Abigail Spencer is making Time for one of pilot season’s hottest properties.
The Rectify actress has landed the female lead in NBC’s time travel-themed sci-fi drama from The Shield‘s Shawn Ryan and Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Sundance will bring its critically hailed, Peabody Award-winning drama “Rectify” to a close with its fourth season.
The show goes back into production in April and will air its last season — what creator Ray McKinnon is calling a “non-end” — in the fall.
“I have always felt that ‘Rectify’ could end at any time or just as easily continue,” McKinnon says. “Well, not easily. But there is no perfect ‘end’ for this story nor for these characters. They will continue to live on. We just won’t document them any longer. And the timing of this ‘non-end’ end feels exactly right.”
Sundance has also announced premiere dates for three short-run series in the spring. “Hap and Leonard,” starring James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks, debuts March 2. It will be followed on April 13 by “The Last Panthers,” about an international investigation into a diamond heist. From April 24-26, the channel will air “Rebellion,” an Irish miniseries about the 1916 Easter Uprising.
This past Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. We are thrilled to announce that WINTER LIGHT is one of the 10 finalists!
Our deepest gratitude to the members of the Academy’s short film branch for considering and advancing our film in this competition. The five nominees will be announced on the morning of January 14th – right now, WINTER LIGHT has a 50/50 chance of being nominated for an Oscar!
Here is the Academy’s official press release, which was picked up Thursday morning by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, and many other trade publications:
Thank you to all of you, who have supported and sustained this project for so long. It’s been said before and it will be said again, because it’s true: none of this would have happened without you.
Onwards, and stay tuned!
– Team WINTER LIGHT
New photos added to the Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery from the People’s Choice Awards 2016 – Nominations Press Conference.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 11-03: People’s Choice Awards 2016 – Nominations Press Conference
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 10-16: 1st Annual Laguna Film Festival
LA Femme International Film Festival (LAFIFF) is excited to announce that Ashley Rickards, and Abigail Spencer’s talents are being honored at this year’s Awards Show and Gala event on October 18, 2015 (Red Carpet at 6:00pm; Show at 7pm) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. They will be joining the ranks with a very prestigious list of past honorees and will be gracing the stage with their presence. Also receiving awards will be Ivonne Coll and Patricia Velasquez.
Ashley Rickards (Awkward, American Horror Story), will be receiving the New Establishment Award, which represents an actress that chooses to create diversity awareness through their character choices. Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful, True Detective), will receive the Rising Star Award, which is given to newly recognized independent filmmakers, who work to create innovative pieces of film. Abigail is an established actress and is crossing over creating a multi-faceted talent of tremendous artistic force.
Some new photos up in the Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery from events she’s attended this last month!
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-15: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – Anomalisa
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-18: Glamour Women To Watch Lunch At Tory Burch
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-18: Private Screening Of “Winter Light” At The Sundance Sunset Cinemas
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-19: Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration