Tuesday, May 28, 2013

'Reaper' reunion airs tonight on FEARnet

Courtesy FEARnet
We were thrilled to hear FEARnet would be re-airing the cancelled-too-soon cult hit Reaper starting on June
4 at 9 p.m. ET. We were also tickled to learn of a reunion special featuring the cast.

According to a press release, the Reaper cast reassembled on April 24 to film the half-hour reunion special that will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET on FEARnet.

The special is hosted by web personality Angie Greenup and will feature series stars Ray Wise, Tyler Labine and Bret Harrison, as well as Rick Gonzalez, Ken Marino, Christine Willes.

Also from the release, series creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas will appear and share some insider info such as, “that comedic icon Louis C.K. originally auditioned for the part of the Devil; and whether or not the team would be open to a Kickstarter campaign to resurrect REAPER, are just a few of the things fans can expect to glean from the special.”

The cast also opens up and share some fun behind-the-scenes stories and some of their favorite memories while shooting the series.

To refresh your memories, Reaper tells the crazy tale of college drop-out, Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison), who learns that on his twenty-first birthday, he must work as the Devil’s (Ray Wise) bounty hunter until the day he dies. Oliver’s parents offered him up to the Devil in exchange for good health for the sick father. With the support of his buddies, Oliver reaps souls with (DUH!) a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner and some other modern household items.

If you miss the special tonight at 9 p.m., it will be available on the FEARnet website starting Friday, May 31, and VOD on Saturday, June 1.

-Larissa Mrykalo

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