Thursday, May 26, 2016

JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY, SAMANTHA MORTON ARE 18TH CENTURY 'HARLOTS' IN NEW ITV SERIES! 'MIRROR'S EDGE' GAME TO BECOME TV SERIES! 'GUERNICA' EPIC TRAILER WITH JAMES D'ARCY, JACK DAVENPORT

NEW 'HARLOTS
TV SERIES ON 18TH CENTURY LONDON BROTHELS
Ooh, here's another period set drama coming to us from ITV in the future: they're preparing HARLOTS eight episode series together with Hulu! And they already have leading three - Jessica Brown Findlay, Samantha Morton and Lesley Manville!
Set against in 18th century Georgian London, HARLOTS is a family drama offering a new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity: sex. Based on the stories of real women, the series follows Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) and her daughters as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk. Jessica Brown Findlay is Charlotte, Margaret’s eldest daughter and the city’s most coveted courtesan who begins to grapple with her position in both society and her immediate family.


'MIRROR'S EDGE' GAME
TO BECOME TV SERIES
Speaking of new series, 'Deadline' reports that Endemol is going to turn action adventure video game MIRROR'S EDGE into another female centred TV series! The story is set in a quasi futuristic dystopian society in which a network of “runners” act as couriers to transmit messages while evading government surveillance. The game’s main character and heroine is Faith, a runner and skilled warrior whose sister is framed for murder. The narrative follows Faith as she is drawn into the fight against the ruling Conglomerate and becomes enveloped in a conspiracy that could bring down society itself.

'GUERNICA' TRAILER WITH
JAMES D'ARCY & JACK DAVENPORT
Earlier this year I've shown you an international trailer for Spanish epic movie GUERNICA and now we have the English language one starring James D'Arcy, Jack Davenport and Maria Valverde. Out currently in Spain, it follows the fates of Henry - a cynical American correspondent who has lost his soul - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors and in charge of overseeing the news that journalists can send abroad, which cross in Gernika.

26 comments:

  1. I'm a big James D'Arcy fan so I hope Guernica does well for him.

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    1. we do love him so, and Davenport too!

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  2. Harlot looks interesting and I enjoy historicals, so Guernica is something I'd watch.

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    1. ITV really has the best of period set series

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  3. Harlot sounds interesting because I like shows/movies/series set in the past and I am intrigued that the story is based on real experiences. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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    1. should be really fun, and hopefully a bit saucy too :)

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  4. Oooh, I need her dress. I think you need to have a fashion section on here too, linking to where I can buy some of these designs ;)

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    1. I've seen such things done at Daily Mail, they take photos of the stars in the streets, and then the companies whose outfits they're wearing pay for an add to be matched with the article, it is really fun sometimes.

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    2. I was just going to comment on her dress. It's adorable!

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    3. it's a lovely combo of colours, but would probably look even better with blue heels

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    4. That's a really clever marketing idea. I would totally snap this dress up if I knew who designed it or where to get it!

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    5. I'm not entirely sure, but I think that one above could be Dolce and Gabanna, they had such colours recently, methinks. I've only found this one for you, deary, which is also stunning, but you might deem it a bit too tight, not that Jason would not like it :) http://www.lookbookoutlet.com/striking-white-blue-black-dress-knee-length-long-sleeve-empire-waist/

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  5. Oooh Harlot sounds good and it's to be on HULU, so I can actually see it!

    Dahlink, my head is spinning! I have just found my two twin sisters who were given up for adoption in Dublin. I just spoke to Frances and have yet to speak to Anne, who has my same name. My mother named me for her as she was so hurt to have to give them up. I didn't know about my other four siblings until I was 30 years old and have been looking for them since. They were born in a convent along with the other children and the nun who was there is going to try to find my oldest sister Bridget. Then we shall try to find our brother Michael, although he was adopted in Scotland. I don't know how I shall get to sleep tonight!

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    1. Dahlink, they've cancelled both HOME FIRES and INDIAN SUMMERS, so we will have to watch only these new ones....

      Get out! Seriously!!! Oh, megosh! I've always wished for you to find all your missing siblings! What did you talk about? I can imagine it was emotional! Are you all going to see eachother one day at one place?

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    2. Those bastards! Cancelling the good stuff and nothing the viewers can do about it.

      The twins live in the U.S. One is in California and the other in Florida. They were adopted in Dublin by Irish people who immigrated to the US and brought in through New York. Then the family moved to California, where they were raised.

      We are keen to meet and are talking about them coming here this summer.

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    3. Brits have cancelled quite a lot of amazingly brilliant dramas of deep quality from BANISHED and THE MILL to VILLAGE and now HOME FIRES and INDIAN SUMMERS... but I think they view most of their dramas as mini series, they don't have the tendency to hunger for money and milk every show till it dies like a decrepit sick beaten mare....

      How positively wonderful that they're all in USA like you, deary, imagine the luck! OMG we will go to California! :) You made my, otherwise depressive summer, happy with this news, dear, I'm exquisitely happy for you. Hope they're nice and lovely people.

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  6. Yum; a brothel can be so intriguing!!

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  7. Being a former journalist, GUERNICA is something I'd like to see.

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    1. yes, journalist are often the cause of all wars and ebil in today's world

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  8. Is that character from mirrors edge a graphic or photo? The man looks just like my Wentworth Miller!

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    1. it's a character from the game, one of the guardians

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  9. That James D'Arcy's looks promising. Looking forward to it.

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    1. have you ever been to the red light district?

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