Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CLIP FOR BBC'S EPIC SERIES "PARADE'S END" WITH BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH! JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS IN NBC SHOW "DRACULA"! "ONCE UPON A TIME" ADDS SIR LANCELOT & PRINCE PHILLIP! LUKE MACFARLANE JOINS "BEAUTY & THE BEAST", JENNA DEWAN IN "AMERICAN HORROR STORY"

 Oh, my, now this is certainly a super exciting piece of news: if you miss all the passion and intrigues in the period set epic series THE TUDORS, you will be thrilled to hear that Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been offered the lead role in NBC's and Sky Living's DRACULA series,  which will have ten episodes. According to "Deadline", DRACULA, which was bought by NBC in January, is set in the 1890s and has been described as "Dangerous Liaisons meets The Tudors". It follows the iconic vampire as he arrives in London seeking vengeance against those who wronged him hundreds of years ago, all the time pretending to be an American entrepreneur extolling the virtues of modern science. However, his plans go awry when he falls in love with a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Speaking of TV news,  Channing Tatum's wife, gorgeous Jenna Dewan Tatum has joined the second season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX series,in which she will play a love couple together with MAROON 5's Adam Levine.
Meanwhile, BROTHERS AND SISTERS actor Luke MacFarlane has joined NBC's Fall fantasy drama BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. According to "Digital Spy", MacFarlane, who is also known as the secret boyfriend of Wentworth Miller, will appear in the second episode as Philippe Bertrand, artistic director of a ballet company which Kristin Kreuk will investigate after a ballerina gets killed. Starring also Jay Ryan as the Beast, the show will air this October. ABC hit show ONCE UPON A TIME has cast TEEN WOLF star Sinqua Walls as Sir Lancelot in the second season. The character - portrayed as a "sword for hire" banished from his proud position on King Arthur's Round Table - will appear in at least two episodes.You already know that Sleeping Beauty (Sarah Bolger)
  and Mulan (Jamie Chung) will also appear in the second season alongside Captain Hook, Ariel and Aladin. But he's not the only one, since PRETTY LITTLE LIARS' gorgeous Julian Morris has been added as Sleeping Beauty's Prince Phillip, a man who’s traveled from a kingdom that’s in decline, a young, skilled warrior and selfless hero who’s the veteran of many tough journeys.

PARADE'S END TRAILER
Some time ago I've announced that SHERLOCK, THE HOBBIT and STAR TREK star Benedict Cumberbatch will star in BBC mini series
PARADE'S END, and now you can check out the first trailer which also includes promo material for TOP OF THE LAKE series with Elizabeth Moss, Holy Hunter and Lucy Lawless and DANCING ON THE EDGE with Matthew Goode. Set in World War I, the story of PARADE'S END will follow a top civil servant from a background of wealth and privilege, whose marriage founders almost as soon as it begins. His wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) has affairs, while he falls in love with another
woman, but he remains honourable for some considerable time to Sylvia. He goes to war and even loses memory at the battlefield. The mini series will follow ten years of his life.

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    1. just close your eyes, take a nap and the dream will come... and so will you :P

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  2. Dracula series?! Awesome. I'm hoping he's the titular character!!! Also, Channing Tatum is lucky. Mmph.

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    1. lucky indeed, they met while shooting STEP UP years ago. I do think Rhys will play Dracula himself.

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    1. oh, yes, indeed he is, we're hoping he'll have lots of nude scenes :)

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    2. I bet he asked for it in his contract :)

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  4. I'll watch JRM as Dracula. I like the sound of the set-up too. :)

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  5. So that's what Channing Tatum's wife looks like-very pretty! I can't wait for that show to begin again!!! =)

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    1. that's the art work of her from a film MAGDALENA that was never actually made, she was supposed to play a superheroine in it.

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    2. I love it! I need to keep an eye out for her over the next month or two.

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    3. it is possible that she will become more popular thanks to her hubs becoming a breakthrough star of the year :)

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  6. Can't wait to see all of those cool Brit dramas in that trailer. JRM as Dracula should totally rock, I'm on board for it right now. :)

    Jenna should be great in American Horror Story. I'm glad to see her getting some notable projects. And yes, I saw her in the first Step up and enjoyed her. Have you keeled over in surprise and shock? LOL

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    1. yep, lots of good stuff over at BBC :) They always know how to please us :)

      Nope, I know you wouldn't miss all the pretty male dancers in STEP UP, sister :)

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  7. aaaaa Benny!!! I have been waitin for this series for ages!! I wish I can see it in BBC but I have to rely on torrentz for this.

    thx for the trailer Dezz...didn't know it's already out :)

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    1. it is just a teaser, I bet a long, separate trailer is coming soon :)

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    2. For a teaser...that sure feels like a trailer...too long for a teaser ;)

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    3. it's long because it has scenes from other mini series coming to BBC soon :)

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  8. I am looking forward to JRM as Dracula ~

    Thanks for all the update Dezz ~

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    1. he will be so amazing in that role, won't he? :)

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  9. Tatum is super pretty but I'm looking forward to Parade's End. Love Cumberbatch!

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    1. it should be a great mini series later this year!

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  10. I thought that Beauty and The Beast was going to be a CW show in place for The Secret Circle? Now what am I going to do on Thursday nights?? :( :(

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    1. Oh, it is CW, I made a mistake in the post :) ABC also had a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST pilot but it probably won't get picked up, so this other one with Kreuk is on CW :)

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  11. Well that's me done. My SO loves Cumberbatch so I'm gonna be watching Parade's End, no doubt :)

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    1. glad to hear that Wales will be watching it :)

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  12. I hope Dracula is good. It being on NBC doesn't do much for my hopes.

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  13. That costume Jenna's wearing is certainly eye catching and a bit of Dracula will be welcome...

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    1. it's an artwork, something she was supposed to wear if MAGDALENA film happened as it didn't :(

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  14. JRM nom nom nom.

    I'm having problems with leaving comments. I don't know if it's my computer or if it's blogger. It has taken me over an hour just to make 5 comments this morning. I'll try to email you later today darling.

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    1. sorry to hear about the computer problems, darling, it's all OK on this side. Hope you will manage to read Sunday's post since I made it for you :)

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  15. Jenna has a pretty cool outfit right there.

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