If it a is any consolation to you, our hope in the hot heat of the strike stricken summer will be intergalactic: the long awaited launch of the second season of Paramount Plus science fiction hit series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS has been set for June 15th and today we have the first ultra fun and dynamic trailer which you can see down below along with the colourful new poster. The series which is set on Star Fleet's ship Enterprise before it was captain Kirk's, will see the return of the cast from the first season: Anson Mount as captain Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as the new Number One, Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura, Melissa Navia as Erica Ortegas and Jess Bush as Christine Chapel and Christina Chong as La'an Noonien-Singh. Paul Wesley will guest star again as Captain James Kirk, with Carol Kane, who will play the recurring character of Pelia, an engineer who
"suffers no fools"! The good news is also that the third season has
been ordered and is actually already filming.
IN THE SECOND SEASON
the well-received science fiction series, the crew of the U.S.S.
Enterprise, under the command of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson
Mount), confronts increasingly dangerous stakes, explores uncharted
territories and encounters new life and civilizations (Klingons included). The crew will also
embark on personal journeys that will continue to test their resolve
and redefine their destinies. Ten
new episodes will stream weekly!
We are still in France, people, as both with the sales over at Cannes and their own announced projects they have a lot for us period set drama lovers! December 27th has been announced as the release date for historical adventure THE EDGE OF BLADE ( Une affaire d'honneur) which is both directed by Vincent Peres and has him in the cast! The story is set in Paris 1887. At that time, only the duel prevailed to defend one's honor. Clément Lacaze, charismatic fencing master finds himself caught in a spiral of destructive violence. He meets Marie-Rose Astié, a feminist ahead of her time, and decides to teach her the complex art of dueling. They will face provocations and unite to defend their respective honor.
FIRST BOLERO PICTURE
of Vincent Perez, I have first image from another historical movie in
which he also stars: BOLERO from Anne Fontaine, starring Raphael
Personnaz as famous composer Maurice Ravel! The movie, set in the
roaring 1920s, follows the boundary-pushing Russian dancer and
choreographer Ida Rubinstein (Jeanne Balibar) as she selects Maurice
Ravel to compose the music for her next ballet. Ravel ends up creating
his greatest success ever: Boléro.
Newly minted Paramount + with Showtime has released first images from their period set mini series FELLOW TRAVELERS which will arrive to the small screens this Autumn starring Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey as a gay couple. Both of them are gay in private lives as well. Bailey is Tim Laughlin, a young and optimistic graduate looking for a job in Washington DC’s elite, and Matt is Hawkins Fuller, a political staffer in the adaptation of Thomas Mallon’s novel of the same name.
IN THE EIGHT PART SERIES
forge a decades-spanning relationship against a backdrop of
McCarthyism, the Vietnam War and the AIDS crisis, from the 1950s all the
way to the 80s. The series sees Hawkins get Laughlin a job working for
Senator Joe McCarthy. The Senator led the Lavender (and Red) Scare,
which saw people ejected from government positions for even the
slightest hint of being homosexual.
Hawkins asks Laughlin to spy on McCarthy (Chris Bauer) which adds a
transactional quality to the pair’s relationship.
AMERICANA 19TH CENTURY
TV SERIES SETS LEAD CAST
Here's a new historical series for you: as Deadline reports Disney's Star + streamer in South America is shooting two six episode seasons of AMERICANA period set series with Kaiwi Lyman joined by Caco Ciocler, Andre Ramiro, Bruno Gissoni, Larissa Nunes, David Júnior, Maria Luiza Mendonça, Luciano Quirino, Zahy Tentehar, Diego lleske, Arthur Garbe in the cast. It is set in Americana, a municipality in the state of
Arthur Garbe, Kaiwi Lyman and Caco Ciocler will star in the series
São Paulo, during the late 19th century and follows the Confederates who left the U.S. for Brazil after losing the American Civil War. The protagonists are a police officer and his female slave, who is also a detective, as they uncover the truth behind murders in the town. About 20,000 Confederate subjects, known as Confederados, left America to emigrate to Brazil in the 19th Century.
Straightfrom last night's world premiere over at scandalous Cannes Film Festival where it is in the official competition are new images from historical drama THE PASSION OF DODIN BOUFFANT (La Passion de Dodin Bouffant) previously known as La Pot Au Feu, which is out in domestic cinemas November this year.
THE STORY FOLLOWS
Eugénie (Juliette Binoche), an outstanding cook, who has worked for the famous gastronome Dodin (Benoit Magimel who in real life has a daughter with Binoche) for 20 years. By dint of spending time
together in the kitchen, a loving passion has been built between them
where love is closely linked to the practice of gastronomy. From this
union are born dishes all more tasty and delicate than the others which
go so far as to amaze the greatest of this world. However, Eugénie,
eager for freedom, never wanted to marry Dodin. The latter then decides
to do something he has never done before: cook for her.
SURVIVAL OF THE THICKEST
NETFLIX COMEDY TRAILER
If you are in the mood for some comedy, Netflix has announced July 13th as the streaming start date for SURVIVAL OF THE THICKEST sitcom based on Michelle Buteau's book and with her also leading the comedy series with our boy Tone Bell. It follows Mavis Beaumont, who is plus-size and newly single (but not by her choice). Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. She’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss.
Amazon Prime Video has a surprise for you today in the form of first images from season two of their epic fantasy series WHEEL OF TIME announcing September 1st as the return date! Two years have almost passed from the first season which did not really get love from the audience, so it will be interesting to see how will this one go. Adapted from Robert Jordan novels it follows a farm boy, Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski) who learns he is The Dragon Reborn, a dangerous figure destined to save the world. Desperate to protect him from the Dark One, an army of powerful sorceresses must reckon with Rand’s burgeoning power and encroaching madness.
IN THE SECOND SEASON
the Wheel of Time turns and the Last Battle approaches.
Because though Rand thought he destroyed the Dark One, evil is not gone
from the world. Threats new and very old will seek out the young friends
from the Two Rivers, who are now scattered over the world. And Moiraine
(Rosamund Pike), the woman who found and guided them, is now
powerless to help, so they must find other sources of strength — in each
other, or themselves. In the Light, or the Dark.
The Wheel of Time also stars Daniel Henney as Lan Mandragoran! Our dear Arnas Fedaravicius from The Last Kingdom will also join the cast in this season.
1ST SWEET DREAMS IMAGE
FROM NEW COSTUME DRAMA
First image today from new colonial era Dutch drama movie SWEET DREAMS from director Ena Sendijarevic. To arrive this year, it is set on a remote Indonesian island, during the waning days of the colonial era, where Dutch sugar factory owner Jan and his wife, Agathe are at the top of the food chain. That is, until Jan upon returning from his nightly visit to his native
Famous director Paul Verhoeven stars in the cast of the film
concubine Siti, suddenly drops dead in front of his wife. Desperate to keep the privileges of her status quo, Agathe forces her estranged son Cornelis and his heavily pregnant wife Josefien, to travel from Europe and take over the family business. In the midst of a worker’s uprising, Cornelis displays his plans for progressive change, but when Jan’s will puts Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be idle and blood thicker than water.
We have announced this one years ago when it was announced that the queen of Denmark will be creating costumes for it, but now we have first images from EHRENGARD: THE ART OF SEDUCTION movie fromBille August. Based on a Karen Blixen book the film will star Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Alice Bier Zandén and Emilie Kroyer Koppel, and will launch globally on Netflix this year.
IN THE FAIRYTALE KINGDOM
of Babenhausen, a young, self-appointed expert
on love, Mr. Cazotte (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), is hired by the scheming
Grand Duchess (Sidse Barbett Knudsen) to help her secure an heir. While
searching for a suitable future Princess, Mr Cazotte teaches the timid
and introverted Crown Prince Lothar (Emil Aron Dorph) the art of
seduction and lovemaking. But their plan soon backfires, when an heir is
conceived out of wedlock and the royal family has to seek refuge in the
castle of Rosenbad. Here, as rivals within the royal family close in on
their scheme, Cazotte himself falls in love with Ehrengard (Alice
Esther Bier Zandén), the maid of honor, and gradually learns that in
fact, he’s no expert on love at all.
WITH JUDE LAW AND ALICIA VIKANDER IN HISTORICAL DRAMA
Not that you will recognise them, especially Jude Law (that is him in the first photo)who changed fully in order to play Henry VIII in FIREBRAND historical drama which got standing ovations last night at Cannes, but everything gets ovations there, some other first review describe the film as empty and lacking in fire. Beside looking not as handsome as he normally does, Jude revealed that during the filming he also wore a specially-made perfume, to get into character, made out of 'blood, fecal matter and sweat'! Poor Alicia Vikander, who plays his last wife Catherine Parr in it.. Patsy Ferran portrays princess Mary and Junia Rees portrays Elizabeth. Erin Doherty portrays radical preacher Anne Askew, who was labelled a heretic by Henry and his supporters, while Sam Riley and Eddie Marsan play brothers Thomas and Edward Seymour, who were senior courtiers.
Catherine Parr, the final wife of Henry VIII, a feminist force to be
reckoned with who outlived the notorious king; the fate of his previous
wives being either divorced, dead or beheaded. She is named regent with
the king warring abroad, and she’s done everything she can to push for a
new future based on her radical Protestant beliefs. Law plays a royal
on his way out, having returned from fighting with a dire medical
condition. Palace intrigue abounds entailing Henry squaring off with the
Seymours brothers, one of them having their eye on Catherine, and the
king ultimately fading.
We have definitely waited for this one for a long time, I think I first announced it years ago and then a few weeks ago BBC sent us the first images from their new historical series THE GALLOWS POLE but now we finally have a trailer as well, which you can watch down below, and also an airing date which is closer than you might expect: it will land at BBC Two May 31st based on the book by Benjamin Myers and the three episode series will also be available for streaming on their i Player.
THE GALLOWS POLE SERIES
fictionalises the remarkable true story of the rise of David Hartley
and the Cragg Vale Coiners. Set in the moorland hills of 18th Century
Yorkshire, the drama follows the enigmatic David Hartley (played by Michael Socha),
as he assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a
revolutionary criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and
become the biggest fraud in British history. Also starring are Sophie McShera who plays Grace, with Thomas Turgoose as William Hartley, Yusra Warsama as Bethsheba, Anthony Welsh as Abe Oldfield, Samuel Edward-Cook as Isaac Hartley, Joe Sproulle as Joe, and Adam Fogerty as James Broadbent, Nicole Barber-Lane as Susie, Fine Time Fontayne as Joseph Broadbent, with Ralph Ineson as The Clothier.
Straight from Cannes we have the first image of Benoit Magimel and Nadia Tereskiewitz in ROSALIE movie. Rosalie is a young woman in the France of 1870 but she is not a young woman like the others, she hides a secret: since her birth, her face and her body have been covered with hair. She is what is called a bearded woman but never wanted to become a vulgar fairground phenomenon. For fear of being rejected, she was always forced to shave. Until the day when Abel, a debt-ridden café owner, marries her for her dowry without knowing her secret. But Rosalie wants to be seen as a woman, despite her difference, which she no longer wants to hide. Will Abel be able to love her when he finds out the truth?
MR BATES VS THE POST OFFICE
ASSEMBLES A STELLAR CAST
And so many British thespians in it: ITV series MR BATES VS THE POST OFFICE will see Toby Jones play Alan Bates, the former subpostmaster who successfully took the Post Office to the High Court after hundreds of his colleagues had been wrongly accused of theft, fraud and false accounting due to a defective IT system. Ian Hart, Alex Jennings, Will Mellor, Monica Dolan, Adam James, Shaun Dooley will all also star. One of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British legal history, saw many of
Toby Jones, Will Mellor, Adam James will star
the wronged workers prosecuted, some even imprisoned for crimes they never committed, and their lives were irreparably ruined by the scandal. Following the landmark Court of Appeal decision to overturn their criminal convictions, dozens of former sub-postmasters have been exonerated on all counts as they battled to clear their names for over ten years finally proving their innocence and sealing a resounding victory, but all involved believe the fight is not over yet, not by a long way.
Straight from France comes the first image of GuillaumeCanet and Melanie Laurent as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in Gianluca Jodice's THE FLOOD (Le Deluge) movie set in the few months when the last king and queen of France were imprisoned, with their two young children, in a black castle on the outskirts of Paris, awaiting their executions. A brief and condensed period where, amidst violence and harassment, all masks fell off: those of two royals, as public and private figures; that of the old regime; that of a History that finally turned the page; and that of God who, from then on, was eclipsed by the shadows, leaving man entirely alone.
THE ACID TEASER
STARRING GUILLAUME CANET
The acid rain will fall this September
Speaking of Canet, after playing the king he will transport himself into the modern days as September is bringing his new apocalyptic movie THE ACID set in the middle of a heat wave, when an ominous cloud appears and with it, a lethal acid rain. A separated family will have to come together to escape this plague ravaging the world. Laetitia Dosch and Patience Munchenbach also star in the film that follows Selma, 15, who grew up between her two separated parents, Michal and Élise. Clouds of acid and devastating rain fall on France. In a world that will soon sink, this fractured family will have to unite to face this climatic catastrophe and try to escape it. The film is currently competing at the controversial Cannes Film Festival.