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Coyne Confirms “Slings & Arrows” Prequel

Coyne Confirms “Slings & Arrows” Prequel

Slings & Arrows” costar, writer and creator Susan Coyne confirmed to The Chronicle Herald that the prequel of the series in in development, as we reported earlier this year. Coyne confirms they have written 3 scripts and that they are hoping to bring back actors from the original show.

Canadian writer-actress Susan Coyne loves a good behind-the-scenes story.

She’s been a writer on the acclaimed comedy series “Mozart in the Jungle,” which gives a fictional peek behind the curtain of a New York symphony, and she co-created and co-starred in the hit Canadian show “Slings & Arrows,” about the comical backstage life at a Canadian Shakespearean theatre festival.

Coyne says she’s now working on a prequel to “Slings & Arrows,” which ran from 2003 to 2006, along with original co-creators Bob Martin and Mark McKinney. They’ve written three scripts, arced out the whole series and hope to bring back actors from the original show, which featured Paul Gross, Martha Burns and Rachel McAdams.

“The CBC has expressed interest and we’re actually out to a director at the moment,” Toronto-based Coyne said recently by phone.

“It’s very much in the style of ‘Slings and Arrows’ but it takes you back to the origin of the festival itself.”

Given that they are aiming for a prequel, we are not sure there is room to bring Rachel’s character back since she plays an apprentice in the original series but we are hoping there is room for at least a cameo. We will keep you posted on the development of the prequel.


“Slings & Arrows” Prequel in Development?

“Slings & Arrows” Prequel in Development?

We came across an interesting news tidbit which we overlooked before. It seems a prequel for “Slings & Arrows” is in development. Co-creator Mark McKinney, who currently stars in NBC’s Superstore, and star of the series talked about the possibility of a prequel last year with the AV Club. It appears no reports have been made about the development recently. Judging on twitter reports from before, it seems the creators have been hinting about the prequel since 2014 and most recently talked about it during the creators Shakespeare 400 panel in 2016. No reports have been made on who of the original cast will return and if this would include Rachel. Given that it’s a prequel, we are not sure there is an arc for Rachel’s character Kate but we will keep an eye out for developments on this! The excerpts with McKinney can be found below.

AVC: Is there ever any talk of a Slings And Arrows revival? Is that universe closed at this point?
MM: We’ve been working on it for a couple of years now. We have a prequel locked and loaded that we’re going to set up somewhere. It’s a good one. It’s a true prequel, it goes back several years, almost to the foundation of the New Burbage Festival itself. It’s a great story.

AVC: Do you think it might get picked up?
MM: We were with the CBC in Canada, as we were with the original Slings And Arrows—and the original, they dropped it right before, almost at this exact same point, we were ready to go. And unfortunately, I think the almost the identical thing happened. So now we’re looking around. But it’s a vastly different landscape. We might be looking down here [in the United States], we might be looking up there, I’m not sure.

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“True Detective” Season Two DVD/Blu-Ray Details

“True Detective” Season Two DVD/Blu-Ray Details

HBO announced the details for “True Detective” season 2 DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital On Demand release. The second season is currently already available On Demand on various platforms, including iTunes. The series will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray on January 5, 2016 in the U.S.A. HBO released an official press release earlier this year which you can find below/after the jump. The DVD/Blu-Ray will feature various extras, including audio commentary. You can already preorder the DVD or Blu-Ray box on Amazon.com. Rachel received a Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this month for her work in the series.

The hit HBO® drama series True Detective returns with a new case in which a bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. One of the most-talked-about and most-watched shows of the summer (averaging 11 million viewers for the season), True Detective: The Complete Second Season will debut on Blu-ray ($79.98; also includes a Digital HD copy) and DVD ($59.99) on January 5, 2016, giving fans a chance to go behind the scenes with a new star-studded cast and to dig deeper into the mystery of Season 2. Both box sets include exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content including a 30-minute look at the production of a pivotal shoot out scene in episode 4.

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Rachel Receives Three Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations!

Rachel Receives Three Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations!

The nominations for the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced earlier today and Rachel received 3 (!) nominations. She received two individual nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Spotlight” and Best Actress in A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series for her work in “True Detective“. She shares the Supporting Actress category with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet and the Best Actress category with Kathy Bates, Kirsten Dunst, Sarah Hay, Alyvia Alyn Lind and Shanice Williams. She also received a nomination with her “Spotlight” co-stars for Best Acting Ensemble alongside the cast of The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, Straight Outta Compton and Trumbo. “Spotlight” received 6 additional nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Score. For the full list of nominations be sure to head over to the official website. Winners will be announced at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards set for January 17 at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica and airing live on A&E, Lifetime and LMN. Congratulations to Rachel and the “Spotlight” cast & crew!


Recent Press Junket Additions

We have added a few newly released videos of Rachel during the “Southpaw” and “True Detective” Los Angeles press junket in our video archive. They are all released by international media outlets. We are also very happy to announce that we finished moving our complete video archive to our new server, which means our full video archive should be up&running smoothly now. Please let us know if you some across any errors and we appologize again for any inconvenience.

We would like to remind everyone that from now on you can only reach our site by using our new domain: RachelMcAdamsOnline.com. We would appreciate it if you help us spread the word about our new domain.


“True Detective” Episode 02×08 Screencaptures

“True Detective” Episode 02×08 Screencaptures

The high definition screencaptures of the 90-minutes season 2 finale of “True Detective” titled Omega Station have been added in our gallery. These screencaptures contain spoilers if you haven’t watched the finale yet. What did you think of the finale? We would love to hear your thoughts!


We would also like to remind everyone that our site changed domains to RachelMcAdamsOnline.com and we would appreciate it if you help us spread the word about our new domain URL. We are still moving to our new server and be sure to follow our twitter account @rachelmonline for the latest updates.


Reminder: “True Detective” Season Finale Airs Tonight!

We would like to remind everyone that the 90 minutes season 2 finale of “True Detective” titled Omega Station airs tonight on HBO. After last week’s ending, we can’t wait to see what will happen next. Be sure to tune in and check your local listing for the time. The first production still of the finale has been added to our gallery. We would also like to remind everyone to bookmark our new URL: Rachel-McAdams.net and in case you missed it be sure to check out our previous post for additional information.

Official Plot: Frank, Ray and Ani weigh their options as Caspere’s killer and the scope of corruption are revealed.
Written by Nic Pizzolatto | Directed by John Crowley

We are hoping we will have the coverage up of the finale tomorrow, as usual, but since we are still in the middle of moving our site to a new server it might get delayed a bit.


“True Detective” Episode 02×07 Screencaptures

“True Detective” Episode 02×07 Screencaptures

The high definition screencaptures of last night’s “True Detective” episode titled Black Maps and Motel Rooms have been added in our gallery. We also added additional production stills in our gallery and replaced previous stills with better quality. We also added the promo for the 90 minutes (!) season finale in our video archive as well as the recap of the previous episode.



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