A Discovery of Witches – S2

SEASON TWO UPDATES!
Sky has revealed the first look at the second season of their popular series A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES together with the names of new cast members! The first season followed a witch Diana (Teresa Palmer) and vampire Matthew (Matthew Goode) who jumped over to the 1590 London in order to protect her and for her to develop her powers in Elizabethan

The 10episode season airs next year on Sky with the 3rd season already ordered

England. Steven Cree joins them as Matthew’s nephew Gallowglass De Clermont, a vampire and soldier of fortune, while James Purefoy will be Matthew’s stepfather Philippe De Clermont, commander of the Knights of Lazarus. Barbara Marten will play Queen Elizabeth and Tom Hughes is playwright Kit Marlowe. Sheila Hancock will be elder witch Goody Alsop, with Paul Rhys as Andrew Hubbard, the vampire ruler of London. Michael Lindall is Sir Walter Raleigh!

 

IN SEASON 2 OF THE SERIES
Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah and Em (Alex Kingston and Valarie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home Sept-Tours, while in Oxford, Marcus and Miriam take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel and Sophie, whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert, Knox, Satu and Domenico are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana’s and Matthew’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.

The second season is based on Deborah Harkness Shadow of Night novel

Zone 414 – SF

TRAVIS FIMMEL TO LEAD
ZONE 414 SF THRILLER MOVIE
Science fiction updates for you this weekend, starting with Vikings stars Travis Fimmel who has been cast as the lead star of sf thriller ZONE 414 which will be offered to buyers at Toronto Film Festival!

The story is set in the near future in a colony of state of the art humanoid robots. When its creator’s daughter goes missing, he hires private investigator David Carmichael (Travis Fimmel), to bring her home. David teams up with Jane, a highly advanced and self aware A.I., to track down the missing daughter. Moving through the dangerous iron jungle, they rapidly piece together the mystery, uncovering a crime that leads them to question the origins of Zone 414 and the true purpose behind the “City of Robots.”
The movie should start shooting this winter

The Witcher First Trailer

ARRIVES FROM THE CONTINENT

Here it is, the main treat of this year’s television season: the first teaser for Henry Cavill’THE WITCHER epic fantasy TV saga which will hit Netflix

Henry Cavill’s look in the series is reminiscent of Lord of the Rings elves

later this year. Also starring Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan it will be based on the best selling fantasy book series by Andrzej Sapkowski.

THE WITCHER TV SERIES
is an epic tale of fate and family revolving around famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) who lives in the world of The Continent where

Anya Cholatra is Sorceress Yennefer

humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and good and evil is not easily identified! But when destiny hurtles him toward

Freya Allan is Princess Ciri

a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Invisible Man – approx March 2020

‘The Invisible Man’ Will Make ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Star Oliver Jackson-Cohen Disappear

invisible man cast

Oliver Jackson-Cohen is about to get transparent for The Invisible Man. The Haunting of Hill House star has landed the titular role in Blumhouse’s horror reboot, which also stars Elisabeth Moss. Leigh Whannel is directing this new take on the tale, which subverts the original story about a mad scientist who ends up turning himself invisible.

THR says Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played the troubled Luke on Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, is the new Invisible Man. Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, and Storm Reid also star. And while Jackson-Cohen is the one turning invisible, he’s not the lead character here. Instead, the film is told from the perspective of Moss’s Cecilia, “who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to rebuild her life for the better, but her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.”

Jackson-Cohen is playing that ex-boyfriend, and as that synopsis suggests, rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated, and he’s still lurking about…unseen. “Part of the reason why I wanted to do it is I actually felt like it was a really feminist story of female empowerment and a victim kind of overcoming something,” Elisabeth Moss said in a previous interview. “I don’t even know what I’m allowed to say about it! I’m not The Invisible Man, but there is an Invisible Man — if that makes any sense.”

While The Invisible Man is being distributed by Universal, it’s not part of their disastrous Dark Universe franchise, which planned to reboot a bunch of classic Universal Monsters for the modern era. That plan instantly fell apart with The Mummy, a movie absolutely no one liked. At first, it looked like Universal might try to soldier on with Bride of Frankenstein, but pre-production on that film was shut down, and the Dark Universe is dead. Now, Universal will try something different, focusing on individual films rather than big connected universes – and honestly, that’s the best way to go.

Director Leigh Whannel wrote scripts for Saw, Insidious and more, and directed the kick-ass horror/sci-fi flick Upgrade. I’m excited to see what he does with this material and have no doubt we’re in for something special.

Count Dracula – mini

FIRST PHOTOS OF CLAES BANG AS COUNT DRACULA IN BBC AND NETFLIX MINI SERIES ARRIVE FROM 19TH CENTURY TRANSYLVANIA!

‘DRACULA’ REVEALS
HIS FANGS & UGLY CLAWS
A dispatch from Transylvania today: first photos from BBC and Netflix three part series DRACULA showing the count in all his scary ugliness.Claes Bang plays the count himself next to always lovely John Heffernan,

Claes Bang takes the lead role of Count Dracula

Joanna Scanlan, Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour, Clive Russell and Mark Gatiss!

DRAC VS VICTORIAN LONDON
The series, which already had some scenes shot in Slovakia, is set in Transylvania in 1897, where the blood drinking Count Vlad is drawing his plans against Victorian London. As the producers say, hell has a new boss! Netflix will air the three 90 minute episode saga around the world with BBC airing it in UK and Ireland this winter!
The series will air on BBC sometime next winter

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

 

Web channel: Netflix (2019 – now)
Schedule: Fridays (60 min)
Status: In Development; premiering August 2019
Show Type: Animation
Genres: Drama Adventure Fantasy
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes

Netflix – Aug 30th