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[Photos] Winter TCA Tour – “Impulse” Panel+Photocall

Hi!!! Maddie attended the Winter TCA Tour yesterday with Doug Liman, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Lauren LeFranc, and Missi Pyle. I have added 9 HQ pictures from this event to the gallery.More pics soon!

‘Impulse’ Explores Sexual Assault And Teleportation On YouTube Red — TCA

DEADLINE — Sexual assault is at the center of YouTube’s teleportation thriller Impulse.

Based on the third novel in the “Jumper” series by Steven Gould, Impulse features 16-year-old Henrietta, aka Henry (Maddie Hasson) who discovers she has the ability to teleport. The first time she realizes this, she is in a truck with her high school’s Golden Boy, who tries to rape her. She has a seizure and teleports, in the course of which she inadvertently crushes him, leaving him a paraplegic.

Episodes going forward explore Henry’s need to reconcile what her assaulter tried to do with the consequence, and her feelings about discovering she can teleport with her feelings about the assault.

Director/EP Doug Liman called it a big breakthrough in the development of the series, a world he previously explored with the film Jumper. “I wanted another shot at it,” Liman said, calling it “of all my films the one I was least happy with.”

Henry’s ability to teleport is more a curse than a blessing; desperate to get out of the small provincial town, she keeps getting teleported back, Liman explained to TV critics at TCA.

The pilot was shot before LeFranc came on board as showrunner, who recognized the assault scene as something that should be expanded upon and deepened, so they went back and re-shot it.

LeFranc said her vision of the series was as an exploration of what it’s like for a woman to go through that experience moving forward.

Every episode also delves into the impact of the assault, showrunner Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) explained.

“It was important to link teleportation with the assault because those two happened in the same moment,” she said. Speaking to survivors while doing research for the series, LeFranc says they asked that it not be dramatized as a journey that launches the males’ story, and that they please not make it neat, tidy, and “suddenly she’s evolved from that.”

A viewer warning at the start of the episode lets viewers know it depicts sexual violence, and a call to action concludes the first episode.

Impulse hails from Universal Cable Productions and studio-based Hypnotic and marks the first UCP series for YouTube.

‘Impulse’ Doug Liman Action Drama Pilot Picked Up To Series By YouTube Red


VARIETY — YouTube has given a series order to “Impulse,” a drama from Universal Cable Productions and executive producer Doug Liman of Hypnotic. The series is based on the third novel in the “Jumper” series by Steven Gould.

Hypnotic’s David Bartis and Gene Klein will also executive produce with Lauren LeFranc. Jeffrey Lieber, Jason Horwitch, and Gary Spinelli are writing.

The new series is slated to premiere on subscription-video service YouTube Red in 2018.

“This unique thriller pulled us in right from the opening scene,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content, YouTube. “We are thrilled to be in business with Doug Liman and everyone at UCP and Hypnotic.”

“We are very excited to be working with Susanne, YouTube and Hypnotic on ‘Impulse’,” said Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and president, Universal Cable Productions. “It’s always fun to start work on a new series, especially when it’s with a partner like YouTube that is continually breaking new ground.”

“Impulse” tells the story of Henry, played by Maddie Hasson, a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. Henry soon discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport.

YouTube’s ‘Impulse’ Pilot Casts Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins & More

DEADLINEMaddie Hasson (Twisted, The Finder), Sarah Desjardins (Van Helsing, Wayward Pines), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Enuka Okuma (How to Get Away with Murder, Rookie Blue) and Craig Arnold (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Heartland) are set as series regulars in YouTube’s Impulse, a sci-fi thriller pilot from Universal Cable Productions. In addition, David James Elliott (Jag) is set for a guest-starring role. Production gets underway tomorrow in Toronto.

Based on the third novel in the Jumper series by Steven Gould, Impulse features a rebellious 16-year-old girl Henry (Hasson) who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. Henry soon discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really was different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her. Rounding out the cast are Desjardins as Henry’s step-sister Jenna, Pyle as Henry’s mother Cleo, Okuma as Deputy Anna, and Arnold as Lucas. Elliott will guest star as Lucas’ dad Bill.

Impulse is directed and executive produced by Hypnotic’s Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow), Hypnotic’s David Bartis and Gene Klein (Suits), will executive produce along with Liman. The pilot is written by Jeffrey Lieber (Lost, NCIS: New Orleans) with revisions by Gary Spinelli (American Made).

Impulse is the latest addition to UCP’s pilot slate, which includes The Sinner, Damnation, The Tap, and Unsolved for USA Network and The Haunted, The Machine, and Happy! for SyFy.

Hasson is repped by United Talent Agency and The Beddingfield Company. Desjardins is repped by Play Management Inc. and Primary Wave Entertainment. Pyle is repped by United Talent Agency and McKeon Myones Entertainment. Okuma is repped by The Kohner Agency and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management. Arnold is repped by Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency Inc. and Capstone Management. Elliot is repped by The Gersh Agency and LINK Entertainment.