Posted by / On 19 January 2014  

Gillian Anderson is returning to the genre that made her a cultural icon – but it’s not on television. The newest project from the star of The X-Files is a book franchise called the EarthEnd Saga, a collaboration with co-writer Jeff Rovin, a prolific geek whose extensive bibliography includes works in the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Op-Center series. The first novel, entitled A Vision of Fire, will be published in October by Simon & Schuster through a new imprint devoted to literary and speculative fiction across all genres called Simon451, a nod to legendary author Ray Bradbury’s dystopian/sci-fi classic Fahrenheit 451.

“It’s been a fantastic experience,” Anderson tells EW, adding that she was inspired to give sci-fi world-building and storytelling a shot at the encouragement of Rovin, a friend of a friend. “I enjoy writing, but don’t usually allow myself the time, and I don’t think I’d ever think to write something in this genre without the prodding of someone like Jeff. But I realized I had ideas hidden within me for a series and a lead character, in this case, a heroine.” Referring to The X-Files, she says: “After nine years of living in a semi-science-fictional universe, I think I now have an ingrained knowledge and rhythm for it.”

Posted by / On 25 December 2013  

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Posted by / On 11 December 2013  

Showtime is hooking up with Californication one more time, and then it’s really over.

The racy cable series’ upcoming seventh season will be its last, TV Guide Magazine reports.

The half-hour dramedy is slated to return in April; in a statement, the network said the final episodes will wrap the storylines of major characters Hank (played by David Duchovny), Karen (Natasha McElhone), Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon).

Californication‘s Season 7 roster of guest stars includes Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Heather Graham (Scrubs), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Mercedes Masöhn (666 Park Avenue) and Roger Howarth (General Hospital), among others.

TVLine