Natalie Brown Cracked under The Strain

Cracked is kaput, confirms Natalie Brown, who has moved on to The Strain.

Brown–who starred on CBC’s comedy Sophie a few years back–was recurring on Cracked. The shot-in-Toronto CBC cop series, however, is not returning next season. Arctic Air has also been grounded, joining George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and The Ron James Show on the CBC scrap heap.
Cracked had an uphill fight to get back on the schedule. CBC only ordered eight second season episodes and didn’t exactly promote the hell out of it. Many reviewers, however, including this one, felt the second season was better than the first.
Brown  is grateful to have landed on her feet in The Strain, Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic vampire drama is coming to FX and FX Canada this summer. Thirteen episodes are in production.
Brown was among the cast members who met with press this week in Toronto. Cory Stoll, David Bradley and Kevin Durand are also in the cast, with Sean Astin making a guest appearance. Leslie Hope and Regina King also made appearances. Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse is executive producer.
The series is scary as hell, although,according to Cuse and several members of the cast, not as scary as the weather in Toronto this winter.

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