Apple to Release Season Three of “Echo,” Featuring Juan Pablo Raba, in November

There are more echoes in Juan Pablo Raba’s future…

Apple has announced the premiere date of Echo 3, the 10-episode action-thriller from Mark Boal that features the 45-year-old Colombian film, television and telenovela actor among the cast.

Juan Pablo RabaStarring Luke Evans and Michiel Huisman alongside Jessica Ann Collins, the series will premiere with the first three episodes of season three on Wednesday, November 23, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through January 13, 2023.

The action series, filmed in Colombia with English and Spanish dialogue, follows Amber Chesborough (Collins), a young scientist who is the emotional heart of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother, Bambi (Evans), and her husband, Prince (Huisman) – two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts – struggle to find her against the backdrop of a secret war.

In addition to Raba, additional cast includes Martina Gusman as Violetta, a prominent political columnist, James Udom, Maria Del Rosario, Alejandro Furth and special guest star Bradley Whitford.

The show’s narrative is based on the series When Heroes Fly, created by Omri Givon, and inspired by the novel by Amir Gutfreund.

Echo 3 is produced for Apple TV+ by Keshet Studios, the US production arm of Keshet International. Boal serves as showrunner and director.

Pablo Trapero directed four episodes, including the pilot, and serves as an executive producer.

Hulu Releases New Trailer for “Nine Perfect Strangers,” Starring Bobby Cannavale

It’s a strange(r) time for Bobby Cannavale

Hulu has released a new teaser for Nine Perfect Strangers, the upcoming eight-episode “elevated suspense drama” starring the 51-year-old half-Cuban American Emmy-winning actor.

Bobby Cannavale

In addition to Cannavale, the series also stars Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving, Melvin Gregg, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Tiffany Boone and Manny Jacinto.

Based on the book by Big Little Lies author Liane MoriartyNine Perfect Strangers takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director, Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.

As Hulu describes, these nine perfect strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. And as depicted in the teaser, graves will be dug.

The series comes from co-showrunners David E. Kelley and John-Henry Butterworth. Jonathan Levine directs all eight episodes.

The series is co-written by David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth and Samantha Strauss.

Nine Perfect Strangers premieres on Hulu on August 18.

TNT Moves Up Season Premiere of Daniel Bruhl’s “The Alienist: Angel of Darkness”

Daniel Bruhl’s darknessis spreading earlier than expected…

TNThas moved up the season premiere of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, starring the 42-year-old half-Spanish actor, to Sunday, July 19. 

Daniel Bruhl

Two episodes will air back to back that day, starting at 9:00 pm ET/PT. The Emmy-nominated psychological thriller will then continue as a four week event with two episodes airing every Sunday thereafter at 9:00 pm ET/PT with the season runs through August 9.

The move eliminates the one week gap that had existed after the end of TNT’s current prestige series, Snowpiercerwhich is set to wrap up with a two-hour finale airs on Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

Season 2 is based on best-selling author Caleb Carr’s novel The Angel of Darkness, and The Alienist’s lead cast Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will return.

The series is an unflinching, gripping, turn-of-the-century murder mystery that spotlights both New York’s wealthy elite and the struggling underbelly of the city’s “Gilded Age.”

In The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Sara (Fanning) has opened her own private detective agency and is leading the charge on a brand-new case. She reunites with Dr. Kreizler (Brühl), the formidable alienist, and John Moore (Evans), now a New York Times reporter, to find Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of the Spanish Consular.

Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer. As in The Alienist, the series shines a light on the provocative issues of the era –- the corruption of institutions, income inequality, yellow press sensationalism, and the role of women in society –- themes that still resonate today.

The Alienistlaunched as 2018’s number one new cable series, having reached more than 50 million people across multiple platforms. It also earned six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series, and two Golden Globe nominations, including Best Television Limited Series.

The Alienist: Angel of Darknessis produced by Paramount Television Studios.

Trailer Released for Noomi Rapace’s Thriller “Angel of Mine”

Noomi Rapacehas found a new obsession…

The trailer has been released for the 39-year-old half-Spanish actress’ latest film, the thriller Angel of Mine.

Noomi Rapace, Angel of Mine,

“You have no idea what it’s like to lose a child,” says Rapace in the trailer for the film, which centers on a grieving and unraveling mother named Lizzie (Rapace), who lost her infant daughter years earlier.

When Lizzie sees a young girl at a neighbor’s party, she starts to believe the girl is her own daughter. This as she’s about to lose custody of her son and, apparently, off her meds.

Lizzie, who we learn “was committed for almost a year,” is barely keeping it together. And now “she is stalking our family,” says the girl’s mom (Yvonne Strahovski). She’s right, and harrowing scenes of obsession, uncertainty and genuine terror ensue.

Luke Evans and Richard Roxburgh also star in the thriller directed by Kim Farrant from a script by Luke Davies and David Regal

Lionsgate opens Angel of Mine, which is based on the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de l’Angeday-and-date on August 30. 

Martinez to Star in the Revenge Thriller “Message From The King”

It’s a King’s landing for Natalie Martinez

The 30-year-old Cuban American actress has landed a role in Message From The King, a revenge thriller from director Fabrice Du Welz.

Natalie Martinez

The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Jacob, a South African man who descends into the Los Angeles underworld in an attempt to avenge his younger sister’s death and rescue her stepson from the immoral world into which he’s been sold.

Martinez will portray Trish, the former neighbor of Jacob’s missing sister Bianca who he recruits to help find the woman’s murderer.

Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans and Alfred Molina also star.

Filming is expected to begin this month in Los Angeles.

Martinez currently plays Jess Murphy on ABC’s midseason Sunday drama Secrets And Lies, and her other recent credits include multiple episodes of Under The DomeCSI: NY and Detroit 1-8-7.

She will next be seen in the Focus Features summer pic Self/Less starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley.

Olivo Stars in “No One Lives,” Which Opens This Weekend

America Olivo has plenty of reason to scream

The 35-year-old part-Chilean and part-Spanish actress stars in No One Lives, a horror film directed by Ryûhei Kitamura that opens in limited release this weekend.

America Olivo

“It has one of the best scenes with one of the top 10 scenes in a horror film ever,” boasts Bill Lewis, SVP Theatrical Marketing and Distribution at Anchor Bay Films. “We [released] the clip of the scene Wednesday. It’s such a great shot.”

Olivo plays Tamara in the film, which follows a gang of ruthless highway killers who kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross-country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

Along with Olivo, the film also stars Luke Evans and Adelaide Clemens.

Anchor Bay Films picked up No One Lives at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.

No One Lives will open in about 53 locations in 34 cities and will expand from there, although numbers are still to-be-determined based on performance.

Rodriguez & Vin Diesel Get Their Race On in Latest “Fast & Curious 6” Clip

Michelle Rodriguez isn’t afraid of a good challenge…

In a new clip for Fast & Furious 6, which features the 34-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American actress’ “return from the dead,” Rodriguez’s character chats briefly with Vin Diesel’s character, who challenges her to a race with him.

Michelle Rodriguez

British singer Rita Ora then steals the spotlight for a second when the singer, who appears as the “head girl” of a London racing crew, gets the honor of being the starter girl.

“This is London, baby,” she says, before finally letting Rodriguez and Vin Diesel start their race.

Fast & Furious 6 centers on Dom and his crew as they are given a task by Hobbs to stop an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers, which is apparently led by Owen Shaw with Dom’s ex-girlfriend Letty (Rodriguez) as his assistant.

Despite the shocking return of Letty, Dom and his friends still regroup in London to do their job with full pardons to return home and make their families whole again as their payment.

The film, which also stars Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker and Luke Evans, is slated for release on May 24 in the United States.

Gutierrez Finds His “The Crow” Lead in Luke Evans

It appears that F. Javier Gutierrez has found his Crow

Despite his hectic schedule, Luke Evans could soon be cast in the 39-year-old Spanish filmmaker’s reboot of The Crow franchise.

F. Javier Gutierrez

The Welsh actor was the original choice, but he was just cast as the lead in Dracula Year Zero, serves as the villain in Fast & Furious 6 and is portraying Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Evans seemed unavailable because of production on Dracula and promotion on The Hobbit.

After looking at Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard, Gutierrez and the film’s producers have decided to push the start date to early next year to accommodate Evans’ schedule and ultimately secure the actor.

Producers and Evans are currently in negotiations with a deal expected soon.

The Crow

The role of The Crow was originated by Brandon Lee, who died tragically during production on the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed revenge story based on the James O’Barr comic book series.