Wednesday, April 6, 2022

OTTO BATHURST TURNING BERNARD CORNWELL'S THE WINTER KING INTO ARTHURIAN EPIC TV SERIES. DEADLINE THRILLER SERIES STARTS TONIGHT WITH JAMES D'ARCY, CHARLIE MURPHY. SEA OF TRANQUILITY SF SERIES AT HBO

 WARLORD CHRONICLES 
TO BECOME EPIC TV SERIES
If you are wondering what on Earth will we watch after The Last Kingdom, don't worry as new medieval fun is coming up soon. As Variety reports,
The series is done by Sony Television
WARLORD CHRONICLES from Bernard Cornwell will be adapted by Bad Wolf into a ten episode THE WINTER KING series. The series, which will begin shooting this year in UK, presents a revisionist take on the Arthurian legends, circling around Arthur Pendragon as he evolves from outcast son to legendary warrior and leader. The books are set in the 5th century, long before Britain was united, in a land of warring factions and tribes when the world was brutal and lives were often fleeting. Halo's Otto Bathurst is coproducing and directing as well. The series, originally announced at Epix, is envisioned as having more seasons. 

  SEA OF TRANQUILITY  
TO GET TV ADAPTATION 
Television adaptation also awaits Emily St. John Mandel's novel SEA OF TRANQUILITY, whose Station Eleven you are currently
The book is out on your spy's birthday
watching on HBO, also for HBO Max. Out April 12th, it is a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. When Gaspery Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.
 
  DEADLINE TV SERIES  
READY TO START TONIGHT
Starting from tonight, Tuesday April 5th, British Channel 5 will air their new thriller mini series DEADLINE in four consecutive nights. It follows elusive widow Natalie Varga (Charlie Murphy) who stands accused of murdering her husband in cold blood and the court of public opinion has already decided she’s guilty as charged. But Natalie is a difficult woman to get a handle on as she’s perfected the art of adapting to her surroundings. After surviving a traumatic childhood, Natalie studied at Cambridge University and having escaped her roots she’s become adept at switching from warm to aloof and from relatable to untouchable. James Aiden (James D’Arcy) is an investigative journalist with one serious black mark on his career copybook already. He’s now looking for redemption and decides to interview Natalie for his documentary. However he soon falls for the very femme fatale he’s supposed to be profiling and loses his grip on reality. Can James unravel fact from fiction or will his own feelings prove to be the barrier to the truth?

10 comments:

Malena said...

I'm not into SF, but this Sea of Tranquility sounds good.

DEZMOND said...

What about Cornwell's series? I announced it first last year for Epix, but now it switched to Sony. Hope they won't make Arthur black like in previous shows on the subject LOL

Jax said...

I love the daffodils in your picture. It's so very Spring of you! :)

DEZMOND said...

That is my daffoDezzy photo that I always use ahead of Easter. My banners on Twitter and Spy Facebook page are also with daffodils.

Malena said...

I’m not into revisionist takes on Arthurian legends. Had enough with Young Merlin. Never got to like The Last Kingdom. Sony? Ugg! Thank you for the overview on Serbia’s political situation. I shuddered the moment I read “China.” One wonders how many bad governments are held in place by Chinese money.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Glad there will be something to replace our empty space after Last Kingdom.

I don't think the second one is for me, so I'll skip that one.

DEZMOND said...

Hope they don't mess it up with the casting.

DEZMOND said...

Probably the same amount as the ones held in place by American blackmail and interests. It was actually a mix of German and US government that brought our bastard onto power and took away the previous, liberal and democratic president, of power because he did not want to do dirty work for them.

bread&salt said...

Deadline's (tv series) subject looks interesting but not sure whether is it worth or not.

DEZMOND said...

First episode last night got quite good reviews today.