The scene of the horror genre in television has received a great boost through the pattern of the anthology. If you enjoy such shows, then you must be familiar with the Canadian series, ‘Slasher’. It combines the genres of murder mystery and slasher horror to tell riveting stories that span one season at a time. The creator of the show, Aaron Martin, was heavily inspired by the works of Agatha Christie. Ryan Murphy’s hit horror series, ‘American Horror Story’ was another inspiration that made Martin give a new face to horror.
Despite the good reviews for season 1, the show almost met a quick end during the production of its second season. However, Netflix came to the rescue and now we are about to have the third! Martin left the series after the second season and for the third, Ian Carpenter has stepped into his shoes as the showrunner and the executive producer.
Slasher Cast: Who’s in It?
The previous seasons of ‘Slasher’ have had actors like Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren, Leslie Hope, Jim Watson and Christopher Jacot in the main roles. The supporting cast includes another bunch of talented names. Originally, Martin’s idea was to keep the original cast intact and put them in different roles in different seasons, much like ‘American Horror Story’. However, due to some reasons, most probably scheduling conflicts, it wasn’t possible and so, the second season had a cast with very few actors returning from the first. After Martin’s departure, the third season includes new names.
‘Solstice’ stars Salvatore Antonio in the lead role of Angel Lopez. His young version is played by Isaac Pilozo. Antonio is known for his roles in ‘Schitt’s Creek’, ‘Mary Kills People’, ‘State Like Sleep’, ‘Saving Hope’, ‘Mad Mom’ and ‘Nose to Tail’. Pilozo has appeared on ‘The Ron James Show’ and ‘Remedy’ and ‘Air Emergency’.
Baraka Rahmani plays the role of Saadia Jalalzai. Rahmani has previously been a part of projects like ‘Incendies’, ‘Small Displays of Chaos’, ‘Pretty Sure’, ‘Nina’s World’ and ‘Candlelight’. Saad Siddiqui appears as Azlan Jalalzai. He is known for his roles in ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘Georgetown’, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘Taken’ (the TV series), ‘Diggstown’, ‘Coroner’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.