|Disney is ready to launch its own streaming service Disney + with its own tentpole science fiction series THE MANDALORIAN which has the honor to be their first program ever when they hit the streaming space this Tuesday, November 12th! It also has the honour of being the first-ever television series in the Star Wars franchise bringing Jedis to the small screens after they’ve populated only the big ones for four decades! It is expected that Disney + will quickly take over the leading spot in the streaming service business as they will not only have all the Disney’s classics, but also Star Wars and Marvel movies and series. Disney has already renewed THE MANDALORIAN for the second season created and produced by Jon Favreau. The first season of the $120 million expensive series has eight episodes directed by different people among which is also Hollywood star Bryce Dallas Howard whose father Ron Howard directed the highly unsuccessful Han Solo stand-alone Star Wars movie. But unlike other streamers, Disney + won’t give you all episodes at once, but will stream them one by one each week which means the last one should air two days after Christmas.|
|The new series hits Disney + November 12th|
|Gina Carano and Karl Weathers will also star in the new series|
BBC and HBO have revealed the first poster for their ambitious fantasy saga HIS DARK MATERIALS which starts November 3rd in UK and a day later in USA. The eight episode series, based on Philip Pullman novels, stars Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua and James McAvoy as her uncle, Lord Asriel, who plays a senior member of the authoritarian church that Lyra fights against.
|It starts tomorrow on HBO for USA audience|
It is here, spylings, it is finally here, the premiere of the small screen television series adaptation of Philip Pullman‘s epic saga HIS DARK MATERIALS hits BBC tonight and then HBO tomorrow evening, November 4th! I can’t say I’m overly thrilled, there is something deeply unappealing about this cast for me, but I know most of you will not agree, so I will leave you to enjoy it tonight with today’s spotlight on the main characters!
tells the story of Lyra, who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there at the request of her Uncle, Lord Asriel, she lives a sheltered life amongst the
|The series will start tonight on BBC oNE|
scholars and college staff while under the watchful protection of The Master and Librarian Scholar Charles. When the glamorous Mrs Coulter enters Lyra’s life she embarks upon a dangerous journey of discovery from Oxford to London. Here she meets Father Macphail, Lord Boreal and journalist Adele Starminster at a glittering society party where she first hears about the sinister General Oblation Board. Lyra is subsequently thrown into the nomadic world of the boat dwelling Gyptians who take her North in her quest. Once in the North she meets charismatic aeronaut and adventurer Lee Scoresby who joins them on their epic journey and who becomes one of Lyra’s closest allies.
A young orphan raised by the scholars of Jordan College, Oxford, Lyra’s never happier than roaming the city with her friends – but revelations about
|Due to kids growing fast, Daphne Keen already shot the second season of the series, sixteen episodes in total so far! We will see first eight this year|
her true heritage will take her on a dangerous journey, where her talent with the future predicting alethiometer will be put to the ultimate test. Her dæmon, Pantalaimon, has yet to settle in one form.
A fierce and formidable man from an aristocratic background, Lord
|Helen McRory lends her voice to James McAvoy’s Stelmaria snow leopard|
Asriel plans a momentous scientific expedition that could bring serious repercussions down on Lyra. His dæmon, Stelmaria, takes the form of a Snow Leopard.
The mesmerizing and elegant Mrs Coulter enchants Lyra, but
|Ruth Wilson is evil and very secretive Mrs Coulter|
proves to have a dark side when her true schemes are revealed. Her dæmon takes the form of a golden monkey.
A Texan aeronaut and adventurer, Scoresby finds himself pulled into
|Lin Manuel Miranda plays an adventurer who helps Lira|
Lyra’s adventure when he’s hired to transport her across the north. His dæmon, Hester, takes the form of an Arctic Hare.
The clan queen of the witches of Lake Enara, Serafina forms a close
|Ruta Gedmintas plays the queen of witches|
bond with Lyra as she helps her on her journey. Her dæmon is a snow goose called Kaisa.
Apple has just found lead stars for its TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov‘s famous sf classic FOUNDATION
|The ten episode series will be toplined by Lee Pace and Jared Harris in a story about a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. As Deadline reports, Lee Pace will portray Brother Day, the current Emperor of the Galaxy, while Jared Harris will play Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire. David Goyer (Da Vinci’s Demons) is serving as the show runner and executive producer as well. This comes after rumours that Apple has already invested close to $250 million into their sf series
SEE which launches their streaming service next week and has the second season already ordered!
|Lee Place will rule the Galaxy in the new series|