Anna Rook (Beth Riesgraf) still lives with brother Conrad (Timothy McKinney) in their family home. He’s gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, but even he gets out more than she does — she refuses to accompany him even to the porch, as stepping across the front-door threshold is too much for her. We glean that some of this phobia is likely connected to the late father she says she’ll never forgive “for what he did,” although for the time being his misdeeds are (and to a certain extent remain) murky at best.
USA has put an end to “Complications,” announcing it is not renewing the Matt Nix-created drama for another season.
The series, which premiered in June, stars Jason O’Mara as a suburban ER doctor who winds up killing a street gang member after he rushes to help the victim of a drive-by shooting. His life changes dramatically in the aftermath. Other cast members include Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf and Lauren Stamile.
“Problematic in its depiction of dark-skinned bad guys,” Variety TV critic Brian Lowry wrote in his review,” The 10-episode season … conjures its share of tension, but feels increasingly strained, until it’s finally clear the patient can’t be saved.”
“Complications” fared decently in its first season on USA, where it was paired with returning drama “Graceland.” It averaged a 0.52 rating in adults 18-49, a 0.66 rating in adults 25-54 and 1.9 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates. It ranks fifth among the network’s five original summer dramas in adults 18-49 and fourth in both 25-54 and total viewers. But it’s likely the channel didn’t feel it was economically feasible to focus energy on a borderline show — especially given the success of fellow rookie show “Mr. Robot.”
Los Feliz is quickly becoming one of the hippest spots in Los Angeles, full of well-designed homes that are anything but stodgy, so it’s no surprise that people like TV star Beth Riesgraf are drawn to the area.
Riesgraf, who stars on USA network’s new thriller “Complications,” teamed up with Mariah O’Brien Interiors to infuse her Los Feliz home with distinctly chic decor, and the result is a space that is fun, whimsical and seriously stylish.
Unexpected details abound in Riesgraf’s home, from the brilliant use of wallpaper, to the rustic coffee table, to the vintage croquet set, but fit perfectly within the design. And the colors and textures within the space play off of each other to bring a cohesive, but not overly polished, style to the home.
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Nov. 6, 2014
by: Kevin Woods
What if you were so afraid of the outside world that you couldn’t escape when terror invaded your home? That’s the idea behind the upcoming horror film SHUT IN, which we first told you about back in August when “Leverage” star Beth Riesgraf joined the cast of the film alongside SCREAM 4’s Rory Culkin, Martin Starr (VERONICA MARS) and Jack Kesy (Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain”). With the AFM in full swing this week we’ve now got the first killer artwork for SHUT IN, which you can check out below.
Adam Schindler, who wrote and produced the Brian Netto-helmed DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN, is directing from a script by TJ Cimfel and David White that won top honors at the 2011 Shriekfest and was on the 2012 Blood List of Hollywood’s top unproduced horror screenplays. Steven Schneider, whose credits include the horror films INSIDIOUS and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, is producing with Jeff Rice (LONE SURVIVOR), Lati Grobman and Erik Olsen.
Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.
Executive producing are Christa Campbell, Matthew Lamothe, Tommy Vlahopoulos, Brian Netto and Vicarious Entertainment.
Peep the first artwork for SHUT IN below. They should have left her alone.