MOST ANTICIPATED EPIC & PERIOD SET 2019 SERIES: CATHERINE THE GREAT, BEECHAM HOUSE, MEDICI, WAR OF THE WORLDS, HIS DARK MATERIALS, NAME OF THE ROSE, SPANISH PRINCESS, LES MISERABLES AND OTHERS!LES MISERABLES
One of the first ones to arrive is BBC One’s six part adaptation of LES MISERABLES which will air in UK from December 30th and later on at PBStoo. Starring Lily Collins and Dominic West it is set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more. Spy more here!
THE LONG SONG
Arriving a bit sooner, also on BBC One, from December 18th is three part 19th century saga THE LONG SONG starring Jack Lowden and Hayley Atwell bringing the story of an enslaved woman (Tamara Lawrance) living in Jamaica in 1838 under British rule.Spy more here!
DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES
Already airing on BBC is another three part historical drama DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES starring Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys. It is an epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885. Spy more here!
MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENTThis one is technically a 2nd season not a new series, but the title and the cast are new: MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT has already aired in Italy but will air soon on Netflix with Daniel Sharman playing Lorenzo De Medici who is now taking over the family’s business with his brother played by Bradley James. Spy more here!
The first photos are in from ITV’s upcoming new historical saga BEECHAM HOUSE which will air sometime next year starring Tom Bateman as a handsome and soulful former soldier, John Beecham, who has acquired the
|Tom Bateman leads the cast in the India set TV series|
Delhi house to start a new life for his family and a business as a trader. Wealthy and distinguished, John has witnessed profiteering and exploitation
during his time with the controlling East India Company and appears haunted by his past. Determined to escape that life, he sets his sights on becoming an
honourable member of the region’s trading community. But in the glorious setting of BEECHAM HOUSE, John’s life remains shrouded in mystery. His arrival provokes gossip amongst the servants and despite filling his residence
with relatives and friends, Beecham’s house still has dark corners that crackle with conspiracy and sinister intent. The story also unfolds at a time when the
1,000 year old Mughal rule is over and the British vie with the Maharajas to claim India as their own. The cast also includes Marc Warren, Gregory Fitoussi, Leo Suter and others.
BBC Studios which will make LADY MACBETH TV series with the aim to shop it to some of the streaming or cable networks not BBC.As ‘Deadline’ reports, it will tell the epic and violent tale of LADY MACBETH, when she was still Gruoch Ingen Boite, married to the Mormaer of Moray Gille Coemgain Mac Mail Brigti. The opening episode would show how Gruoch, who has strong beliefs in witchcraft, sees a premonition of the death of her own son at the hands of Macbeth so to protect him she takes it into her own hands to kill Macbeth. However, he was not there and she ends up killing his father after he attempted to rape her, as well as the rest of the family in the castle. Subsequently, her husband seeks permission from Malcolm, the King of Scotland, to kill Macbeth, who says yes but warns Macbeth who kills the husband. King Malcolm’s solution to stop the two families warring is for the pair to marry. The rest of the story would show how these two murderous, plotting, politically Machiavellian characters come together not trusting one another and not liking each other!
|Mary arrives to cinemas this Winter!|
splendour, perfect cinematography, stunning choreography and memorable lines, the first, long awaited, trailer has finally been released for historical drama MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS which will ascend, or die trying, to the cinematic throne this November in Europe, December in USA, January in UK. The stellar cast includes Saoirse Ronan as Queen Mary, Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden as Lord Darnley, Joe Alwyn as Lord Dudley, David Tennant as John Knox, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle, Gemma Chan and Ismael Cruz Cordova.
|The movie was directed by Josie Rourke|
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to
|Saoirse Ronan leads the stellar cast as Mary Queen of Scots!|
play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne,
|Jack Lowden plays Mary’s husband Lord Darnley, father of future king James!|
threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
CHARACTER PHOTOS ARE IN!
The Outpost hits CW July 10th in ten episode run
Just as I promised you two weeks ago when I presented you with the first trailer for it, your trusted spy is bringing you a premium spotlight on new epic fantasy adventure series THE OUTPOST which hits CW July 10th in Northern America and a number of SyFy channels around the world, including Europe (Germany, UK, Ireland and others) and Australia. This is the first summer series for CW and it will air in ten hourlong episodes coming from the kitchen of experienced Dean Devlin, the legendary producer and writer of cult science fiction movie Stargate, who is now executive producing the new television series with
The series will also air on SyFy channels around the world next month
Jonathan Glassner, creator of its small screen version – super popular television science fiction show Stargate SG-1, Doug Pasko and Zac Reeder!
THE STORY OF THE OUTPOST
follows Talon (Jessica Green, whom you watched in Ash vs Evil Dead), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is
Jessica Green will be Talon with supernatural powers!
destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her
Jake Stormoen will obviously be the knight of the crew
journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and
Imogen Waterhouse will obviously be the princess of the crew
defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator (played by Philip Brodie). Our dear actor Andrew Howard whom we fell in love with back in
Anand Desai Barochia will obviously be the brains of the crew
the old days when he played Richard the Lionheart in mini series Lion in Winter, after which he also starred in Hatfields and McCoys, Hell on Wheels, is also in the cast.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
Beside Jessica Green in the lead role and Andrew Howard as the main villain and her nemesis, the cast will also include beautiful faces of Jake
Jake Stormoen super stunning in full armour!
Stormoen (Extinct, Mythica) as Garret, Imogen Waterhouse (Nocturnal Animals, Braid) as Gwynn, Anand Desai Barochia (Emmerdale, Lake Mead) as Janzo and Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Hostiles).
Now, I must admit that the casting for this one looks terrible or hilarious (admittedly the budget is just 100,000 pounds) to say the least, but who
|The movie should hit cinemas this November|
knows, maybe you’ll like the latest movie adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS scheduled for opening in UK cinemas this November.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS is a wild, passionate tale of the intense and demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw (Shaori Morris) and Heathcliff (Paul Eryk Atlas), allegedly a Gypsy foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is degraded and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley (Marcus Churchill) and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years
|Shaori Morris and Paul Eryk Atlas play the lead roles|
later as a wealthy and polished man to find he is too late and that Cathy has married Edgar Linton (Richard Dee Roberts). He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his miseries. Unable to bear being parted from his love he curses her on her deathbed to never rest and always be with him and so begins
|Elisaveta Abrahall is directing the latest adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel|
20 years of her haunting his every waking and sleeping hour. A tale of love, hate, horror, haunting, but most of all a story about human nature. Emily Bronte wrote the greatest , most terrifying love story of all time.
Are you excited people? The fourth, and most probably the penultimate, season of popular British period set saga POLDARK starts its eight episode run next Sunday, June 10th on BBC, and for the viewers in Northern America on PBS Masterpiecelater next Autumn September 30th! Everybody’s favourite Captain Ross Poldark will, as he himself admits, sell his soul and go into politics after refusing to do so in previous three seasons. Tough times require drastic measures.
|Demelza’s and Ross’ marriage will suffer due to her adultery|
|The Enyses will be expecting a baby at the beginning of the season|
|Elizabeth still hides from George that little Valentine isn’t his son but Ross’|
|The beauty of Cornwall will dominate this season as well! Click for bigger view|
|Warlegans will try to increase their power in London|
|Rejoice! Season 4 opens with Ross coming out of the ocean like this!|
When it comes to new faces in the cast, Max Bennett joins the crew as a villainous member of parliament Monk Adderley who takes a particular interest in Demelza! He is an unscrupulous and very vivid society figure without conscience and loyalty.