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. The series starts October 30th on BBC One.


 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.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

SCANDINAVIAN SUNDAY: SEE HILMA PERIOD SET MOVIE TRAILER FROM LASSE HALLSTROM, THE DREAMER SERIES TRAILER WITH CONNIE NIELSEN ABOUT OUT OF AFRICA AUTHOR!

  HILMA MOVIE TRAILER  
FROM LASSE HALLSTROM
After the exciting updates from epic TV projects that Netflix presented to us at yesterday's Tudum event, we are continuing the weekend this Sunday by moving
Hilma will also stream on Viaplay UK
swiftly to Scandinavia, beginning our visit with the land of Sweden from which arrives the first trailer for new period set movie helmed by one of our favourite directors, always brilliant Lasse Hallstrom.
To open in their cinemas October 19th after which it will also be available on their streamer Viaplay, HILMA explores Hilma af Klint's enigmatic life, now recognized as one of the Western world's first abstract artists. The cast led by Lasse's and Lena Olin's daughter Tora Hallstrom, also includes Tom Wlaschiha, Lily Cole and Adam Lundgren. Beside directing and casting his wife and daughter, Lasse also wrote the script.
 


 THE DREAMER SERIES 
ON OUT OF AFRICA AUTHOR
Already streaming on Viaplay since last Sunday is period set TV series THE DREAMER (Drømmeren) aka Becoming Karen Blixen, which depicts the life of Karen Blixen, the author of famous Out of Africa played in the six
The Dreamer started last Sunday on Viaplay
episode series by Connie Nielsen. The story of this historical drama predominantly focuses on the author's return to Denmark after many years in East Africa. Penniless, sick and divorced, the story depicts her journey from this point to becoming a renowned writer. We met Blixen near ends, economically and emotionally bankrupt after her farm fails and her soulmate, as she calls English aristocrat Denys Finch Hatton, dies in an airplane accident and she is about to commit a suicide. This one comes from Denmark and features scenes in both Danish and English language. The drama was a part of Canneseries main competition this year.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

TEASERS FOR VIKINGS: VALHALLA AND SHADOW & BONE SEASONS 2! THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN EPIC SPIN OFF SERIES STREAM DATE ANNOUNCED WITH A NEW POSTER!

  BLOOD ORIGIN  
THE WITCHER SPINOFF SERIES TO ARRIVE THIS CHRISTMAS 
During the Tudum even this weekend, when they announce upcoming projects, Netflix has announced and confirmed that THE WITCHER spin off series
The show will arrive this Christmas
BLOOD ORIGIN will arrive as your Christmas present December 25th! Set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher series, the six-episode Blood Origin will focus on how the first Witcher was created and the events that lead to the pivotal conjunction of the spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. Minnie Drives has been announced as the new addition to the cast led by Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain, and Sophia Brown, who all play warrior elves. The godawful Driver will meanwhile play a Seanchai, a shapeshifting collector of old lore with the abilities to travel between time and worlds. You can also check out the first poster for the new epic series and also a new photo of Michelle Yeoh in the costume of her character. The original Witcher series, meanwhile, returns with season 3 next summer.

  VIKINGS: VALHALLA  
SEASON TWO TEASER TRAILER
Tudum has also brought us an exciting first teaser for the second season of VIKINGS: VALHALLA epic series which will return sometime next year and the teaser gives us a look at  our heroes Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter), Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), as they make a desperate last stand against Olaf and his warriors! And, yes, there are some mighty fireballs coming from the sky to save them in the last moment! The series already has third season ordered as well!
 

 
  SHADOW AND BONE  
SEASON TWO TEASER IS HERE
Although it will arrive sometime next year, Netflix has shown the first teaser over at Tudum event for the second season of their fantasy series SHADOW AND BONE which is set in the fictional land of Ravka, where teenage orphan Alina has the power of light with which she can stop the dark forces led by Ben Barnes. The teaser gives us the first look at some new characters as well: Jack Wolfe as Wylan Hendriks; Patrick Gibson as Nikolai Lantsov, the son of Ravkan king Alexander III with his own private fleet; Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Kir-Bataar, a Heartrender and close friend of Alina’s; and our dear Warrior star Lewis Tan as Tolya Yul-Bataar, Tamar’s twin brother and another Heartrender. Check out the teaser below and see if it will wet your appetite for the continuation of the series based on Leigh Bardugo's Grisha novels. 

WHICH STARS WILL WE SEE IN HALLMARK'S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2022? ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LA BREA ADVENTURE TV SERIES SEASON 2 STARTING NEXT WEEK

  HALLMARK CHANNEL'S  
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 
Believe it or not, it is that time of the year when Hallmark announces it's legendary countdown to Christmas which means festive movies from October 21st all the way till the end of December. The 40 movies that will premiere across the channel will bring back some of your favourite romantic
John Brotherton, Luke MacFarlane, Andrew Walker, Jonathan Bennett
genre stars from Luke MacFarlane and Corey Sevier to John Brotherton, Dean Jeannotte and Andrew Walker! The lineup will also include a gay romance between Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa in THE HOLIDAY SITTER about a guy who recruits the help from a handsome neighbour while babysitting his niece and nephew! Some of the films will also
Steve Lund, Korey Sevier, Dean Jeannotte, Chandler Massey
feature Aimee Teegarden, Tia Carrere, Jack Wagner, Victor Webster, Will Kemp, Melissa Peterman, Greta Scacchi, Bruce Campbell. There will even be THREE WISE MEN AND A BABY, a movie including three Hallmark faves Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker.

  LA BREA SEASON 2  
ARRIVES NEXT WEEK!
La Brea returns next Tuesday to NBC
One of the premieres that next week is bringing us is the return of NBC's adventure series LA BREA with the second season after the success of the first one last year which became the best watched new show of the season.The series follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. 
 
STARTING SEPTEMBER 27TH
 which is next Tuesday, season two returns to the Harris family which remains separated as Eve (Natalie Zea) is reeling from her bratty son, Josh (Jack Martin), having mistakenly gone through a portal to 1988. What she doesn’t know yet is that her estranged husband, Gavin (Eoin Macken), and their daughter, Izzy (Zyra Gorecki), have landed in prehistoric Seattle and now must brave the elements and animals to make their way to L.A. The cast will see the return of Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie, Tonantzin Carmelo, and Michelle Vergara Moore, with Martin Sensmeier as Taamet, the leader of The Exiles, a dangerous group of people living in 10,000 BC. Taamet will become a feared adversary of the La Brea Survivors as Season Two unfolds.

Friday, September 23, 2022

SEE THE STORY OF ROMEO'S EX IN ROSALINE PERIOD SET COMEDY MOVIE TRAILER! TONI COLLETTE, ANNA FARIS WANT KATHLEEN TURNER'S ESTATE IN NEW COMEDY TRAILER WITH DAVID DUCHOVNY, RON LIVINGSTON

 ROSALINE MOVIE TRAILER 
HEAR ROMEO'S EX'S STORY
Rosaline arrives to Hulu October 14th
Hulu has released a trailer for their new period set comedy movie ROSALINE based on Rebecca Serle's bestselling book about Romeo's ex Rosaline. Arriving to Hulu October 14th, it is a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare's classic love story "Romeo & Juliet," told from the perspective of Juliet's cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), who also happens to be Romeo's recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo (Kyle Allen) meets Juliet (Isabela Merced) and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy. Karen Maine sat behind the helm of this one.
 


  THE ESTATE TRAILER  
WITH A HELLUVA CAST!
The Estate is out this November
If you are more in the mood for some comedy, check out the trailer for THE ESTATE out November 4th, with Toni Collette and Anna Faris playing two sisters who attempt to win over their terminally ill, difficult-to-please Aunt in hopes of becoming the beneficiaries of her wealthy estate, only to find the rest of their greedy family members have the same idea. You will be thrilled to see Kathleen Turner playing aunt Hilda with David Duchovny, Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt as the rest of the greedy and cunning family without morals. Dean Craig both wrote and directed this movie comedy.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

IT'S WAR AND POWER STRUGGLE AT COURT IN THE EMPRESS TRAILER FOR NEW NETFLIX' HISTORICAL SAGA! MORTEN HEE ANDERSEN JOINS MADS MIKKELSEN IN THE BASTARD 18TH CENTURY MOVIE DRAMA

  MORTEN HEE ANDERSEN  
JOINS MADS MIKKELSEN'S PERIOD SET FILM THE BASTARD
Morten Hee Andersen has joined the cast
It was previously known as King's Land but for some reason they opted for a rather bland title THE BASTARD, but it still has Mads Mikkelsen in the lead, and he is now joined by our dear Morten Hee Andersen (you remember him as the hot prince in Margrete Queen of the North) and Gustav Lindh, Simon Bennebjerg, Amanda Collin, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Magnus Krepper, Jakob Lohmann and Felix Kramer! The story of Nikolaj Arcel's film is set in the middle of the 18th century when Danish King Frederik V declared that the wild heath of Jutland should be tamed, cultivated, and colonized so that
First look at Mads Mikkelsen in the film which arrives next year
civilization could spread and new taxes be generated for the royal house. But nobody dared go to this brutal land until a lone soldier named Ludvig Kahlen stepped up. The film, produced by Zentropa, should arrive to cinemas sometime in Autumn next year and you can also check out first two photos showing Mikkelsen at the sets of the new movie.

  THE EMPRESS TRAILER  
FOR NETFLIX EPIC SERIES
Netflix has released the official trailer for their new German original series THE EMPRESS which arrives September 29th! You can read more about the series in our lavish spotlight here. In an incredible twist of fate and against all expectations, an unusual love ignites between Emperor Franz of Austria and Hungary (Philip Froissant) and Bavarian princess Elisabeth (Devrim Lingnau). Together they embark on a dangerous path. Surrounded by power struggles and intrigues, Elisabeth confronts those who do not believe in her to become one of Europe's first glamorous celebrities and also the empress of a vast empire. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

JANNIS NIEWOHNER, GIJS NABER TO LEAD HAGEN EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES! DIVA HISTORICAL ADVENTURE TV SERIES ON LEGENDARY 17TH CENTURY HEROINE LA MAUPIN!

   JANNIS NIEWOHNER TO LEAD  
Jannis Niewohner will be Siegfried!
HAGEN EPIC FANTASY SERIES
I admit that I made a little Squee! sound when this news reached our spying headquarters late last night and some of you will recall that I predicted this casting outcome: our lieblings Jannis Niewohner will lead RTL+ series adaptation of HAGEN epic fantasy saga! It follows weapons master Hagen (Gijs Naber) as he keeps a crisis-ridden kingdom together, while hiding his secret love for the king’s daughter Kriemhild (Lilja van der Zwaag) and his own unpredictability. He is forced to decided between love and loyalty after the inexperienced king asks dragonslayer Siegfried von Xanten (Jannis Niewöhner) to help him secure the hand of the dangerous Valkyrie Brunhild in marriage. Dominic Marcus Singer, Rosalinde Mynster, Jördis Triebel and Jörg
The project will be made into a cinematic film and six part TV series
Hartmann also star. You will remember that our favourite German star Jannis led Maximilian epic TV series, Turncoat WW2 drama and Narcissus und Goldmund medieval movie and Felix Krull.

  DIVA EPIC TV SERIES  
ON LEGENDARY LA MAUPIN
I've mentioned this one before, but now it is official: The Kissing Booth director Vince Marcello will produce historical adventure TV series DIVA told through a very contemporary lens, which will chronicle the life of
La Maupin was also good with a sword
legendary French heroine Julie D’Aubigny, following her rise from an impoverished servant in 1680s France to battle rogues and royalty alike, in her quest to conquer the stage as the opera singer otherwise known as La Maupin. The show set amidst some of Europe’s most iconic settings, including Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, the backstreets of Paris and Marseille, and the lavender-filled hillsides of Provence, will then watch as La Maupin finds fame, fortune and love, with both men and women, along the way. The show, which will also depict her as a master swordsmistress, will be presented this October at Mipcom in Cannes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

GO ON A TRIP AROUND THE WONDERS OF EUROPE WITH HUGH BONNEVILLE IN NEW HIGH END PERIOD SET SERIES

 THE WONDERS OF EUROPE 
WITH HUGH BONNEVILLE
Here is something interesting for you period set drama lovers: Hugh Bonneville will narrate Studiocanal's new four part documentary series THE WONDERS OF EUROPE (L’Europe des Merveilles) taking the viewers on a grand tour of the architectural landmarks of Europe in the international version of the French programme. As 'Variety' reports, this new high-end docu-series focusing on European cultural heritage and architecture was unveiled at Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Biarritz, the international market entirely dedicated to French TV programs. 
 
THE WONDERS OF EUROPE
 is enhanced by French composer Cascadeur’s original music and, for the international version, Bonneville’s narration. The first season reveals the story of the people who built four European wonders, the Palace of Versailles, and the temples of the Acropolis, but also the Louvre in Paris, and the Alhambra in Granada. Watching the Acropolis being built before your very eyes or Versailles being enlarged by order of Louis XIV to become one of the most beautiful palaces in the world with its 73-meter long Hall of Mirrors and sumptuous gardens are just a couple of the time travel trips that the show takes you on. Currently in the making, season two will also include four parts: two on monuments in France and probably one each in Germany and Italy. A third season is already under discussion.