REBECCA FERGUSON TO LEAD
WOOL DYSTOPIAN TV SERIES
After The White Queen, Rebecca Ferguson will lead another small screen series: the TV adaptation of WOOL dystopian novel by Hugh Howey over at Apple TV + and she will also executive produce it. Self published by
the author himself back in 2011, the book is a set in a ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Rebecca Ferguson will star as Juliette, an independent and hardworking engineer. There were at least two previous efforts to adapt the book at other studios. Speaking of epic TV series, Amazon has just renewed The Wheel of Time epic fantasy series for a second season even though the first one has not been released yet.
|Rebecca will both star in and produce the series|
DANGEROUS LIAISONS SERIES
STARZ CASTS LEAD STARS
Earlier last year I told you that Starz is preparing a prequel TV series to famous DANGEROUS LIAISONS and now they have set the stars for it. As
Deadline reports, Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton will play the notorious lovers Merteuil and Valmont in this reimagining of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ classic 18th century novel! It tells the origin story of how the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont meet as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of revolution. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the couple rises from the slums of Paris and scales the heights of the French aristocracy, seducing and manipulating both the nobility and each other to survive.
Marquise Camille is a beautiful young
woman from nowhere with a mysterious past who seeks revenge on the wealthy aristocrats who led her to ruin. Betrayed by her lover, Valmont, she turns heartbreak into empowerment as she strategizes to gain status, power and freedom. Pascal Valmont was driven to regain the title and status stolen from him by his stepmother after his father’s death. Without status or money, he must seduce and blackmail to get what he wants, even if it risks losing the one he loves most – Camille. The series has already started its preproduction down in Czech republic.
|Nicholas Denton will be young Valmont|
|Alice Englert will play the female lead|
EWAN HORROCKS JOINS
LAST KINGDOM FINAL SEASON
Speaking of epic shows, the fifth and sadly the final season of everybody's favourite mediaeval series THE LAST KINGDOM at Netflix has added Ewan Horrocks to the cast. The youngster who is currently
starring in Sky's Domina series will play a character named Aelfweard! Filming is underway in Hungary on the final ten episodes, which will continue to follow the adventures of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexan-der Dreymon) a warrior born a Saxon but raised as a Dane, in ninth and tenth-century England. Charged with training King Edward’s first born son Aethelstan as a warrior, Uhtred’s ambition will have an even higher purpose. But to achieve this destiny, Uhtred will have to face down his greatest enemy and suffer his greatest loss. New cast members also include Patrick Robinson as Father Benedict, a holy man with a troubled past; Sonya Cassidy as Eadgifu, a smart and openhearted Saxon who arrives in Winchester; and Harry Gilby as Aethelstan, a young man trained by Uhtred to follow in his footsteps.
|Ewan Horrocks has joined The Last Kingdom|