Wednesday, March 4, 2015

1ST 'TUT' ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SERIES TEASER WITH BEN KINGSLEY! 1ST 'DRESSER' PHOTO WITH IAN MCKELLEN, ANTHONY HOPKINS! CHRIS MELONI LEADS 'UNDERGROUND' HISTORICAL SERIES! ROB KAZINSKY'S IS 'FRANKENSTEIN' AT FOX

CHRIS MELONI CAST IN
'UNDERGROUND' EPIC SERIES
When it comes to new historical series, 'Deadline' reports that OZ and LAW AND ORDER star Chris Meloni will lead WGN America's new mini series UNDER GROUND, a slavery drama revolving around a number of slaves who begin a 600-mile journey to freedom from a plantation in Georgia. They are helped along the way by an abolitionist couple who run an UNDERGROUND Railroad station. Chris Meloni will play a mercenary while DRACULA's Jessica De Gouw will be playing a socialite who backs the abolitionist views shared by her husband.
ROB KAZINSKY IS 'FRANKENSTEIN'
Meanwhile, Fox has hired TRUE BLOOD's Rob Kazinsky as the lead star of their FRANKENSTEIN show which will have a contemporary setting since he will play a retired and morally corrupt cop named Ray Pritchard, who is given a chance to change his ways when he is resurrected. Although the reanimated Ray is described as "athletic, strong and handsome", his mind is actually 75 years old! You will also watch Kazinsky in the big screen adaptation of WARCRAFT

'THE DRESSER' 1ST PHOTO 
WITH IAN MCKELLEN & ANTHONY HOPKINS STARRING
First photo has been revealed of the magnificent duo Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins in the BBC's THE DRESSER which is set one night during World World Two as a theatre company puts on King Lear, but with main actor Sir missing and no-one with any idea of where he is, it falls to his dresser Norman to keep the production going - with or without Sir. Emily Watson also stars.

'TUT' EPIC SERIES TEASER
 ON THE YOUNGEST PHARAOH
Meanwhile, Spike TV has kindly sent us the first teaser for their Ancient Egypt set three part series TUT which will air sometime this summer revealing for the first time on television, the story of the youngest ruling Pharaoh. The epic series tells the story of TUT’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. Starring Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia, TUT opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and murder! 

35 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to "The Dresser" -- two big juicy dramatic roles for two great actors!

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    1. sadly, knowing it's BBC, we won't get a trailer any time soon :(

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  2. Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins make for an awesome pair! I bet The Dresser will be amazing!

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    1. Ian always has the best of chemistries with other senior actors. Amazing with Patrick Stewart and also with Derek Jacobi

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  3. It still seems such an odd fit for Spike TV, but I've got high hopes for Tut.

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    1. should be a fun one! We do need more Egyptian projects on TV

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  4. Did you miss me? Well?

    I figured as much. Hey, Tut can just go to Toot but I am looking forward to the dresse

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    1. He had quite a lot of movies recently :)

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  6. Tut could be good. I do love anything to do with Ancient Egypt.

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  7. Love Chris Meloni. This FRANKENSTEIN is a twist.
    Dresser will be nice. Anything Egyptian.

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    1. I shall never erase the scenes of Meloni showering in OZ :)

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    2. you haven't watched? Tones of naked men in a prison showering all the time :)

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  8. Wow, what to watch first? They all sound interesting.

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  9. Ooh,..I'm very curious to find out more about King Tut. We just briefly covered his life in the History of Architecture and his life sounds very intriguing.

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    1. hope you will like the sets of the series!

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  10. TUT sounds good, very atmospheric...

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    1. hope they give us a long trailer soon :)

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  11. Surprisingly, I was not a Chris Meloni fan until a few months back when I watched Oz. Between my newly found love for him and the teaser of a name Underground, my interest has been sparked. :)

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    1. wasn't he so very special in OZ? :)

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  12. Ian and Anthony. That should be fabulous!

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    1. Totally, we loved the mix of Ian and Jacobi so much in VICIOUS that the mix of him and Anthony should be amazing too

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  13. Hopkins and McKellen should be 'Epic' :P Quite like the sound of Tut the costumes in the pics look quite good.

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    1. We do love the blue that appears in all the costumes

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  14. Oh, what a pair! Ian McKellan and Anthony Hopkins! Sounds like a great story too. Will be watching that one.

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    1. should be superfun! Don't know why it is on BBC2

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  15. I'd like to see Underground. Did they film it in Georgia?

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  16. I'd like to see Underground. Did they film it in Georgia?

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