Friday, November 30, 2018

1ST THE LONG SONG BBC 19TH CENTURY JAMAICA SET SERIES TRAILER WITH JACK LOWDEN, HAYLEY ATWELL! HERMAN MELVILLE'S BENITO CERENO SLAVERY NOVEL TO BECOME SF SERIES! BLACK JACOBINS HAITIAN 18TH CENTURY REVOLUTION NOVEL TO BECOME TV SERIES


 'THE LONG SONG' TRAILER 
 FOR BBC JAMAICA SET SERIES
We are all about colonial slavery today! BBC One has released a trailer for THE LONG SONG which will start airing in UK December 18 as the three part  adaptation of the novel by Andrea Levy, starring Jack Lowden and Hayley Atwell.

THE LONG SONG IS SET
during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica and tells the story of the strong willed, young slave July (Tamara Lawrance) on a plantation
Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden lead the cast of The Long Song
owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell). When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden),
The three part mini series will start airing December 18th on BBC One
becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for the
Our beloved Jack Lowden takes the male lead in the epic saga
slaves and mistress alike. Check out the trailer for the new three part historical mini series below and tell us what you think!:



 NEW BOOK ADAPTATIONS
MELVILLE'S BENITO CERENO
Benito Cereno will become a sf series
Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Herman Melville's novella about a fictionalized revolt of a Spanish slave ship BENITO CERENO will be adapted into a TV series but set in deep space! Steven Katz will write and produce the story, inspired by the novella about slavery, the nature of man and good versus evil, and turned into a science fiction thriller which will revolve around an accidental encounter between a human commercial ship and an alien slave freighter, where the human captain navigates a world of inter species slavery in a distant future with frightening parallels to our past.
THE BLACK JACOBINS
You can also expect a TV series on Haitian Revolution since Kwame Kwei Armah will turn C. L. R. James' book THE BLACK JACOBINS into a historical drama.  The ten part saga will chart the history of the Haitian
The story of Haitian revolution will be turned into a TV series
Revolution of 1791-1804 beginning with the first slave revolt of 1791 and ending with the Haitian declaration of independence in 1804, while also exploring the nature of leadership, its compromises, its glories and the range of personal cost it claims.

12 comments:

  1. The Long Song looks so good. July looks like a character you're going to root for the whole way through. Just seeing her strong will and feisty attitude in the clip already has me loving her.

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    1. Hope somebody will air it for you in the USA. I'm watching only for my Jacky Lowden! PS the third season of Last Kingdom is better than ever, watched the first episode last night.

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    2. I'm sure if it does well, maybe someone like PBS here will pick it up.

      That's great to know that Last Kingdom is starting off on a good note. I start losing interest in these types of shows around season 3 or 4, so fingers crossed the season finishes strong!

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    3. The cast is great as always, totally opposite of TWD.

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  2. I've never heard of that Herman Melville novel before. Clearly my education is inadequate!

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    1. 'tis because it is a novelette, Debs, a baby novel :)

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  3. I like the way Julie, the slave,is dressed: simple, comfortable, 'flattering' blouse and skirt - as opposed to Caroline, the white mistress, in a heavy, awkward dress.
    The poster with Julie standing on the background of the green plantation, is a lovely one.

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    1. imagine having to walk around the plantation in frills, lace and silk and white shoes and a hat.... such bother...

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  4. What Theresa said. Plus where's our ticket to Jamaica?

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