Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMAZON TO PRODUCE 'CASANOVA' HISTORICAL ADVENTURE SERIES! MILLIE BRADY TAKES THE LEAD IN 'THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR' EPIC PREHISTORICAL TV SERIES

MILLIE BRADY TO LEAD
'THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR' PREHISTORICAL TV SERIES
Another of the epic series we've announced last year has found its lead actress: 'Deadline' reports that British actress Millie Brady will lead the cast in Lifetime's Ron Howard produced epic mini series on THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR based on Jean M. Auel’s series of best selling novels, The series will be based on the first book taking place at a time in prehistory more than 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared the Earth with the first early modern humans and a band of cave dwellers adopt blond and blue-eyed Ayla (Millie Brady), a child of the “Others.” As Ayla matures into a young woman of spirit and courage, she must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry of Broud, who will one day be clan leader.

AMAZON ORDERS 'CASANOVA'
EPIC TV SERIES PILOT
Meanwhile, Amazon is also getting epic, ordering a historical series of their own: 18th century series CASANOVA  will chronicle little known period in the life of one of world history’s most famous libertines and playboys. After Giacomo Casanova’s wicked escapades run afoul with the inquisitors in his native Venice, he is sent to prison. The drama focuses on what happens next - after escaping, the once materialistic and womanizing CASANOVA moves to Paris with nothing, determined to start his life over. There he met with royalties and luminaries, introduced the state lottery, which made him rich, and travelled. Ben Silverman who worked on THE TUDORS and MARCO POLO is producing!

33 comments:

  1. wasn't clan a film years ago... wait yes, yes it was. let's go forward into the present. did someone say presents?

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    1. it was thirty years ago with Daryll Hannah :)

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  2. I too remember an earlier movie on clan. My parents were so embarrassed they'd taken us kids. Oh well, moving forward - I love Ron Howard.

    Casanova initiated the state lottery? I'd like to win!

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    1. yep, judging from what I read at Wikipedia, Casanova was much more than a womanizer :)

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  3. Amazon has been putting out some interesting things. I know Mozart in the Jungle was recently released. Casanova should be decent.

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    1. if they cast the right guy to play him

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  4. Amazon has been putting out some interesting things. I know Mozart in the Jungle was recently released. Casanova should be decent.

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    1. if they cast the right guy to play him

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  5. Looks like it's all coming true - how all of these on demand movie sites are producing original content. Very interesting indeed.

    I tried watching Marco Polo, but I just didn't find it very good. Visually, it was stunning. But I was bored.

    At least they have the artistic freedom to try some new things. Not held back by convention.

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    1. MARCO POLO was truly boring, but it gets better after sixth or seventh episode when the dynamics finally builds up and they go to conquer China. I just finished the whole series last weekend. I didn't like it visually because I was extremely annoyed by then not using any interior lights so most of the series passes in utter darkness... what is the point of spending 100 million bucks on the lavish sets if you don't see them because somebody didn't turn on the lights???

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  6. they say a lot of Europeans and those of European-descent do have some Neanderthal ancestry. I kind of wonder what the hybrid children were like.

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  7. These both sound pretty good. I still need to read Jean Auel's books before watching the series though.

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    1. hope there aren't dozens of them :) Some of those ladies don't know when to stop writing a saga :)

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  8. Hmm, I'll probably pass on both of these. I never read the Clan series when it came out, but even though it sold well, I heard reviews that said the historical content wasn't well researched and the romance overwhelms the story. Good for romance readers; but not for me.

    I admit I enjoyed 10,000 BC though. There is hope for Clan.

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    1. 10,000 BC was poorly written but it had such amazing scenes and stunning special effects! I still remember the sabre-toothed tiger scenes

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  9. "Les enfants de la Terre" is the French title for "THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR"...I am a fan of the books! Hope it will be great!

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    1. fingers crossed, although, you probably shouldn't expect too much given it is Lifetime :)

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  10. Yeah, seeing as it's a Lifetime movie I don't have high hopes, but you never know...

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    1. fingers crossed they surprise us :)

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  11. Looking forward to The Clan. Marco Polo gets such a bad wrap but I enjoyed it. It did pick up a lot as it went on and I was glad to see it renewed for another season.

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    1. yep, it got better after the seventh episode after which we were also finally able to distinguish the Asian ladies in it LOL... or sort of....

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  12. I don't think I've read or seen much about Casanova, so that one will be a learning experience.

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  13. Millie Brady is certainly a gorgeous young woman!

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  14. Two series to keep in mind! With special attention for the clan of the cave bear!

    Greetings
    Peter

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)