I said I wouldn’t be leaking any Crusoe insider info on this blog and I’ve pretty much limited myself to passing on what’s already out there; this stuff also appears on NBC’s own website so I reckon I’m safe.
Photo shows Anna Walton and Philip Winchester. Friday is played by the brilliant Tongayi Chirisa, whose picture I’ll add when I can get hold of one of him in character.
The off-island and passing-through cast includes Sean Bean, Sam Neill, Joss Ackland, Mia Maestro, and Joaquim de Almeida as a character whom Defoe names only as “the Spaniard”.
Filming’s well under way now, with the 2-hour series premiere set to air at 8.00pm on Friday, October 17th. That’s a week after the debut of Eleventh Hour, which will start its run in CBS’ post-CSI slot on Thursday, October 9th.
I was on set for some of the UK shooting and I’ve been seeing dailies of the island footage and, biased though I obviously am, I have to say it’s looking awesome.