This is some pretty exciting news!! Not only will we get Stana back on our screens, but the plot itself sounds very interesting!

Stana Katic is returning to television. The former Castle star is in final negotiations to play the lead in Absentia, a 10-episode straight-to-series crime thriller greenlighted by Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN.

Produced by Tel Aviv-based Masha Productions, the series will begin filming early next year for a 2017 premiere on AXN’s worldwide channels. Sony Pictures Television will handle distribution in the U.S., where the show is yet to be shopped, and outside of AXN’s channel footprint.

Written/executive produced by Matt Cirulnick (South Beach), based on a pilot script originally written by Gaia Violo, Absentia centers on an FBI agent, to be played by Katic. While hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, the FBI agent disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

Oded Ruskin, known for the hit Israeli series False Flag, will direct all ten episodes of the series. Riskin also will produce with Masha TV’s Maria Feldman (Homeland, False Flag), Ruskin and Julie Glucksman.

Absentia is the perfect blend of crime thriller and character-driven drama for the AXN audience,” said Marie Jacobson, EVP, Programming and Production at Sony Pictures TV Networks. “With a strong lead, Matt’s writing, and Oded’s direction, we have a signature series packed with suspense, surprise and emotional turns that feels distinctly AXN, and has great global potential,” said Jacobson.

Sony’s AXN networks broadcast in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe, with a programming slate focused on action, crime and mystery.  The networks’ most recent drama series commissions include Hannibal, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, and Crossing Lines, with Donald Sutherland and Goran Visnjic.

Katic is coming off an eight-season stint as fan-favorite Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle, which earned her three People’s Choice Awards. Her most recent feature, The Rendezvous, just had a special screening at the Mill Valley Festival. Katic, who also produces through her own company, Sine Timore Films, is repped by Gersh and Principal Entertainment LA.

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Yahoo released a sneak peek of Stana’s ‘Bookaboo’ episode, which will release on Amazon Prime this Friday. It’s super adorable and makes me excited for the full episode.

Edit: You can now find Stana’s full Bookaboo episode on Amazon Prime US and Amazon Prime UK. Stana is in the second half of the episode and it is the most adorable thing. Screencaps from the full episode are in the gallery.


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Stana attended the premiere of “The Rendezvous” at Mill Valley Film Festival, along with some of her co-stars and crew from the film. As we can see from one of the videos below, she didn’t stay for the Q&A panel because she was going out to celebrate her husband’s birthday. You can find photos in the gallery, thanks to everyone who was kind enough to share the ones they took!



 
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No mention of Stana in this article, but the creator of Bookaboo has promised more info about Stana’s episode towards the middle of October.

Hit British preschool series Bookaboo is heading to Amazon. The streaming service announced today that the original kids series will premiere on Amazon October 28 on Prime Video in the U.S. and UK.

The series, created by Lucy Goodman of Happy Films and produced by Happy Films and Sinking Ship Entertainment (Odd Squad, Annedroids), celebrates the fun and benefits of adults and children reading together, combining puppetry, live action and CGI animation. Each episode features a different celebrity guest, who goes “backstage” to share their favorite picture book with Bookaboo, the adorable world-famous drummer puppy and star of the show who needs to be read a book a day or he just can’t play.

The series follows Bookaboo as he tours the globe with his bandmates Paws and Growler, playing drums to packed stadiums of adoring fans. There’s only one hitch – Bookaboo just can’t play without a story a day! The precocious pup finds creative ways to avoid performing, leading to laugh-out-loud comedy sketches and silly songs. To empower Bookaboo to return to the stage, a famous face appears in each episode to share a favorite story. The picture book that the celebrity guest brings in the special “bookabag” is brought to life through animation and an interactive, energetic reading that restores Bookaboo’s “bojo.”

“Bookaboo is an exciting show developed to promote literacy by inspiring parents to read to and with their children and help instill a lifelong love of reading,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Each episode incorporates funny storytelling and great books, specifically chosen to capture young viewers’ attention and imagination.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Amazon Prime Video to bring Bookaboo and its important message to families all across the country,” said Goodman. “With only half as many parents reading to their kids as there were a generation ago, the time to make a difference is now. Every child should have the opportunity to share great books with someone they love.”

Bookaboo, which premiered in the UK in 2009, has aired on CITV in the UK, CBC in Canada and ABC2 in Australia.

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Stana took the stage last night in the off-broadway play White Rabbit Red Rabbit at the Westside Theatre in NYC. The theatre was packed and it was the most incredible experience for Stana’s fans. We’re asked not to share much about the play, but there are official photos you can see in the gallery. After the play, Stana was gracious enough to stay and meet with every fan that was there (over 230 people!!!). She also took the time to create a scavenger hunt throughout the city during the day. I can honestly say I don’t know of anyone who appreciates their fans the way she does.


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Sister Cities premiered on Lifetime last night, and what an incredible movie!! Every person involved did a fantastic job. For those who weren’t able to see it, it’s on Lifetime on demand and producer Sean Hannish says they’ll have info about international/dvd release soon. In the meantime, check out HD screencaps in the gallery.



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Amin Matalqa has confirmed that ‘The Rendezvous’ will premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival on October 8th. You can visit their website to purchase tickets. I’ve also added two HQ stills and one HQ BTS photo to our gallery.

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I’ve added new movie stills from a few of Stana’s movies to the gallery. Follow the links below to see them all!

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