probably know by now, almost all of the films, series, daily soaps and all of the pilots have halted filming due to Coronavirus outbreak, and even
|The series will have three seasons|
the ones that are already airing, for example sitcoms, will finish their seasons without final episodes which were mostly due to be shot this week or end of March. Out of epic shows, Witcher, See, Around the World in 80 Days, Wheel of Time, Britannia, have all stopped filming their new or first seasons. Similarly, massive new Spanish epic drama GLOW AND DARKNESS
(Resplandor y Tinieblas
) has also put the production of its nine episodes on hiatus, but we have the first photos from the super luxurious period set project which shares its lavish scope with the other two upcoming new Spanish historical sagas El Cid
and Ines of my Soul
with more than 1500 actors and extras working on the project. Denise Richards
and Jane Seymour
lead the cast of the English language series which will cover the life and times of some of the most important figures of the Middle Ages
|Denise Richards and Jane Seymour will play famous 13th century queens|
who met the protagonist Saint Francis of Assisi, during the 13th century, a a spectacular period of history ruled by ambition, cruelty, religion and the clash of Christian and Saracen cultures. Some of the historical figures he met during his life include Richard the Lionheart (Steve Buyers
), queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (to be played by Seymour) and Pope Urban II (to be played by Oscar
|The series will be shot in English language, but it is a Spanish production|
nomine Bruce Davison
), Ferdinand of Navarre (Daniel Lundh
), Frederick I Barbarossa (Adrian Bouchet
), Frederick of Swabia (Callum Kerr
), Hermann of Thuringia (Sander Jan Klerk
), Raymond III of Tripoli (Joe Layton
), Henry VI (Robert Maaser
), Saladin (Adam Bond
), King Baldwin (Landher Iturbe
), Maria of Champagne (Denise Richards
), King of Jerusalem Guy de Lusignan (March Hughes
), prince of Antioch Reynald De
|Adam Bond is legendary Saladin famous Muslim general and sultan|
Chatillon (Bart Edwards
), famous knight Roger of Moulins (Aron von Adrian
) and many others. Jose Luis Moreno
is the executive producer, director and writer of the series for Dreamlight International production. Opulent costumes, lavish sets, spectacular battles will fill the project which is planned as a three season series. The halted shooting was to be done in Italy, France, Morocco, Egypt and Spain.
Dezzy's History Lesson
(Italy), year 1179
In the long night of the Middle Ages, at the fall of the Roman Empire,
Europe plunges into darkness. Soon an institution will emerge that will
take up the torch and for a thousand years illuminate all of
|The lavish project will use more than 1500 actors and extras|
Christendom: the Roman Catholic Church. However, in the late twelfth and
early thirteenth centuries, the papacy once again preaches the crusades
against mighty Islam while facing one of its most serious crises: the
|The series will be offered to networks only after the end of production|
and Waldensian heresy. Owner of large properties and lands
donated by the faith of the believers - with whom they want to "buy"
their place in the promised heaven - the Church accumulates great power
and has stopped listening to people, who demand its renewal and return
to the origins of
|The sets, costumes, cinematography are done by award winning Spanish experts|
Christianity. Thus, popes and cardinals will be more
devoted to face the Holy Empire, after decades in dispute for dominance
of the known world. It is in these moments when, providentially, a man
emerges whose message of love and respect for all beings of Creation
will become universal: Francis of Assisi (1181-1226).
I can't believe that Denise Richards is acting again!! I haven't seen her other than Real Housewives in a longggg time. Funny story - If you ask my hubby about his celebrity crushes, she makes the cut. LOL Of all the beautiful women in Hollywood, SHE makes the cut.ReplyDelete
Speaking of Corona ruining our shows.. What's going on with Supernatural and their final season??
She is very pretty so I'm not surprised, and seems like a nice lady especially after taking in Charlie Sheen's other kids to live with her own.Delete
Don't know about Supernatural, is it shooting now? I think all shows will halt shooting this week fully. We even have police curfew starting from tomorrow from 8pm till 5am and all older than 65 forbidden to go out fully.
I mean, she's OK, but I don't find her to be stunning. I did watch an interview with in it that she served Charlie Sheen's prostitute Thanksgiving dinner. I believe she said that everyone deserves a Thanksgiving dinner. That interview made me realize her good character.Delete
Nope, shooting has completely halted. I've been watching this show since my senior year of high school (2006) and if we get screwed out of the series finale, I will feel personally assaulted. :( :( :(
Did the new rules help slow the spread at all?
They will probably shoot some final episodes later on if this chaos ever ends, that is LOLDelete
We will see later on, whole Europe has applied strict rules now almost like in Italy.
Francis of Assisi sure got around, didn't he? And your history lesson is off -- it was the Roman Catholic Church which CAUSED the Dark Ages with its opposition to science, secular learning and personal freedom. It was hardly the bright light of western civilization.ReplyDelete
That sentence continues with the next one starting with HOWEVER :) And that is the official plot from the producer.Delete
I'm sure there are going to be a lot of pissed off viewers not getting the final episodes to their programs any time soon. I'll sit here smug and be glad that I tend to wait until a show finishes its run before starting so I avoid things like that LOLReplyDelete
Out of those that I watch Neighborhood and Last Man Standing won't have final episodes as they were supposed to be shot this week. Carol's Second Act already had its final episode last week. Hope they renew it. All other films and shows that got postponed or halted will bring financial havoc and productional chaos to their studios, it is very difficult halting a process and then continuing it later on, it costs tons of money. The only one that continues with production is Crown, the Brits are keeping it cool LOL while Americans are buying guns... which does not surprise me :( Do you have everything in the house? Are you still selling? I bought everything I could from Hungarian smugglers as the borders have been closed and we have a curfew as of tonight as well.Delete
We're good on supplies here. I worry for some of my family members who may not have enough, so I'm sure we'll be doing some supply runs from our own stash here by the end of the month.Delete
Yes, we are still readying our house for sale. We haven't decided if we want to build our own house or buy an existing one and fix it to our liking. We talked to some builders yesterday and they said the house plans I sent over could take more than 6 months once they break ground. I don't know if we have that kind of time to be waiting on having a home built once ours sells. Right now, everything is on hold anyway until this virus stuff passes. I just got word from someone who works for the state locally here that in the next 48 hours, Indiana is supposed to be going on full lock down. This source is pretty reliable, but we'll see if that happens.
But you build a house once in a lifetime, what's six or seven months living in a rented apartment or at your inlaws LOLDelete
We are on full lockdown here, and we are expecting the highest point of new cases this weekend as it usually happens ten days after breakout. Our problem is that we expect about 50,000 of our citizens who live abroad to arrive here during Easter and that could ruin us, so they are trying to find a way to bypass the constitution and lock them out. We only have about 6000 thousand beds in hospitals, we can't have hundreds of thousands ill. Is Mariah back from college?
Jason's thinking about leaving his job, so if we want to move this year, now is the time to do it, not take out a contractor loan that will turn into a mortgage loan down the road. We are living in very uncertain times at my house (not just the corona virus, just with Jason's job and selling the house and what the future holds) and it's stressing me the F out. But, we'll get through it. We always do.Delete
Mariah's school has moved to online classes for the remainder of the year, but she'll be keeping her apartment on campus. We told her she could break her lease and come home, but she's content to stay where she is at. All of the foreign exchange students at Allison's school are going home this week, except for the Spaniard. He lives in Barcelona and his mom thinks it's safer for him to just stay here until his original leave date of June. I think it would be wise of Serbia to lock out the people who didn't come home when all of this started. Just like those in the US still traveling like they don't have a care in the world. We need to have everyone hunker down in place, close the borders and implement strict policies to get this nipped in the bud.
It will all result with something better in your life in the end, deary. Does Jason have something in plan, or he just wanted to be the manager of your cake shop LOLDelete
Wonderful pariod and costumes!ReplyDelete
They do look very opulent! 13th century was probably the most interesting one in history together with mid 18th century. That is when all of the biggest historical figures lived, warred, ruled and worked :)Delete
Bet they will look even better on the small screens.Delete
*Denise Richards, I love her. She's such a beauty, too! :)ReplyDelete
She is really pretty indeed and so is Jane Seymour.Delete