Thursday, February 21, 2019

1ST PHOTOS FROM WORLD ON FIRE BBC WW2 EPIC SAGA WITH SEAN BEAN, LESLEY MANVILLE, JONAH HAUER KING! NEIL GAIMAN TO REIMAGINE JIM HENSON'S LEGENDARY EPIC TALE THE STORYTELLER

JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER
TO BE REIMAGINED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND FREEMANTLE
 I admit it was my absolutely favourite series when I was just a little spy! Fremantle and The Jim Henson Company will do a reimagining of famous
It will be a reimagined version of the iconic series
series THE STORYTELLER with the help from Neil Gaiman! This iconic series was led by John Hurt who played a mysterious elfin storyteller sitting in front a fireplace and telling stories from various European folk tales to his dog. The stories featured creatures made by Jim Henson's Creature Shop set in the world inhabited by various mystical and magical characters – heartless giants, enchanted beggars, white lions and human hedgehogs – exploring themes such as fear, desire, death and destiny, and challenging notions about good and evil. The
The series was inspired by Jim's daughters studies in folklore and mythology
new series will explore Storyteller's background in a Northern kingdom where stories are forbidden and where the act of telling a story is liable and can get you imprisoned or executed!



FIRST 'WORLD ON FIRE'
PHOTOS FROM BBC'S WW2 SAGA
BBC has revealed the first photos from their new WW2 epic saga WORLD ON FIRE which stars Sean Bean, Lesley Manville, Jonah Hauer King, Helen Hunt, Blake Harrison, Ewan Mitchell, Julia Brown, in the six part drama, an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant drama following the first year of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people drawn from Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.

WORLD ON FIRE SERIES
follows hidden human stories: from Harry, a young English translator in Warsaw caught up in negotiations with the Nazis and trying to smuggle his Polish lover Kasia out of the country, to Lois, the girl who is waiting for him at home, a young Mancunian factory worker who will come to take all the opportunities the war can offer to live a different kind of life... to Nancy, a female US war correspondent who can’t find peace unless her life is at risk, to the Rossler family in Berlin, worried for their soldier son and willing to do anything to protect their disabled daughter from the attentions of the ruling Nazi regime.

12 comments:

  1. Stories are what the world is made of. Hopefully, the series Storyteller has no creepy creatures and its narrator is as fascinating as John Hurt.

    World on Fire is a great title! WW2 is always a gripping subject, and an Oscar winner leading actress (Helen Hunt) can certainly do no harm to the plot.
    Nice photos!

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    1. sadly, she is one of those totally undeserving Oscar winners.
      John Hurt, on the other hand, was amazing as The Storyteller, it was such a magical part of my childhood.

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    2. I am glad that Jim Henson still lives on through his company. My whole 80's was filled with entertainment by Henson. I know I am going to love The Storyteller!

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    3. hope Gaiman does not make it too grim and dark, the original was partly dark but it also had enchanting warmth

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    1. Hope they cast Ian McKellen as the storyteller

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  3. I vaguely (very vaguely) recall The Storyteller.

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  4. Definitely looking forward to The Storyteller! World on Fire looks pretty good too.

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  5. World on fire sounds nice, no doubt!

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