This proficient golden retriever is having a ruff time crossing the US border.
Levi — a 4-legged actor from Canada who co-stars on The CW’s upcoming drama “In the Darkish” — couldn’t attend the community’s fall-schedule rollout in Manhattan Thursday as a result of his entry papers weren’t so as.
The retriever’s handlers didn’t have time to arrange the needed kinds to cross the border and attend the upfronts, a serious occasion for advertisers, as a result of The CW solely finalized its fall schedule final Friday, in line with Deadline Hollywood.
”In the Darkish” — through which Levi performs Pretzel, an heroic information canine for a blind girl — movies in Toronto.
It’s widespread follow for networks to fly of their huge stars from round the world to woo those that would pay huge bucks for pricy advert time.
However with Levi caught north of the border, his co-star Perry Mattfeld was compelled to go onstage alone.
“In the Darkish” stars Mattfeld (“Shameless”) as a “flawed and irreverent blind girl” named Murphy who’s the lone witness to the homicide of her drug-dealing good friend Tyson.
After the cops ignore her story, Murphy and Pretzel launch their very own investigation into the crime.
Murphy additionally has a “colourful” relationship life and a job she hates at a guide-dog college, Breaking Blind, owned by her helicopter mother and father.
She’s described as a “disaffected, hard-drinking, promiscuous mess who pushes away anybody who cares for her,” together with her roommate, who’s a veterninarian.
The CW has excessive hopes for “In the Darkish.”
The concept for the collection originated from the community’s social-good program, known as CW Good, which partnered with the Information Canine of America group to sponsor litters of puppies to be educated as information canine, in line with Deadline.
Levi is presently the solely canine co-starring in a prime-time collection, although there are a number of exhibits, together with NBC’s “This Is Us,” that characteristic canine in the solid — although they’re simply supporting gamers.
”In the Darkish” has an A-list human pedigree, too.
It’s executive-produced by Ben Stiller with showrunner Jon Collier (“Bones”) overseeing the show’s day-to-day operations.