Friday, June 28, 2013

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW HBO'S POSTAPOCALYPTIC SERIES "THE LEFTOVERS" WITH JUSTIN THEROUX & CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON! FICTIONAL ROYAL FAMILY IN NEW TV SHOW "THE ROYAL"! STARZ GREENLITS "OUTLANDER" EPIC SHOW! "THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS" MINI SERIES

   HBO POSTAPOCALYPTIC SHOW
WITH JUSTIN THEROUX AND CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON
One of the most talked about future television projects is definitely HBO drama pilot THE LEFTOVERS which is currently casting a slate of stars for all the roles. Since we are currently enjoying a trend of post apocalyptic shows THE LEFTOVERS takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same. Justin Theroux will play chief of police Kevin Garvey, a father of two who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion. DR WHO star Christopher Eccleston will play a former Reverend and current editor of his self-published tabloid. Carrie Coon will play Nora Durst, a wife and mother who is suddenly neither. Ann Dowd will play the leader of the local chapter of the Guilty Remnant, an organization that is somewhere between a cult and a movement.
  The story of THE LEFTOVERS is based on the bestselling book by Tom Perrotta from 2011. It will be directed by director and actor Peter Berg and produced by Damon Lindelof.
Emily Meade will play an uninhibited high school student who seemingly takes the apocalypse in stride. She is joined by Jake Robinson from CARRIE DIARIES who plays a popular High School jock.  While Chris Zylka will be a college drop out who takes a refuge with the guru of the mysterious sect.  Twins Charlie and Max Carver from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES will play happy-go-lucky identical twins who are friends of Justin Theroux' daughter, whose laid-back demeanour brings levity to a dark world. LORD OF THE RINGS star Liv Tyler will be a young woman on the verge of getting married, but needing an escape. As a result, she becomes a target for recruitment by members of an enigmatic cult. Amanda Warren plays the take-no-prisoners mayor of Mapleton, the town in which the story is set. PRIVATE PRACTICE star Amy Brenneman will play Justin Theroux' wife who left him and their kids to join the mysterious cult.

  UPDATES ON NEW TV SHOWS
SONGBYRD, THE ROYALS AND EPIC OUTLANDER & THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS 
In other TV news today, E! is venturing into making their own scripted shows! Beside SONGBYRD, a show which will follow the life of a famous music hitmaker, they are also planning THE ROYALS, a contemporary drama inspired by the life of British royal family and Shakespeare's HAMLET. It will follow a fictional royal family in a tale of men and women corrupted by power, wealth and desire. Meanwhile Starz has officially greenlit 16 episodes of epic show OUTLANDER which will start shooting later this year to air in 2014 based on Diana Gabaldon book saga. We also have news on FX developing mini series on THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS! Exploring the origins of America as a nation, the show will be based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel from 1826!

27 comments:

  1. I almost wanted to watch The Leftovers until they completely changed the book (in which the Mayor is Kevin Garvey and the Police Chief a minor character), which is perfect AS IS. Why do always have to do this? I heard that Under The Dome made the mc Barbie, a murderer which he wasn't in the book. Very disappointing *sigh*

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    1. I'm guessing it's because cops are popular with the audience for some reason and they can make it a crime show.
      I'm watching DOME this weekend, already torrented it :)

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  2. random thought to share today: purple hair... that's it. :)

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    1. which dye did you use to colour your hair purple, Jeremy?

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    2. and did you dye the southern regions too so that nobody could guess you're not a natural purple? :)

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    3. always upper equator... i look like a freakin' bozo... now i need my sunglasses.

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  3. Good morning, Chris Zylka. :D

    Ooh, and I can't wait until you start reporting casting news for Outlander.

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    1. good morning and good evening :)
      I'm excited about OUTLANDER too :) We haven't really had a female lead in any epic show, like ever....

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  4. The Leftovers just isn't for me. The spate of post rapture books put me off in a big way. Really horrible stuff on par quality wise with Twilight. I love Liv but this looks like it's beneath her to do.

    Of course I could be wrong:)

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    1. I will most probably not be seeing it either since anything with cults and sects puts me off immediately.
      It is enough that I have to deal occasionally with Jehovah'S Witnesses in public transport LOL

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    2. I don't know about the show but the book isn't about cults or the rapture, it's about the people who are still there and how they deal with the loss and each other. I read the first Left Behind book which was kind of preachy and too much God - like, if you weren't taken you must be a sinner. The Leftovers isn't like that at all. Of course, I say that having only read a little more than half the book!

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    3. hope it is not, then :) I'm a bit scared by the synopsis which mentions a cult a lot.... I do love the psychological aspect of apocalypse, that is why I love THE WALKING DEAD.

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  5. I've always meant to read "The Last of the Mohicans" or at least to see the movie with Daniel Day-Lewis. But I have done neither. Maybe I can catch the upcoming TV series instead!

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    1. there's a chance for you, Debs :) Hope they do an interesting casting for the mini series

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  6. A little French Indian War with The Last of the Mohicans, sounds good to me!

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    1. you might even paint some figures inspired by it :)

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  7. Tell me Dez...
    Are you a Tim Burton fan?
    How about Danny Elfman?
    Just wondering.....

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    ps...funny that our gardens are similar,eh?
    you do know I am a Canadian, right?

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    1. Not sure who Elfman is, Linda, but when it comes to Burton I liked him before in the old days :)
      Yep, but you're still in North America :)

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    2. Elfman writes the music for Burtons movies...to me ,his best work was for Edward Scissorhands...My son is a HUGE fan, and does a lot of web sites for them...he,is,obviously...a web designer...
      Yes...I am in North America, you are right there, Dez...

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    3. I do love web designers, Linda, I've designed HOLLYWOOD SPY myself fully :)

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  8. I do like Outlander and Last of the Mohicans ~ I hope its as good as the originals ~ Thanks for the updates Dezzy ~

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    1. fingers crossed, the casting for OUTLANDER should be exciting to follow :)

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  9. The original last of the mohicans movie was shot very close to where I live.

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  10. Dezzy, that was a beautiful and unexpected gift you gave me. My new header banner is awesome; already got a compliment on it :) Thank you Dear.

    Last of the Mohicans is one of my favorite movies; but I've not read the book yet. I hope the series is as good as the movie. I might watch Left Overs, looks somewhat interesting.

    Loved the Hurts song. Easy to listen to while reading a blog :)

    .......dhole

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    1. Glad you like it, Donnzie :) Tell me if you want me to change something on it and I will do if I can.

      Hurts are so amazing, they bring back the 80's melodies and lyrics that we miss so much in today's stupid music.

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