Blog archives for the November, 2013.

November 8, 2013

MATT FREWER is ending 2013 with a bi-coastal BANG!

Busy Mr. Frewer has been jetting between BC, Toronto & New York as he juggles roles on Stephen Soderbergh’s new project The Knick and Season 2 of Orphan Black.

The Knick is a look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century amid the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. It stars Clive Owen, whose films include Gosford Park and Children of Men. Soderbergh is the executive producer on the series, & the pilot episode is written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Big Miracle, Raising Helen). Matt tells us that it is “Wonderful working with Stephen! He’s directing, operating the camera, lighting, and editing. He has an astounding energy and concentration that translates to every aspect of production. I’ve never been on such a quiet, focused set…it really encourages you to do your best work.” Watch for a BIG debut in 2014!

Meanwhile in Toronto Matt aka Dr. Aldous Leekie, returns to lens Season 2 of Orphan Black as the edgy philosophical professor who is the head of The Dyad Institute and the face of the Neolution movement. Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical women who are revealed to be clones. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its impact on issues of personal identity. It received a 2013 prestigious nomination from the Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding New Show.

BBC America has renewed the series for a 10-episode second season so watch for the premiere in April 2014! Matt says “It’s great to be back on such a hip and homegrown show!”