Friday, February 18, 2022

BRONTE GIRLS PERIOD SET MINI SERIES! BELCANTO 18TH CENTURY SET ITALIAN OPERA TV SERIES! 1ST LOOK AT BBC'S THE WITCHFINDER 17TH CENTURY PERIOD SET COMEDY SERIES

   THE BRONTE GIRLS   
PERIOD SET TV SERIES
According to Variety, ZDF Enterprises and Parsonage Productions are developing a new drama, THE BRONTE GIRLS, a fictional account of the
The only Bronte sisters portrait was sold for 50,000 pounds
last summer which the three Bronte sisters spent together. The six part series is set in the village of Haworth, Yorkshire, where Reverend Bronte’s three daughters, Charlotte (19), Emily (17) and 15 year old Anne spent their last summer together as teenagers. Theirs was not a prim and proper youth, the series imagines, painting a portrait which anticipates something of the passion of the sisters’ subsequent novels, which were to become literary sensations. With hormones raging, romances leading to sexual tension, political conflicts and guarded secrets, the sisters’ lives are anything but chaste in this fictionalized drama of three women and the men, young and old, who are caught up in this adventure

  BBC'S THE WITCHFINDER   
HISTORICAL COMEDY SERIES
It will be a six part comedy series
BBC 2 is preparing new period set comedy series THE WITCHFINDER following a witchfinder and his suspect on a road free road trip through an England gripped by civil war, famine and plague. It’s the year of our Lord 1645 and fear of witchcraft is rife. Puritanical Christianity, deep seated superstition and a willingness to scapegoat outsiders have created a tinderbox of suspicion in which few are safe.In this environment, witchfinding has flourished, as self appointed witch experts achieve hero status by investigating accusations of witchery and extracting confessions. A failing witchfinder (Tim Key) transports a suspected witch (Daisy May Cooper) across 1640s East Anglia to a trial that could change his fortunes forever. But his captive is the
The series will air on BBC Two and BBC Player
worst possible travel companion: an inquisitive, uncouth woman whose ability to prick his pomposity and ask uncomfortable questions turns a straightforward journey into a life-changing ordeal.
 

 
  BELCANTO 18TH CENTURY  
TV SERIES FROM ITALY
Variety reports that Mariano Di Nardo, Antonio Manca and Federico Fava are preparing BELCANTO series set in 1798, as 14-year-old Carolina, her 17-year-old sister Antonia and their mother Maria seek refuge in the city of Milan after stabbing their violent father to death. The elder sister dreams of becoming a renowned singer, much as her mother once hoped for when she was the girl’s age. However, an unhappy and often violent marriage
The project will be offered to buyers at Berlin's Co Pro Series market
waylaid young Maria, who is now willing to go the extreme lengths to ensure that her daughter is afforded every opportunity withheld from herself. Maria’s intense focus on the elder sister leaves little attention or affection for young Carolina however, who more modestly only dreams of earning her mother’s affection. Things go upside down however when a well-respected singing teacher in the cosmopolitan city renowned for its music discovers that Maria’s youngest is the true talent in the family.

15 comments:

Malena said...

The three of them sound very good. The sexualization of the Bronte Sisters? Well, we do know that cHarlotte, who died in childbirth (she was the only Bronte tjat actually married) had early on an affair with a married man. Aside from a crush on the local curate, Anne had no romances to talk about. And Emily's life was equally devoid of romantic anecdotes.

DEZMOND said...

We have seen how dreadfully boring their lives were in that recent series on BBC, what was it titled? It was so ghastly monotonous,the only fun they had were the mischiefs of their brother LOL I bet the casting will be equally boring. You reckon they will cast a black actress to play one of them?

Malena said...

indeed, Anne will be Black and Emily will be dragged out of the closet. Such obsession with women who led bleak lives. To Walk Invisible that was the dreary series you mention.

Theresa Mahoney said...

All three sound like they are right up my alley today, but I am most looking forward to The Witchfinder. I hope it has a lot of humor in it.

DEZMOND said...

Yes, that is the one, I felt like I died about ten times before it ended LOL
PS watched Gilded Age new episode last night!

DEZMOND said...

PS have you seen the casting for BBC new Great Expectations series adaptation? It is so dull and horrid that I decided I will be boycotting it here, no coverage from me.

DEZMOND said...

The plot itself is hilarious in a very British way LOL

Malena said...

Hope to have the recap this weekend. What GE again? And with Olivia Colman as Miss Havesham. That woman is so overrated.

Kinga K. said...

I love historical series❤

DEZMOND said...

Yes, I think I puked a little in my throat when I read the news, Pip ain't any better than her either.... And how many did we have in recent decade? About a fifty or so?

DEZMOND said...

We adore them!

Angie's Recipes said...

Not for me, but THE WITCHFINDER is something for my husband.

DEZMOND said...

It sounds very funny if you like British humour.

Jax said...

The Bronte Girls sounds great!! Although the concept is sad that it's their last Summer together, but it still sounds fun and filled with some juicy drama.

DEZMOND said...

That probably wasn't there for realz lol