The Warrior


INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE             Release expected late 2018 or early 2019
Nice casting news for the new period set action series THE WARRIOR, a Bruce Lee inspired martial arts television saga by CinemaxFast and Furious Justin Lin will produce the Tong Wars ten episode series, inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee!

Kieran Bew will play Officer “Big Bill” O’Hara, a hard-drinking Irish cop charged with forming a Chinatown squad and Tom Weston Jones will be Richard Lee, a transplanted Southerner and rookie cop! Olivia Cheng will appear as Ah Toy, Chinatown’s most accomplished courtesan and madame, while Jason Tobin is Young Jun, the hard-partying son of a powerful tong boss. Dianne Doan will play Mai Ling, a beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who, through sheer force of will, has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs! Dean Jagger will be Dan Leary, the unofficial godfather of the Irish community of San Francisco and leader of the Workingmen’s party. Christian McKay will govern San Francisco as Mayor Samuel Blake and Joanna Vanderham will portray Penelope Blake, the aristocratic heir to a railroad fortune trapped in a loveless marriage to the mayor! Joe Taslim is Li Yong, a tong Lieutenant and kung fu master while Langley Kirkwood will be Walter Buckley, a Civil War veteran and Deputy Mayor with his own political aspirations! Perry Yung is Father Jun, the leader of the most powerful tong in Chinatown.

Beowulf’s Kieran Bew leads the cast

The Story of the Warrior

will be set against the backdrop of the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s! The cast is led by Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who travels from China to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown!

Joe Taslim is a kung fu master!
You watched Tom Weston Jones in Dickensian & in BBC’s upcoming Troy
Game of Thrones’ Dean Jagger will be an Irish ruffian!
Dominion’s Langley Kirkwood will be an ambitious deputy major!

Courtesy of HollywoodSpy    |  More at Deadline

The Last Tycoon 2017 (c.1930s)

Amazon has released the trailer for their new mini series THE LAST TYCOON which will start airing July 28th starring Matt Bomer, Lily Collins and Kelsey Grammer. Nine episodes are a Scott. F. Fitzgerald adaptation. The story follows Monroe Stahr, Hollywood’s Golden Boy as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler’s Germany, THE LAST TYCOON illuminates the passions, violence and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood.

Amazon Prime Original


The Collection – (tv series) Premiers February 10th on Amazon Prime

The Collection focuses on an illustrious Paris fashion house, emerging from the dark days of the Occupation. It is centered on two very different brothers. Coyle plays Paul Sabine, the couturier with a romantic vision he hopes will resuscitate a beleaguered, post-war Paris. Riley plays his brother Claude, the true but hidden genius behind the Sabine label. Gummer is Paul’s American wife, an expat who has lived in Paris for 10 years. The Sabines’ mother (de la Tour) is a scheming matriarch who will stop at nothing to use her sons to help achieve her own thwarted ambitions. Jenna Thiam (The Returned) is Nina, the working-class daughter of Sabine’s chief seamstress and the unexpected beauty who becomes the iconic face of the label.

7 episodes

Richard Coyle, Tom Riley, Frances de la Tour, Mamie Gummer, and Jenna Thiam.

BBC and ITV launch ‘BritBox’ streaming service in the US in 2017

Source: BBC and ITV launch ‘BritBox’ streaming service in the US

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The two major broadcast networks in the UK are jointly launching a streaming service under the name BritBox. The BBC and ITV are backing a Netflix-esque service that’ll showcase the best of the two firm’s output. Users will be able to watch a wide range of the pair’s programming, including premium dramas and sitcoms. In addition, Anglophiles will be able to view some of the country’s most popular soap operas, including EastEnders and Emmerdale, a day after they air in the UK.

The service will also offer a host of archive material including classic premium BBC dramas like State of Play and Pride and Prejudice. ITV, which is more traditionally downmarket than the publicly-owned broadcaster, will offer up detective shows like Inspector Morse and Rosemary and Thyme. In addition, classic sitcoms like Fawlty Towers and Keeping up Appearances will help explain Britain’s obsession with class and gardening. In total, there will be “thousands of hours” worth of material for people hungry for new content to binge.

We are curious what this will mean for BBC America in the long run, since that has been the home of so much British TV content. AMC Networks invests in the channel and has taken a minority stake in BritBox, so it’s likely that one won’t attempt to hurt the other. Instead, the service may pull together the otherwise piecemeal distribution of British TV in the US, which is scattered around several different broadcasters. It’s likely that flagship shows like Doctor Who and Top Gear will remain available on cable rather than behind a paywall.

BritBox will launch at some point at the start of 2017 for an as-yet undisclosed price, but we can expect it to be around the ten dollar mark. The platform will be available online, as well as on iOS and Android devices — not to mention on the Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast TV gear. It’s about damn time too, given that the international version of the iPlayer never made it to the US and was shuttered back in 2015.

Netflix January Streaming Streaming / December (leaving)

Coming to Netflix

January 1st

  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • After Innocence
  • Bee Movie
  • Boogie Nights
  • Braveheart
  • Caddyshack
  • Collateral Damage
  • Dreamcatcher
  • El Dorado
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • HALO Legends
  • Hugo
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  • License to Drive
  • Nancy Drew
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Real Detective, season 1
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman Returns
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Shining
  • The Perfect Physique
  • The Rat Race
  • To Be A Miss
  • Trudell
  • V for Vendetta
  • Vanilla Sky

January 3rd11th

  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, season 11
  • Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?
  • Coin Heist
  • Degrassi: Next Class, season 3
  • Growing Up Coy
  • Mar de Plastico, season 1
  • One Day at a Time, season 1
  • Tarzan and Jane, season 1
  • Alpha and Omega 7
  • Miss Sharon Jones!
  • Under the Shadow
  • Best and Most Beautiful Things
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • As I Open My Eyes
  • Best Friends Whenever, season 2
  • Happily Married
  • Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
  • We’re Lalaloopsy, season 1
  • Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

January 13th19th

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, season 1
  • Aquarius
  • Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women
  • Clinical
  • Historia de un clan, season 1
  • It Follows
  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story, season 1
  • Camp X-Ray
  • Cardboard Boxer
  • Estar O No Estar
  • A Beautiful Now
  • Hostage to the Devil
  • Señora Acero, season 3
  • Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body
  • Wartime Portraits, season 1
  • Flash of Genius
  • Halloweed
  • Rezort
  • Fatima
  • Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
  • Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050
  • Good Kids

January 20th31st

  • Frontier, season 1
  • Papa
  • Take the 10
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender, season 2
  • Bates Motel, season 4
  • Grami’s Circus Show, season 2
  • Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy
  • Gad Gone Wild
  • Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil
  • Kill Command
  • Terrace House: Aloha State, season 1 — part 1
  • Era el cielo
  • Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, season 2
  • iBoy
  • Kazoops!, season 2
  • Shadows of Truth
  • Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
  • Ripper Street, season 4
  • Antibirth
  • Swing State
  • Bill Burr Stand Up Special

Leaving Netflix

January 1st

  • 30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
  • 30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
  • 30 for 30: The Day the Series Stopped
  • 30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus
  • 30 for 30: Without Bias
  • 30 for 30: Once Brothers
  • 30 for 30: Bernie and Ernie
  • 30 for 30: Requiem for the Big East
  • 30 for 30: The Price of Gold
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  • Angry Birds Toons, season 1
  • Bewitched
  • Blade 2
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Coming to America
  • Columbo, season 1-7
  • Crash
  • Cupcake Wars Collection, collection 2
  • Chopped, collection 2
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Final Destination 3
  • Flip or Flop, season 1
  • Fixer Upper, seasons 1–2
  • Ghost Town
  • Hairspray
  • House Hunters Collection, collection 3
  • House Hunters International Collection, collection 3
  • House Hunters Renovation Collection, collection 1
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates, seasons 1–3
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 13
  • Little Black Book
  • Little Man
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Murder, She Wrote, seasons 1–12
  • Nanny McPhee
  • Property Brothers, seasons 4–5
  • Saved by the Bell, seasons 1–6
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Stardust
  • Superstar
  • The Italian Job
  • The Painted Veil
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Uninvited
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Wicker Man
  • Vanity Fair
  • You Live in What?, season 3
  • Zoom: Academy for Superheroes

January 6th

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

January 29th

  • Stephen King’s A Good Marriage

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

January 1st

  • Blood Diamond
  • 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • Across the Universe
  • Happy Feet
  • Rent
  • Hellboy
  • Radio
  • Stardust
  • American History X
  • Norm of the North
  • Are We There Yet
  • Are We Done Yet
  • Maid in Manhattan

January 3rd13th

  • She’s All That
  • The Infiltrator
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, season 1
  • Sneaky Pete, season 1
  • Just Add Magic, season 1

January 17th-30th

  • Red Rock, season 2
  • The A-Word, season 1
  • Where to Invade Next
  • The Choice
  • America Divided, season 1
  • Z: The Beginning of Everything, season 1
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Mercy Street, season 2
  • Swiss Army Man