Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Starz has released the first image of Liam McIntyre as the new lead in SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE the second season which will air in January. Amazingly written, stunningly shot and marvelously acted show comes back following the rebellion of Spartacus and other slaves who will be roaming around Greece killing Romans and seeking justice. Many of the actors from the first season (and the amazing prequel GODS OF ARENA) will be back, so we shall see again amazing Craig Parker as legatus Glaber, Viva Bianca as his naughty wife Ilithyia, Nick Tarabay as cunning Ashur, Manu Bennett as brave Crixus and Peter Mensah as Doctore. Even though we thought she got killed
in the final slaughter in the ludus, magnificent Lucretia is coming back in the marvelous performance of Lucy Lawless. She will, off course, be looking for her own vengeance for the death of her husband and son.
After Aidan Turner has joined THE HOBBIT it really was time for his super charming werewolf roomie from BBC's BEING HUMAN
show to go into films as well. As "Dark Horizonts" reports, Russell Tovey will star in British urban thriller TOWER BLOCK written by DR.WHO's and TORCHWOOD's James Moran. The intriguing story will follow the inhabitants of the titular Tower Block 31, who witness a murder, but are too scared to come forward. A year later, a sniper begins targeting them, and they’re forced into a battle for survival. Beside our favourite Russell Tovey, the cast will also include Jack O'Connell (HARRY BROWN, SKINS) and Sheridan Smith.
Beloved British comedian Rhys Ifans has just joined JAMES BOND 23 cast, which already includes Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, in an unknown role.  Speaking of Fiennes, after
directing CORIOLANUS in Serbia, a film shooting for Oscars, he will now helm THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, a story about Charles Dickens' secret 13-year love affair with a woman he called Nelly. Dickens could be played by either Ben Whishaw or Daniel Day Lewis, while the front runner for Nelly is gorgeous Imogen Poots (CENTURION). One of ABC's top upcoming Fall shows PAN AM which will follow the stewardesses and pilots of the titular airline in the Jet Age of the 1960, has just added charming Mike Vogel to the cast lead by Christina Ricci. And check out the first teaser for the second season of THE WALKING DEAD which will premiere this Fall taking the survivors of the zombie apocalypse into the scorching hot zombie infested countryside.


Luanne G. Smith said...

You know Spartacus is my favorite. I was worried about the replacement, but looking good so far. :)

I'm SO glad they brought Lucy Lawless back. She is fantastic in her role. Can't wait to watch the new season.

DEZMOND said...

yes, I think we actually won't even notice the change, since the main stars were Lucretia and Batiatus even when Andy was in the show.
Lucy is truly unbelievable in that role! Xena wasn't the role of her life, but Lucretia :)

-E- said...

hmmm i guess i will have to check spartacus out. i always thought it was just a rubbish soap opera thing.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I winced while watching that trailer for season 2 of walking dead. Hehehehe.

Unknown said...

I cannot wait for The Walking Dead!!! That trailer was wicked. And I am so happy for Russell Tovey. He's such a cute werewolf.

FilmMattic said...

Bond 23 baby, hell of a cast! I love the fact that Sam Mendes is directing it too. Should be the best Bond in a long time.

Anonymous said...

Awesome trailer.

And I look forward to James Bond 23. I loved the first two Craig-Bond films.

Unknown said...

So many awesome British hunks in film. Can't wait.

Arlee Bird said...

From the title, I thought The Invisible Woman was going to be something totally different.

Tossing It Out

Jamie Gibbs said...

Walking dead is going to be a winner :D Looking forward to seeing Tovey in something other than Bring Human too. And Rhys Ifans in a Bond movie? Nice.

Scott Lawlor said...

*does a little dance around the office*

I am so excited for Season 2 of walking dead!! I REALLY want it now!!

Jaccstev said...

Can't wait for the next season of Walking Dead. You know I really enjoy watching the previous season, Nanny. :)

The Angry Lurker said...

Great news on Spartacus and hoping Walking Dead will be better than the first season.

DEZMOND said...

it's not a rubbish soap opera, it's probably the best epic drama since ROME! Much better than GAME OF THRONES

lots of reasons to wince in that trailer :)

it's a rather brutal trailer, but you gotta kill zombies if you want to survive, I guess.
We do like Russell, he is so sweet and charming and much more attractive than Aidan Turner.

DEZMOND said...

glad you liked the scary teaser :)

yep, it could be a better Bond than the previous one, especially if they really hire Rachel Weisz to play one of the lady roles, but it would be strange for her since she is now married to Craig and she also had a fling with Mendes earlier in the past which is why Kate Winslet hates her

glad you thinks so :)

I also thought it would be something else :)

DEZMOND said...

I'm also looking forward to seeing Russell in something other than BEING HUMAN

which routine did you do? Patrick Swayze or John Travolta? :) Hope nobody was in the office at that moment :P

I hope that the second season will also be broadcast around the world at the same time like the previous one!

yes, the first season had a marvelous opening episode and than kinda lost the drama and depth and went onto zombie killfest. Hopefully the second season will have more depth in all of the episodes.

Samantha Sotto said...

I miss Andy Whitfield. Sniff. Sniff.

DEZMOND said...

we are keeping our fingers crossed for him to recover from cancer ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess I should finally watch "The Walking Dead" Season 1, eh? It's funny to see Russell Tovey doing a lot of things now. I remember him as Midshipman Alonso Frame from the 2007 Christmas episode of Doctor Who "Voyage of the Damned."

DEZMOND said...

you should, Josh, the first, opening, episode, is the best, but the rest of the show isn't that bad either, and it had only six episodes!

Daniel said...

i waiting for this two show a lot...

DEZMOND said...

me too, Daniel!

Dan said...

I knew it wouldn't be long before Russell Tovey started making movies. He's a decent actor, I've liked him in a few things on TV.

DEZMOND said...

he is always a pleasure to watch, a true charmer :)