One of my favorite shows of the past few years was Showtime’s Dead Like Me, which was cancelled prematurely by the cable station. The show was extremely popular and almost made it’s return to your living room weekly and although you won’t see a new series, the direct-to-video movie is progressing nicely as casting has officially begun! Read on for the full synopsis and some casting info.
The film is to be directed by Steven Herek off a screenplay by John Masius, who worked on the original series as writer and producer.
Right now the cast includes Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Britt McKillit, Jasmine Guy and Cynthia Stevenson with the hopes of bringing in some extra “names” to the cast. Daisy will be recast.
When Calvin Kane, a slick businessman who couldn’t care less about helping the newly dead, takes over Rube’s Head Reaper duties, all hell breaks loose, bringing out the worst in Daisy, Roxy, and Mason. George, however, is determined to set her latest, botched reap right, especially because the boy who was supposed to die, Hudson Hart, is her little sister Reggie’s secret boyfriend. In the process, George and Reggie re-connect for real, for the first time.
Filming is now underway in Montreal, Canada.