Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NEW TV SERIES: 'THE CODE' SLAVERY DRAMA BASED ON 'SONG YET SUNG' BOOK! 'KNIFEMAN' 18TH CENTURY LONDON DRAMA! 'GALYNTINE' POST APOCALYPTIC SHOW! FIRST 'GANGSTA GRANNY' PICTURE WITH JULIA MCKENZIE, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, JOANNA LUMLEY

'THE CODE' TV SERIES
ON AMERICAN SLAVERY PERIOD
Deadline reports that FX is preparing yet another historical mini series: THE CODE will be based on James McBride's novel SONG YET SUNG describing the life of famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Born a slave, she escaped and, with the help of the hard-bitten white watermen of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, fostered an intricate escape network of secret routes and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad that she used to smuggle more than 300 slaves to the North. The main character will be Liz, a black woman making a desperate dash to freedom, on the run from an able slave catcher, who takes on one last job only to find himself in a war against a notorious female slave stealer. As Liz makes her way through forbidding swamplands using the black codes of the underground, the complexities of slavery play out in full force, pitting slave against slave, white against white, and plantation owner against plantation owner!

GANGSTA GRANNY 1ST IMAGE
JULIA MCKENZIE, JOANNA LUMLEY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS
Here's a delightful first picture from BBC TV movie GANGSTA GRANNY which will air over the festive period. The movie follows the story of Ben (Reece Buttery), who is bored staying with his granny  (Julia McKenzie) until it is revealed that she used to be an international jewel thief. Miranda Hart and David Walliams play the boy's parents, Joanna Lumley is Queen of England, and pop star Robbie Williams is also in the cast.

NEW DRAMAS AT AMC!
18TH CENTURY LONDON SET 'KNIFEMAN' SERIES
And new series are coming to AMC too! They have ordered two pilots. KNIFEMAN, based on Wendy Moore's book “The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching And The Birth of Modern Surgery,” will be set in 18th Century London following a charming, arrogant genius who challenges societal norms to transform his visions into cutting-edge discoveries. A surgeon or “barber” in a time when blood-letting and praying was the norm,  he is a hard living man not afraid to push the boundaries of modern medicine, even if it takes digging up a few graves to do it. While he makes his living running an unlicensed operating theatre out of his residence, he picks up extra cash harvesting organs for his brother Julian, favorite son and prized physician of the St. Stephen’s teaching hospital.
POST APOCALYPTIC 'GALYNTINE'
Second pilot is for GALYNTINE, a sf show taking place at a time after a cataclysmic technology induced disaster has resulted in a new society
that has eschewed any form of technology. This catastrophic event leaves small numbers of survivors scattered around the planet and forced to adapt to isolation and unique challenges.

28 comments:

  1. KNIFEMAN and GALYNTINE both look interesting. I'm always a sucker for either a good historical tale or a post-apocalyptic drama.

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    1. me too, Bob, those are my fave genres on TV :)

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  2. Excellent stuff today, Dezzy. I'm really interested in that first project about Harriet Tubman. But the others all sound good too.

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    1. Glad you like today's offer, sister, because we've been having such an extremely poor week in news business... I don't recall such a lack of info in my six years of working in this business.... I've no idea what I'll write tomorrow or the rest of the week, especially since you have holidays over there...

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    2. I saw some news on the Into the Woods movie. Some new character photos that look fun. But, yes, the holiday season slows everything down around here.

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    3. where did you see the pics?

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  3. Wow, Dezzy, that's a real mixed bag this morning!

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  4. gotta watch... GANGSTA GRANNY! it sounds like something that i could enjoy!

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    1. I do love me some of them delightful British family movies!

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  5. Never heard about Song Yet Sung, neither the book nor the movie.

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    1. 'tis not the movie, dear, but a TV mini series which will be made based on the book :)

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  6. GANGSTA GRANNY! That sound like Family entertainment!

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    1. sure does, bet the kids will enjoy it :)

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  7. I'd like to see Song Yet Sung. I bet it will be good.

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    1. hope they make it into a quality drama

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  8. Much variety to choose from. Song looks like it will be a good one, but considering the subject matter disturbing.

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    1. yep, such was the real historical period too

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  9. What an interesting bunch of "posies" you've picked for our bouquet today. I usually enjoy shows based on history, but Gangsta Granny sounds kinda fun, too.

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    1. just hope the grandkids won't get any ideas :)

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  10. A right royal feast today, Dezzy. All sound good to me!

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  11. gangsta granny? really? what will they think of next? rapper dog?

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  12. Gangsta Granny, huh? I don't know whether to laugh or run far far away from that one!

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    1. you can even buy the book the film is based on to your kids. Much better than the YA crap USA is serving their kids.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)