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THE captivating, action-adventure series Legend of the Seeker will premiere its highly-anticipated second season the weekend of November 7th, it was announced at the 2009 Comic-Con International Convention during a panel led by executive producers Ken Biller and Ned Nalle and featuring Terry Goodkind and Bruce Spence. Shot with the exotic and rugged New Zealand landscape as its backdrop, the weekly series has resumed production on 22 all-new action-packed episodes. Combining elements of fantasy, adventure, magic, mystery and romance with state of the art visual effects and a high level of action, Legend of the Seeker is an adaptation of internationally best-selling author Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth book series.
The executive producers also announced that actress Tabrett Bethell (Mei Li Johnson) will join the cast as a series regular. Bethell reprises her role as Cara, a Mord'Sith that will create tenson between Richard and Kahlan. Additionally, actress Charisma Carpenter, best known for her starring role as Cordelia on the long-running hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel,will guest-star in the season premiere as a wicked Mord'Sith named Triana.
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When woodsman Richard Cypher's (Craig Horner, Monarch Cove and Blue Water High) life gets turned upside down after discovering that he has a profound destiny to fulfill as the Seeker, he is thrust into an unfamiliar world of magic, sorcery and evil. With Kahlan (Bridget Regan, Sex and the City and The Best and the Brightest), a woman with magical powers of her own, and a wise old wizard named Zedd (Bruce Spence, Mad Max 2 and The Matrix Revolutions) by his side, Richard fights to protect innocent lives by confronting dangerous and evil forces.
In the upcoming second season, Richard, Kahlan and Zedd will encounter an array of rich and compelling new characters, both good and evil, and they will be tested in ways that they never could have imagined. The trio will discover that in defeating the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl, their victory is short-lived as they inadvertently unleashed an even greater evil on the world.
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Legend of the Seeker is from the talented team behind the long-running successful series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and the studio that produces primetime network hits including Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ghost Whisperer and Army Wives. The series is produced by ABC Studios and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Ken Biller, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ned Nalle and Josh Donen serve as executive producers. Legend of the Seeker airs Saturdays and Sundays in national syndication.
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Following up the July 13th posting on this blog about the Heroes' presence at this year's Comic Con, it was just announced a few minutes ago that Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia will now join series creator/executive producer Tim Kring and some of their fellow castmembers at the event.
COMIC Con International 2009 fans will be the first to watch an exclusive trailer for Heroes Season 4, titled Volume Five: Redemption, created just for the annual event in San Diego. Following the trailer, creator Tim Kring and cast members Jack Coleman, Masi Oka, Adrian Pasdar and Zachary Quinto, as well as guest-stars Robert Knepper, Dawn Olivieri, Ray Park and Madeline Zima, will participate in a Q & A session.
WHEN - Saturday, July 25th @ 3: 15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. PST.
WHERE - Indigo Room @ Hilton San Diego Bayfront ( 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA)
Heroes - Season 4 will debut with a two-hour premiere on Monday, September 21st from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Following the premiere, the series will air on Mondays at 8 p.m.
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DIRECTING film and television for over 20 years, David Winning is also a veteran of 20 TV series and over 90 episodes of such shows as Stargate Atlantis and multiple seasons on Andromeda starring Kevin Sorbo. He was the 2002 recipient of the Director's Guild National Award for Excellence in Television Drama, and was nominated again in 2006. Winning also spent four months in Hungary shooting the ABC Family series Dinotopia, which is now out on DVD. Most recently, he directed Kevin Sorbo, Robert Englund and Bruce Dern in a trilogy of monster movies for the Syfy Channel and Hallmark Entertainment, as well as episodes of the Lifetime Television vampire-themed series Blood Ties.
Winning will be appearing at Comic Con 2009 from Thursday, July 23rd - Sunday, July 26th and signing autographs from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Table AA14.
For more information on David and his work check out www.DavidWinning.comAs noted above, photo courtesy and copyright of David Winning, so please no unauthorzied copying or duplicating of any form. Thanks!
IN its biggest-ever presence at Comic-Con, Ghost Whisperer stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jamie Kennedy and Christoph Sanders along with Executive Producers Ian Sander, Kim Moses and P.K. Simonds head to San Diego on Sunday, July 26th, to meet with fans, address rumors about the series, and share shocking revelations about the new season. In addition to a panel discussion, fan Q & A and cast autograph session, the producers will unveil the latest extensions in the Ghost Whisperer Total Engagement Experience. Season five of Ghost Whisperer will premiere Friday, September 25th @ 8 p.m. EST/PST on CBS.
Comic Con Details
Sunday, July 26th @ 11 a.m. - 12 noon - IDW Booth #1705 - Cast Autograph Signing -A limited number of tickets will be distributed by Comic Con for this special fan opportunity. Visit the IDW Booth#1705 for details. Along with Ghost Whisperer cast photos, the cast will also sign a special collector's edition cover of IDW's comic book - Ghost Whisperer - The Muse - a Comic Con exclusive.
Sunday, July 26th @ 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Room 1B - Ghost Whisperer Press Conference - Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jamie Kennedy, Christoph Sanders and Executive Producers Ian Sander, Kim Moses and P.K. Simonds meet with press to discuss Season Five's storytelling and the Ghost Whisperer Total Engagement Experience (The Total Engagement Experience uses the TV show as the initial component of a multi-platform entertainment experience, including the Internet, music, mobile, DVDs, video games and more).
Sunday, July 26th @ 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Room 6BCF - Ghost Whisperer Fan Panel - Fans will hear directly from the cast and producers, have an opportunity to ask questions, and get an exclusive first look at video clips from the new season. There will be hints and revelations about the game-changing addition of Melinda's and Jim's new baby and how it will bring new powers, new challenges and new rules to the show - and open doors to a whole new paranormal dimension. All of the above cast and producers will be participating and the panel will be moderated by Jevon Phillips from The Los Angeles Times.
Ghost Whisperer Collectible Posters And Pins - Throughout the day, the Ghost Whisperer Street Teams will distribute IDW/Legacy Interactive Ghost Whisperer posters and collectible pins - while supplies last.
Ghost Whisperer Widget - An all-new Ghost Whisperer Widget allows fans to begin "Ghost Whispering" now with the latest broadcast schedule, up-to-the-minute behind-the-scenes news and updates, a Ghost Whisperer Super Fan Twitter Feed, and interactive games that allow them to create their own Ghost Whisperer experience. Check it out - www.GWfansite.com/ghostwhispererwidgetGhost Whisperer Trading Cards - Breygent Marketing, CBS Consumer Products and Ghost Whisperer are releasing Ghost Whisperer Trading Cards. As a producer of many prestigious non-sport series, Breygent is planning a set encompassing Seasons One and Two that will include a 72-card base set, over 22 different costume cards, other special subsets, and Special Collector's Autograph Cards featuring autographs by the Ghost Whisperer cast. For more information check out - http://www.breygent.com