Thursday, May 25, 2017

GRIM WEDNESDAY: ELISABETH MOSS TO PLAY TYPHOID MARY IN 'FEVER' PERIOD SET SERIES FOR BBC AMERICA! CATHAL PENDRED TO LEAD 'LORE' FANTASY HORROR AMAZON SERIES

'FEVER' TV SERIES
ELISABETH MOSS TO PLAY TYPHOID MARY FOR BBC AMERICA
BBC America is to produce a small screen adaptation of Mary Beth Keane's novel FEVER into a period set mini series starring Elisabeth Moss! It tells the story of the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as “Typhoid Mary” as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early twentieth century New York.
DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON

Typhoid Mary  was an immigrant in turn of the century New York, she was stubborn and in fierce denial of any wrongdoing until her death where she lived out her days imprisoned on an island just off of the Bronx! She carried typhoid in herself spreading the deadly disease around her since she worked as a cook, but she was herself immune to it. She was forcibly isolated a few times, and in the end spent over three decades locked up. In every new family and kitchen she worked in as a cook outbreaks of typhoid would follow. She directly killed three people and contaminated more than 20.

'LORE' HORROR SERIES
 CATHAL PENDRED TO LEAD
Staying to the grim genre today, Amazon has, meanwhile, found their lead star for new horror fantasy anthology series LORE. Former UFC fighter Cathal Pendred will lead the series which recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences. As 'Deadline' reports, he will play Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore in the horror anthology series. A cooper who makes barrels for a local creamery, Michael is married to the younger Bridget. When Bridget starts making more money than he does, and starts questioning his decisions, Michael is convinced that his loving wife has been replaced by a changeling — and he will do anything to prove himself right.

10 comments:

  1. Elizabeth Moss has been doing some great things since her Mad Men days!

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    1. strange things, one might say, she is the owner of the rights on this one, it seems she has a very bizarre taste in roles :)

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  2. Too bad the internet wasn't around in those days. Word could have traveled faster that she was spreading illness and maybe those families wouldn't have hired her for their cooking needs.

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    1. I reckon not maybe but most definitely not :) It is crazy how she refused to deal with it choosing to just ignore it, after her first isolation and later release she returned to cooking like the world is perfectly fine and swell.

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    2. I imagine she was like the modern day assholes we have now who have AIDS and take no precautions to protect their partners from it. Just spread it around, why don't cha?

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    3. yes, Charlie Sheen :)
      I imagine she was probably ignorant and uneducated,

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  3. I don't know much about Typhoid Mary- though I have heard of her. I am definitely curious about that one since the story is based on history and her life sounds dramatic for sure.
    ~Jess

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    1. not that her last thirty years were dramatic since she spent them in isolation, and she was only allowed to wash equipment they used in laboratory in the facility so that she would have at least something to do with herself.

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  4. She's the owner of the rights, cool.

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    1. yes, it was her wish to make and star in the series

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