Category: Slings & Arrows

“Slings & Arrows” Available For Streaming On Encore+

“Slings & Arrows” Available For Streaming On Encore+

The first season of “Slings & Arrows” is currently available for streaming on Encore+. Streaming is free (!) and it’s a collaboration with Canada Media Fund so the streaming is official (and thus legal). We highly recommend everyone to stream and watch this series as it is still one of our favorite projects of Rachel to date. Rachel stars in the first season of the Canadian series alongside Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Luke Kirby, Don McKellar, & Mark McKinney. We have embed the first episode below/after the jump, but be sure to head over to Encore+ to find the playlist of the first season of the series. For in-depth information about the series be sure to head over to our information page. The prequel to the series is currently in development, as we previously reported, with the creators aiming to bring back (part of) the original cast. Fun fact: While promoting “The Vow” back in 2012, Rachel stopped by Live with Kelly! with actor Daniel Radcliffe as cohost and he revealed he is a fan of the series calling it an “amazing show.”
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Coyne Confirms “Slings & Arrows” Prequel

Coyne Confirms “Slings & Arrows” Prequel

Slings & Arrows” costar, writer and creator Susan Coyne confirmed to The Chronicle Herald that the prequel of the series in in development, as we reported earlier this year. Coyne confirms they have written 3 scripts and that they are hoping to bring back actors from the original show.

Canadian writer-actress Susan Coyne loves a good behind-the-scenes story.

She’s been a writer on the acclaimed comedy series “Mozart in the Jungle,” which gives a fictional peek behind the curtain of a New York symphony, and she co-created and co-starred in the hit Canadian show “Slings & Arrows,” about the comical backstage life at a Canadian Shakespearean theatre festival.

Coyne says she’s now working on a prequel to “Slings & Arrows,” which ran from 2003 to 2006, along with original co-creators Bob Martin and Mark McKinney. They’ve written three scripts, arced out the whole series and hope to bring back actors from the original show, which featured Paul Gross, Martha Burns and Rachel McAdams.

“The CBC has expressed interest and we’re actually out to a director at the moment,” Toronto-based Coyne said recently by phone.

“It’s very much in the style of ‘Slings and Arrows’ but it takes you back to the origin of the festival itself.”

Given that they are aiming for a prequel, we are not sure there is room to bring Rachel’s character back since she plays an apprentice in the original series but we are hoping there is room for at least a cameo. We will keep you posted on the development of the prequel.

“Slings & Arrows” Prequel in Development?

“Slings & Arrows” Prequel in Development?

We came across an interesting news tidbit which we overlooked before. It seems a prequel for “Slings & Arrows” is in development. Co-creator Mark McKinney, who currently stars in NBC’s Superstore, and star of the series talked about the possibility of a prequel last year with the AV Club. It appears no reports have been made about the development recently. Judging on twitter reports from before, it seems the creators have been hinting about the prequel since 2014 and most recently talked about it during the creators Shakespeare 400 panel in 2016. No reports have been made on who of the original cast will return and if this would include Rachel. Given that it’s a prequel, we are not sure there is an arc for Rachel’s character Kate but we will keep an eye out for developments on this! The excerpts with McKinney can be found below.

AVC: Is there ever any talk of a Slings And Arrows revival? Is that universe closed at this point?
MM: We’ve been working on it for a couple of years now. We have a prequel locked and loaded that we’re going to set up somewhere. It’s a good one. It’s a true prequel, it goes back several years, almost to the foundation of the New Burbage Festival itself. It’s a great story.

AVC: Do you think it might get picked up?
MM: We were with the CBC in Canada, as we were with the original Slings And Arrows—and the original, they dropped it right before, almost at this exact same point, we were ready to go. And unfortunately, I think the almost the identical thing happened. So now we’re looking around. But it’s a vastly different landscape. We might be looking down here [in the United States], we might be looking up there, I’m not sure.

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“Slings & Arrows” Blu-Ray Captures

Today brings you a “Slings & Arrows” update. I was finally able to get my own copy of the season 1 and 2 on Blu-Ray. The DVD captures are not replaced with the Blu-Ray caputres. We also added some missing production stills of the series. The in-depth information page of the series is also updated, so be sure to check it out!

Slings & Arrows” is probably one of my favorite performances of Rachel. She won a Gemini Award (Canadian Oscar) in 2003 for her role. The series is currently available at Netflix in the US, as well as DVD and Blu-Ray.

Live with Kelly! Appearance

Rachel made an appearance on Live with Kelly! with Daniel Radcliffe as guest host yesterday (January 31st) morning. We added the interview in our media archive, we love that Daniel is mentioning “Slings & Arrows” since it’s one of our favorite Rachel projects so far. We also added the screen captures of the interview in our gallery.

It was also announced yesterday that Rachel will make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on February 10.