Sunday, January 8, 2017

HULU AND BBC 'HARD SUN' PRE APOCALYPTIC CRIME SERIES WITH JIM STURGESS! ALEXIS BLEDEL JOINS JOSEPH FIENNES, ELISABETH MOSS IN 'HANDMAID'S TALE' SF SERIES

JIM STURGESS' 'HARD SUN
PRE APOCALYPTIC TV SERIES!
News coming from Hulu today for you, beginning with the newly announced pre–apocalyptic crime drama HARD SUN which they will produce in six episodes together with BBC!

Set in contemporary London, it centres on detectives Robert Hicks (Jim Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn), partners and enemies who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction. Hicks is a family man and a great, committed officer. He’s also profoundly corrupt. Renko is a difficult and damaged, but utterly incorruptible officer. Thus, the two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum and also seriously distrust one other – and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.

'THE HANDMAID'S TALE' SERIES
ALEXIS BLEDEL JOINS JOSEPH FIENNES IN THE CAST
Hulu has also cast Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel for their April 26th dystopian sf series THE HANDMAID'S TALE where she will play Ofglen, a pious rule follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, who turns out to be daring and subversive.
DYSTOPIA OF GILEAD
The adaptation of Margaret Atwood novel is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what formerly was part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the  Commander’s (Joseph Fiennes) household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world.

20 comments:

  1. I enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale (book) when I read it and am curious about the series. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  2. Dez, Did you change your page. It now has snowflakes and you are are wearing a new outfit. Very cute...

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    1. yes, the holidays are over and the winter has set in :) It's ten below zero here!

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  3. The Handmaids Tale looks interesting. How are you Dezzy? I miss you!

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    1. OMG, Debs, I thought you escaped to Mexico!

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  4. Haven't heard much from Agyness Deyn lately!

    -Kati

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    1. We've only heard about her from Sunset Song

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  5. Elizabeth Moss will be terrific in the Handmaid's Tale!

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    1. Joseph will be even terrificER :)

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  6. I may have to look into getting Hulu. Seems like they have a few shows on there I want to watch. We only do Netflix right now since I seem to be having trouble keeping up with all of their shows and the one's I've recorded on my tivo lately. Maybe this summer or next fall when I have more free time once I send the big one off to college.

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    1. kid to the college, moma's getting her some Hulu :) I prefer Netflix, not to watch it or pay for it but to download their series :) I'm watching FULLER HOUSE and GILMORES currently. They've turned Rory into an appalling, threetiming, cheating, unsuccessful ho :(

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    2. Oh, that sucks they made Rory into an undesirable person! I plan on catching up on that one with Jason next week too. Hopefully, there are some redeeming qualities to the show.

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    3. well, Lorelai is sweet as ever, the show is kinda boring, hour and a half is too much for an episode. Rory is repeating every mistake her moma made as a girl. How stupid is she not to marry that flawless catch Logan it is beyond me

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  7. Handmaid's Tale looks gripping. It also looks like a creepy world to live in if it were to happen in real life.

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    1. not that there aren't creepy things similar to that going on around the world, just think of those sister wives families in USA and such things.... creepy indeed

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  8. The Handmaids Tale is an amazing but creepy book. Excited that Alexis part of the cast. Netflix works for me but with a VPN one day I might try Hulu. Get worldwide already guys!

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    1. did you manage to see her new Gilmores? They totally ruined her character

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    2. I don't watch Gilmore Girls but sorry that her character didn't work out in the Netflix version.

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    3. you'd probably like the original series since they have very intelligent and quick dialogues, writers usually love it

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