Wednesday, December 4, 2013

HISTORICAL TV SERIES ON 'HANNIBAL BARCA' THE GENERAL OF CARTHAGE! 'THE WOLFMAN' TV SHOW AT NBC! FIRST TRAILER FOR 'TURN' 18TH CENTURY SERIES AT AMC WITH JAMIE BELL

HANNIBAL BARCA
EPIC TV SERIES AT HISTORY!
Delightful news, my people: we're getting yet another historical series on TV! 'Deadline' reports that Oscar nominated screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (THE CONSTANT GARDENER) is currently penning the script for HANNIBAL BARCA mini series. The story would describe the great general's fight with Scipio Africanus — with whom he went head-to-head in the Second Punic War! To be aired as scripted series at History, HANNIBAL will begin in Carthage, 264 BC, at the beginning of his life in North Africa and will take viewers through the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome. In what became legend, Hannibal and his archrival took a sacred vow to destroy the other and the nation he served. However, despite their fiercely opposed allegiances, the two were brought together and grew to respect each other as brothers.

THE WOLFMAN TV SHOW
TO BE PRODUCED AT NBC
With the success of new DRACULA show over at NBC it was only natural that the network would add some other of the legendary monsters to their slate of upcoming new projects: according to 'Deadline' they are now planning to make THE WOLFMAN TV series. They've even put DRACULA writer Daniel Knauf to pen the script for the pilot episode. The new show would study the themes of being a man and a human, centring on Lawrence Talbott, who suffers from an ancient curse that transforms him into a vicious werewolf when a full moon appears. Daniel Knauf is also developing an untitled series that follows six governesses who use their supernatural powers to control modern-day Los Angeles out of their elite Hancock Park women's club.

FIRST 'TURN' AMC TEASER
 18TH CENTURY SET TV SERIES
And here's also the first teaser and pictures from AMC's new historical series TURN which will air next spring! Based on the book 'Washington Spies' and helmed by Rupert Wyatt, the series is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s  fight for independence. The cast also includes Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, JJ Field, and Samuel Roukin!

31 comments:

  1. I follow with interest this serie Wolfman , i think is a great project .
    Cheers .

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    1. you might even paint a wolfman to celebrate :P

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  2. "Turn" looks like it could have promise!

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    1. fingers crossed, although I do prefer HANNIBAL show, ancient history is more interesting

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  3. Funny seeing all the classic monsters done on tv.
    So after Wolfman will it be the Mummy on the telly?

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    1. nope, MUMMY is getting a new movie, but based on the classic horror story, not the beautiful adventure saga from the 90's

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  4. And they tell writers not to write to a trend. lol

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    1. but we do like this particular one :)

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  5. TURN is looking very nice, atmospheric pictures...

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    1. fingers crossed it TURNs out nice :)

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  6. Hannibal and the AWI serie sounds promesing!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  7. Looking forward to some Hannibal history but we know how it turned out for him eventually but then this is Hollywood!

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    1. yep, it was a sad ending, but he was remembered in history and that's a huge victory, wouldn't you say?

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  8. You've got me excited for Hannibal! I must admit I know next to nothing about the man, other than the brief moment my professor spoke about him in my history lecture.

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  9. I warmly recommend you books on the general too, the battles and strategies in Punic Wars and his relationship with Scipio are extremely intriguing!

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  10. Great stuff today Dezzy! Turn looks good!

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    1. I'm more excited about HANNIBAL series, the only bad thing is that it is being produced by horrid Halle Berry.

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    2. Ugh. Why? I think I am just in love with most everything AMC puts out now. I am an AMC nerd I think.

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    3. And the "Ugh. Why?" was directed at Halle Berry. I agree with you!

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    4. I'm a Starz nerd myself :) and often a BBC one :) And if I lived in USA methinks I would watch a lot of ABC Family...

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  11. I always liked werewolf series like teen wolf! But they kinda have to be well made whether it is CGI or plain prostethics and costumes.

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    1. I'm sure this one will have stunning CGI, after all NBC has experience with monsters after DRACULA and GRIMM shows

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  12. Although the clip was quite short, TURN, looks rather good methinks :)

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    1. Oh, and where's the snow this year, Dezzy? You know how much I love it :)

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    2. yep, twas more of a teaser :)
      Oh, I totally forgot snow, dear, might put it on soon, I have to put Christmas layout too soon, maybe this weekend!

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  13. I think the only one that's catching my interest today is Hannibal. Hope it's a good one!

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    1. fingers crossed, we really need a good historical series!

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  14. "Turn" looks good and I'm sure is playing off the popularity of "Sleepy Hollow." Who knew the American Revolutionary War was so exciting?

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    1. I believe that TURN was planed as a series much before than SLEEPY HOLLOW

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