Monday, May 17, 2021

SEE HENRY GOLDING AND ANDREW KOJI GO INTO ACTION IN SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS TRAILER

 SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS 
TRAILER WITH HENRY GOLDING
Snake Eyes hits cinemas July 23rd
Well, this has two of our favourite Asian hunks so we will be sure not to miss it: first trailer has been revealed for SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS the famous franchise spin off with Henry Golding and Andrew Koji. Golding stars as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior, while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.  Andrew Koji stars as Storm Shadow, Úrsula
Henry Golding takes the lead role in the new movie
Corberó as The Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master. The film is out July 23rd! It will stream on Paramount + a month after the premiere.

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON ARTHURIAN LEGENDS HISTORICAL FANTASY THE GREEN KNIGHT FILM WITH DEV PATEL, JOEL EDGERTON, ALICIA VIKANDER

     THE GREEN KNIGHT    
IS ARRIVING THIS SUMMER
I'm not entirely sure why they keep trying to convince us that Dev Patel is, with his utter lack of screen presence, a lead star material, let alone a knight material, but he obviously has friends in high places. He leads another
The film should arrive to cinemas at the end of July
shamelessly revisionist take on history and myths in THE GREEN KNIGHT historical fantasy which will arrive to cinemas only July 30th. They've released new trailer too, and it looked to me like a parody or a bad comedy, but I don't think that was their goal. 
WHEN COURAGE MADE KINGS An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-
The film was directed by Pete Dragon's David Lowery
skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his
Alicia Vikander leads the female part of the cast
character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
As you can see in some of the character posters (which are still the ugliest ones we've ever seen for any film), the rest of the equally bland cast also includes Ralph Ineson as the Green Knight himself, Joel Edgerton as
Although the legends itself is not violent, the film is R rated
Lord, Alicia Vikander as Essel, Sarita Choudhury as Mother, Sean Harris as King, Kate Dickie as Queen! The film has been postponed a couple of times and will hit theatres this summer.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

FANTASY WEEKEND: AZTECH FORGOTTEN GODS TO BECOME A SF ADVENTURE MOVIE! EION BAILEY, HAROLD PERRINEAU TO LEAD EPIX' SF HORROR SERIES FROM ABOUT TOWN THAT TRAPS ALL WHO ENTER

  AZTECH FORGOTTEN GODS  
TO MOVE TO THE BIG SCREENS
A bit of fantasy today, starting with the movie adaptation of upcoming Aztech Forgotten Gods video game simply titled AZTECH. In this revisionist historical telling of Aztec history, European powers never arrived on the
Aztech will be turned into a sf movie
shores of ancient Mesoamerica. The story takes place in a future where the Aztec empire was never conquered, and flourished into a hyper advanced, cutting edge civilization. The Aztec Empire’s capital, Tenochtitlan, has thrived for centuries as a stone metropolis, techno- logically elevated yet heavily rooted in the ways of those indigenous to the land. That is, until supernatural beings suddenly start to converge on the ancient city, duping those who live there by masking themselves as ancient Aztec gods like the Feathered Serpent deity Quetzalcoatl
The video game itself will be launched later this summer
or Mictlantecuhtli the Lord of the Underworld. Their goal is to enslave the inhabitants. Seeing through their ruse is an unlikely twenty something heroine named Achtli, whose arm has been replaced with a powerful gauntlet-like ancient stone weapon. She leads the opposition and uncovers the mystery behind these beings.

 EPIX' HORROR SF SERIES FROM 
ADS EION BAILEY AND HAROLD PERRINEAU AS LEADS
Epix has, meanwhile, set their leads for new sf series simply titled FROM which unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that
Eion Bailey will take the lead role in From
traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down. Eion Bailey will play Jim Matthews, who, along with his wife, is struggling in the aftermath of a personal tragedy and suddenly finds himself and his family trapped in the town. Harold Perrineau will be Boyd Stevens, the sheriff whose Draconian rules have held the fragile town together, even as he searches for a way to escape this seemingly inescapable nightmare. Stay tuned for additional casting.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

GEMMA ARTERTON JOINS JAMES NORTON'S FREEGARD THRILLER MOVIE! NETFLIX ORDERS DARREN STAR'S UNCOUPLED GAY SITCOM, CBS SMALLWOOD, NBC NIGHT COURT SITCOM SEQUEL!

  JAMES NORTON'S FREEGARD 
CASTS GEMMA ARTERTON
Our dearest boy James Norton, whom you are currently watching in The Nevers series, will be joined by Gemma Arterton and Shazad Latif in FREEGARD thriller movie, which he is also producing under the helm of
James Norton will be joined by Gemma Arterton in Freegard
Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson! The movie is based on the true story of British conman Robert Hendy Freegard, who masqueraded as an MI5 agent and fooled several people into going underground for fear of assassination by the IRA.
 
  NEW COMEDY TV SERIES  
UNCOUPLED & NIGHT COURT & SMALLWOOD GET SERIES ORDERS
With Mom, Bob Hearts Abishola and Last Man Standing ending next week (Mom and LMS for good), the comedy landscape on the telly will be sad till
Melissa Rauch will lead new Night Court sitcom
next season, but some new series have been ordered already. UNCOUPLED is among them, over at Netflix. Coming from Darren Star, the 8 part sitcom will follow Michael, who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsided him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares - losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-40s in New York City. NBC has ordered a sequel to classic multicam sitcom NIGHT COURT which will now follow the unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch), daughter of the late Harry Stone, who follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (John Larroquette reprises his role from the original 80's series). Stay tuned for more sitcom news as most
Pete Holmes will lead Smallwood sitcom at CBS
networks will have their upfronts (the time when they announce projects for next season) next week! CBS has ordered SMALLWOOD multicam with Pete Holmes as a guy who gets laid off from the assembly line of the GM factory and decides to follow his dream of becoming a professional bowler.

Friday, May 14, 2021

TOM BLYTH TO PLAY BILLY THE KID IN EPIC ADVENTURE SERIES FROM TUDORS & VIKINGS CREATOR! EMILY WATSON, PAUL MESCAL TO LEAD IRELAND SET GOD'S CREATURE MOVIE DRAMA

  BILLY THE KID EPIC SERIES 
FROM TUDORS CREATOR FINDS THE LEAD TO PLAY BILLY
But he ain't called Billy but Tom Blyth and he will lead new historical adventure BILLY THE KID, an eight part Wild West drama coming from
Young Tom Blyth is Billy The Kid
The Tudors and Vikings creator Michael Hirst. To be directed by Otto Bathurst and air on Epix, the series is described as an epic romantic adventure based on the life of Billy the Kid, also known as William H. Bonney, from his humble Irish roots and his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond. Billy is a young man with a modest demeanor and a civility and restraint in his nature, despite being the legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid. He’s an impressive sure-shot whose gun hand seems to move faster than the eye can see, but he gets no joy from killing, feeling he’s more sinned against than sinning.

GOD'S CREATURE FILM CASTS
EMILY WATSON & PAUL MESCAL
Over in Ireland, lead cast has been set for psychological movie drama GOD'S CREATURES! The story will be set in a rain-swept Irish fishing village, and focuses on a mother (Emily Watson) who lies to protect her son
Paul Mescal and Emily Watson will lead the cast of the movie
(Paul Mescal) and the devastating impact that choice has on her community, her family and herself. .Aisling Franciosi, Declan Conlon, Marion O’Dwyer and Toni O’Rourke will also star.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

EMILY BLUNT'S WESTERN SERIES THE ENGLISH ADS RAFE SPALL, TOM HUGHES, TOBY JONES, STEPHEN REA,CIARAN HINDS! CHARLES DANCE, COLM MEANEY AND OTHERS JOINS SAMANTHA MORTON IN SERPENT QUEEN CATHERINE DE MEDICI SERIES

 EMILY BLUNT'S THE ENGLISH
WESTERN TV SERIES ADS CAST
Emily Blunt was announced by the BBC recently as the lead of their new six part Western series THE ENGLISH but now they've revealed
Emily Blunt will lead The English
additional cast. The series, which will also air on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, is set in the mythic mid American landscape in the year of 1890, and follows Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt), an English woman who arrives into the new and wild landscape of the West to wreak revenge on the man she sees as responsible for the death of her son. Upon meeting Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), an ex cavalry scout and member of the Pawnee Nation by birth, they join together and discover a shared history which must be defeated at all costs, if either of them are to survive. The stellar cast of this thrilling, romantic, epic horse opera, will
Ciaran Hinds, Tom Hughes and Rafe Spall will also star
also include Rafe Spall, Tom Hughes, Stephen Rea, Valerie Pachner, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, Malcolm Storry, Steve Wall, Nichola McAuliffe, Sule Rimi and Cristian Solimeno.

SERPENT QUEEN EPIC SERIES
CASTS CATHERINE DE MEDICI'S COURTIERS AND RIVALS
Over at Starz, after casting Samantha Morton as infamous Catherine de Medici in THE SERPENT QUEEN eight episode saga, they have now made
Samantha Morton will be Catherine de Medici
other cast additions. Considered an immigrant, common and plain, Catherine de Medici is married into the 16th century French court as an orphaned teenager expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid and she’s unable to conceive. Yet, only with her intelligence and determination, she manages to keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that is the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50 years. Amrita Acharia will be a member of Catherine's retinue, Enzo Cilenti will play Ruggieri, the magician
Enzo Cilenti and Barry Atsma will also star in the series
and soothsayer! Barry Atsma will be famous Montmorency, who cares about the greater good of the society he serves as its foremost military leader. Nicholas Burns portrays Antoine de Bourbon, the rival of Catherine's Valois
Colm Meaney will be the king, Charles Dance the Pope
family. Danny Kirrane is Louis de Bourbon, his stronger willed and more intelligent brother. Meanwhile, Charles Dance recurs as Pope Clement; Ludivine Sagnier as Diane de Poiters, the king's mistress; Liv Hill as Young Catherine with Colm Meaney as King Francis.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

TOM AUSTEN, NOOMI RAPACE JOIN MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS IN DJANGO 19TH CENTURY WESTERN TV SERIES! TOM CULLEN, JAMIE BLACKLEY, ROMOLA GARAI, JESSICA RAINE JOIN BECOMING ELIZABETH EPIC TV SERIES

  DJANGO EPIC TV SERIES ADS 
TOM AUSTEN, NOOMI RAPACE NEXT 2 MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS
Tom Austen has been added to the cast
I have recently informed you that Sky and Canal Plus are preparing a TV series based on famous Western character DJANGO who will be played by Matthias Schoenaerts and now new names have been added to the cast. The series set in the 19th century will be one of the most expensive ones this season. Noomi Rapace will be Elizabeth, a powerful and merciless enemy of John Ellis (Nicholas Pinnock). Along with his fiancee Sarah, John Ellis is the founder of New Babylon, a city of outcasts which welcomes everyone from any background, race or creed. Lisa Vacari will play Sarah, who is also Django's lost daughter. Our dear Tom Austen will also star next to Jyuddah Jaymes, Eric Kole and Benny Opoku Arthur, who will play John Ellis’ three sons! Django finally finds Sarah in New Babylon after the rest
Matthias Schoenaerts will play Django  himself in the new series
of his family was slaughtered eight years earlier. Gaining John Ellis’ hostility, he insists he must stay, arguing the city is in danger. Sarah fears, however, that his very presence in itself puts New Babylon in jeopardy.

 BECOMING ELIZABETH SERIES 
ANNOUNCES FULL CAST
And Tom Cullen is in it just as we spied with our little eye last winter :) Starz new eight part epic drama BECOMING ELIZABETH has announced full cast. Alicia Von Rittberg will, as you already know, be young Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and
First official photo from the new series with Cullen and Rittberg
sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown. The death of King Henry VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country. Romola Garai will be Mary, Henry’s eldest child, daughter of his
Tom Cullen and Jamie Blackley will star in the new series
first wife, the Spanish princess herself, Catherine of Aragon. Oliver Zetterström plays Edward, Henry’s youngest, but as a boy, the only one that matters in the brutal wars of Tudor succession. Jessica Raine is Catherine Parr, Henry’s widow, a clever, educated woman, who played the part of Regent once during Henry’s illness and bitterly resents that she is not able to play it again. Tom Cullen is King's uncle, ambitious Thomas Seymour. John
Jessica Raine, Bella Ramsey and Romola Garai will also star
Heffernan will be his brother, Lord Protector and Duke of Somerset. Jamie Parker is John Dudley, Somerset’s right-hand man on the Privy Council, while Jamie Blackley is Robert Dudley, John Dudley’s eldest and favourite son, and Elizabeth’s friend from childhood. Jacob Avery will be his younger brother Guildford Dudley! Alexandra Gilbreath is Kat Ashley, the nearest
Jamie Parker and John Heffernan will also star in the new series
thing Elizabeth has to a mother since Anne Boleyn’s execution when she was only two. Leo Bill is Henry Grey, a senior member of England’s council, whose daughter Jane Grey (Bella Ramsey) is next in line to the throne after Mary and Elizabeth. Alex Macqueen will be Catholic bishop Steven Gardiner. Olivier Huband is Spanish Ambassador Guzman, the pillar of Mary's court.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

AMY ADAMS AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL TO ADAPT FINDING THE MOTHER TREE BOOK ON RENOWNED SCIENTIST WHO UNVEILED STUNNING LANGUAGE OF TREES

  FINDING THE MOTHER TREE 
JAKE GYLLENHAAL & AMY ADAMS TO PRODUCE ADAPTATION
Amy Adams will also take the lead role
And it certainly does sound like an interesting read: as Deadline reports, Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal will team up to produce the adaptation of FINDING THE MOTHER TREE just published memoirs of Suzanne Simard. Amy will also star as Simard, a world renowned scientist and ecologist who first discovered how trees communicate underground through an immense web of fungi. Some deem that her work has forever changed the way we look at trees. 
FINDING THE MOTHER TREE follows Simard's unique journey as a mother, a former logger, and an iconoclastic scientist and reveals how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, evolve and communicate. At the center of it all are Mother Trees: mysterious,
Jake Gyllenhaal will produce the adaptation together with Amy
powerful forces that connect and sustain all the life that surrounds them. While her revolutionary findings were initially dismissed and even ridiculed, they are now firmly supported by research and data. Knopf published the book last week in USA.

Monday, May 10, 2021

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES ON ROME'S 1ST EMPRESS LIVIA DRUSILLA WITH KASIA SMUTNIAK, MATTHEW MCNULTY, BEN BATT, LIAM CUNNINGHAM, CLAIRE FORLANI, ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, LEX SHRAPNEL

  DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES  
READY TO START NEXT WEEK
Domina begins next week on Sky's channels
Her grandson emperor Claudius proclaimed her a goddess back in 42AD, but Roman empress Livia Drusilla was also a grandmother or great grandmother to some of history's greatest maniacs Caligula and Nero, and also the mother of Tiberius and the wife of emperor Augustus Caesar! New eight part historical drama DOMINA is ready to start next week May 14th on Sky channels around Europe (Italy, UK, Ireland, Germany and Spain) and their Now streamer, and will then swim over to USA and Epix on June 6th for the Northern American audience! The series will begin with her patrician father siding with the murderers of Julius Caesar in order to save Rome’s traditional republican
The series will also air on Epix in USA later in June
system of government from dictatorship. Due to his death in the battle at Philippi, and the defeat of the republicans, young Livia and her first husband
Actress Kasia Smutniak plays the lead role of Domina
Tiberius Nero will have to runaway before eventually returning to Rome. Although the history has remembered her as nasty to the core, manipulative
Matthew McNulty is the first emperor of Rome Augustus
and evil, I have a very strong feeling that the series will, in the light of the modern revisionist feminist movements, depict Livia as a strong, good and,
The costumes in the series were done by Oscar winning designer
what is that word that they like so much... ah, yes, empowering woman, so the only thing I can say to that is: just read a book or two, people. 

DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES 
will, similar to the legendary I, Claudius classic series which followed her grandson, probably have that subdued tone filled with dialogues, intrigues and
Ben Batt is Augustus' friend Agrippa in the series
interior scenes, rather than be a dynamic adventure filled with battles and action, at least judging from the photos and trailer. The story follows Livia
Liam Cunningham is Livia's father in the new historical series
Drusilla, a naïve young girl, whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination. But using plenty of intrigue she eventually becomes
Our dear Lex Shrapnell plays Crassus in the new series
Rome's empress by conniving to marry emperor Augustus. She then ends up navigating her way through a brutal male dominated society by means of
Agrippa and Augustus fight together for Gaius to become emperor
conspiracy, seduction and murder to become Rome’s most powerful and influential empress and to secure power for her son, Tiberius (who wasn't even Augustus' son, but came from her marriage to Tiberius).

WHO'LL ELSE BOW TO DOMINA?
Kasia Smutniak is playing Livia Drusilla, with the young Livia played by Nadia Parkes who was scandalously awful in the atrocious Spanish Princess.
Tom Forbes will be Sextus in the new series
They are supported by an international stellar cast including Liam Cunningham playing Livius, Livia’s father, and Colette Tchantcho as
Augustus was known as a great orator of Rome
Antigone, Livia’s best friend, ex-slave and closest ally. Created and written by Simon Burke, the series also stars Matthew McNulty as the future emperor Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, and Livia's second husband,
Isabella Rossellini plays an old enemy of Livia's
Christine Bottomley as Augustus' ex wife Scribonia, Ben Batt as Agrippa, Agustus' friend and a consul who helped him become emperor,  Enzo Cilenti as Tiberius Claudius Nero Livia's first hsuband, while Claire Forlani
The series will air in eight hourlong episodes in the first season
plays Claudia Octavia, Augustus' sister who wants her son to succeed his uncle and not one of Livia's sons from her first marriage. Our dear Lex Shrapnel is
Oscar winner Gabriella Pescucci created the costumes for the series
Crassus. Isabella Rossellini makes an appearance playing Balbina, an early enemy. Tom Glynn Carney plays young Gaius Augustus. Ewan Horrocks plays Livia's second son Drusus. 
 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

NEW BOOK ADAPTATIONS: ADAM SILVERA'S BELOVED YA FANTASY ROMANCE THEY BOTH DIE AND THE END AND BETH COWAN ERSKINE'S LOCH DOWN ABBEY TO BECOME TV SERIES!

 THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END 
TV SHOW OUT OF SILVERA'S BOOK
Adaptation news today, starting with our gorgeous Adam Silvera who will adapt his own hit book THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END (the first
The 2017 book is again on the top of the charts
ever gay YA Latino novel to ever hit number one on best seller lists) into a TV series for eOne! The 2017 book is a devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. On September 5, a little after midnight, Death Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure — to live a lifetime in a single day. Even though it was
Adam Silvera will adapt his own book into a TV series
published four years ago, the book is currently the best selling YA book of 2021 in USA. In order to meet the demand, the printing numbers have gone up staggering and mindblowing 900%! 

     LOCH DOWN ABBEY    
TO BECOME A TV SERIES
Meanwhile, the company which made NatGeo's Genius is going to turn LOCH DOWN ABBEY, which Beth Cowan Erskine wrote during the lockdown as her debut novel, into a TV series. It follows the delightfully selfish and out-of-step Inverkillen family. The trouble starts when Lord Inverkillen is
Loch Down Abbey will become tv series
found dead in mysterious circumstances after making a disastrous deal to​ sell off the family’s only asset, the whiskey distillery. The inspector declares it an accident but Mrs MacBain, the savvy head housekeeper, isn’t so convinced. No one is allowed in or out of the Abbey because of a mysterious illness sweeping the country, so the residents of the house, both upstairs and downstairs, are the only suspects. The desperate state of the family’s finances are revealed to the family; without quick intervention it’s likely the estate will have to be sold to cover the debts, leaving them homeless. Most of the Inverkillens haven’t left the estate in decades and are best at doing what can only be described as nothing. With the servants increasingly out of commission because of the mysterious virus,
Beth Cowan Erskine wrote the book during the lockdown
Mrs MacBain tries to keep everything “normal” while also conducting her own clever investigation of Lord Inverkillen’s death and in doing so uncovers a whole host of long-hidden secrets, lies and betrayals that will alter the dynamics of the household forever.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

EMPRESS SISI ARRIVES TO VIENNA IMPERIAL COURT IN THE FIRST SET PHOTO OF DOMINIQUE DEVENPORT IN NEW EPIC TV SERIES

   1ST SISI EPIC TV SERIES  
SET PHOTO HAS ARRIVED
After the first official royal stills, Beta Film and German Now TV have released the first set photo of Dominique Devenport as the famous empress SISI in the new historical series which will air on France's TF1,
The series will air in six hourlong episodes
Austria's ORF and also RTL and Now TV in Germany. The six episode series, planed to air before the end of the year, will follow the infamously vain Empress Elisabeth, nicknamed Sisi, who was basically a pop star and influencer of her time at the end of the 19th century, and a beauty icon in Europe! 

SISI circles around the tomboy and Bavarian princess, who, after her marriage with Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, discovers life at the Habsburg court in Vienna is not at all what she expected. Sisi fights against the strict and even cruel regime at court and for her ideals. Franz, the love of her life, is a man whose emotions and feelings are suppressed by the façade of a strict and brutal ruler.
First look at Dominique Devenport at the sets of the new series
Beside Dominique Devenport in the title role, the series will also see Emperor Franz portrayed by Germany’s Jannik Schümann. The cast will also have Désirée Nosbusch in the role of Archduchess Sophie, the mother-
The series will see Jannik Schumann playing the emperor
in-law of the young Empress, and Julia Stemberger as her mother Ludovica and Tanja Schleiff as famous Countess Esterhazy. The series, which has started shooting in the Baltics will continue production also in Austria, Hungary and Germany.

Friday, May 7, 2021

SANDITON PERIOD SET SERIES IS BACK FROM THE DEAD WITH SEASONS TWO AND THREE ORDERED! JACK DAVENPORT, JIM BROADBENT TO LEAD UK REMAKE OF CALL MY AGENT TV SERIES

 SANDITON SAVED FROM DEATH 
GETS TWO MORE SEASONS
Well, we thought this one was dead, and rightfully so with its horrid writing, horrid acting and no chemistry between the leads, not to mention the bad marks from the critics and even worse viewing numbers (nobody wanted
Sanditon will sadly have the same bad writer again
to watch that dreary mess in Britain), but ITV's SANDITON has just got a second and third seasons ordered and they will air on ITV and BritBox in UK and on PBS Masterpiece in USA (to make it even more complicated, BBC is distributing it around the world). Based on Jane Austen's novel, the drama will continue to follow the high spirited and annoyingly ungrateful heroine, Charlotte Heywood (acutely one dimensional Rose Williams) as she returns to the picturesque coastal resort of Sanditon. Charlotte’s journey is one thread of an intricate tapestry of
Sanditon was a massive flop in UK, but it apparently went well in USA
stories full of intrigue, excitement, and romance. Against the backdrop of beautiful vistas, familiar faces return and new inhabitants are introduced – all of whom will be having adventures as joyous and surprising as the seaside
Theo James has announced that he won't be returning!
town itself. Theo James is not returning as he said he thinks the story of his character ended the way it should, and bravo to him, and Leo Suter might not return either as the production will start later this year and he is working on Vikings Valhala. 

  CALL MY AGENT UK VERSION  
CASTS JIM BROADBENT, JACK DAVENPORT AND LYDIA LEONARD
Speaking of Brits, they are about to start shooting an eight part English remake of French series CALL MY AGENT which will, as Deadline reports, retain the essence of the French series where a Parisian talent agency’s employees must scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business
Jim Broadbent and Jack Davenport will lead the cast
afloat after the sudden death of their founder. However, the remake will incorporate British sensibility and introduce some new storylines. Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Jim Broadbent Maggie Steed, have been announced as the leads, but apparently a host of A-list Brit and U.S. guest stars have been lined up across the series, probably playing the celebrity clients. Christian Baute is executive producing.