The news broke just a few hours ago. Actress Melanie Liburd (High Priestess Kinvara in this upcoming season of Game of Thrones) joins the cast of Dark Matter in the role of Nyx.
So who is Nyx? Is she friend or foe? And what’s her secret? (I only ask because, well, it would seem that every member of our crew has held some sort of secret.) For now, all I’m going to say is this: Galactic high security detention facility’s make strange bedfellows!
I’ll also say this about Melanie – she absolutely nailed the audition. We had a lot of strong candidates for the role, but she delivered like no other and I immediately knew SHE was our Nyx. Talented, yes, but also downright lovely. We are lucky to have her.
Kind of reminiscent of the excitement I felt after watching the audition of a certain Melissa O’Neil last season.
More exciting casting news to come!
Things continue to ramp up on the pre-production front. This morning was all script work; this afternoon, meetings and grand tour of our new sets-in-progress.
The new stage is only a five minute drive (15 minute walk!) from the production offices and our standing sets. Early still, but the structures and details are looking great.
Also today, I was deliberating over gruel:
I preferred the goopier consistency of the one on the upper left, but kind of liked the alarming off-brown coloring of the one on the upper right. I’d also bring down the mystery particulates by sixty percent.
Show running! There’s no job like it!