Tuesday, April 16, 2019

NEW PHOTOS FROM CATHERINE THE GREAT EPIC MINI SERIES WITH HELEN MIRREN AND DISNEY'S MANDALORIAN STAR WARS TV SERIES WITH PEDRO PASCAL

'CATHERINE THE GREAT'
IMPERIAL COURT PHOTOS ARE IN
Sky Atlantic has released new photos which offer a few new glimpses into CATHERINE THE GREAT epic series which they're doing with HBO to air sometime this year. The lavish 18th century series will chart the latter years of
The new series will probably hit the small screens sometime this spring or summer
Catherine’s 34 year reign, as she turns Russia, which was mostly looked down upon by the rest of Europe before her, into one of the greatest powers of Europe.
CATHERINE THE GREAT
Written by Elizabeth I's Nigel Williams, the four part mini series will see Helen Mirren playing the legendary Russian monarch while Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke as Potemkin and Helen Mirren as Empress Catherine the Great. Together they've turned 18th century Russia into the leading power of Europe.
will play her long standing lover Russian General Grigory Potemkin. The series also stars Joseph Quinn as her son Grand Prince Paul, Georgina
Real Catherine was not a s skinny woman as Helen Mirren
Beedle as Princess Natalia, Antonia Clarke as Princess Sofia, Phil Dunster as Count Andrei Razumovsky, Adam el Hagar as Valerian Zubov, Paul Kaye as infamous rebel and impostor Emelyan Pugachev and Sam
The series was written by Nigel Williams
Palladio as Catherine's young lover Alexander Vasilchikov. Rory Kinnear is Panin, a skilful politician, advisor and governor to Catherine’s son, Richard Roxburgh is Prince Grigory Orlov, her most famous lover who helped her
The series will also air on HBO in Northern America
come to power by overthrowing her husband, Kevin McNally is his brother Alexei Orlov, Bodyguard's Gina McKee is her confidant and lifelong friend Countess Bruce, Clive Russell is The Fool!

'THE MANDALORIAN'
STAR WARS SPINOFF SERIES PICS
Disney's new streaming service Disney + has, meanwhile, revealed first photos from their Star Wars spinoff series THE MANDALORIAN, a ten
The budget of the new series was close to $100 million!
 episode science fiction adventure set in a galaxy far away and following  Boba Fett's home planet. Pedro Pascal leads the cast as a lone traveller through
The Mandalorian will air in ten hourlong episodes with different directors
galaxy of Mandalorian origin who flies in his own gunship Razor's Crest. Gina Carano portrays a character named Kara Dune, a former Rebel shock
Mandalorian will officially launch Disney + streaming service this November
trooper, while Carl Weathers will play Greef Karga the leader of a bounty hunter guild! Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog, Omid Abtahi and Giancarlo Esposito will also star in the series that will have its episodes directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi and Jon Favreau who is the show's
Gina Carano is a Rebel shock trooper in the series
creator and executive producer. The new sf series will open Disney + when it launches November 12th this year. 

THE MANDALORIAN
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before
Pedro Pascal plays the lead role of the Mandalorian
the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

12 comments:

  1. I've seen Helen Mirren in a picture (somewhere else) that left me speechless. She looked stunning in the grey gown(same as the one in the third picture)and with a majestic hairdo. After all, Catherine was Russia's most iconic empress and she should look accordingly.
    Jason Clarke who plays her lover,looks very masculine (second picture).

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    1. She did play many other queens in her career, including both Elizabeths :) I'm surprised they cast her in this one as the real Catherine was extremely fat in her late years, not thin like Helen but I'm guessing the audience wouldn't watch a fatter woman cavorting with younger lads?

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  2. Of course the real Catherine wasn't a twig. Wasn't being hefty a way they showed off their wealth back then?

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    1. I think she just had an appetite both for food and men :) You can't really blame her when it was all given to her on a plate. Speaking of food, she was the first empress to bring potatoes, beets and some other veggies to Russia which helped them feed the poor who were dying in millions prior to that. She ordered all of her gentry to plant those veggies in their fields for villagers and slaves.

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    2. Sounds like quite the humanitarian!

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    3. Both yes and not :) She also increased the number of enslaved villagers as she was giving out estates to her ex lovers and friends like crazy to get rid of them, which increased the number of landlords and made tons of people enslaved under them, sadly. She really did do a lot for the country in terms of turning it into the leading European power and increasing the number of citizens tenfold if not more, she also turned her imperial courts into something above the rang of Versailles and Shoenbrunn but she did not much care for the poorest ones... she was German by origin after all... Her son Paul hated her so much that he tried to erase everything she did after she died.

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  3. Helen Mirren looks good in a tricorn hat.

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  4. Great casting with Helen but The Mandalorian is where it's at......

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  5. I don't trust the evil mouse anymore ever since Kathleen Kennedy's been in charge of SW.

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