Smallville‘s, ex-HPOA, Kristin Kreuk is still trying to shake the stank she contracted from Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li. While that will never happen, she is trying to win our hearts back with a new TV role. She’s been cast in Ron Moore‘s new fantasy-based police procedural series 17th Precinct, and will join the previously cast Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and James Callis, who all come from Battlestar Galactica.
The series is about a fictional town of Excelsior where magic and supernatural elements rule over science and revolves around the cops at the local 17th Precinct. Kreuk will play Susan Longstreet, the wife of Jamie Bamber’s character, Caolan. As of right now her role is just “guest star” status, but if the pilot is expanded into a full series, her role could be expanded as well.
Moore has described the new series as “an adult Harry Potter. But instead of fighting the evil Lord Voldemort, the characters will be fighting crime.”
So, in other words.. it’s ‘The Dresden Files‘. Surely, NBC will take this seriously. NOT! They’ll market it wrong, see lower than average ratings and can the show almost immediately. An NBC joint most of us would actually watch and you just know they will fuck it up. Luckily, it’s from the mind of Ron Moore. He did helped create one of the best, most thought provoking Science Fiction series in Television History. Plus he has a big penis. The latter has absolutely no relevance, just thought I’d throw it out there. With his name and vision, we should get something pretty damn good. Just hope NBC handles it right.