Wednesday, October 5, 2022

EMILY WATSON TO RULE BENE GESSERIT IN DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD HBO MAX SF TV SERIES! SEE FLORENCE PUGH, CIARAN HINDS, TOM BURKE IN THE WONDER PERIOD SET DRAMA! PARAMOUNT ORDERS FRASIER RETURN WITH KELSEY GRAMMER

  EMILY WATSON TO LEAD  
DUNE: SISTERHOOD TV SERIES
Just when we thought this project was dead as dodo, Variety reports that Emily Watson has been cast in DUNE: SISTERHOOD series at HBO Max, which, based on Frank Herbert novels, will follow the Bene Gesserit, a mysterious order of women. Watson will play Valya Harkonnen, while
Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson are the first to be cast
Shirley Henderson will be Tula Harkonnen, two sisters who have risen to power in the Sisterhood, a secret organization of women who will go on to become the Bene Gesserit. Sadly, Denis Villeneuve, who atrociously helmed the lifeless and dull borefest of the recent Dune movie is executive producing this one too. 
 
  RETURN OF FRASIER  
OFFICIAL AT PARAMOUNT PLUS
Paramount Plus has officially ordered a ten episode return of classic multicam sitcom FRASIER with Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist and radio host Frasier Crane. After starting in Boston within Cheers and moving to Seattle in Frasier, he will now move to a new city and will be surrounded by new characters, with original Frasier cast members not appearing as series regulars but making guest appearances. The show won 37 Emmys in 11 seasons.

  THE WONDER TRAILER  
SENDS FLORENCE PUGH TO EIRE
The film is out November 16th
Speaking of things lifeless and overrated, check out Florence Pugh in the first trailer for THE WONDER period set thriller movie which will stream on Netflix November 6th. Ciaran Hinds, Tom Burke, Toby Jones also star in the film set in 1862 just after the Great Famine, with Pugh playing English Nightingale Nurse Lib Wright, who is called to a devout community in the Irish Midlands to examine 11-year-old Anna (Kíla Lord Cassidy), who claims to have not eaten for four months, surviving on “manna from heaven.” Lib is determined to find out what’s really going on as Anna’s health deteriorates. Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

JANET MONTGOMERY IS TOM MISON'S NASTY 'THE EX WIFE' IN NEW PARAMOUNT + THRILLER TV SERIES TRAILER!

  THE EX WIFE TRAILER  
FOR NEW PARAMOUNT SERIES
Well, we all know exes can be a pain in the bum, but some of them can be delightfully murderous too like Janet Montgomery in the trailer for Paramount + new series THE EX WIFE based on Jess Ryder novel.
THE SERIES STARTS
October 12th following Tasha (Céline Buckens), who appears to lead the perfect life. The only fly in the ointment is her husband Jack’s ex-wife who is an ever-constant presence, speaking to Jack (Tom Mison) nightly and always turning up to family functions. Then, one day Tasha returns home to find Jack and their daughter Emily missing and, at her wit’s end, she has no choice but to ask Jen (Janet Montgomery) for help. But the pair have never seen eye-to-eye, so can Tasha really trust Jack’s ex?

Monday, October 3, 2022

NEW TOM JONES EPIC TV SERIES IMAGES WITH SOLLY MCLEOD, HANNAH WADDINGHAM! 1ST APPLE'S ECHO 3 TV SERIES IMAGE IS TOO HOT TO HANDLE WITH LUKE EVANS AND MICHIEL HUISMAN IN ACTION!

  TOM JONES SERIES  
FUN NEW IMAGES ARE HERE 
The series will arrive next year to PBS
PBS Masterpiece has issued colourful new images from their new TV series adaptation of Tom Fielding's famous classic novel TOM JONES which arrives next year in United States, but it is most possible that Europe will see it this winter on ITV in UK. 
 
TOM JONES 
the legendary raunchy novel follows often very scandalous and rather bawdy sexual exploits and merry adventures of the young and good hearted 18th century foundling Tom Jones in a story full of unexpected twists and juicy surprises.
 
Hannah Waddingham is Lady Bellaston
Beside Solly McLeod as the hero Tom, Sophie Wilde as the heroine Sophia Western and Pearl Mackie as Sophia’s trusted maid, Honour, the cast also includes Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham in the role of the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellaston! The series will also star James Fleet, Alun Armstrong, Shirley Henderson, Tamzin Merchant, Julian Rhind Tutt, Susannah Fielding, Daniel Rigby, James Wilbraham, Felicity Montagu, Janine Duvitski, Dean Lennox Kelly and Lucy Fallon.  The shooting was done last year around Belfast.

  FIRST 'ECHO 3' SERIES 
PHOTOS WITH LUKE EVANS AND MICHIEL HUISMAN
Earlier this weekend, Apple has sent us the first image from their new ten part adventure thriller series ECHO 3 which will have a three episode premiere November 23rd with the rest of the episodes then streaming weekly!
IN THE NEW TV SERIES
Jessica Ann Collins plays Amber Chesborough, a young scientist who is the emotional heart of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother, Bambi (Luke Evans), and her husband, Prince (Michiel Huisman) – two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts – struggle to find her against the backdrop of a secret war.
Created by Academy Award winner Mark Boal this new series also stars Martina Gusman as Violetta, a prominent political columnist, James Udom, Maria Del Rosario, Alejandro Furth, Juan Pablo Raba and special guest star, Bradley Whitford. Apple also has Pachinko and Slow Horses under their sleeve, both renewed for second seasons.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 18TH CENTURY PARIS SET HISTORICAL SERIES DANGEROUS LIAISONS WITH CHARACTER PHOTOS AND NEW TRAILER

 DANGEROUS LIAISONS SERIES 
THIS ISN'T LOVE! IT'S WAR
The show starts November 6th on Starz
After the embarrassingly atrocious Becoming Elizabeth which shares, together with The House of Dragon, the title of year's biggest borefest so far,  Starz did redeem itself a bit with the fun and dynamic The Serpent Queen, but will they dig themselves back into the new depths of dullness with DANGEROUS LIAISONS, the new adaptation of the 1700s Paris set novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, which arrives November 6th? Well, judging by the bleak casting, especially the lifeless and mediocre female lead, I probably won't even give it a go, but you might think differently, so the spy is presenting you the show today. Of course, probably nobody expects that this could come anywhere near the Oscar winning movie from 1988 which, directed by Stephen Frears, starred Glenn Close, John Malkovish, and Michelle Pfeiffer! You can check out a new trailer below the post.

  DANGEROUS LIAISONS IS
actually not a direct adaptation but a prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th-century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil (the godawful Alice Englert) and the Vicomte de Valmont (Nicholas Denton), met as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of the revolution. This modern take on a classic story takes audiences through wonder and terror, beauty and degradation, seduction and deception in pre-revolutionary Paris. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the young couple’s survival depends on their skills of seduction and manipulation of not only the French nobility but of each other. The current Marquise de Merteuil (Lesley Manville) navigates her own path in a world of men, using the power of secrets to take back control, and Valmont who will stop at nothing to regain his title that was recently taken from him. Their on- again off-again love story is the heart of the series
WHO ELSE IS IN DANGER?
The new series which will air its eight episodes weekly from November 6th and streaming on Starz app and Hulu, will also star Kosar Ali who brings in the forced diversity element as Victoire, Camille’s best friend and partner in crime; Carice van Houten as Jacqueline de Montrachet, a pious noblewoman with a mysterious connection to our heroine; and Paloma Faith as the fiery Florence de Regnier, a stalwart of the French court. Hilton Pelser, Fisayo Akinade, Michael McElhatton, Nathanael Saleh, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, and Tom Wlaschiha also appear in the series shot lat year in Czech republic.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

SEE ROYALLY EXCITING NEW TEASER FOR MARIE ANTOINETTE HISTORICAL TV SERIES! HENRY LLOYD HUGHES JOINS JASON ISAACS IN ARCHIE CARY GRANT BIOPIC TV SERIES

 MARIE ANTOINETTE TV SERIES 
NEW ROYAL TEASER IS HERE!
After that first teaser that we received a few weeks we now have an exciting longer one filled with royal splendour for new historical series MARIE ANTOINETTE which will air on Canal + and BBC in United Kingdom later this month and Australia basically almost everywhere where Versailles aired as well. The eight part series, starring Emilia Schule in the lead role follows the famed queen Marie Antoinette, who was the last queen of France before the French Revolution. Louis Cunningham stars as King Louis XVI and James Purefoy as his father!  Marthe Keller, Jack Archer, Jasmine Blackborow, Gaia Weiss, Crystal Sheperd, Caroline Piette, Oscar Lesage, Roxane Duran, Liah O’Prey, Jonas Bloquet, Nathan Willcocks, Laura Benson, Nicola Perot, Paul Bandey, Maximilien Seweryn also star in the international cast.
 
  MARIE ANTOINETTE 
was barely 14 years old when she left Austria and her mother empress Maria Theresa to marry the Dauphin in France. She is still a stubborn and dissipated young child who must comply with French rules, which are numerous and complicated. The young princess quickly suffers from not being able to live her life as she sees fit. She is constantly under pressure to carry on the Bourbon line. A mission more complicated than expected: even if the relationship between Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI improves over time, it will take them seven years to consummate their marriage. From the young runner-up to the queen of style, a true fashion icon, Marie Antoinette quickly impresses with her charisma and naturalness. She will gradually understand the codes and secrets of the French court and completely recreate Versailles in her image! But her success stirs up jealousy and rivalry. Defamatory pamphlets and persistent rumors about her private life undermine her reputation. It will take a lot of courage to defeat her numerous enemies at the Versailles court.


 HENRY LLOYD HUGHES JOINS 
CARY GRANT ARCHIE SERIES
After we announced Jason Isaacs as the lead in Cary Grant biopic TV series ARCHIE for ITVX and BritBox, we now know that the cast will also
Henry Lloyd Hughes has joined the cast
have Henry Lloyd-Hughes next to Laura Aikman as Cary’s ex-wife Dyan Cannon, Harriet Walter as Grant’s mother. Dainton Anderson, Calam Lynch and Oaklee Pendergast as young versions of Archie Leach (his real name) and Kara Tointon as young Elsie. Ian Pulston-Davies, Ian McNeice, Jason Watkins, Lisa Faulkner and Niamh Cusack are also in. The series will show his early life and cross to 1961 at the height of his fame. It will start with his birth in Bristol in 1904 and tell the story of a childhood spent in extreme poverty, dealing with his father’s adultery and the loss of older brother John. At 14, he joined music hall act and moved to the U.S. and, soon after, Cary Grant was born.

Friday, September 30, 2022

CONNOR SWINDELLS, JACK O'CONNELL, ALFIE ALLEN, DOMINIC WEST IN SAS ROGUE HEROES TV SERIES TRAILER! JOE ALWYN & MARGARET QUALLEY ARE STUCK IN STEAMY NICARAGUA IN STARS AT NOON EROTIC THRILLER TRAILER

  SAS ROGUE HEROES  
TV SERIES FULL TRAILER
BBC has released a new trailer for their upcoming period set series SAS ROGUE HEROES coming from Steven Knight. The six-part series stars Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella, and Dominic West, in a dramatised account of how the SAS was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War Two. Cairo, 1941. David Stirling (Swindells), an eccentric young officer, hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong, is bored. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, he creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic. 


 STARS AT NOON TRAILER 
SENDS JOE ALWYN TO JUNGLE 
Stars are out at Noon October 14th
First trailer has been released for the big screen adaptation of Denis Johnson's novel STARS AT NOON which will hit cinemas October 14th starring Joe Alwyn and Margaret Qualley. This year Cannes Film Festival competitor, follows a young American journalist (Qualley), who falls for a mysterious Englishman (Alwyn) while stranded in Nicaragua (not during the revolution like in the novel, but during today's covid outbreak). Though at first he seems like her best bet at getting out of the country, it is slowly revealed that her affiliation with the Englishman has put both of them in immense danger. Claire Denis took the helm of this one. Check out the trailer below: 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

UNLEASH THE BARBARIANS! SEE TRAILER AND STREAMING DATE FOR THE SECOND SEASON OF NETFLIX' MOST POPULAR GERMAN EPIC TV SERIES EVER!

 BARBARIANS SEASON TWO 
TRAILER UNLEASHED BY NETFLIX
It is here, people, bar your gates and prepare for an attack! The trailer for the second season of Netflix' most watched German series ever BARBARIANS is
Barbarians return October 21st
here announcing the streaming start from October 21st! The story continuous after the famous victory of German tribes against the Romans in legendary Battle of Teutoburg in which they have used lush forests to attack the invaders in a tight space. 
 
  WHAT'S THE STORY
A year after the Varus Battle in year 9 AD, the Roman troops have returned to Germania, stronger than ever, and Arminius is once again confronted with his Roman past. His brother has joined the Roman side to
New season will also have six hourlong episodes
punish Arminius for his betrayal of Rome. While Thusnelda and Arminius try to unite the tribes against Rome and proclaim Arminius the king of the united
Our dearest Laurence Rupp is back as Arminius
German people, their childhood friend Folkwin makes a sinister challenge to the gods after parting his ways with them at the end of the first season.

 WHO IS IN THE CAST?
The cast led by our dear Laurence Rupp as Arminius, Jeanne Goursaud as Thusnelda and David Schutter as Folkwin Wolfspeer, is now
The first season was watched by more than 50 million people
joined by our favourite hunk Daniel Donskoy as Flavus, Arminius' brother raised in Rome, with Bernhard Schütz as Segestes, Robert Maaser as
Jeanne Goursaud is back as the brave Thusnelda
Odvulf and Murathan Muslu as the lead villain Maroboduus the Marcomanni King who brings his 70.000 men to the German cause but
David Schutter is one very angry Folkwin Wolfspear
judging by the trailer seems to have some secret hots for Flavus (oh, be still our hearts). Andrea Garofalo will play Aulus, with Katharina Heyer, and
Our dearest Daniel Donskoy is playing Flavus
charismatic Alessandro Fella also joining the series! Set a year after general Varus’ defeat, the series now sees a new Roman general settled in Germania as
Murathan Muslu is the powerful leader of German tribes
Ari seeks to become king of all the tribes — but a rival stands in his way. This historical adventure series was created by Arne Nolting, Jan-Martin Scharf and Andreas Heckmann!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

EPIX ORDERS BELGRAVIA: THE NEW CHAPTER UNDER NEW MGM+ NAME! NETFLIX ORDERS SUPERSEX TV SERIES ABOUT THE LIFE OF FAMOUS PORN LEGEND ROCCO SIFFREDI!

   EPIX ORDERS BELGRAVIA  
SEQUEL UNDER MGM+ NAME
Epix, which will be rebranded as MGM+ from January next week, but will still be available on cable and Prime Video, has ordered a sequel to Julian Fellowes
Belgravia aired on ITV and Epix
flop BELGRAVIA. Titled  BELGRAVIA: THE NEXT CHAPTER, it will pick up in 1865, 25 years after the events depicted in the 2020 mini series and will now follow the love story of Frederick Trenchard, who has grown up as the third Lord Glanville, and his new love interest, Clara Dunn, who is a newcomer to London society. Unaware that his birth was the product of an affair between his mother Susan and the scoundrel John Bellasis, a troubled childhood has left Frederick deeply insecure, which challenges his courtship of and marriage to Clara. In similar news, rival Starz will soon become Lionsgate + outside USA and Canada.

 ROCCO SIFFREDI SUPERSEX 
SERIES ORDERED BY NETFLIX
Europe's favourite 80's porn superstar, the mighty gifted Rocco Siffredi is getting a biopic in the form of a seven episode TV series SUPERSEX at Netflix and
First look at Alessandro Borghi as Siffredi
today we have the first photos with Alessandro Borghi in the lead role. At the center of the story are unpublished aspects of the pornstar, a profound story that runs through his life since childhood. His family, his origins, his relationship with love, the starting point and the context that led him to embark on his path in pornography! The series also stars Jasmine Trinca, Adriano Giannini and Saul Nanni in the role of Rocco as a young man. SUPERSEX is the story of a man who takes seven episodes and 350 minutes to say ‘I love you,’ to accept that the demon in his body is compatible with love. To do this, he must expose the only part of him that we have never seen: his soul. You have watched gorgeous Borghi in Sky's Devils series and will see him in their The Hanging Sun.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

SEE 1ST CLIP WITH MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS AS DJANGO IN NEW WESTERN TV SERIES! SEE GRANNIES DOING CRIME IN NETFLIX SERIES THE GREEN GLOVE GANG TRAILER

  FIRST DJANGO CLIP  
WITH MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS
Sky and Canal + have released first clip from their western series DJANGO which arrives next year! Set in Texas in the late 1800s, it sees Matthias Schoenaerts as a jaded cowboy in search of the daughter he
Matthias Schoenaerts leads the ten episode saga
thought he'd lost. Following her trail, he comes upon New Babylon, a town at the bottom of a crater, where all outcasts are welcome and where everyone is equal. Here, Django discovers that his 20-year-old daughter Sarah is alive and
Our boy Tom Austen also stars in the new series
set to marry John Ellis, the founder of New Babylon. Sarah – who blames her father for the death of their family, massacred many years earlier while he was at war – wants Django to leave. Our dear Tom Austen also stars.


  THE GREEN GLOVE GANG  
NEW NETFLIX TV SERIES
From Netflix comes a trailer for their new Polish eight part series THE GREEN GLOVE GANG which will stream October 19th! After a failed robbery, a gang of 3 noble and not so young thieves: Zuza, Kinga and Alicja hides in a quiet nursing home. While the police are on their heels, the gang continues their activities at the center, giving its elderly residents a second youth.

Monday, September 26, 2022

FRENCH MONDAY: SEE VINCENT CASSEL, MARION COTILLARD, ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC IN ASTERIX & OBELIX: THE MIDDLE KINGDOM TRAILER! LEA DRUCKER, FANNY ARDANT IN FRENCH HISTORICAL DRAMA COLOURS OF FIRE TRAILER!

   ASTERIX AND OBELIX   
THE MIDDLE KINGDOM TRAILER
Pathe Films has released a trailer for a new sequel in the ASTERIX AND OBELIX franchise, this time titled THE MIDDLE KINGDOM and arriving to cinemas next February with Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche, Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel in the lead roles. It’s the year 50 BC.
The Middle Kingdom arrives next February
The Empress of China has just been imprisoned following a coup d’état incited by Deng Tsin Qin, a traitorous prince. Helped by Finalthesis, the Phoenician merchant, and her faithful bodyguard Mai Wei, the Empress’ only daughter Princess Sass-Yi flees to Gaul to ask for help from two valiant warriors Asterix and Obelix, who are endowed with superhuman strength thanks to their magic potion. Our two inseparable heroes gladly accept to help the Princess save her mother and free her country. And thus begins a great voyage and adventure on the road to China. But Caesar and his powerful army, thirsty for a new conquest, are also heading toward the Middle Kingdom. You can even catch Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the trailer!
 

   COLOURS OF FIRE  
FRENCH MOVIE TRAILER
Continuing our international streak from yesterday, today we move from Scandinavia to France where a trailer for COLOURS OF FIRE period set
The movie is out this November in France
movie awaits. Out November 9th, Couleurs de l'incendie stars Lea Drucker, Fanny Ardant, in the movie based on a novel by Pierre Lemaitre!
In February 1927, the funeral of the wealthy banker Marcel Péricourt was held, which all of Paris attended. His daughter Madeleine is the only heiress, after the suicide of her brother Édouard Péricourt a few years earlier. Fate will befall her when her son Paul is seriously injured and becomes disabled. Without her ex-husband to support her, Madeleine will have to take over her father's business on her own. She receives advice from her uncle, the unscrupulous Charles Péricourt. Madeleine will have to face many obstacles, the adversity of men, greed, jealousy and corruption in a France and a Europe where totalitarianism is rising.