Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ANCIENT ROME SITCOM "PLEBS"! CHAD MICHAEL COLLINS IN "ONCE UPON A TIME"! CW'S "BOOKCLUB" SHOW! NEW CAST IN "BLACK SAILS"! MATTHEW MACFADYEN'S "RIPPER STREET" SERIES GOES TO USA

Ah, people, we're having a TV day today at HOLLYWOOD SPY with a bunch of television updates: it seems that after they've prematurely killed two of ONCE UPON A TIME's major hunks, Jamie Dornan as sheriff in the first season and Julian Morris as Prince Phillip in the second one, the show is getting a new hunk material beside Josh Dallas as prince Charming: young Chad Michael Collins will play Gerhardt, the brother of Dr Whale (David Anders). Gerhardt will be a good natures military veteran and will appear for the first time in the 12th episode. You've seen Chad Michael Collins before in BH 90210 and in freshly cancelled LAST RESORT over at ABC.

ANCIENT ROME SITCOM
Oh, my, this certainly sounds hilarious: according to "Digital Spy" British ITV is preparing a super fun comedy PLEBS which will be the
 first sitcom set in Ancient Rome, believe it or not :) The six-part series will see Tom Rosenthal and Joel Fry playing the owners of "a lazy slave with a major attitude problem" named Grumio, played by Ryan Sampson (Doctor Who). The gallery of characters will also have 'sexy newcomer' Cynthia (played by Sophie Colquhoun) and her sarcastic slave Metella (Lydia Rose Bewley), who move into the 'flat' next door. The sitcom will follow the "three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big ancient city".

TELEVISION HEADLINES
In other TV news today, here's something delightful for all my book lovers: CW is developing BOOK CLUB drama. According to "The Hollywood Reporter" it will be based on the documentary from Hope Hartman, and
will centre on Emma, a 23-year-old New Yorker who forms a book club with her three unique friends, her career oriented mother and her eccentric grandmother. The project would follow their adventures, loves, losses and careers as seen through the "book of the week," which serves as a thematic mirror reflective of their lives. "Sherlock Holmes" producer is producing the show. Meanwhile, our favourite of the upcoming shows, pirate epic show BLACK SAILS, which hits small screens next year at Starz and has Tobey Stephens as Captain Flint and Tom Hopper as his right hand, with Hannah New as brothel owner and Jessica Parker Kennedy as a prostitute, has new cast members: Australian actor Luke Arnold (MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS) will play young John Silver,
 while Zach McGowan (SHAMELESS) will play Captain Charles Vane, arival pirate captain to Captain Flint. Gorgeous Clara Paget (FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6) will play Anne Bonny, a female member of Captain Vane's crew. As you know, Michael Bay's show will follow the adventures of pirate captain Flint as a prequel to famous novel TREASURE ISLAND.

RIPPER STREET
And to end our TV day in the same manner, here's a trailer for BBC's show RIPPER STREET which will start airing in USA at BBC America January 19th next year. The show has already scored success over in United Kingdom with Matthew MacFadyen in the lead role. Set in the
19th century, this period series has eight episodes and the story follows London's H Division as it navigates grisly crimes in the wake of Jack the Ripper's tear through the city.The show will try to follow the huge success of BBC America's first original series COPPER which became one of the most viewed series of the new season.

29 comments:

  1. what makes the world go round... your great postings...

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    1. that is my scientific theory as well Dr Zombie! We must put it in encyclopaedias!

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  2. A sitcom set in Ancient Rome? Now that I've got to see!

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  3. Suddenly my book club just became tremendously lameass.

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    1. LOL, join the cast and spice it up :)

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  4. Ripper Street does look great. I'm putting it on my watch list.

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    1. I knew you might like that one, Clarissa :)

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  5. Ripper Street sounds interesting.
    I'm not convinced by Plebs, though, lol.

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    1. pfftt... you must be with the bourgeois if you're not with the plebs :PP

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  6. I finally got caught up on all the Once Upon A Time episodes, so I know what everyone is talking about finally. I found the show very charming and addictive. And now I also know who Dr. Whales' brother is!! :))

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    1. Glad you finally watched it and liked it, Luanne :) It weakens a bit towards the end, but it is still a very charming and original show.
      Hope the preparations for Thanksgiving dinner are going on fine, ring me if you need me to pop over and help with the baking :)

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  7. I have to catch up on Once. It's hard to remember to watch at 7 when I'm already getting into Walking Dead mode. LOL

    Ripper Street looks pretty good. Hope I can get a chance to watch it.

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    1. I've just started watching the second season this weekend and I'm not satisfied so far :( It was a bit slow and boring and they killed off prince Phillip :((((

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  8. Jack is 2nd to the Zodiac to my favorite lore of unsolved mysteries.

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    1. You should then read ANNO DRACULA by Kim Newman, he also puts a rather interesting alternative spin to the Jack story :)

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  9. I am behind on Once Upon A Time. Daughter got so hooked, she jumped ahead of me! A new hunk, sounds good to me!

    Ripper Street looks interesting. I love British shows~ :D

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    1. we're never against new hunks in any show :)

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  10. Plebs sounds hilarious :) Reminds me a lot of Cheltenham 123 that aired back in the 80s/90s. Can't wait :)

    Jamie

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    1. I laughed really crazy when I was reading the plot for PLEBS :)

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  11. I haven't heard a thing yet about "Ripper Street"?

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    1. Yep, it turns out it hasn't started airing in UK either :( It is possible it will start together with USA.

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  12. Thanks for stopping by, teleporting you some scones. This is the first time I've been to your blog. You got a lot going on. Very cool.

    Happy Movie Reporting (and watching).

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    1. thanks for popping over, my dear, hope to see you here often :) And thanks for the nom nom scones!

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    2. Anytime. It's fun to find a new blog. And you sure got lots going on here. Neato stuff.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    3. hope you will find something interesting for you at my place :) Daily film and TV info and lots of eye candy pics every day :)

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  13. "Plebs" sounds like the kind of thing that could either be very hilarious or seriously not. Guess we'll find out!

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