By Yanir Dekel
THE CREATORS OF THE CW HIT SHOW, ‘Supernatural’ have confirmed this week at the ‘Comic-Con’ festival that Israeli actress, Alona Tal, will be back as Jo Harvelle in the show’s 7th (and rumored to be the final) season, due to popular demand.
Alona’s last appearance in ‘Supernatural’ was during the fifth season when Jo and her mother Ellen met their end when assisting Sam and Dean Winchester’s attempt to destroy Lucifer. Though Alona’s character died in the show, you know that in these kinds of shows death does not always mean the end.
‘Supernatural’ stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins, and tells the story of two brothers who search for their missing father, the man who trained them to be warriors against supernatural evil. The 7th season begins September 23rd, 2011.
Alona Tal can also be seen as the character Zora in the upcoming FX series ‘Powers,’ which is based on the Eisner Award winning comic book series Powers by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
By Yanir Dekel
“I WANT ALL OF YOU TO BE THE FIRST TO KNOW I am part of a new pilot for FX called ‘Powers,’ “ Israeli actress Alona Tal wrote on her official twitter account last week. The Israeli actress made her way to American prime time TV a few years ago, when she was a regular on season 5 of the CW hit show ‘Supernatural,’ and since then she’s been a guest star on FOX’s ‘Lie to Me,’ CBS’ ‘The Defenders,’ and recently played Simone, Aria’s former babysitter, in ABC Family’s ‘Pretty Little Liars.’
The new series, ‘Powers,’ which is currently being filmed in Chicago, is based on a previous Comics series with the same name, and was created by Brian Michael Bendis, who also created the ‘Spider-Man’ animated series in 2003. Bendis confirmed that Tal will play the role of Zora, an immortal figure with supernatural memory abilities. The main character in ‘Powers’, Dina Pilgrim, is a homicide investigator who is responsible alongside private eye Christian Walker (played by Patrick Jason) for cases that involve supernatural people.
This show is one of 83 (!) pilots that have been produced for television this year. Of course very few of them actually make the cut and get to be on air, but let’s hope that this Bendis person knows what he’s doing, so we’ll get to see Alona back on our TV sets.