Saturday, January 18, 2014

'PENNY DREADFUL' GOTHIC SHOW TEASER WITH JOSH HARTNETT, EVA GREEN! HILARY DUFF IN DARREN STAR'S 'YOUNGER' SHOW! KELSEY CHOW IN 'HIEROGLYPHS' EPIC SHOW! ZACH CREGGER IS 'FATRICK'

HILARY DUFF JOINS
DARREN STAR'S 'YOUNGER' SHOW
Lots of television news for you today, people! Starting with actress and adorable pop star  Hilary Duff who has taken a role in TV Land pilot comedy series YOUNGER coming from legendary Darren Star. Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran, YOUNGER centers on Liza (Sutton Foster), a 40-something woman who reinvents herself and starts living a double life - one as a suburban mom and another as a 29-year old working girl in the city, after her husband leaves her and her child goes to college. Hilary Duff will play Kelsey, a smart ambitious 20-something who welcomes Liza to the publishing firm, treats her as a contemporary and makes a concerted effort to integrate her into her social life, having no idea that Liza is a decade older. Hilary has also announced her work on new music after scoring huge hits with STRANGER and WITH LOVE almost 5 years ago.

TELEVISION UPDATES
ZACH CREGGER IS 'FATRICK'
Another upcoming new TV project that I've mentioned to you earlier, sitcom FATRICK, has now found its leading actor. Lovely Zach Cregger from GUYS WITH KIDS  will take the role of Patrick a thirtysomething moving man and former fat kid, who, realizing that his life isn’t quite where it should be, is forced to face the damage caused by years of being  FATRICK: a chubby little kid just trying to survive. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Marcia Cross will play his domineering mom in the Fox sitcom. 
KELSEY CHOW IN 'HIEROGLYPHS'
Earlier this week I informed you that Condola Rashad has joined upcoming new historical series HIEROGLYPHS at Fox and will play Pharaoh's (Reece Ritchie) sister Nefertari, and now we have another cast member announced: Kelsey Chow from ONE TREE HILL will play Lotus Tenry, a young and wiry concubine of a more grounded allure than her fellow concubines, who is a spy for a rival kingdom. The 13 episode epic show will be set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined. The story follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.

PENNY DREADFUL TEASER
 JOSH HARTNETT & EVA GREEN!
You can also check out first teaser for Showtime's new gothic fantasy horror series PENNY DREADFUL which will start airing this May.  Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton star in the series which will see Dr Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Dracula and various other horror characters living in the Victorian London. 

41 comments:

mshatch said...

Hieroglyphs and Penny Dreadful sound like fun :)

DEZMOND said...

I'm extremely excited about HIEROGLYPHS since we've never had ancient Egypt set series before :)

Adam said...

I hadn't heard about Duff in years

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hilary Duff's been in the news a lot lately because she just divorced her Canadian hockey player husband of 3 years. Apparently they're still friends.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love when couples like this divorce and say things like, "He's still my best friend."

One A Day Tech said...

I need a new series to get hooked on.. Penny Dreadful looks like a pretty interesting psychological horror style show!

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Phil said...

Hieroglyph is looking good...

DEZMOND said...

She had a baby and got married in the meantime

DEZMOND said...

@Debs poor Hilary, she seems like a nice girl, and I know they have a kid too

DEZMOND said...

@Ivy you think being friends after a divorce is not possible?

DEZMOND said...

hope it won't disappoint

DEZMOND said...

I hope they do it grand style and over the top :)

Simon Quinton said...

Penny Dreadful sounds excellent!

Schedler Vincent said...

Penny Dreadful i love it ! Great trailer very scary .
I add this series to my favorites .

Luanne G. Smith said...

Ooh, Penny Dreadful looks creepy. And Eva Green is carving a nice space for herself as a villainess.

peter said...

As I'm not a real fan of horror, I go for the hieroglyphs. Ancient Egypt can have my attention!

Greetings
Peter

DEZMOND said...

Hope it's worth more than a penny :)

DEZMOND said...

too scary for me, but I know a lot of people will like it :)

DEZMOND said...

I'm guessing she's just being naturally ebil....

DEZMOND said...

that would be my choice as well, Peter, I don't like horrors either :)

Unknown said...

I always had a soft spot for Hilary Duff.

Grace said...

What a trailer, scary ~ I am not so fond of Hilary but good luck to her future projects ~ Have a good weekend Dezzy ~

DEZMOND said...

I would expect a reaction more stiff than soft when viewing that picture of hers :PPP

DEZMOND said...

You too, Grace, thanks for stopping by this Saturday! There will be some nice love trailers here tomorrow :)

Unknown said...

I just can't get the image of Lizzie Mcguire.

Unknown said...

out of my head!

DEZMOND said...

I have to google that one, haven't seen it.

The Happy Whisk said...

I don't believe the flaky actors who gush about how much they still love each other and claim to still be best friends, yet happily divorced, kind of stuff.

That said, I LOVED the show Happily Divorced. Fran is one funny chick. Was bummed when it got canceled.

DEZMOND said...

the best sitcoms always get cancelled :(

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Penny D, looks interesting and well so does... Kelsey Chow.

DEZMOND said...

I knew you would notice that Egyptian concubine :)

Jeremy [Retro] said...

yes... thank you.

DEZMOND said...

always a pleasure

The Happy Whisk said...

Think Fran will get another show? I love her.

PS: We have neighbors who are divorced but husband bought the place across the street. He helps her all the time. They didn't stay married because one is gay and the other isn't.

So they remained friends after the rough patches. But with actors I don't always believe them. They have many faces.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Hilary Duff is a twit. Can't stand the girl, so I won't be catching that one.

Penny Dreadful looks promising though!

DEZMOND said...

No love for Hilary on your side? :(

DEZMOND said...

I hope she will, but this is her second sitcom that got cancelled, even though both LIVING WITH FRAN and HAPPILLY DIVORCED were absolutely brilliant and funny. I especially love it that HAPPILLY was her true life story :)

Unknown said...

I'm really loving this Penny Dreadful, I hope I'll get to see it eventually as I don't have Showtime. It's good to see Hillary back, she's so sweet.

DEZMOND said...

I don't have Showtime either, but I do have Torrents :)

The Happy Whisk said...

I think for me, that's what made HAPPILY so great, is that it was based on her life.

DEZMOND said...

I didn't know before that she had a gay hubs and that he is so hot :)