schapker will take from Laeta Kalogridis as the new show-runner on the Netflix presentation. While Kalogridis will retain her production duties, Schapker will develop and produce an original script for the show’s second part.
If there was any doubt who’s in charge of the Cody crime family… well, there isn’t now.
TNT has given us our first look at Season 4 of Animal Kingdom — which you can watch above — and in the new teaser, Ellen Barkin’s mama-bear matriarch Smurf reasserts her authority, getting in grandson J’s face and barking: “I’m the boss… you stick with me.” She also commands him to “keep me in the loop,” which makes sense, seeing as how Deran and his brothers are pulling off a series of daring bank robberies in Charlie Chaplin masks — which leads to a pulse-pounding police chase.
Plus, we see Smurf yelling for blood as one of her boys steps into the mixed martial arts ring. It might be her eldest son Pope, whose face is covered with scars and bruises as his mom taunts him: “Are you out of control, baby?” Yeah, we wouldn’t show any weakness around her if we were you.
Season 4 of Animal Kingdom still doesn’t have a premiere date — the teaser will only say it’s “coming soon” — but what do you want to see when it does return?
Before her roles in sci-fi and action series such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Altered Carbon, Dichen Lachman had to chart her own path to stardom.
TV WEEK Close Up: Australia first embraced you as Katya Kinski in Neighbours in 2005. Anything a soap character could go through, yours did. Do you have fond memories?
Dichen Lachman: That was the best. I wouldn’t be where I am, most likely, if it weren’t for Neighbours – and you’re right, I did get some really awesome storylines and I’m so blessed and lucky to have had that experience.
How did you get cast?
It really was out of the blue, because they didn’t even have a part for me. I auditioned for Pippa Black’s role of Elle Robinson, which clearly wasn’t going to work out because of my ethnicity [Adelaide-raised Dichen is of Tibetan and German descent].
But Jan Russ [the casting director] had an imagination, and they saw my tape, and I think they were being responsible. They wanted more diversity in the show and they wrote me in.
Like you, stars such as Guy Pearce and Margot Robbie kick-started their careers in Neighbours. Why is the show such a good talent incubator?
There’s no better training than going to work every single day − and also doing that amount of work. In the US, we shoot four to six pages a day. In Neighbours, you’re shooting 25 pages a day. So just the preparation and showing up on time, and you have a green room and everyone spends time together.
Neighbours had a really wonderful community theatre vibe. The older actors were excellent examples to the younger generation in terms of what’s acceptable and what’s not.