For the second time, after two pilots, the CW has officially passed on the television adaptation of Keira Cass’ novel The Selection.
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Kelly and Maria are back and they spend a bit of time on the latest murmurings about Alexander Skarsgard leaving True Blood as well as who Sookie Stackhouse picks at the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Is it Eric, Bill or Sam…???
During SBLC, Kelly reviews Lover at Last by J.R. Ward and she loved it!
In movies, Maria destroys the Host and the ladies discuss the latest news on the Divergent, Mortal Instruments and Crow movies.
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This episode was recorded on May 1, 2013 at 7:30 am.
Sometimes, change is good. But we will have to wait and see if The Selection will win out with the CW’s changes to the book series that enable it to reach a broader marker.
Kiera Cass, author of The Selection, confirmed that the network had decided to take a different direction with the show in order to target a mature audience. As a result, the cast is significantly older than their characters in the books and the characters are very different, harder and darker than their book versions.
The CW has revamped last year’s The Selection, with the following changes:
- Toughening up its lead
- Adding more focus on the palace politics and rebel uprising
- A lot more sex
The additional focus on the palace includes adding new characters such as Prince Rafe, the much more responsible younger brother of prince Maxon who is having an affair with Fiona, a girl competing in The Selection, Prince Maxon himself is even more of a bad boy in this incarnation, hosting strip pool games and almost raping the main character in a scene, America is a much tougher character this time around more ‘Katness’ like, she is completely against the state and the ideology the palace represents and attempts to flee The Selection but is forced to “play along” with it in order to save the man she loves; Aspen, a man from her village who is recruited into the army and stationed at the Palace. Aspen is very outspoken and often speaks out against authority causing him to be ‘disciplined’. Different political forces control many of the 25 girls competing in The Selection, meanwhile the rebel army plan on kidnapping America and using her to rally the people in their uprising.
Knowing of the changes, will you be watching the more adult version of the book series?
Maria and Kelly are back and this time they are not only discussing the latest news and spoilers of your favorite books, movies and TV shows, but they recap their top 5 shows of the month: Grimm, Being Human, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time and the Walking Dead and discuss their dud of the month: Lost Girl.
For SBLC, they talk about the Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead and in Movie Time, Maria reviews Beautiful Creatures… which she liked… a lot.
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This episode was recorded on 03.12.2013.
Several actors have been cast for various roles on the CW’s The Selection.
They are as follows:
Actress Sarah Winter (Doctor Who) will play Ashley Brovillette, a naïve young woman thrilled to be among the Selection’s participants.
Anthony Head (Buffy/Merlin) has been tapped to portray King Clarkson.
British actor Lucien Laviscount (Skins) has landed the role of Aspen.
Michael Malarkey, will heat things up as the brooding Prince Maxon.
Celia Massingham snagged the role of arch nemesis bachelorette Celeste.
Yael Grobglas will portray America Singer, a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.
Peta Sergeant has been recast as Gaia, a rebel leader who is working to overthrow the monarchy. If you recall from last year, Peta was cast for the same role in the original pilot.
Sean Patrick Thomas has been cast in the CW’s The Selection. Out of all the cast from the original pilot for this show, he was the only cast member from last year to return.
Last Bite is back with news on the new shows that will be popping up on your TV in the 2013-2014 TV season (i.e. Dracula, Gothica, The Originals, The Selection, The Witches of East End and more…) and the latest news on upcoming movies (Star Wars, Blood Sisters and Divergent).
For SBLC, Maria reviews Warm Bodies the book and Kelly gives us a major hint on who Sookie may pick at the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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This podcast was recorded on 02.15.2013.
Cost-wise, this makes sense. Yet, this is an unusual move for a network that has classically stayed within Canada and the United States for all of it’s shows productions.