The Second Sleep

All civilizations think they are invulnerable. History warns us none is.

1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts – coins, fragments of glass, human bones – which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?

As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes – about himself, his faith and the history of his world – is tested to destruction.

 

Biography

Robert Harris is the author of Pompeii, Enigma, and Fatherland. He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the London Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and four children.

Dangerous Liasons

TO BECOME SERIES AT STARZ

Although their recent Spanish Princess was a deeply embarrassing and painful affair, Starz is sticking to costume drama with a TV series adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 18th Century novel! Harriet Warner(The Alienist, Call the Midwife) will write and executive produce!

As ‘Deadline’ reports, it will follow the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two narcissistic rivals and ex-lovers who use seduction to control and exploit others. It explores the world of the French aristocracy shortly before the French revolution. The series will tell the origin story of the early years of both characters when they meet as passionate young lovers in the slums of 18th century Paris. It will be told from the perspective of Merteuil! The sweeping, sexy and expensive eight part series will shoot in Czech Republic.

The King 2019

ARRIVES FROM NETFLIX!

Netflix has released the first photo from their historical movie THE KING which will premiere at Venice Film Festival ( Sept) this year starring Timothee

Timothee Chalamet leads the David Michod directed movie
Chalamet as Hal, a wayward prince, who ascends the English throne upon his father’s death, and must navigate the palace snake pit, chaos and inherited war against France. The adaptation of a number of Shakespeare’s plays also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris! Joel Edgerton will play Sir Falstaff, Ben Mendelsohn is King Henry IV, Robert Pattinson is dauphin of France in the new historical movie.   Now in Post Production.

Cursed

 UNVEIL MERLIN & ARTHUR

Netflix has published new character photos from their new epic series CURSED with Katherine Langford as Lady Nimue from Arthurian legends, Devon Terrell as King Arthur (who is suddenly a black man, go

Katherine Langford is Nimue, Lady of the Lake

figure) and Gustaf Skarsgard as Merlin. The ten episode saga will be a re imagining of the famous legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful and tragic Lady of the Lake.

 LADY OF THE LAKE LEGEND 
After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the

Devin Terrell is your latest King Arthur if you can believe it, folks

course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. Based on

Gustaf Skarsgard is definitely not your kind old man Merlin the Wizard

Tom Wheeler‘s yet to be released book, CURSED also stars Peter Mullan, Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker and Billy Jenkins.

Catherine The Great

HBO VERSION OF THE TRAILER

I‘ve already showed you Sky‘s trailer for it, but now HBO has released their own one for CATHERINE THE GREAT four part mini historical series with Helen Mirren! The series will follow the late years of the 18th century

Helen Mirren already played English queens Elizabeth I and II

Russian tzarina as she enters the relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke). Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress

The series will air on Sky in Europe, and HBO in USA this Autumn

Catherine the Great develops a unique and devoted relationship with him as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day

The series follows the relationship between Catherine and Potemkin

Russia. The cast will also include Joseph Quinn, Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear, and Richard Roxburgh. Check out HBO’s trailer below which is much more dynamic and atmospheric than the Sky’s one.