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Pilot Season Begins in Earnest


Bex’s agent sent this overview of Pilot Season, for those who might want a little education — and we thought you’d all appreciate it. As auditions start to pick up, and anticipation starts to build, will keep you posted when there’s something fun to share.

In the meantime, look for Bex in episodes 302, 304, 307, 309 and 312 of House of Lies (season 3), and in Arrow episodes 203, 204, 208, 209, 211, 214 (season 2). And as always, you can still catch her in episodes 301-309 of The Killing (season 3)!

A year ago, today, Bex was just learning that they “liked” her for the role of Bullet in “The Killing,” and a lot has happened since then. Fingers crossed for a great 2014 Pilot Season!

JANUARY 27, 2014 08:37 AM PST

Pilot Season 2014: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows and Who’s Starring In Them


Pilot season is here, meaning the networks are taking stock of their needs for 2014-15 and getting the ball rolling toward filling any gaps. With development season about to get really interesting — meaning it’s time to start booking actors for these wannabe series! — we thought it might help to round up the current crop, and well as define some of the lingo that gets tossed around.

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For easy access: Review the list of pilots for ABC,CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC, and we urge you to bookmark this constantly-updated page for the latest pickup/casting intel.

PILOT | You really want get basic, eh? When a network orders (or “picks up”) a pilot, they’re asking its writers/producers/studio to cast and produce a close facsimile of what their series’ first episode will look like. Each pilot is reviewed by network brass, then typically put into testing before a decision is made on whether it’ll land on the schedule (for fall or midseason).

PLANTED SPIN-OFF | Also called a “backdoor” pilot, this is an episode of an existing series that sets up a prospective offshoot. For example, The Vampire Diaries aired an episode last April focused around Klaus, Elijah and Hayley in New Orleans, and that was a planted pilot for the spin-off The Originals. Free History Lesson: That Brady Bunch episode with new neighbor Ken Berry adopting three orphans? That was a(n ill-fated) planted pilot for a spin-off to be called Kelly’s Kids.

DRAMA/COMEDY PRESENTATION | Occasionally, due to time or budget restraints, a network won’t order a full pilot but a “presentation” of a not-quite-complete drama or a taste of what a sitcom would look like.

CAST-CONTINGENT/CAST CONTINGENCY | Sometimes a network will order a pilot with the caveat that production can’t start until a suitable (usually “name”) actor has been cast in the starring role. (A possible translation: “The premise is iffy, but a big star could really help sell us.”) So you’ll sometimes hear that with the casting of so-and-so, “the cast contingency has been lifted” on a pilot. (The sorta flip-side is an “if-come deal,” meaning the major players are pre-signed and rarin’ to go the instant the network OKs the pilot itself.)

SECOND POSITION | These are perhaps the two words that makes fans of “bubble” shows most nervous each spring, as stars from underperforming series start booking pilots (provided they get the OK from their current bosses). The term literally means that the pilot role is in second position (or priority) should their current show be renewed. Example: In spring 2011, Damon Wayans Jr. booked a lead on Fox’s New Girl, but when ABC renewed Happy Endings, New Girl had to replace his character. An actor booking a second position gig doesn’t always mean his/her current show is doomed… though it often tends to. Variation: A “safe second” means the pilot’s bosses have been discreetly all-but-assured that the actor will be available.

UPFRONTS | This is the week in mid-May when the networks take turns unveiling their schedules for next season — including the pilots that have been ordered to series. With rare exception, if your show doesn’t make the cut here, it’s (gulp) officially a goner.

“Sin” Is On Her Way to Prime Time!


This is it, Bex fans!

Arrow Season 2 is underway, and episode 3 airs this week:

Wednesday Night

October 23

8-9 p.m. ET

The CW Network

That’s right, comic-book fans, Bex is going primetime, on a major network, and it’s even (almost) a family show! Ok, so lots of people get shot by arrows, but they’re BAD guys! Pow! Zam! Kaboom!

AND… in case you’ve missed episodes 1 and 2 of this action-packed season, here is a recap written by our friend and Wall Street Journal Arts & Entertainment columnist, Jason Evans.


Frankly, Jason didn’t love episode 2 because he found the plot a little weak. I’m confident that it will improve as “Canary” and “Sin” enter the scene in episode 3. And besides — plot, Jason? Is a scintillating plot-line really what brings you back to Arrow each week?  😉

Personally, I’m all about the awkward eccentricities of Felicity (whom we learn in episode 2 is, not surprisingly, an MIT grad), the tortured relationship wisdom of Diggle, and…well, yeah, the eye candy.

So catch up on the adventures of Oliver Queen and crew, and check out Bex’s second TV debut, this time as a recurring Guest Star as Sin on Arrow.

Broken Dolls

Here’s a little preview of  what’s in store for us in Episode 3, including a fabulous little ditty about our favorite “starlet,” Bex TK:

Escaped convict Barton Mathis (guest star Michael Eklund) grabs Felicity, and Roy crosses paths with a plucky gal dubbed Sin (The Killing‘s Bex Taylor-Klaus). “If the Arrow has Roy, then Black Canary (to be played by Caity Lotz) has Sin,” is how Kreisberg described the new character during TVLine’s fall preview Q&A.

Casting Taylor-Klaus was a win for Kreisberg, who says that he and his wife were huge fans of the starlet’s work as The Killing‘s Bullet. “Truth be told, we were thinking of killing off [Sin] quickly,” he shared. “But now that we have Bex, we’re keeping her around.” http://tvline.com/2013/10/05/arrow-season-2-photos-laurel-captures-arrow/#!7/brokendolls/

Comments are welcome, comic-book fans — Let us know what you think!


It’s Official – Bex Is Playing ‘Sin’ on CW’s ‘Arrow’


The word is officially out … so now we can share!


The Arrow - Season 2

Sin-sational Scoop: Bex Taylor-Klaus Cast on Arrow Season 2
by Matt Richenthal
TV Fanatic
August 15th, 2013

Fresh off an eerie stint on The Killing, Bex Taylor-Klaus has been cast on Arrow Season 2.

The young actress will portray the DC character of Sin on Episodes 3 and 4 this fall, an individual known to fans of the comic book as having connections with both The Black Canary (she’s actually her adopted daughter in the comic mythology) and Roy Harper.


Bex Taylor-Klaus will play Sin on the second season of “Arrow”
by Trish Bendix
August 15, 2013

The Killing star Bex Taylor-Klaus has been added to the cast of The CW’s superhero series Arrow. The Hollywood Reporter says she’ll show up  “in the third and fourth episodes” of the second season, airing this fall. Bex will play DC Comics character Sin, who the Reporter notes is “a wayward youth who is befriended by the Black Canary and has a connection with fellow street urchin, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes).”

Sin first appeared in the comic Birds of Prey in 1999 and she becomes a martial arts master of sorts, which means Bex could have some training ahead of her. Bex posted a photo of her and Colton on her Instagram yesterday.

Abercrombie and Cinderella

And Colton Instagrammed a photo of the two on set. If this is any indication of Sin’s look for the show, I approve.

Look who I get to work with!

Sin, as far as I’m aware, is a straight character, so it’s likely we won’t be saying Bex playing gay again like she was on The Killing. However she will likely have a close relationship with Dinah Lance/Black Canary (Katie Cassidy, who played bisexual on the Melrose Place reboot.)


Arrow‘s second season premieres on October 2 on the CW.


THE KILLING’S Bex Taylor-Klaus Snapped On ARROW Set
By Mark Julian

Bex Taylor-Klaus Snapped On ARROW Set

Bex Taylor-Klaus who plays Bullet on AMC’s The Killing, was snapped on the set of The CW’s Arrow, filming scenes with Roy Harper actor Colton Haynes. Will Willa Holland’s Thea have a romantic rival in Arrow season 2?

Perhaps Oliver (Stephen Amell), won’t be the only lead male on the show having great luck with the ladies? Set photos of newcomer Bex Taylor-Klaus, who’s turning heads on AMC’s The Killing, imply that her character will be introduced onto Arrow through Roy Harper. Do these two know one another or have they just met?

In the scene they filmed together, “Colton chases Bex across a used car dealership and she gets away from him”. If she’s meant to be a love rival for Thea, is she playing a punk-version of Cheshire? Then again, considering that was my first thought and the way Arrow’s showrunners like to play with fan expectations, she’s probably not Cheshire…probably.


Arrow Scoop: Breakout Killing Co-Star Commits to ‘Sin’-ful Season 2 Arc
Michael Ausiello

Faster than a speeding bullet, up-and-comer Bex Taylor-Klaus — the breakout star of The Killing‘s just-wrapped third season — has landed another Sin-sesational gig.

The actress is joining Arrow‘s second season playing the DC Comics character ofSin, TVLine has confirmed.Described as a wayward youth, Sin is befriended by the Black Canary and has a connection with fellow street urchin, Roy Harper.

She’s set to appear in Season 2′s third and fourth episode.

Taylor-Klaus garnered rave reviews for her role as troubled teen Bullet on AMC’s resurgent whodunit drama.

Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 9.


‘Arrow’ Recruits ‘The Killing’ Star for Season 2
by Philiana Ng, Lesley Goldberg
Hollywood Reporter

Bex Taylor-Klaus, best known as Bullet on the AMC drama, has joined in a recurring capacity.

Arrow is adding another DC Comics character to its arsenal.

Bex Taylor-Klaus, best known for her arc on The Killing as Bullet, has been cast as Sin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She will appear in the third and fourth episodes of The CW drama’s upcoming second season.

Sin, who first appeared in a 1999 issue of the Birds of Preyseries, is described as a wayward youth who is befriended by the Black Canary and has a connection with fellow street urchin, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes).

At Comic-Con, producers revealed that a slew of new characters would be introduced: Brother Blood (Kevin Alejandro), Black Canary and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White). A sizzle reel featured a new actress playing Black Canary, a departure from the trajectory prescribed in the comic books for Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance — but executive producer Andrew Kreisberg indicated it was by design.

“The first Green Arrow we saw wasn’t Oliver; chronologically, it was Yao Fei,” he said at the time. “The first Deathstroke we saw wasn’t Slade Wilson; the first Merlyn the archer we saw wasn’t his father, it was Tommy.”

During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, producers revealed that Barry Allen/Flash will appear in the eighth, ninth and 20th episodes. The 20th episode will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential series.

Taylor-Klaus is repped by Corsa Agency and Curtis Talent.

Arrow returns Oct. 9 on The CW.