The Alienist S2 – now aka The Angel of Darkness

The Alienist season 2 is happening, with a new title

The core cast of The Alienist will return for a sequel series entitled The Angel Of Darkness. Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning will all reprise their roles for TNT’s follow-up series, which will presumably air on Netflix here in the UK.

The series’ return and its new title won’t come as a huge surprise to fans who’ve read up on the show’s history: after all, The Alienist was based on a novel of the same name by Caleb Carr, and The Angel Of Darkness is the title of his sequel book.

TNT initially announced The Alienist as a one-off limited series, but the network seems to be chuffed about the show’s success and the plans to bring it back. TNT released this statement about the renewal:

“We could not be prouder of The Alienist’s outstanding, award-worthy performance and all of the work the incredible actors and crew put in to bring that story and time period to life,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “Our audience fell in love with these multi-dimensional, timeless characters and the journey of their struggles living in complicated times. With this new story in TNT’s Suspense Collection, we will further immerse viewers into their world as they are confronted with a new enemy.”

Daniel Bruhl in The AlienistAnd if you fancy some plot clues, here’s the synopsis for the novel version of The Angel Of Darkness:

June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends—high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime—have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case.

But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children.

Once again, Caleb Carr proves his brilliant ability to re-create the past, both high life and low. Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York.

Courtesy: Collider

Count of Monte Cristo – New Series coming

 

 NEW TV SERIES FROM POLDARK’S WRITER AND PRODUCERS

The ITV-owned indie is working with Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield on the remake after it emerged that Aidan Turner’s scythe-wielding drama is set to come to an end following its next season.

The story, written by The Three Musketeers author Dumas, is set between 1815 and 1839 in France and Italy. It follows the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France ahead of the Hundred Days period, when Napoleon returned to power. It is an adventure story following a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and sets about exacting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment.

Mammoth Screen boss Damien Timmer told Deadline that The Count of Monte Cristo was “arguably one of the most iconic and thrilling stories ever written” and that it would “follow the huge international success of Poldark.

“There are several new projects I’m working on, but following our five-year collaboration on Poldark, I’m thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Damien Timmer and Karen Thrussell at Mammoth Screen by developing The Count of Monte Cristo with them,” Horsfield told Radio Times. “Dumas’ classic is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and we’re excited to be bringing his compelling characters and edge of the seat storytelling to the screen.”

Poldark’s scribe is working on the new series

3:10 to Yuma 2007

 If you like westerns, this is an interesting story. Catch Russell Crowe still at the top of his best years.

Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas.

The Areonauts

PHOTO WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE AND FELICITY JONES
 Just a few weeks ago you saw the first set photos of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in Tom Harper’s historical adventure THE AERONAUTS in which they play pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher who, back in 1862, find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon, and today you can check out the first official photo! Tom Courtenay and Vincent Perezalso star.
Click on the photo to see it in bigger size!

Death and Nightingales BBC 2- 3 part series

 ‘DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES’
1ST BBC SERIES PHOTOS WITH JAMIE DORNAN, MATTHEW RHYS
BBC hasreleased first photos from their new three-part period set mini-series DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES with Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly! A story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, it is set in the haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. It’s a world of spies, confessions and double dealings where neighbours observe each other and inform. The tale takes place over a desperately tense 24-hour period. It’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday and also the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) to escape from her limited life and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, the series sees a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will ultimately illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.
The series is based on Eugene McCabe modern Irish Classic.  Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan lead the cast
Matthew Rhys plays the father in the new BBC 2 series

   ‘MIDWAY’ WW2 EPIC FILM

   ‘MIDWAY’ WW2 EPIC FILM
PATRICK WILSON, LUKE EVANS, NICK JONAS JOIN STELLAR CAST
Well, this is certainly becoming a rather stellar and hunky cast indeed: war epic MIDWAY from director Roland Emmerich has just added new names to the cast which already includes Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Ed Skrein! New additions to the cast include pop superstar Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, Tadanobu Asano and Dennis Quaid!
Patrick Wilson will be Admiral Edward Layton
WHAT’STHE STORY?
Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theatre of World War II, the very expensive historical action movie (the budget is above $100M as ‘Deadline’ reports)  will chronicle the exploits of the soldiers and pilots at the heart of the conflict. The story follows the real soldiers and aviators who pulled off the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war in June 1942.
Luke Evans is Commander McClusky

WHO WILL PLAY WHOM IN THE MOVIE?
Woody Harrelsonwill portray Admiral Chester Nimitz, Patrick Wilson will play Navy Rear Admiral Edward Layton who was a key intelligence officer during WWII, Luke Evans is taking over the role of Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky and Keean Johnson will play an Airforce radioman!
Nick Jonas has just joined the stellar cast