Sunday, April 24, 2016

SKY'S NEW PROJECTS: 'JAMESTOWN' EPIC SERIES WITH MATT STOKOE, MAX BEESLEY, JASON FLEMYNG, 'DELICIOUS' SERIES WITH DAWN FRENCH, 'LAST DRAGONSLAYER' EPIC MOVIE WITH ELLISE CHAPPELL, JOHN BRADLEY

SKY'S NEW TV PROJECTS
'JAMESTOWN' EPIC TV SERIES
We're going fully British today, my spylovers, because I know you like it when we do so, and Dezzy is always here to please! It seems that British Sky Channel is planning on joining ITV, BBC and Channel 4 in the circle of best stations at the isle, at least judging by the latest info on the projects they ordered for production! They did gather some really interesting names for them, and probably the biggest one will be JAMESTOWN! Sky and Carnival Films (creators of Downton Abbey) are making this eight part historical drama about the first British settlers embarking on their lives in America. And, my oh my, did they gather a stellar cast which will include some of Britain's beloved TV faces including Matt Stokoe (oh, how we fell in sweet love with him in BBC's VILLAGE!), Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennox Kelly, Stuart Martin, Steven Waddington with the spirited ladies landing on shore with them played by Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle and gorgeous Niamh Walsh.
THE FIRST SETTLERS
The story begins in 1619, with the settlers seeking to establish a community in America. Among those reaching the shores of the New World are a group of women destined to be married to Jamestown men and becoming  the female pioneers of an exciting new western outpost.

THE LAST DRAGON SLAYER
Meanwhile, Sky is, as I informed you before, also preparing a TV movie, a small screen adaptation of Jasper Fforde's popular epic adventure THE LAST DRAGON SLAYER and they've set a cast for it to be lead by Ellise Chappell as orphan Jennifer Strange who discovers that her destiny is to become the last Dragonslayer. Ricky Tomlinson and GAME OF THRONES John Bradley will also star in the movie set to air in the festive season.

DAWN FRENCH TO LEAD
'DELICIOUS' NEW TV SERIES

And if you love British female comedians as much as we do you will be delighted to hear that comedy icon Dawn French is returning to the small screens as she will lead Sky's new four part series DELICIOUS about family, food and infidelity! A surprising and compelling story of love, heartbreak, food and female friendship​ set in the Cornish countryside, will see Dawn French playing Gina - a cook who was once married to entrepreneur​, chef and hotel owner Leo Vincent. Leo is hiding something - and when his secret comes out, the resulting scandal has the surprising effect of binding Gina and Leo's new wife Sam ​together​.

16 comments:

  1. Seems like forever since we've seen Dawn French in anything! I hope her new series is good.

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    1. I was just thinking how I haven't seen best UK comedians anywhere for a long time from Dawn to Jennifer Saunders, Dame Edna and Ruby Wax!

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  2. I love British shows-thank you, Dezzy!
    Going to go see what else I missed~ The scary train movie is working me into a frenzy~

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    1. Hope you will find something good in the missed things :)

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  3. Delicious sounds deliciously good!

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  4. DELICIOUS sounds like it would be fun to watch.

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  5. A story on the first settlers is something that we haven't really seen, so that should be super interesting!

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    1. there was a really nice NatGeo scripted series last winter SAINTS AND STRANGERS you have it in our sidebar

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  6. I just read a book about the first settlers. It wasn't easy for the women of Jamestown and the New World!

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    1. wasn't for men either, wasn't for noone!

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