Well helloooo! It's been awhile since I've been on here to update the press section! SOOO, as you probably already know, I finally started shooting CRUEL SUMMER in October of last year during the pandemic! We completely the 10 episode series in early April and premiered April 20th of this year! It was a MASSIVE success!! CRUEL SUMMER was Freeform's most successful multi-platform TV Series EVER!! And guess what?? We have been picked up for a SEASON 2!! WooHoo!! As of now, none of the cast officially knows who is returning for the next sesason or in what capacity, nor do we know the storyline. So hang tight! But we do know that season 2 of CRUEL SUMMER will be premiering 2022 on Freeform!! We are all just so grateful for the massive success of the show and we have YOU the fans to thank!! Stay tuned and check back periodically for season 2 updates! In the meantime, I've been busy with auditions and am up for a few really cool, big projects! Fingers crossed! ;)
Hello everyone! I know it's been a few months since I've posted any new press news, but we are in a pandemic and the stay home order is still in full effect here in Los Angeles. As I've previously posted, I was supposed to already long be in production shooting my series, but since the Covid19 pandemic, ALL productions have shut down and come to a halt. As a result, the show has been delayed with principle photography. The good news is, the writers room has been remaining active remotely this whole time and the scripts are coming together! And a NEW LEAD CAST MEMBER has been added to the show!! I'm excited to announce that OLIVIA HOLT will be one of the main series regular leads!! AND..... the show has a new title! Last Summer is now titled CRUEL SUMMER. Love it!
We were scheduled to originally premiere THIS summer 2020, but due to obvious reasons with the delay in production, CRUEL SUMMER will now premiere 2021!! There is no official, confirmed start date as of yet, pending these upcoming weeks as things start to slowly open back up in phases. However, the producers and network have been actively in discussions to start preparing for pre-production and making plans to move forward as safely as possible with figuring out all safety protocols and restrictions while in production. This is all very exciting news! Check back in for more updated details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please be safe, be smart, stay healthy, and follow all safety protocols when in public! :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And a very happy new year it is starting off to be!! I have 2 very exciting news to share with you all!
First up.... IT'S OFFICIAL!! Freeform has picked up LAST SUMMER order to series!! I could not be more elated!! Shooting begins in April in Dallas, Texas. I will be heavily recurring as attorney "Denise Nguyen" in multiple episodes throughout the 10 episode season! Read the Deadline press release here: https://deadline.com/2020/01/last-summer-freeform-picks-up-jessica-biel-thriller-to-series-1202834155/
Next up...... my episode of BROOKLYN NINE NINE will be airing February, 6th on NBC!! The episode titled "Captain Kim" (portrayed by Yours Truly) will be a part of the Season 7 special 1 hour premiere with two back to back separate episodes starting at 8pm pst/9pm central. My episode will be the second one. Please TUNE IN ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 on NBC!!
Check out the BROOKLYN NINE NINE Season 7 trailer and first two episode descriptions here: https://geektyrant.com/news/brooklyn-nine-nine-is-back-in-80s-style-trailer-ahead-of-7th-season-premiere
“Manhunt” – “Jake leads a manhunt after an assassination attempt on a city councilor. Meanwhile, Holt adjusts to his new position as a uniformed officer while working alongside Officer Fogel.”
"Captain Kim" – “Holt’s replacement, Captain Kim, portrayed by Nicole Bilderback, attempts to ingratiate herself with Jake and the squad by having them over for a dinner party.”
Shooting has begun in Dallas, Texas on the Freeform ordered pilot LAST SUMMER!! I started work on Nov. 8th and will head back to Dallas next week to continue shooting. Production is going extremely well on this project directed by Max Winkler, and is filled with a robust cast of fiercely talented actors! Read here for the official press release of the casting announcement https://deadline.com/2019/11/last-summer-jessica-biels-freeform-thriller-eone-michael-landes-brooklyn-sudano-harley-quinn-smith-chiara-aurelia-mika-abdalla-froy-gutierrez-allius-barnes-blake-lee-nathaniel-ashton-1202785108/ and STAY TUNED for more updates and pics from set!
I could not be more thrilled to announce that I will be a recurring guest star on the one hour thriller LAST SUMMER, the tv pilot ordered by Freeform!! LAST SUMMER is written/created by Bert V. Royal and is executive produced by Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple through their Iron Ocean Films production company, as well as studio eOne. The pilot is being directed by Max Winkler. For more details, click on the Deadline press release here: https://deadline.com/2019/09/freeform-orders-pilot-last-summer-drama-thriller-bert-v-royal-jessica-biel-michelle-purple-max-winkler-eone-1202744316/
Principal photography begins shooting on November 8, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER EXCITING DETAILS!!
Exciting news!! I will be guest starring on the hit tv show BROOKLYN NINE- NINE now on NBC!! I can't reveal any details of who I will be playing or the storyline yet..... But stay tuned for the episode details and air date!!
My movie STAGED KILLER was released yesterday, June 27th and is NOW available to stream exclusively only on Netflix!! (not Lifetime) Check out the movie website here: reeloneent.com/programming/staged-killer/ I play Scarlett, a tv producer of a popular talk show and the best friend of Naomi. Naomi Spencer is a popular local television morning talk show host. When her former co-host from a college show years ago, Jake Everett, works his way back into her professional life, the show’s success skyrockets, but Naomi’s personal life begins to fall apart…
STAGED KILLER is a fun thriller starring Chrishell Hartley, Jason Dolley, ME, Darrin Dewitt Henson and Charlie O'Connell.
Please check it out on Netflix and I hope you ENJOY!
As you may have figured out by now, when searching for STAGED KILLER on Netflix, it's not showing up yet. Don't fret! There was a mishap with the release date and it's all in the process of being figured out. As soon as I know of the NEW release date, I will post it. So, hang tight! Thank you all for your support and patience!! STAGED KILLER will be premiering on Netflix soon!
Exciting news! The fun movie thriller I shot in Buffalo, NY last fall has a premiere date! STAGED KILLER will premiere June 25th on Netflix!! The movie also stars Chrishell Hartley, Jason Dolley and Darrin Henson. Be sure to check it out on Netflix next month!
January 8, 2019
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING my episode of NCIS: New Orleans! Due to the network airing the President addressing the nation, CBS has decided to postpone their evening lineup for tonight. My episode will air NEXT Tuesday, Jan 15 on CBS. ALL NEW EPISODE!! Tune in b/c you don't want to miss the midseason premiere and the first new episode of 2019!
January 2, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I am so excited to announce that my episode of NCIS: New Orleans titled "Vendicta" will air Tuesday night, Jan 8 on CBS!! Check your local listings for time in your area. Be ready for some surprising scandals and twists! ;) What a fantastic way to start off 2019! ;) I wish everyone a new year filled with health, abundance, miracles, magic, joy and lots & lots of L- O- V- E!!
December 7, 2018
Tune in on Tuesday night, December 11 to watch me guest star as Detective Emily Barrett on THE ROOKIE on ABC!!
And stay tuned for the air date of my episode of NCIS: New Orleans airing in December on CBS!
November 2, 2018
Howdy from New Orleans! That's right, I'm in the grand 'ole city of New Orleans and having a blast so far! I'm out here shooting a guest star on NCIS: New Orleans as NSA Senior Intelligence Analyst Nancy Cooper. But I can't reveal anything else yet, so you'll have to check back for an air date and tune in to watch episode 11 of this season. The episode is titled "VINDICTA" and can't wait for you all to watch early next year!! Check back in with more details on the air date and when to watch!!
October 1, 2018
Hey everyone! My episode of ANDI MACK will air on Monday, Oct. 15 at 8:00pm (Pacific time) on the Disney Channel!! I play Ling, the cousin of Bex, in which we observe our mothers play a fierce (and funny) game of major competition! It was super fun to work on this show, so please tune in and watch!! *check your local listings for time in your area.*
September 28, 2018
I'm so excited to announce that I just shot a guest star on the new ABC series THE ROOKIE!! I will be playing Detective Emily Barrett on episode 8 which will air sometime in December on ABC. I had a blast working with the actors, who were all incredibly down to earth, super nice, and really funny! Stay tuned and check back for the air date! As soon as I know the date, I will post it. :)
September 18, 2018
I just wrapped the TV movie SCARED LIVE in Buffalo, NY and am back in LA! The movie stars Chrishell Hartley, Jason Dolley, myself and Darrin Henson. As soon as I have an air date with more details, I'll let everyone know. Stay tuned! And checkout my social media for on set photos and hanging out off set too!
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Lots of exciting news and updates!! A movie role offer, interview for The Huffington Post, my pilot I created, AND I'm producing my first feature film!!
I was just offered a lead role in a movie titled SCARED LIVE. The film shoots in Buffalo, NY and principal photography begins Sept. 4, 2018. I can't reveal too many details just yet, but stay tuned for more details as I begin shooting! In the meantime, I'm off to upstate NY!
Check out my interview I did for The Huffington Post! We talk about projects I've done and how my ethnicity has influenced my career, diversity in the industry and we even touch on the lovely shout out I received from acclaimed writer Jenny Han (To All The Boys I've Loved Before) in an essay published for The New York Times!! To view my article, click here https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nicole-bilderback-hasnt-gone-anywhere_us_5b7f35a8e4b0cd327dfb3519?70d
I'm excited to announce that I'm about to begin my script revisions for the 1/2 hour single camera comedy pilot I wrote and will star in. Once the revised 2nd draft is completed, then I'll hopefully start prepping for pitch meetings! My pilot is titled RED, WHITE & YELLOW. It's based on my real life growing up in an all white family, being raised as an all American Texan girl and how this has humorously impacted my acting career in Hollywood.
AND..... I am excited to announce that I am officially a film producer!! That's right, I'm now a triple threat! ;) I am currently producing my first full length feature film titled GHOST OF YOU (working title to be changed), and I'm also one of the lead characters. See how that works?! ;) As new details emerge with casting and production status, I will keep you all updated on all the exciting details!! Keep coming back to check for what stars we are getting to start in our film!
I am excited to announce that I will be guest starring on the Disney hit series ANDI MACK! I've never done a Disney show before, so I'm happy my youngest niece will finally be able to see me in a show that's age appropriate for her. :) I will play Ling, the competitive cousin of Bex. My episode is titled "Howling At The Moon Festival" and is the second episode of season 3. Stay tuned for the air date!
The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed new series GOOD GIRLS premieres February, 26 on NBC!! Watch the official trailer https://youtu.be/EXJdwEtqaSs Tune in and check me out guest starring as Dr. Serden. AND rumor has it, Dr. Serden could end up as a recurring character! GOOD GIRLS centers around three suburban mothers who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back. The series stars Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Retta and Matthew Lillard. Be sure to tune in on February 26 at 10pm/9pm central.
I am so excited for SUNDANCE NOW’S NEW ORIGINAL, “THIS CLOSE,” SET TO PREMIERE ON VALENTINE’S DAY ON PREMIUM STREAMING SERVICE. SERIES WILL BE SCREENED AND CELEBRATED AS PART OF THE INDIE EPISODIC SHOWCASE AT THE 2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL IN JANUARY. I am fortunate to have guest starred on this innovate and special series! Check out the series promo trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quXiTOfjzl4&sns=em
Award-winning Filmmaker Andrew Ahn Directs the Groundbreaking Straight-to-Series Dramedy Created by Stars Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman. Ensemble Cast Includes Zach Gilford, Cheryl Hines, Colt Prattes and Marlee Matlin as Recurring Guest Stars.
"This Close,” created, written, and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, both deaf actors, explores the relationship between best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancé. Sundance Now also announced the series is directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Ahn (Spa Night) who also serves as an executive producer. Comprised of six, 30-minute episodes, “This Close” touches on universal and relatable themes of love and friendship and, in addition to Stern and Feldman, features a talented ensemble cast of recurring guest stars including Zach Gilford who plays Danny, Kate’s (Stern) fiancé; Cheryl Hines as Stella, a PR maven and Kate’s boss; Colt Prattes as Ryan, Michael's (Feldman) ex; and Marlee Matlin as Michael’s mother, Annie, a recovering alcoholic trying to reconnect with her son.
JANUARY 1, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It's a new year and a NEW and improved website! Please disregard my previous site www.nicolebilderback.com This one is better! I'm looking forward to sharing with you all the latest news and press releases in my career! Let's get jump right into it. On December 29, 2017 THE WRONG NANNY premiered on Lifetime network! I play Shelley, who ends up tied and gagged with duct tape! Who doesn't want to see that?! The film stars Lindsay Hartley, Freya Tingley and Brody Hutzler. Check your local listings to catch THE WRONG NANNY on Lifetime.