Imagine, if you will, a version of the classic The Rockford Files where Jim Rockford is a cop instead of a private investigator – and he’s been transplanted from sunny California to equally the sunny but muggier Florida Everglades [the resort town of Palm Glade], in particular. The result might be a lot like A&E’s surprise hit, The Glades.
When I heard that there was going to be a movie revealing key events in the past of Burn Notice’s Sam Axe, I was stoked. Bruce Campbell’s Axe is a source of much of the subversive wit and spirit of the hit USA Network series. Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe [Sunday, 9/8C], though mostly enjoyable, is not quite what I was expecting.
USA Network has released a trailer for Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe. Set before Sam retired from the Navy SEALs, it exploits Bruce Campbell’s unique charm most groovily, indeed. There are explosions, quips and even a bit of snogging – and a particularly sneaky insertion of Campbell’s best nickname. Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe premieres on Sunday, April 17th, at 9/8C. Enjoy.
USA Network’s untitled Burn Notice Prequel has added Kiele Sanchez [The Glades] and Chandra West [The Gates] to its cast. The two-hour event movie will delve into Sam Axe’s past – focusing on his last operation as a Navy SEAL. West will play a a sexy, fun woman named Donna whom Sam has begun seeing while Sanchez will play a humanitarian with a food relief effort.
The prequel – written by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and directed by Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan – takes place in 2005, when Sam is deployed to check out the situation when some Colombian rebels make things hot for the military platoon stationed there.
John Diehl [The Shield] has signed on as Rear Admiral Lawrence, Sam’s commanding officer. RonReaco Lee [The Shield] will portray Dr. Ben Delaney, founder of a non-profit clinic in Colombia.
The Burn Notice Prequel is set to air this spring.