Thursday, May 1, 2014

PATRICK STEWART IN STARZ' SITCOM 'BLUNT TALK'! COLONIAL INDIA TV SERIES 'INDIAN SUMMERS' WITH JULIE WALTERS! 'WINTERWORLD' SF SERIES! RYAN GUZMAN IN 'JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS' FILM

PATRICK STEWART IN
STARZ' 'BLUNT TALK' SITCOM
Three exciting pieces of TV news today: Starz has announced that Patrick Stewart will lead the cast in their new sitcom BLUNT TALK! The comedy show, already pre-ordered for two 20 episode seasons,  will centre on Walter Blunt (Stewart), a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Via his nightly L.A.-based interview show, Blunt aims to share his wisdom and guidance as to how Americans should live, think and behave. Meanwhile, he has only his alcoholic manservant, who came over with him from the U.K., to help him contend with a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages! 

TELEVISION HEADLINES
'INDIAN SUMMERS' SERIES
British Channel 4 has announced work on colonial India set period series in ten episodes. INDIAN SUMMERS will be set in 1932, in the backdrop of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India. It will follow the decline of the British Empire and the beginnings of modern India, told from both sides. Legendary Julie Walters leads the cast with Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Jemima West (The Mortal Instruments), Alexander Cobb (Mr Selfridge), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty)!
'WINTER WORLD' SF SERIES
X-box will develop a live action mini TV series based on WINTERWORLD comic!  The post apocalyptic series will follow surviving humans who form tribes that war and enslave in an apocalyptic future where Earth has frozen over.

RYAN GUZMAN JOINS
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS
In movie news, here's something for the younger ones: STEP UP franchise star Ryan Guzman has joined the cast of musical adventure movie JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS!  Based on the popular 80s toyline and cartoon series it is the story of orphaned teenage girl Jerrica, who becomes an online recording sensation along with a couple of the other orphans, and they soon become known worldwide for their outrageous style. With the theme of being true to one's self in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age, the movie will also have Aubrey Peeples as Jem/Jerrica, Stefanie Scott as Jem's sister, Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana, and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, while Ryan Guzman will play Rio, their road manager and Jem's love interest.


52 comments:

  1. Hey, almost naked. Well done, you.

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    1. it wasn't easy picking just the right one... I have tones of Ryan's shirtless pics you know.....

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    2. You crack me up. That's good stuff.

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    3. and it wasn't even a joke :)

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    4. I know, that's what
      makes it good stuff. :-)

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  2. Frickin' so cold here today. Making hot coffee now. Nothing baking or cooking on the stove-top. Would have been a good day to make a cauldron of pizza sauce.

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    1. it's hot here, but we constantly have rains as if it's a Monsoon period!

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  3. Blunt Talk sounds interesting. Patrick Stewart is a great actor!

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    1. I hope it will be a great sitcom! Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi already have their sitcom VICIOUS, so why wouldn't Patrick have his :)

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  4. Patrick Stewart... the only real Trek actor still working on bigger projects. Put a shirt on, it's cold out side and well just put a shirt on... lol

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    1. who me? Are you saying I don't look good shirtless? Are you? Are you?..... well, not that it isn't true.... :)

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    2. no your man scape is great... just missing the ladies of the hollywood spy...

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    3. their appearance depends on Hollywood, not on the spy! And rare are the news with ladies..... gents rule the town....

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  5. Patrick Stewart sound make Blunt Talk fun to watch.

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    1. I think it might be a really great sitcom! The only bad thing could be the fact that the sitcom will be produced by Seth McFarlane.

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  6. I read Blunt Talk is going to be produced by Seth MacFarlane. I hope that doesn't turn some away, I do love Patrick Stewart.

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    1. yes, it is true, and that is what scares me.... if I remember correctly Seth has a rude sense of humour, doesn't he?

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    2. Sometimes he is funny, and sometimes he goes over the line just to go there.

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    3. yep, like in MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

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  7. I hope we get BLUNT TALK! down under. Love Patrick Stewart. Such a great actor :)

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    1. and such a fun person privately too :) I always love his escapades with McKellen :)

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    2. haven't you seen the two of them going out to town at nights together and having crazy fun?

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    3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/17/ian-mckellen-patrick-stewart_n_4117494.html

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  8. The Patrick Stewart show sounds really interesting. Your site seems like a lot of fun!

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    1. thanks, glad you like it :) and glad to see you visiting!

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    2. What does she mean... "seems"?

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    3. a rookie mistake... Blue... a rookie mistake....

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  9. Stewart in a new sitcom. It should be interesting to see him in a comedy. They must be confident of its success to be ordering that many episodes up front.

    I also think I would like Indian Summers. It was quite a struggle for India to throw off the British oppressors. I hope they are honest about how many of the Brits viewed the native peoples. Also it will be nice to see the story from India's point of view.

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    1. Starz always works like that, dear. They don't order pilots, but whole series. This is because they have a system in which they set workshops in which writers create scripts, and if they conclude that they have enough strong stories they will order the whole series. This is why most of their shows are so great, from SPARTACUS to DA VINCI'S DEMONS.

      I'm deeply intrigued by INDIAN SUMMERS, since we haven't had many series from that topic and period. One of my dreams is to have a tea plantation in some exotic part of the world :) Dear, you could spend your summers as my guest then :)

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of Stewart. I find him so wooden.
    WINTERWORLD could be interesting.

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    1. First time I hear somebody not liking Stewart :) Not that I adore him... I like his escapades with McKellen and I loved him in STARTREK and in LION IN WINTER

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  11. Oh yum, sounds like some good ones coming up. I love Patrick Stewart and Indian Summer and the WinterWorld Series sounds good.

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    1. We shall enjoy all of them, methinks. I just hope that the humour in BLUNT TALK won't be offensive but refined

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  12. Patrick Stewart in a comedy? That will be VERY interesting. You never know, he could be very funny.

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    1. indeed he could, haven't you seen him doing mischief with Ian McKellen every night in London?

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  13. I wonder if Patrick Stewart's character is based on Piers Morgan? He pissed off a lot of Yanks by his constant (and justified) promotion of gun control.

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    1. possibly, although I'm not closely familiar with Morgan

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  14. A Jem Movie? Oh, doll, you just made my day! That was SOOO my show when I was little. I still run around singing the theme song all the time. *She's truly, truly, truly outrageous!*

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    1. I've never heard of it before, but I've concluded that it was a cult show back in the days :) Barbie is also getting her live action movie next year

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  15. Indian Summers can be good. Have a lovely Thursday.

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    1. I do love the potential of that exotic project

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  16. Two 20 episode seasons.... Well, that sure is something to look forward to, Dezzy. I love Stewart. He's got a great voice too.

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    1. yep, they obviously have faith in it

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    2. Does that mean you probably won't like it? ;)

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    3. I like most of the things that Starz does... so it's possible I will like it, although I don't like Seth Macfarlane's humour....

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    4. Humor... is that what it is? ;)

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    5. he seems to think so....

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  17. Love Indian summer Dezzy!
    Thanks for ask for me, was a Little earthquake, you know we have had someones really strong!
    xo

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    1. glad to hear all is well, dear! We've been also having natural disasters in the form of floods down south here ... nature has gone crazy

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