WHAT'S THE SPY'S VERDICT
Visually stunning, the series has one deadly weakness: John Turturro's almost scandalously bad acting, his approach to the role has no depth and is as expressive as a dead stone of a monastery wall. His poor efforts in acting are borderline offensive. Emerson, though, absolutely shines in his marvellous master class in acting, and young Hardung is an absolute breath of fresh air and loveliness.
'THE NAME OF THE ROSE'
Rejoice, people! Italian national broadcaster RAI (which gave us magnificent epic series Medici Masters of Florence) has released two gorgeous trailers for their small screen version of Umberto Eco's famous THE NAME OF THE ROSE which will start airing from March 4th in Italy. With almost $30 million spent on the production, the eight episode series really should not disappoint the audience. BBC will air the series in UK, Sky in Germany, OCS in France. Sundance TV will air it in USA and Canada, with local broadcasters airing it around Europe too.
|Damien Hardung plays young novice Adso|
set in good old Mediaeval Italy, more precisely in the year 1327, and revolves around the old Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (played by American actor John Turturro) and his kind and innocent young novice Adso von Melk (played by German model & actor Damian Hardung) just as
|John Turturro and Damian Hardung are William and Adso|
|The series will later on air on BBC and Sundance as well|
WHO'S IN THE BROTHERHOOD?
The series stars John Turturro (as William of Baskervillea 14th century Franciscan monk, as he investigates a series of unusual deaths at a remote
monastery) and Rupert Everett (as Inquisitor Gui) while Michael Emerson will play The Abbot, an ambiguous, greedy, over sensitive and
irritable prince of the Abbey! Gorgeous German actor Damian Hardung will be William's apprentice, Benedictine novice Adso. The cast will also include Sebastian Kock, Piotr Adamczyk, James Cosmo, Richard Sammel and our favourite Italian star Alessio Boni next to Greta Scarano. The series will hit US on Sundance May 1st!
|Rupert Everett plays merciless inquisitor Gui!|
|Michael Emmerson is the evil Abbot!|
I liked the original movie, the book was hard to read but would watch it anyway!ReplyDelete
Italians usually make better series than Americans!Delete
Mystery, religion, and a monastery setting - go well together.ReplyDelete
Umberto Eco's book was successful, and when the basis is good, even bad actors can hardly prevent the success of a movie/series based on it.
yes, it is very strange casting an actor as bad an inexpressive as Turturro for the lead role. I guess they were desperate.Delete
Hey! I like John Turturro! He's very good at playing oddballs. I'm looking forward to this series. I loved the book although it seems like a million years ago now that I read it. The original movie was a disappointment, although it did have its moments.ReplyDelete
I've never seen the original one, I think I was too young to try when it came out.Delete
John Turturro isn't my favorite, but it does seem like it could be worth viewing. I might wait to see what the critics say first though.ReplyDelete
I'm currently watching the second season of Medici, and it is disappointing compared to the brilliance of the first season, especially castvise. The actors in the second season are just terrible.Delete
I have a cousin who raves about Medici all the time on Facebook. Sad to hear the second season is a disappointment.Delete
it is sad, because the first season was the bestest series ever! My heart is broken :( They've also ruined Victoria in the third season by kicking out most of the more interesting cast and bringing boring replacements. The only one that is getting better is Last Kingdom.Delete
Have you watched TWD? I've stopped after nine years :) No Rick,no Dezzy....
We just finished Season 8. I thought it drug on and on. I think it's about time they wrap that series up.Delete
true, but they never will :( Now that Michonne is leaving too, nobody will waist their time on moody Daryl and that psycho biatch Carol...Delete
The film is excellent. Hope the series can do it justice.ReplyDelete
keeping our fingers crossed!Delete
Loved the book, loved the movie...fingers crossed!ReplyDelete
Italians usually don't do wrong. Is there any new period set French series after Versailles on horizon?Delete
I'm only familiar with Michael Emerson from Person of Interest. This sounds like a very different role.ReplyDelete
he is very ebil in this oneDelete
This had better not tarnish the original movie.ReplyDelete
haven't seen the originalDelete