ARTHUR HUGHES AND SEAN BEAN TO LEAD THE CAST
Disney + has unveiled first photo of Arthur Hughes as the lead in their new historical series SHARDLAKE based on CJ Sansom's novels. He plays a 16th century lawyer with an acute sense of justice and one of the few honest men in a world beset with scheming and plots. Sean Bean will be
Thomas Cromwell, Shardlake's employer and the dangerous right-hand man to Henry VIII. Shardlake has unwavering loyalty to Cromwell and the Crown, but as a person living with scoliosis during the Tudor period he is abused as a 'crookback' wherever he turns. Anthony Boyle, Babou Ceesay, Paul Kaye, and Ruby Ashbourne Serkis will also star.
|First picture of Arthur Hughes in the series which is already shooting|
PROSPER MEGACHURCH DRAMA
ADS RICHARD ROXBURGH, EWEN LESLIE, JACOB COLLINS LEVY
Well that will be a fantastic cast. Australians really never do wrong! Ozzie streamer Stan has announced work on new megachurch series PROSPER an epic family drama that takes a provocative peek behind the curtain of power and privilege. Richard Roxburgh leads as Cal Quinn, the founder and global
pastor of fictional Sydney megachurch U Star, and Rebbeca Gibney is Abi Quinn, his wife and worship leader. Their powerful megachurch is one of Australia’s fastest growing and on the precipice of a lucrative American expansion. While the family preaches messages of faith, love and acceptance to thousands of followers, behind closed doors, the they protect shameful
secrets. Ewen Leslie is their dutiful eldest son Dion Quinn. Ming-Zhu Hii is his wife, Taryn, and Jacob Collins-Levy is youngest son and rebel with a cause Jed, with Hayley McCarthy as Isabel Kalani, the family’s only daughter and gifted singer-songwriter. Jordi Webber is her hot American husband Benji and Alexander D’Souza plays Moses, Cal and Abi’s adopted son.
|Ewen Leslie, Richard Roxburgh, Jacob Collins Levy|
|Ming Zhu Hii, Rebbeca Gibney, Jordi Webber|
NEW STAR TREK SERIES
With Star Trek: Strange New Worlds ordered for a third season even before the second has started airing from June, Paramount + has announced work on new STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY live action series. To enter production next year, it will follow the adventures of a new class of Starfleet cadets as they come of age in one of the most legendary places in the galaxy. It will introduce us to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they will discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself. Sadly, Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau are show runners and executive producers.
My husband is a huge fan of Star Trek..this is good news for him.ReplyDelete
Sadly, this one will probably be for the teens, especially with the godawful Kurtzman, who ruined Star Trek with Picard and Discovery. Strange New Worlds is, on other hand, more like old school Trek.Delete
Ugh to mega churches. There is one a few miles from my house and all of the rich people love it so much. It has a massive playroom for the kids, a bakery, a coffee shop, and all kinds of fancy crap in there. Honestly, it is probably the biggest money maker in our area, yet they don't have to pay any taxes. It just feels like the biggest scam of a building there, but they'll keep expanding as long as the people keep coming. Build it bigger while praying for but not financially helping the homeless that's 5 miles down the road from them. Such a disgrace.ReplyDelete
It is so sick, I don't know why you Americans allow it. I will watch the show just because it will piss off 'godfearing' Christians LOLDelete
Because sadly most Americans still believe in some kind of God so they let that shit slide. It's a disgrace, honestly.Delete
And super scary as well.Delete
Shardlake might be one for PB as I do like a historical mystery story. Is Sean Bean a baddy in this? In a comment on another post I lamented the inaccuracy that is sometimes involved with stories based in times past but (and I can't remember whether I've said this before) when I was a kid I liked the Charles Laughton portrayal of Henry VIII in 'The Private Life of Henry VIII'. Of course then I didn't know enough to realise that the version of Henry VIII as portrayed by Mr Laughton was not necessarily true to history. Dezmond, don't hate me but when I first read this blog with the fact that it's called "Hollywood-Spy", I thought originally that you were American though it wasn't too long before I twigged you were based in Europe.ReplyDelete
We started with Hollywood films originally, some 12 or 13 years ago, but as the quality of Hollywood films slowly degraded, we moved onto the telly world and specialised in period genre, so now we are probably number one source for historical movies and series in the world. Sadly, that genre is slowly dying too. April used to be the month of historical shows, now we only have two WW2 series this month and next and that is it.Delete