'MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT'
TAM MUTU JOINS THE CAST!
We are launching our Epic Weekend today with the news coming from our currently favourite production set over in Italy where the second season of MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE: THE MAGNIFICENT is shooting
till the end of year. The latest actor to join the cast is super hunky Tam Mutu who will be playing Galeazzo Sforza, an ally of the Medicis! You can also check out a few new cast photos below!
|Tam Mutu is the new ally of the Medicis|
Now titled MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE: THE MAGNIFI- CENT, the new season will be set in 15th century Florence, following the drama of the infamous Medici family, whose political and economic scheming helped shape European and world history. It will revolve this time on Lorenzo de' Medici (Daniel Sharman), a young son forced to take over the family business following an attempt on the life of his father, Piero de Medici (who was the son of Richard Madden's Cosimo in
the first season).
Lorenzo wants to abandons the cynical politics of the past and usher in a
new era of political freedom and creative expression
but his attempt
puts him on a collision course with the head of Florence’s other
powerful banking family, Jacopo Pazzi (Sean Bean)! Bradley James is
Lorenzo's brother, Giuliano with Sarah Parish (as their mother), Alessandra Mastronardi (as Lorenzo's lover),
Raoul Bova (as the pope), Matteo Martari (as Pazzi junior) and Julian Sands also in the cast.
|The House of Medici in full glory, silk, pearls and velvet!|
|Sarah Parish and her on screen sons Daniel Sharman and Bradley James|
ITV TO MAKE EPIC SERIES
ON NAUGHTY GEORGIANA DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE
Over from the British Isles comes news of a new period set series! ITV is planning a new high end costume saga GEORGIANA: DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE based on Amanda Foreman's book which was made into a
film a few years ago. It follows late 18th century Lady Georgiana Spencer, who married the Duke of Devonshire, one of England’s richest and most influential aristocrats and became the queen of fashionable society.
They had an uneasy relationship as he was thought to be having an affair with her best friend, who she was also intimate with. The three lived together for over 20 years in a ménage à trois, during which time both women bore the Duke’s children, as well as those of other men. As 'Deadline' reports the series will also cover her uncontrollable gambling, her drink and drug fuelled days and affairs with the leading politicians of the day during the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon.
|The book was made into Duchess film recently|