Monday, June 16, 2014

FIRST IMAGES FROM NETFLIX NEW HISTORICAL ADVENTURE TV SERIES 'MARCO POLO' WITH LORENZO RICHELMY! BRIAN VAN HOLT AND TRICIA HELFER JOIN SYFY'S SF SERIES 'ASCENSION'

SYFY'S 'ASCENSION' SERIES
 BRIAN VAN HOLT AND TRICIA HELFER LEAD THE CAST
Two pieces of television news for you today, people, starting with SyFy's new science fiction mini series ASCENSION which will air in six episodes sometime later this November. Created by SMALVILLE's Philip Levens the show already has two stars - Brian Van Holt from COUGAR TOWN and Tricia Helfer from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship ASCENSION to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.  

SPACE AIN'T GOOD FOR LOVE 
Tricia Helfer will play Viondra Denniger, a beautiful, manipulative and dangerous power broker on the ASCENSION. Brian Van Holt  will play William Denninger, captain of the ship and Viondra's husband. A natural leader, William quickly rose through the ranks after playing a heroic role in a fire early in the spacecraft's voyage. While his professional life is solid, William's marriage to Viondra is anything but.


'MARCO POLO' EPIC SERIES
FIRST IMAGES FROM THE SET
Here's something exclusive for you today: first pictures from the sets of Netflix new epic show MARCO POLO which is shooting in Venice, in Kazakhstan and over in Malaysia produced by the Weinstein Company. You can see the first images of Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy as the famed explorer whose journey takes him to the centre of a brutal war in 13th century China, a world replete with exotic  martial arts, political skulduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue. Benedict Wong (PROMETHEUS), Zhu Zhu (CLOUD ATLAS), Tom Wu (SKYFALL), Remy Hii (TREADING WATER) and Rick Yune (OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) are also in the cast of the ten episode series which will be released at Netflix at the end of the year!

37 comments:

  1. Has Netflix done many original movies? I love the look of Marco Polo.

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    1. this will be series, not a movie, Donna... and they will release all ten episodes at once later this year

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  2. The Marco Polo series has promise.

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    1. I hope it will be lavish and visually stunning and that the stories will be complex and not childish

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    2. the reason I stopped watching some of BBC's historical fantasy shows....

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  3. ASCENSION sounds rather strange. So people locked in the 60's style and thinking are aborde a traveling Space Noah's Ark?

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    1. I just hope SyFy develops it well and doesn't leave us confused and disappointed :)

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  4. Marco polo looks interesting. I love netflix, not for their original creations but their library of media. However I'm hoping that this original productions is better since i like their company.

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    1. Fingers crossed! They've put tones of money in this project!

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  5. I hope I get to see MARCO POLO. It sounds great!

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  6. Ooooh, Marco Polo sounds amazing! I love that sort of thing. Pillars of the Earth and World Without End are some of my favorite books and shows. Cool stuff, Dez!

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    1. we loved PILLARS and WORLD so much, those two series gave us so many brilliant young actors!

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  7. ASCENSION looks scary yet intriguing. I like the premise.

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  8. Marco Polo was a very interesting man

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  9. So many shows lately and I don't know how to keep up. These look good.

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    1. there's always time for the best ones each week :)

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  10. I think I need to make room on my dvr for Marco Polo. I do think that one sounds interesting!

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    1. it will be a TV event later this year for sure

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  11. Marco polo sounds to be interesting!

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  12. Brian Van Holt looks familiar, and I've never watched Couger Town. Can't place where I've seen him.

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    1. he is one of those familiar faces actors which played in many projects but you never knew their name LOL

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  13. Marco Polo looks great! Wow, Netflix keeps upping their game, right? Original content is gettin' good.

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    1. and all of the episodes will be released at once!

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  14. Tricia Helfer always caused chills up my spine in Galactica.

    I'm really exciting about Marco Polo.

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    1. I would imagine that she causes hots in most men, though :)

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  15. So is CougarTown cancelled or is this just a side project... my wife loves this show. thank you for the girl...

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    1. I think it's not cancelled... this is just a mini series.... although I never understood the show itself

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  16. I'm so excited to see Tricia Helfer on SyFy again! I have a wee girl crush on her but my hubbys okay with that cuz he's got a major crush on her! She was awesome in BSG!! God bless Netflix. They have really changed the way we watch TV.

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    1. I haven't watched her before, but I can see why the gents would love her :)

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  17. All of you who love Marco Polo , show go to wliw.org/marcopolo and watch the Emmy nominated doc . " In the footspets of Marco Polo " here two modren day explorers retrace the Venetians 25,000 mile journey via land and sea - through many of today hot spots being the first expedition in 700 years to follow the route of the Marco Polo !

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