Thursday, December 17, 2009

"SHOWTIME" GETS READY FOR "THE VANDERBILTS" HISTORICAL SAGA

The channel which has brought us some of the best shows recently - "Showtime", impressed with the enormous success of their royal drama "The Tudors", which ends next year, has now decided to focus on 19th century royalty with a new series "The Vanderbilts". As "The Hollywood Reporter" reports, Julian Fellows (who won an Oscar for "Gosford Park") has been hired to write the project, a period story that follows the family behind the Vanderbilt railroad and shipping empire, starting with Cornelius Vanderbilt, once one of the wealthiest men in the world.
I hope that "Showtime" is also sticking to their idea to make "Camelot" show as well. We need more historical shows and glamorous dramas.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like it might be an interesting series. Have to check it out.

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  2. It looks like there are more historical TV shows than there are movies of the same genre...
    Maybe they don't like to make all those sets and costumes for just two hours of a feature film. Maybe once they make those costumes and sets, they want to continue using them for a while longer.

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  3. It might be interesting, although I must admit I'm not so interested in American history as in the history of European and Asian countries, which are much more glamorous and intriguing for a good TV show.

    Marko, the story about the sets is usually very interesting. We all know that the sets for historical shows are very expensive. When the cult TV show ROME was shot, the studio didn't expect a huge success so they just destroyed the sets after the second season not expecting that the popularity of the show will create enormous fan-base and critical acclaim. Having destroyed the sets already, the main reason why third season was never done was exactly that. Some of the costumes from the show have ended up in Belgrade, by the way :))) and were used in some theatrical shows.

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