Dead Dog wrote:madeleineferguson wrote:Dead Dog wrote:While I think it's possible we'll see Harry, Annie, or maybe even Josie, I can't imagine why they'd bring back Sam Stanley. He really means nothing to the mythos and if he were returning for some bizarre reason, why would it be a secret?
A surprise appearance by Kiefer Sutherland would generate a ton of extra publicity for the show.
That's a really bad reason to do something like that, IMO.
Why? I see nothing wrong with withholding a celebrity's name from the cast list to get a surprise promotional bang when he showed up. The release of the cast list in and of itself was a calculated promotional move, and I think if anyone was withheld, it's likely to be either Ontkean (for one surprise scene) or a major celebrity whose surprise appearance could generate headlines. Sutherland, Bowie and Graham are the only people who I think have that level of name recognition -- but I really doubt that Bowie shot anything, and Graham's presence would have been so expected (for at least a scene) that her absence makes me uneasy and confused.
I'm confident that L/F wouldn't include Sam without a solid story reason. But if they did, it makes perfect sense that they would withhold Sutherland from the cast list.