Adam Rayner is The Saint on TV in 2013
Last Friday, the news broke on the latest television incarnation of Leslie Charteris' famous sleuth, Simon Templar, alias The Saint. There have been many rumors about a new show since the 1997 Val Kilmer movie, with such stars as James Purefoy and Dougray Scott attached to them. After years of perseverance, it appears that the efforts have finally paid off and a new TV show of The Saint will start filming in January 2013.
Therefore with much fanfare and trumpeting, it's time to meet the new Saint!
Adam Rayner as Simon Templar, alias The Saint
Adam is English, just as most people expect Simon Templar to be. The Saint has always been English at the heart, with a well-travelled cosmopolitan history that blends him into a true man of the world.
Adam Rayner most recently starred as the lead role in the TV series, Hunted, and is also known for his work on Doctor Who, Making Waves, and Hawthorne.
He has a wealth of TV shows and movies to watch, as Leslie Charteris first authored the Saint in 1928, and it has been in constant rotation ever since.
Eliza Dushku as Patricia Holm
Playing Simon Templar's on-again-off-again love interest and partner in crime, Dushku's role of Patricia Holm will hopefully recapture some of the years of history between the two.
The show Burn Notice seems to have borrowed heavily from this classic interaction, and it works!
Eliza Patricia Dushku is probably most famous for her appearances on the TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she did play the role of the teenage daughter in the classic spy thriller, True Lies.
- Roger Moore, co-Producer, the original Simon Templar of the 1960s
- Geoffrey Moore, co-Producer
- Lulu Moore, co-Producer
- Louisa Macdonald, co-Producer
- Simon West, Director
- Jesse Alexander, Screenwriter & Executive Producer, best known for his work on Lost
- Brad Krevoy, Executive Producer, MPCA Production Company
- Roman Viaris, Executive Producer
- Fred Fuchs, Production
- Silverscreen Pictures
- Mandy Sherman, Casting, Sherman/Knight
- Sari Knight, Casting, Sherman/Knight
- Michael MacDermott, Product Placement
- Francisco J. González, International Sales
- Ian Dickerson, Creative Consultant
No network are attached to this project as of yet. The plan is to shoot the pilot and shop it around.
Production is slated to kick-off this Friday, December 14 in Los Angeles, London and Toronto. Filming to be scheduled in 2013 in Los Angeles and San Diego, with other locations to follow as the series progresses.