Friday, May 31, 2024

SISI EPIC TV SERIES SEASON FOUR STARTS SHOOTING, SEE THE FIRST IMAGE OF EMPRESS SISI AND EMPEROR FRANZ! RICK OKON, KLAUS STEINBACHER JOIN CAST

    SISI EPIC TV SERIES   
SEASON FOUR STARTS SHOOTING
And we have the first image from it! It has been breaking viewing records for three years now both in Germany and in 120 other territories around the world and now SISI epic TV series on famous Austrian empress is shooting season 4! Dominique Devenport and Jannik Schümann take over the roles of Sisi and Franz again.  
 
THE PLOT OF SEASON FOUR BEGINS
when after the death of her father, Sisi challenges the best jockey of Bavaria to a large horse race to save the family seat of Possenhofen Castle. Back in her homeland, the empress comes across abysmal family secrets and has to ask herself where she really feels at home.
 
 
WHO ARE THE NEW FACES IN THE CAST
New in the cast are Rick Okon as Sisi's brother Louis, Philine Schmölzer as little sister Sophie Charlotte, our dear Klaus Steinbacher as
Rick Okon and Klaus Steinbacher have joined the cast
Jockey Georg Basselet von La Rosée, Gustav Schmidt as King Ludwig II and Antonia Moretti as Henriette Mendel. Shooting in Riga, Vilnius, Croatia and Slovenia it will probably air at Christmas again.

ABC REVEALS CAST FOR TY BURRELL'S NEW MULTICAMERA SITCOM PILOT FORGIVE & FORGET

 FORGIVE & FORGET SITCOM 
LEAD CAST UNVEILED AT ABC
ABC has found the actors that will join Ty Burrell's new multicamera sitcom pilot FORGIVE & FORGET which follows the perennial life of the party Hank (Ty Burrell). After an unexpected diagnosis, Hank reconnects with his responsible adult son Ben (Rodriguez Marquette) in hopes of making new memories together. Rodriguez Marquette will play Ben, Hank’s responsible adult son, Diana Maria Riva will play Maria, Hank’s lively ex-wife and Ben’s nostalgic and affectionate mom. Kimia Behpoornia will play Izzy, Hank’s confident and blunt memory care therapist.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

SEE KIRILL ZAYTSEV AND YULIA PERESILD IN DELIGHTFULLY FUN FIRST TEASER FOR FINIST: THE FIRST WARRIOR EPIC FAIRY TALE ADVENTURE MOVIE

 
  FINIST: THE FIRST WARRIOR  
SEE FIRST TEASER WITH KIRILL ZAYTSEV
The movie will hit cinemas January 2025
We have a delightful first teaser for probably the most anticipated new family fairy tale adventure movie coming from Russia - FINIST: THE FIRST WARRIOR (Финист. Первый богатырь) in which our favourite of all mighty Russian hunksters, the blond grand prince himself Kirill Zaytsev is to return to the role of legendary Russian hero Sokol Finist! This epic movie adventure which is set to arrive in Russian cinemas January 2025 also starring Yulia Peresild, the first actress ever to shoot a film up in space, is basically a spin off or continuation of Russia's most popular epic saga The First Warrior, which had four ultra successful sequels previous years and will now focus on the first one among them all, Sokol Finist, from whom all legends and fairy tales begin and start.
 
  FINIST YASNIY SOKOL
 is the most famous hero of Belogorye, the strongest, most dexterous and most deserving. Well, and the most beautiful, of course. All other heroes look up to him, children want to be like him, and girls can't stop looking at him. And who could blame them? Finist is a real superstar. And he carefully protects and maintains this status. He needs more and more feats, he is simply obsessed with them. But there is a nuance. The practical benefit of the feat for Finist is no longer of decisive importance. Let's say, freeing a village from a herd of wild boars that tramples down crops is boring, uninteresting, futile: they won't spread tales about it, they won't admire it. But going to the end of the world, where Beauty is imprisoned in a tower, guarded by an unimaginable Beast, now that is a challenge.
 
 A GORGEOUS BABA YAGA
Beside our boo Kirill the Breathtaking, the cast also includes Russia's most beautiful female star Yulia Peresild who plays probably the most gorgeous Baba Yaga we have ever seen, with Fedor Dobronravov also in the ensemble alongside always funny Sergei Lavigin as Finist's assistant and right hand, albeit a very clumsy one, Meleha, and wildly handsome Fedor Gamaleya as some kind of Arabian or Persian prince or knight at least judging by the photos of him under a turban. Before this one arrives to the cinemas, TV Russia will also air, sometime later this year, an eight part television series THE LAST WARRIOR: LEGACY which is also set in the same world with Finist also taking part in the story. Check out the teaser below and tell us what you think.

THE TIGERS REVENGE MINI TV SERIES ON AUSTRALIA'S WW2 OPERATION JAYWICK ANNOUNCED

  THE TIGERS REVENGE  
OPERATION JAYWICK WW2 SERIES
We are getting another World War II set mini TV series coming from Australia! Actor Oliver Wenn is working with Russell Delroy on a WW2 series that will also be the first project for their new production company. To be shot in eight episodes, historical series THE TIGERS REVENGE will tell the story of Operation Jaywick, in which 14 soldiers led by the enigmatic Ivan Lyon journey 2,000 km behind enemy lines to destroy Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour. As If reports, Wondership Entertainment's first project is now in development.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

HERO FIENNES TIFFIN TO LEAD GUY RITCHIE'S YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES TV SERIES FOR AMAZON'S PRIME VIDEO

  HERO FIENNES TIFFIN  
TO LEAD YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES SERIES
As Variety reports, Amazon's Prime Video has ordered an eight episode series on YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES with Hero Fiennes Tiffin in the title
Hero Fiennes Tiffin will take the lead
role. Guy Ritchie is set to adapt and direct the series based on Andy Lane's popular long series of novels. This action-packed origin story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective will be an explosive re-imagining of this iconic character. At age 19, Sherlock Holmes is disgraced, raw, unfiltered, and unformed, when he finds himself caught up in a murder mystery at Oxford University which threatens his freedom. Diving into his first-ever case with a wild lack of discipline, Sherlock manages to unravel a globe-trotting conspiracy that will change his life forever.

LYBOV AKSYONOVA TO LEAD LAVISH NEW ADAPTATION OF FAMOUS THE SNOW QUEEN FAIRY TALE

    LYBOV AKSYONOVA   
TO LEAD NEW SNOW QUEEN MOVIE
From Russia comes news that their actress Lybov Aksyonova will lead a lavish new movie adaptation of famous THE SNOW QUEEN fairy tale set for 2026 New Year holidays. Karen Hingesyan will helm the film which follows the Snow Queen - the mysterious and powerful ruler of the Northern Lands, and also the keeper of the unique Eternal Rose, blooming directly in the ice. People believe that the Rose gives eternal life, so some daredevils try to steal it. With one of these daredevils, the Snow Queen has an acquaintance that will lead to exciting events ten years later. In an ordinary human family, the beloved son and brother, a boy named Kai, will disappear. His sister Gerda will go in search of him, and on his way will meet many fairy-tale characters. With their help, Gerda will gather a puzzle that tells what happened ten years ago between the Snow Queen and the thief who came after her Rose. This is a love and betrayal story that explains why the Snow Queen needed to take Kai.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

JUNE 2024 ON HALLMARK: FOR LOVE AND HONEY, SAVORING PARIS, TWO SCOOPS OF ITALY, GREEK RECIPE FOR ROMANCE

   JUNE ON HALLMARK  
FOR LOVE AND HONEY
The first month of summer will be interesting over at Hallmark as they have decided to dedicate their weekend movie premieres to love and lovely food
For Love and Honey opens June at Hallmark
from around the globe, so our romantic couples will be savoring both love and some nice international dishes in the upcoming Hallmark originals. It all starts the first weekend of June, when we will be awarded and treated with a new movie from fan favourite Andrew Walker. Saturday June 1st will bring the premiere of his new love melodrama FOR LOVE AND HONEY. This film will see Margaret Clunie playing the role of Beekeeper Eva  who uncovers an ancient fresco while rescuing a hive. Andrew Walker plays Austen, a visiting archeologist, who thinks it is key to his research, so he persuades Eva to help him on his quest across Malta.
 

SAVORING PARIS
The weekend after that is taking us from Malta over to France, or their capital city Paris to be precise. What better place for some unexpected romance? June 8th will see the premiere of SAVORING PARIS with Bethany Joy Lenz and our dear Stanley Weber.Disillusioned with her life, Ella embarks on a soul-searching journey to Paris where she navigates love, self-discovery and cheese amidst the enchanting backdrop of The City of Love.
 

A GREEK RECIPE FOR ROMANCE
Mid of June will take us where half of Europe goes in the scorching hot summer months - to Greece. June 15th will bring us A GREEK RECIPE FOR ROMANCE with Danielle C. Ryan and Rafael Kariotakis in the lead roles and a romantic couple. After a recent setback, Abby heads to Greece to visit her mom and decide what's next. While there, she meets Theo and they team up to open a restaurant. But will Abby be able to stay? 

TWO SCOOPS OF ITALY
Of course, what would summer be without Italy and without ice cream and we have both in TWO SCOOPS OF ITALY which lands at Hallmark, Saturday June 22nd with Hunter King and Michele Rosiello feeling some love in bella Italia. When an American chef travels to a quant village in Italy for inspiration, she falls in love with the flavors, culture, gelato, and the Italian gentleman who helps her discover it all. 
 

Monday, May 27, 2024

SEE FIRST IMAGE OF ROMAIN DURIS IN THE SLAVE FURCY CASE HISTORICAL MOVIE DRAMA SET IN THE 19TH CENTURY

   THE SLAVE FURCY CASE  
FIRST IMAGE FROM HISTORICAL MOVIE
First image is here of Romain Duris and Makita Samba in THE SLAVE FURCY CASE (L’Affaire de l’esclave Furcy) historical movie from Abd al Malik. Ana Girardot and Vincent Macaigne also star in the story of Furcy, a slave in a French colony who was able to achieve legal emancipation prior to the definitive abolition of slavery. The film should arrive next year to the French cinemas.
 
INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY
 it is set on Reunion Island, 1817. Upon the death of his mother, the slave Furcy discovers documents that could make him a free man. With the help of an abolitionist prosecutor, he launches into a legal battle for recognition of his rights. He then fought twenty-seven years to obtain his freedom!
 

Sunday, May 26, 2024

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON THE 16TH CENTURY SPANISH LANGUAGE HISTORICAL TV SERIES BEGUINAS WITH YON GONZALEZ

 BEGUINAS EPIC TV SERIES 
1ST 16TH CENTURY DRAMA IMAGE
The series started airing this April
It is a very sad truth that we have not had many new Non English period set series launch in the first half of the year even though your trusted spy is always scouring the globe searching for new costume dramas for you constantly.  But there is one historical series that I announced to you last year and that has finally started airing: new Spanish ten episode historical series BEGUINAS starring wildly gorgeous Yon Gonzalez whom we drooled after in Heirs to the Land epic drama, has started officially on Spanish top
The series will stream in ten episodes
streamer Atresplayer Premium at the end of April and still continues with new episodes every week. It will also air on their Antenna 3 channel in linear viewing.
 
THE SERIES IS SET IN
1559 Segovia and the plot follows Lucía de Avellaneda (Amaia Aberasturi) as she celebrates her engagement party with the Marquis of Peñarrosa, a nobleman chosen by her brother. This marriage promises to reinforce the financial and social status of the family, but in the middle of the celebrations her fiancée receives a letter from a woman claiming to be her mother requesting for her to come to her deathbed. Lucía there comes into contact
with the communities of Beguines, where her mother has summoned her. The young woman opens up to a new world that will make her question everything she has known until now. And, furthermore, she will find love through a pure and uncontrollable, but forbidden, passion. She will risk everything for Telmo
It is an Atresplayer Spanish streamer series
(Yon Gonzalez), a Jewish man who must hide his beliefs and his past.

 
THIS NEW SPANISH PERIOD SET TV DRAMA
is set in the 16th century, with the plot inspired by the communities of Beguines, communities of women who since the 13th century defended an alternative way of life independent of marriage and the Church. The Beguines dedicated themselves to contemplation, but also to action, through crafts, teaching or caring for the sick that provided benefits to society while allowing them to be self-sufficient. The beguines were spaces of relationship and freedom that, despite having popular support, were highly questioned by those in power. 
 
WHO IS IN THE CAST
Amaia Aberasturi leads the series in the role of Lucía de Avellaneda, Yon González is the male lead as Telmo Medina! Beatriz Segura is Marie Anne, Melani Olivares stars as Sibila García, Ella Kweku as Guiomar Ruy, Lucía Caraballo as Beatriz García, Silma López as Juana Aranda, Jonás Berami as Lebrín Aranda, Javier Beltrán as Rodrigo de Guzmán (Marqués de Peñarrosa), Jaime Olías as Munio de Avellaneda (Conde de Vellaví), Meritxell Calvo as Jimena Suárez de Córdoba, Elisabeth Gelabert as Lucrecia de Avellaneda, Ignacio Montes as Gonzalo de Grijalvo, Antonio Durán ‘Morris’ as Padre Lasarte, Jorge Kent as Comisario Utrera!
 

Saturday, May 25, 2024

GLEN POWELL AND ANTHONY MACKIE TO LEAD MONSANTO TRUE STORY MOVIE AT NETFLIX

   NETFLIX GRABS MONSANTO  
WITH GLEN POWELL AND ANTHONY MACKIE
Netflix has just paid over $30 million for new movie from John Lee Hancock MONSANTO in which Glen Powell plays young, untried attorney Brent Wisner, who takes on a seemingly insurmountable case against the giant U.S. chemical company Monsanto on behalf of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson (Anthony Mackie) who used Monsanto’s best-known product Roundup, a wildly financially successful weed and grass pesticide killer, as part of his job as a high school groundskeeper. During the trial, Dr. Melinda Rogers (Laura Dern), the chief toxicologist of the Monsanto Company, testifies with certainty that Roundup is safe.

SEE FIRST POSTER FOR 18TH CENTURY MAURITIUS SET FRENCH HISTORICAL DRAMA NEITHER CHAINS NOR MASTERS WITH BENOIT MAGIMEL

 NEITHER CHAINS NOR MASTERS 
FRENCH HISTORICAL MOVIE POSTER
Today I am taking you to the tropical island of  Mauritius because we have the first poster for French historical drama movie NEITHER CHAINS NOR MASTERS (Ni chaines ni maitres) which should arrive to their cinemas September 25th
The movie should be out this September
directed and written by Simon Moutairou with French superstar Benoit Magimel in the cast. 
 
  THE STORY IS SET 
 in 1759. Isle de France (modern Mauritius). ​ Massamba (Ibrahima M'Baye) and Mati (Anna Thiandoum), slaves in the plantation of Eugène Larcenet, live in fear and toil. He dreams of his daughter being freed, to leave the green hell of sugar cane. ​One night, she flees. Madame La Victoire (Camille Cottin), a famous slave hunter, is sent to track her down. Massamba has no choice but to escape. By this act, he becomes a "brown", a fugitive who forever broke with the colonial order. 
 

Friday, May 24, 2024

IT'S A COMING OF MIDDLE AGE STORY IN HEART WARMING TRAILER FOR BBC'S NEW MINI SERIES LOST BOYS AND FAIRIES WHICH STARTS NEXT MONTH

    LOST BOYS AND FAIRIES   
TRAILER FOR  NEW BBC ONE TV SERIES
From BBC comes trailer with Sion Daniel Young and Fra Free in their new series LOST BOYS AND FAIRIES as singer and artiste-extraordinaire Gabriel and his partner Andy and their journey to adoption! Maria Doyle Kennedy also stars in the series which arrives Monday, June 3rd to BBC One bringing to life Gabriel’s performances at queer club-space ‘Neverland’, and charting his journey of self-discovery as he grapples with memories of his childhood, attempting to repair his relationship with his dad before becoming a parent himself. This heart wrenching, very funny and powerful series advocates for the right of gay men and women to parent a child!
 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

CELINE DION IS NOT GIVING UP IN THE TRAILER FOR HER NEW PRIME VIDEO DOCUMENTARY MOVIE I AM: CELINE DION

   I AM: CELINE DION  
DOCUMENTARY TRAILER IS HERE
Prime Video has released a trailer for their new documentary movie I AM: CELINE DION which will introduce us with world's biggest singer ever June 25th! The documentary will present a  look into the career
Documentary will stream from June 25th
and health struggles of the Canadian icon,  two and half years since Celine Dion was diagnosed with  stiff-person syndrome, in 2022. Symptoms of the condition affect the central nervous system and can cause debilitating pain and chronic anxiety which is she has trouble walking and using her legendary voice. In the months following her diagnosis, Dion made the difficult decision to cancel her 2023 summer tour dates and reschedule her spring shows to focus on her health, marking a crucial moment in the singer’s career and life as she has been touring around the world since the eighties. Serving as a love letter to her fans, this inspirational documentary highlights the music that has guided her life while also showcasing the resilience of the human spirit.

SEE JOHN MALKOVICH IN FIRST IMAGES FROM THE YELLOW TIE BIOPIC WITH SEAN BEAN, CHARLIE ROWE, MIRANDA RICHARDSON, BEN SCHNETZER

    THE YELLOW TIE  
FIRST IMAGES FROM THE BIOPIC
Variety has got their hands on the first images from Sergiu Celibidache biopic THE YELLOW TIE in which John Malkovich plays the famous Romanian conductor. The movie, offered to buyers in Cannes currently, spans seven decades of his life with Sean Bean, Ben Schnetzer, Charlie Rowe, Miranda Richardson and Anton Lesser also in the cast. 
 
THE YELLOW TIE FOLLOWS
 the extraordinary life of Sergiu Celibidache (John Malkovich, Ben Schnetzer), one of the most celebrated classical music conductors of the twentieth century. He was a unique artist, revered and misunderstood in equal measure. From his childhood in Romania under the draconian authority of a disciplinarian father (Sean Bean), to his painful flight from home to pursue his dream of a career in music, his struggle for survival in wartime Germany, and his rise, fall, and rise again, in an unimaginable career and life path, spanning seven decades and all four corners of the globe.
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

TOBIAS SANTELMANN, JOEL KINNAMAN TO LEAD NETFLIX TV SERIES ADAPTATION OF JO NESBO'S HARRY HOLE DETECTIVE MYSTERY

   TOBIAS SANTELMANN  
TO LEAD HARRY HOLE NETFLIX TV SERIES
Netflix has unveiled Tobias Santelmann and Joel Kinnaman as leads in their TV series adaptation of Jo Nesbo's HARRY HOLE a whodunnit serial killer mystery led by famed anti-hero Harry Hole (Santelmann). Under the surface, it is a character drama about two police officers, and supposed colleagues, operating on opposite sides of the law. Throughout the first season, Harry goes head-to-head with his long time adversary and corrupt detective Tom Waaler (Kinnaman). Harry is a brilliant but tormented homicide detective who struggles with his demons. As the two navigate the blurred ethical lines of the criminal justice system, Harry must do all he can to catch a serial killer and bring Waaler to justice before it is too late. The series will stream in 2026.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

AN EPIC SERIES ON THE LAST SHAH REZA PAHLAVI OF IRAN AND HIS WIFE EMPRESS FARAH PAHLAVI IN THE WORKS

  THE LAST SHAH SERIES  
ON REZA AND FARAH PAHLAVI OF IRAN
Reza and Farah Pahlavi of Iran
The latest royal TV series announced comes from writer Morrie Rosmarin who is preparing THE LAST SHAH series which will span four decades beginning during World War II, when the young monarch, Reza Pahlavi, ascended to the throne of Iran, and ending in 1979 with the Islamic Revolution. It will be given through the eye of his third wife Farah who married the Shah in 1959 clad in a dazzling Dior gown embroidered with silver thread and pearls, designed by Yves Saint Laurent. This ultimately tragic story of a wife, mother and queen trying to save her husband, the Shah of Iran, her family, her dynasty, and her homeland will be told from the point of view of Empress Farah Pahlavi. It will depict an epic struggle for the survival of Iran’s monarchy at the crossroads of the modern world. The characters are interwoven into a compelling saga of personal relations, family crises, palace intrigue, religious upheaval and machinations of Shakespearean proportions, all set against the powder keg of a brewing revolution that will change the course of history.

SEE FIRST TRAILER FOR HISTORY DISTORTING COSTUME DRAMA MY LADY JANE ARRIVING TO PRIME VIDEO THIS SUMMER

   MY LADY JANE SERIES   
S
The series is out this June
EE THE HISTORY DISTORTING TRAILER
And not just for the blackwashing but they literally distort what really happened and change the ending in MY LADE JANE new costume TV series, could be a parody as well, which will hit Prime Video this summer June 27th based on a book by Cynthia Hand. It is sort of a fantasy drama as in it Jane Gray is not beheaded and actually becomes the queen of England. You can catch the first trailer below the post. You can also check out the first poster which is probably one of the ugliest posters we have had the displeasure to see in our lives. Such atrocity!
 IT IS BASICALLY: FUCK HISTORY!
Gird your loins for the tragic tale of Lady Jane Grey, the young Tudor noblewoman who was Queen of England for nine days and then beheaded in 1553... F*ck that. We're retelling history the way it should have happened: the damsel in distress saves herself. This is an epic tale of true love and high adventure set in an alt-universe of action, history, fantasy, comedy, romance, and rompy-pompy. Buckle up.
 

 WHO IS AT THE ROYAL COURT?
At the centre of the series is the brilliant and headstrong Jane, played by Emily Bader, who is unexpectedly crowned queen overnight and finds herself the target of nefarious villains coming for the crown (and her head) in an epic tale of true love and high adventure, where the damsel in distress saves herself, her true love and then the Kingdom. Edward Bluemel stars as Guildford Dudley her future husband and Jordan Peters as King Edward. Dominic Cooper plays Lord Seymour, Anna Chancellor plays Jane’s mother, Lady Frances Grey, and Rob Brydon plays Lord Dudley, Guildford’s father. Jim Broadbent plays the Duke of Leicester, Jane’s uncle. Additional cast includes Henry Ashton as Guildford’s brother, Stan, and Isabella Brownson and Robyn Betteridge as Jane’s sisters. Kate O’Flynn and Abbie Hern portray the King’s sisters Princess Mary and Princess Bess. Máiréad Tyers, Joe Klocek and Michael Workeye also appear.