Monday, May 18, 2015

ALL HAIL NEW PONTIFF JUDE LAW IN 'THE YOUNG POPE' TV SERIES! FIRST TRAILER AND POSTERS FOR CW'S NEW SF APOCALYPTIC SERIES 'CONTAINMENT' WITH CHRIS WOOD, DAVID GYASI, GEORGE YOUNG

JUDE LAW IS OFFICIALLY
 'THE YOUNG POPE'!
It seems that fictional realities are trendy these days on TV, so after the success of E!'s THE ROYALS, which follows a fictional British royal family, now we are getting a fictional pope too! I've already mentioned earlier this year that Jude Law is in negotiations to take the lead role in THE YOUNG POPE eight episode TV series, but now it has been officially confirmed! In the Paolo Sorrentino's series he will be fictional pope Lenny Belardo, the first Italian American pope in history. He is a conservative American pontiff, recruited for the role by a Vatican which has become fed up with liberal Popes. But he is full of compassion for the weak and the poor. Sky, Canal+ and HBO are producing.

'CONTAINMENT' NEW TV SHOW
FIRST POSTERS & TRAILER WITH CHRIS WOOD & GEORGE YOUNG
Another new series coming to CW this Autumn will be CONTAINMENT (previously much better known as CORDON)!  When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.
Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan (David Gyasi), whose job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana (Christina Moses), and his best friend and fellow officer Jake (Chris Wood), are trapped within the cordoned area. Also quarantined in viral ground zero is 17 year-old Teresa, who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank (Kristen Gutoskie), an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (George Young), the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus.  Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them.

30 comments:

  1. Interesting premise for Jude. He's such a fun actor to watch. As for containment, that's really scary considering what happened to people stuck in that stadium after Katrina.

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    1. and I love the irony of an extremely promiscuous man playing the pope :) Jude has like seven kids or something and tones of lovers :) Such delight

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    2. Wow. I didn't know that about him. Big irony. lol

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    3. oh, yes, he once cheated on his pregnant wife with their almost under aged nanny :)

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  2. I know this. It's based on a Flemish TV serie called "Cordon". My wife liked it!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. yep, it's the American version of your series :)

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  3. Jude Law can hear my confession ANY time! Hell, I'll make stuff up if I have to!

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    1. We will certainly spice it up for him... we know he lurvs it that way :P

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  4. I wouldn't be shocked if one of the next popes is Italian-American

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  5. Containment looks good. Might keep me up at night!

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    1. me too, I love me apocalyptic shows

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  6. Oh no darling, Jude Law as a Pope is bad news for me. Here I'll be, lusting after the Pope, imagining him frolicking naked in my gardens. Then most surely I will go to Hell. Hey would you like to go with me. We could open another Shenanigan's Pub. We'd do a great business too as everyone would bound to be thirsty.



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    1. Dahlink, I don't even need an invitation, you know we're doomed for hell... Hell wouldn't really survive without us so the Satan truly needs us there and our Shenanigan's Pub too.
      Consider Jude the frolicker a guilty pleasure.... at least it's pleasurable guilt not the Catholic one :)

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    2. Most of the interesting people wind up in Hell anyway.

      He is such a fun choice to be playing the Pope. At least we know he doesn't bugger little boys in the rectory (pun intended).

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    3. so very true, dear! Can't be any worse than most priests in Ireland or Vatican....

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  7. Jude Law in a TV series??? I am in!!!

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  8. I keep seeing great TV series I want to watch--only I watch everything on Hulu and Netflix, so I have to try to track them down once they're on the air!

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    1. I use torrents myself... we don't have Huluflix here :)

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  9. I'm like Stephanie. Usually only watch on Netflix or Amazon, but I'll definitely make space on my dvr for yum yum Jude!

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  10. Containment looks fun, but like many others I'll have to wait til it comes to netflix.

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    1. it's such a ironic thing when me, as somebody who ain't even in USA, sees most of these shows before you people :) I will watch CONTAINMENT as soon as it stars airing :)

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  11. Good morning, Dez (at least it is here:)
    Containment looks seriously intense.

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    1. 'tis late afternoon here and I've already ten pages into my translation today :) House chores done too. Belly fed, shopping done and now sipping green tea with strawberry and lemon grass aroma.

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  12. Jude Law doesn't exactly look like a pope. It might be a good series, though.

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  13. A mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out... How unbelievably original.

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    1. isn't it just? I wonder if we was the part of the cure or the disease?

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