Emilie Ullerup, best known for her role as Ashley Magnus on Syfy’s Sanctuary, has officially joined the cast of the new hit web series Riese the Series. Ryan Copple, co-creator of Riese, commented on how excited the Riese team is that she’s joining the show and how excited she was to be coming on board. Her character, Aliza — a revolutionary and companion of Rand — will appear in Chapter 2 of Riese which begins filming in two weeks in Vancouver.
Born in Denmark and traveling the world while growing up, Ullerup always wanted to be an actress. This led her to British Columbia where she graduated from the Vancouver Film School in 2005. After graduation she appeared in series such as Battlestar Galactica and Blood Ties before landing the role of Ashley Magnus on the web series Sanctuary. While Sanctuary was in post-production she was cast in a lead role on the TV series jPod, based on the Douglas Coupland novel of the same name. Her role as Kaitlin on jPod won her a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series in 2008. While jPod was critically acclaimed and a real hit with the target audience (one of the MOST DOWNLOADED shows of 2008), CBC did not order up a second season of jPod and left audiences with a cliffhanger ending regarding her character.
About this same time, Sanctuary had not only become a hit on the web, it was picked up by several television networks, including Syfy and Space, and reformatted to a one-hour weekly TV series where Ullerup reprised her role as Ashley. More recently, Ullerup appeared as Catherine “Cat” Grant on Smallville and has a small role in the upcoming sci-fi film Paradox, based on the popular graphic novel from writer Christos N. Gage (published by Arcana Comics).
Riese the Series marks her return to the medium that won her scores of fans to begin with: the web.
Riese is a sci-fi/fantasy series richly influenced by history, mythology, folklore and steampunk. It follows a young woman and her companion, a wolf named Fenrir, who travel through a collapsing world trying to piece together the fragmented memories of her past while attempting to evade the dangerous religious cult that hunts her. With a high budget compared to other web series, and filmed on the RED camera in high definition, the show is visually beautiful. The wardrobe, music and depth of story all contribute to creating the world of Eleysia.
Riese features sci-fi regulars such as Christine Chatelain (Sanctuary, Supernatural, The Collector), Sharon Taylor (Smallville, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka), Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe, Battlestar Galactica), Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island, Stargate Atlantis, Taken) and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis).
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