SANDITON SAVED FROM DEATH
GETS TWO MORE SEASONS
Well, we thought this one was dead, and rightfully so with its horrid writing, horrid acting and no chemistry between the leads, not to mention the bad marks from the critics and even worse viewing numbers (nobody wanted
to watch that dreary mess in Britain), but ITV's SANDITON has just got a second and third seasons ordered and they will air on ITV and BritBox in UK and on PBS Masterpiece in USA (to make it even more complicated, BBC is distributing it around the world). Based on Jane Austen's novel, the drama will continue to follow the high spirited and annoyingly ungrateful heroine, Charlotte Heywood (acutely one dimensional Rose Williams) as she returns to the picturesque coastal resort of Sanditon. Charlotte’s journey is one thread of an intricate tapestry of
stories full of intrigue, excitement, and romance. Against the backdrop of beautiful vistas, familiar faces return and new inhabitants are introduced – all of whom will be having adventures as joyous and surprising as the seaside town itself. Theo James and Leo Suter are probably returning, but stay tuned for the casting news as the production will start later this year.
|Sanditon will sadly have the same bad writer again|
|Sanditon was a massive flop in UK, but it apparently went well in USA|
CALL MY AGENT UK VERSION
CASTS JIM BROADBENT, JACK DAVENPORT AND LYDIA LEONARD
Speaking of Brits, they are about to start shooting an eight part English remake of French series CALL MY AGENT which will, as Deadline reports, retain the essence of the French series where a Parisian talent agency’s employees must scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business
afloat after the sudden death of their founder. However, the remake will incorporate British sensibility and introduce some new storylines. Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Jim Broadbent Maggie Steed, have been announced as the leads, but apparently a host of A-list Brit and U.S. guest stars have been lined up across the series, probably playing the celebrity clients. Christian Baute is executive producing.
|Jim Broadbent and Jack Davenport will lead the cast|