It was announced today that Kris Holden-Ried will join the cast of Vikings in their fifth season as the warrior "Eyvind". The show is currently filming in Ireland, and may be why the lanky Canadian teased his twitter followers with shots of the Emerald Isle a fews ago.
If you want to catch up on Vikings, you can do so on History.com, History.ca, History on Demand or iTunes.
I'd love to say "called it" because when I watched the latest episode of Dark Matter that introduced Galactic Authority Chief Inspector Kierkan, I felt that there was more story for that guy. Of course that is in Kris's wheelhouse, uncanny ability to take a look or a line and create a whole story out of it. So glad that the creative minds behind Dark Matter decided to actually give him more.
Will he be the bane of the Raza crew's existence? Will be become an eventual allly? Or something in between?
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Did you miss his introduction to the Raza crew? Watch on SyFy.com.
It's been a while and although there have been no official announcements, Kris Holden-Ried has been dropping hints via his twitter feed of what our beloved lanky thespian has been up too.
First seemed to be an indication he would be appearing in the sophomore season of Dark Matter. The evidence? Behold:
On March 4th, he tweeted this image:
Then several days later he tweeted in response to Zoie Palmer a similar image of the set bathroom.
Conclusion: Either he will be appearing on the show or he snuck on set to steal some props. You decide.
Then in April, he unveiled an image of his new look. Hello face! He included a cryptic tweet about not wanting to to be "Taken" so either he's in the rumored TV series based on the Liam Neeson trilogy, a sequel to the SyFy mini series by the same name, or he's the cargo in the latest Transporter series. Can you imagine? A hard ass sexy female driver is contracted to deliver a package from point A to point B but along the way gets curious and opens the trunk to find Kris Holden-Ried bundled up and gagged? Merry Christmas! But we'll see. I'm sure he'll give the details of whatever project it is as soon as he can. Until then, it's fun to speculate.
I'm rooting for the Transporter thing. Only for the fun gender swap. Who should be cast as the driver though? Hmm...
Kris Holden-Ried's directorial debut was released on New Year's Day. A great way to ring in 2016.
The short also stars Scott Cavalheiro as Luke with appearances by Grant Bradford and Jennifer Liao. So... what would you do if you knew they day you were going to die?
Voting continues until September 18th to vote for Kris Holden-Ried as Best Film Actor.
He is nominated with fellow actors: Bill Turnbull, Ennis Esmer, Glen Gould, Kristian Bruun, Michael Cera, Paul Gross, and Ryan Gosling.
To vote visit the website HERE.