THE LEOPARD SERIES
NETFLIX RELEASES NEW PICS
After very secretive and mysterious first images this spring which showed us just glimpses of the main characters, Netflix has now released a series of set images from their THE LEOPARD historical series which will shoot till September as the adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's famous classic novel Il Gattopardo which was translated into more than 40 languages around the world. Tom Shankland is directing the six episode saga which was previously adapted into a movie by famous Italian filmmaker Visconti! Thousands of extras and custom made costumes have been used in this ambitious production.
WHAT IS THE STORY?
While Sicily is struggling in the turmoil of the Risorgimento in 1860, the Prince of Salina Fabrizio Corbera (Kim Rossi Stuart) reigns over his family and his possessions, convinced that even these disorders are destined to pass. He hasn’t come to terms with the idealism of young people like his nephew Tancredi (Saul Nanni), who joins the rebels risking his own life, or the ambitions of men like Sedara, a vulgar man who rides change by pandering to the nascent power of mafia criminal organizations and intends to use his beautiful daughter Angelica (Deva Cassel) to get what he wants. At Don Fabrizio’s side remains Concetta (Benedetta Porcaroli), his favourite daughter, who shares his intelligence and foresight. Her happiness will eventually be sacrificed in an attempt to ensure the survival of the power and of the name of the lineage.
BBC'S MURDER IS EASY
AGATHA CHRISTIE SERIES REVEALS LEAD CAST
BBC has announced cast for their mini TV series adaptation of Agatha Christie's MURDER IS EASY which will star Morfydd Clark as Bridget and David Jonsson as Fitzwilliam in the lead roles with Penelope Wilton as Miss Pinkerton, Sinead Matthews as Miss Waynflete, Tom Riley as Lord Whitfield, Douglas Henshall as Major Horton, Mathew Baynton as Dr Thomas and Mark Bonnar as Reverend Humbleby, also in the two part series. Officer Fitzwilliam meets Miss Pinkerton on a train to London in 1954, where she tells him that a killer is on the loose in the English village of Wychwood under Ashe. The villagers believe the deaths are accidents, but Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise. When she's later found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Fitzwilliam feels he must find the killer before they can strike again.