Sunday, May 25, 2014

BRITISH SUNDAY: NETFLIX TO MAKE $100 MILLION 'THE CROWN' TV DRAMA ON QUEEN ELIZABETH II! 'GAME OF THRONES' NATALIA TENA TOPLINES BBC'S 'THE REFUGEES' SF SHOW! BBC TO ADAPT DAVID WALLIAMS' 'BOY IN THE DRESS'

$100 MILLION 'THE CROWN' TV
DRAMA ON QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT NETFLIX
It's a rather poor day in showbiz today, people, so we shall pop over to Britain to see what is going on over there these days. We'll start from the British throne of course, since Netflix has announced their work on $100 million expensive THE CROWN television series which would depict the rule of Queen Elizabeth II! Focusing on the British political landscape in last 60 years the show will chronicle the Queen's reign from her ascent to the throne at the age of 26, right through to the present day.The 2016 series will be written by Peter Morgan who already wrote THE QUEEN movie with Helen Mirren!



BBC'S 'THE REFUGEES' SF SHOW
TO BE TOPLINED BY NATALIA TENA
Meanwhile, BBC Worldwide will join forces with Atresmedia to make THE REFUGEES sf TV series with GAME OF THRONES' and HARRY PLOPPER's Natalia Tena leading the cast. To be produced by Spanish producers, but in English language, the show will explore the impact on a small rural community after millions of refugees from the future travel back in time to seek shelter in the present day. The show will air in Autumn in Spain and will then be distributed worldwide by BBC!


BBC ADAPTS DAVID WALLIAMS'
BOY IN THE DRESS NOVEL
And also coming over from UK is the news that famous comedian and writer David Walliams will have another of his books for children adapted for the small screens by BBC! After MR STINK and GANGSTA GRANNY which drew much love from the audience last winter, his book BOY IN THE DRESS will be turned into a one hour TV movie as well!  To air this Christmas it follows a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and how his family and friends react to it. It is a very touching, hilarious and poignant story of why being different is something to celebrate.

34 comments:

  1. I really liked the movie The Queen. May be interested in a series about Elizabeth's early life. :)

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    1. yep, those were the years she tried to train Phillip to behave properly and failed :)

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    2. Phillip lives in his own imaginary world :)

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    3. I wonder what is their sex life like, dear? :)

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  2. BOY IN THE DRESS sounds like my type of film.

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    1. we do like delightful and heartwarming stories

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  3. I think I would enjoy THE CROWN.

    And the BOY IN THE DRESS sounds great. And like you say, being different is something to celebrate.

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    1. yep, beside Elizabeth Hurley's THE ROYALS, we shall get Elizabeth II's THE CROWN too

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  4. Sounds interesting...although I don't think I'd want to watch a movie on Queen Elizabeth II. Yawn.

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    1. it will be a show :) but the film on her with Helen Mirren was actually rather marvelous..... gave us a totally different view and I love to see other viewpoints in all matters

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  5. I love the idea of The Boy in the Blue Dress. What a great premise.

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    1. Walliams has great books for kids!

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  6. Oh, I must tell My Rare One about the upcoming Netflix series on "The Crown." She adores, simply adores, the Queen and the Royal Family. I'm more meh about them, but I'll probably watch the series too.

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    1. yep, I'm meh on the family too, especially that horrid Charles.... he totally pissed me off last week when he, as the member of a royal family which held half of the world enslaved over the centuries, compared Putin to Hitler......

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    2. The entire West is working so hard to vilify Putin. Predator nations like the US and England conveniently ignore their past and present whilst pointing their fingers.

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    3. they're disgusting, darling. The very same nations that go around world invading, killing, overthrowing, enslaving and violating, stealing oil and other resources, are pointing fingers at others??? I will never understand the set of mind which votes for the Western politicians....

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  7. haven't heard of that book

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  8. I recognize Quentin Blake's artwork. Very distinct.

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    1. Artist for Roald Dahl's work. In fact, that cover is a exactly as a Dahl book looks.

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  9. Gotta have a boring day sometimes. Gives us a chance to rest :)

    Hi Dezzy; have a good weekend.

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    1. yep, it's been newsless for a week or so...I guess it's that time of the year.....

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  10. I didn't know Netflix could afford to put that much money into a series. Now I'm worried about a rate hike from them.

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    1. I imagine they earn tones of money, having in mind how many of you use it to watch shows and movies :) Don't forget that they're also producing lavish and epic MARCO POLO series for next year

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  11. Man, I was thinking about cancelling my Netflix here shortly, since my cable company now offers many shows free from their on demand service. I may have to hold off for The Crown. It sounds like something I would really enjoy.

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    1. Yep, that and MARCO POLO epic show they're also making

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  12. Sixty years is a long reign! The Crown should have plenty of material for the series.

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    1. it's time she passes on the crown to Wills....

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  13. Coincidentally, as I type this, David Walliams is appearing on television. He's one of the judges on "Britain's Got Talent." You can see the sexual chemistry between him and Simon Cowell.

    Ah yes, The Crown. One must watch such stuff.

    Gary :)

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    1. LOL poor David if he has to have anything sexual with Simon :) I did like that magician with doves in BGT :)

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  14. I've had a copy of MR STINK for a long long time, but I still need to read it. Thanks for jogging my memory.

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