RISE OF THE WITCHES
SAUDI EPIC TV SERIES
Well, twas a long time we had anything from Arabia here, so let us correct that with first photos from new Saudi epic TV series RISE OF THE WITCHES their most ambitious and expensive show ever from MBC Studios. Based on the best-selling Saudi mythology books by Osamah Almuslim, the series, set in ancient Arabia, tells the story of an epic war between two rival witch covens, led by Afsaar and Da’ja’a. Growing up in a world dominated by male magicians who want to prevent women from having any access to magical powers (so kinda the opposite of misandrist Wheel of Time), both witches secretly learn the arts and go on to form their own groups in order to protect themselves and gain power. Ida AlKusay and Sumaya Rida. lead the ten part saga which will stream on pan Arabic streamer Shahid.
THE AWOKEN DYSTOPIA
TO BECOME A TV SERIES
|The Awoken novel is out this week|
STARZ' DANGEROUS LIAISONS
AIR DATE AND TRAILER
Meanwhile, Starz has unveiled today the first teaser and air date for their eight part TV series version of DANGEROUS LIAISONS which will
arrive November 6th starring Alice Englert, Nicholas Denton, Lesley Manville, and Tom Wlaschiha. The series is a bold prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, 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. Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton portray the notorious lovers: Camille who is taken in by 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. It’s not love… it’s war. I must admit those two youngsters look terribly dull and miscast to me, no passion nor talent in them.
|The series arrives this November|