I only got my free Netflix trial last year to watch the phenomenon that is Stranger Things. But soon, I was back to my old ways, guiltily exploring ‘TV Sci-Fi’ and even ‘Teen TV’.
I tried to reconnect with The Vampire Diaries, but it should have bit the dust when Nina Dobrev left. I also tried its humourless spin-off The Originals, before binge-watching Tatiana Maslany in the cyberpunk series Orphan Black.
To my surprise, Teen Wolf – the MTV show based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox hit of the same name – has been pretty entertaining. The undoubted breakout is Dylan O’Brien, star of the Maze Runner trilogy. I also liked Ian Bohen, whose scenes with O’Brien have been a highlight.
While O’Brien is the comedy sidekick, Bohen was the mysterious Big Bad Wolf, before returning in a neutered capacity as a snarky mentor figure. I don’t know much about his background as an actor, other than a few appearances on Mad Men, but I was keeping tabs on Sundance and he showed up at the Wind River premiere:
Apparently he has a small role in the movie – a thriller written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, who wrote Sicario and Hell or High Water (which just got four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay). River is not Sheridan’s first time directing, but it’s being called his directorial debut. It had a positive response at Sundance, especially for the final ‘kinetic’ gun battle.
Bohen is now filming Soldado, Sheridan’s follow-up to Sicario. Directed by Stefano Sollima, some details are coming out, such as the fact it’s not really a sequel, but a standalone story with some of Sicario’s characters. Emily Blunt is out, and apparently we’ll see what happens when Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro are off the leash. Yikes.
According to Deadline, “…Bohen will play Carson Wright, a former Marine sniper and an employee of Halliburton, who has an explosive encounter with Matt’s (Brolin) crew.”
I thought Sicario was an amazing movie, so Soldado was definitely on my radar. Sounds like the **** is going to hit the fan.