The 2014 TV pilot season has begun as the major TV networks order full episodes of comedy-sitcoms & dramas. The “Hollywood Reporter” ran down a total of 94 TV pilots that want a spot on the Fall 2014 TV schedule. “The Messengers” (CW) & “Hieroglyph” (FOX) have come to New Mexico to film their perspective TV pilots. “Messengers” will begin filming March 17, 2014. “White Turtle Casting” is handling the background extras & called for 18-year-old's who look younger, military & ex-military character types.
The Hollywood Reporter states that “The Messengers” is about, - “When a mysterious object crashes down to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.”
The “Messengers” TV Pilot stars, Jon Fletcher, Joel Courtney, Sofia Black-D'Elia, & Diogo Morgado who portrays Jesus in the just released Christian film, “Son of God.” According to the official website of “Box Office Mojo” the film has grossed $28,863,029 after it hit U.S. domestic theaters on March 4. It was written & directed by Christopher Spencer & was executive produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor, CBS).
FOX ordered 13 episodes of “Hieroglyph” & the TV pilot was filmed in the country of Morroco & New Mexico. It employed over 100 local crew members plus 150 background extra talent. The new TV show stars, Condola Rashad, Caroline Ford, Max Brown, Antony Bunsee, Reece Ritchie, Kelsey Chow & John Rhys-Davies.
The “Hollywood Reporter” states that “Hieroglyph” is about, - “The high-concept fantastical action-adventure show is set in ancient Egypt and centers on a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.”
The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) press release on March 5, 2014 states that the New Mexico Governor, Susanna Martinez announced that a new TV drama is coming to film in the state. The TV show called, “Manhattan” (WGN) will begin filming at the end of March. It is a one-hour drama which surrounds the building of the first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M. The TV show will premiere on the WGN network in July of 2014.