Anne Heche & James Tupper Join Aftermath


NEW YORK: Real-life couple James Tupper (Revenge, Men in Trees) and Anne Heche (Hung, Men in Trees) will star as husband and wife in the new thriller Aftermath.

The 13-episode series is produced by Halfire Entertainment in association with Syfy and Bell Media’s Space. Production kicks off May 9 in Vancouver, with a debut slated for both the U.S. and Canada this summer. Tupper and Heche will play Joshua and Karen Copeland who, along with their three teenagers, must battle for survival after civilization comes to an apocalyptic end that was triggered by devastating natural disasters and the rise of supernatural creatures.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have James Tupper and Anne Heche take on the roles of Joshua and Karen Copeland,” commented Noreen Halpern, the president of Halfire Entertainment. “They are both such incredibly talented actors and no better way to create a family on screen than starting with a real one.”

“Tupper and Heche are a perfect fit for Aftermath since they embody the tenacity and intelligence needed to lead viewers and our fictional family through the unpredictable, mysterious journey at the end of the world,” said Chris Regina, the senior VP of program strategy at Syfy and Chiller.

“These two characters are thrown into extreme circumstances, but at their very core, they are desperate to keep their family safe,” added Tracey Pearce, the senior VP of specialty and pay at Bell Media. “James and Anne will bring an intriguing depth to the action and chaos that encloses around them in the series.”