Monday, May 8, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'JAMESTOWN' EPIC TV SERIES WITH STUART MARTIN, JASON FLEMYNG, MAX BEESLEY, MATT STOKOE, STEVEN WADDINGTON

  'JAMESTOWN' EPIC SERIES
ON THE FIRST COLONISTS
So, tell me, people, have you watched the first episode of new epic saga JAMESTOWN that British Sky One started airing this Friday? ! Earlier last week, Sky has announced that they have commissioned the second season of the eight part series even before the first one started airing! The series tells the true story of three women (out of 100 that were selected and shipped) who sailed over to the first English settlement in America as wives to the men who were already there for years. Beside the three lead female cast members and male settlers played by our dear Medici star Stuart Martin (I hear he is especially radiant in this one), Max Beesley as a hard working farmer, Dean Lennox Kelly as the tavern keeper,  and our beloved Village star Matt Stokoe, the cast also includes Jason Flemyng as the town's governor, Shaun Dooley as the fanatical preacher, Steven Waddington and Burn Gorman.

 A NEW SAGA FROM THE MAKERS OF 'DOWNTON ABBEY'
1619, Virginia: on what feels like the edge of the world sits the first British colony of JAMESTOWN. For 12 years, it has been populated only by men, but the settlement is shaken up when the first women, including farm girl Alice (Sophie Rundle), streetwise Verity (Niamh Walsh) and refined and ambitious Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), land in this breathtaking wilderness. Twisting story lines follow the disruptive new arrivals as they make an immediate impact and are thrust into a new world of love, desire, power and survival. While love triangles, bitter rivalries and fierce competition cause conflict for the residents, ultimately they are bound together by their resolute will to survive and thrive in their new lives.

A WIFE FOR THE PRICE OF 50 POUNDS OF TOBACCO
When they arrived to the New World (attracted by adventure or just running away from committed crimes or poverty in England), women were greeted by rough men (the lucky 20% of the pioneers that had survived the first sail over the Atlantic) who had spent a tough decade fighting the hostile environment and trying to grow crops while plagued with deadly famine! The women were welcomed brutally by mud, dirt and disease. Most of the men had to sell parts of their land to buy themselves these wives and start families after a decade of agony.

7 comments:

  1. Oh wow, being bought by a man seems pretty scary!

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    1. they did chose it themselves thinking happy life and new opportunities await them there

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  2. I do have it saved in my favorites to catch up on when a few more episodes are released. I think it's a good sign that season 2 has already been ordered up!

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    1. yes, Sky is trying to join the race between BBC and ITV with epic shows. Back in my youth, while we had Sky on our cable TV, they used to just air fresh US shows and sitcoms, it is nice to see they are now producing their own programmes.

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  3. Atmospheric and wonderful pictures...and I am a fan of DOWNTON ABBEY, so...

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    1. hope the producers don't disappoint you with this one, I think it will be very gritty. Early colonist days scare the crap out of me.

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