Victoria S3 starts Sunday January 13th (US and CA)

THE SHOCK! THE SCANDAL! VICTORIA EPIC TV SERIES SEASON 3 TO START AIRING THIS SUNDAY ON PBS BEFORE EVEN SETTING UK AIRING DATE!

‘VICTORIA’ TV SERIES
SEASON 3 STARTS THIS SUNDAY!
Season 3 arrives this Sunday on PBS!

The shock! The scandal, and a royal one too! Listen to this: the long awaited third season of super popular British epic drama VICTORIA will start airing in Northern America on PBS Masterpiece from this Sunday, January 13th, before even setting its British airing date! This is the first time in history something like this happens! The British fans are flabbergasted that the series won’t hit ITV screens first (and we don’t even know when it will). Anyhow, all is set for the eight new episodes to start airing in USA this weekend. The story of the new season will be set in 1848 a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the British monarchy. With

The third season should end with the eight episode on March 3rd

revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, VICTORIA is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety. The queen will also face the traumatic impact of a cholera

Tom Hughes and Jenna Coleman will play the royal couple again

epidemic on the streets of London and also an assassination attempt. And of course, there will be more royal babies as well, as the queen kept them coming like hot cakes.

THE NEW COURT MEMBERS

The new season will have eight episodes!

ITV has also revealed new cast members who will joinJenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughesas Prince Albert! If you were in tears after Leo Sutter’s character was killed in the last season finale, do not despair, a new hunk is arriving to the court: Laurence Fox will play Lord Palmerston, the wayward Foreign Secretary! Kate Fleetwood will portray Feodora, Victoria’s mysterious sister who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life. Not everyone will be happy! The eight episode season

Jenna Coleman said that she might be leaving the series soon as the queen is getting older in the story and the cast will have to change with older actors

three has also added John Sessions as Prime Minister John Russell, Lily Travers as the Duchess of Monmouth, Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett

The queen is facing revolution, cholera, new babies and exile in the new season

and Emily Forbes to the cast. Previous two seasons traditionally aired in Autumn with a magnificently festive Christmas special on Christmas Day! The third season took longer to shoot and the airing schedule was thus changed.

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King Lear with Anthony Hopkins

 BBC SETS DATE FOR ‘KING LEAR’
WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON!
Anthony Hopkins’ TV movie KING LEAR which will air on BBC Two Monday 28th May! You can check out the trailer below the post!
THE BURDEN OF BEING A KING

Set in the fictional present, the 80 year old King Lear (Anthony Hopkins) divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril (Emma Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson) and Cordelia (Florence Pugh) – according to their

The new adaptation was directed by Richard Eyre!

affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the

Hopkins was mistaken for a homeless man during the shooting

same time, Lear’s prime minister, Gloucester (Jim Broadbent), is betrayed by his son Edmund (John Macmillan) and his other son, Edgar (Andrew

Tobias Menzies is also the part of the stunningly stellar cast

Scott), is forced to go into hiding. Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family descend into chaos and warfare.

 

 

The Crown – S3

JOSH O’CONNOR IS
PRINCE CHARLES IN ‘THE CROWN’ SEASON 3 AT NETFLIX

In a piece of news that might excite all of you devoted fans of God’s Own Country, last year’s best movie, its star Josh O’Connor is apparently going to play young Prince Charles in the third season of Netflix’ popular series THE CROWNThe Durrells star will play the prince in his early 20s in the season that will see most of the cast replaced with older actors since it will be covering the mid 1960s all the way to mid 70s! Olivia Colman will play older Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies will be her husband Prince Philip, while Helena Bonham Carter, who was in the run for the lead role herself, will play her sister Princess Margaret.  Jason Watkins is also joining the cast as British Labour Prime

Josh O’Connor will play the future king

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown 1997

synopsis

The ruler of England discovers the value of common friendship in this historical drama. After the death of her husband Prince Albert, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) is despondent, and she remains in mourning for two years after Albert’s passing. When one of her servants suggests that a daily ride on horseback might be a tonic for the Queen’s health and spirits, a Scotsman named John Brown (Billy Connolly) is hired as her guide and groom. At first, the Queen shows no interest in riding, though Brown readies a horse for her each day; finally, after several days, Mr. Brown speaks frankly to the Queen, announcing, “Honest to God, I never thought I’d see you in such a state!” While her court is shocked, the Queen is refreshed that someone would speak to her so directly. Soon the Queen is riding with Mr. Brown every morning, and she discovers him to be a friend and confidante who will speak to her as a person and not as a potentate. However, many are shocked by their relationship, believing that the commoner Mr. Brown is using his friendship for political advantage — or worse, that he’s become her lover.

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Versailles – Final Season Poster

FINAL SEASON POSTER IS HERE!

Both great and sad news people coming from George Blagden‘s King Louis XIV royal court: French epic TV saga VERSAILLES returns to Canal + March 27th with the third season (it will air in USA on Ovation October 3rd)

The third season will sadly be the final one as well

but as Alexander Vlahos, who plays his brother Duke of Orleans, has confirmed today – it will also be the final season! You can check out the magnificent first poster today and stay tuned for the first trailer!

“The King” – King Henry for Netflix

While we are waiting to see Chris Pine as a Scottish hero Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King later this year, it seems Netflix is preparing another royal project. THE KING will star Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet as king Henry V! Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier were just some of the actors who portrayed the king famous for the battle at Agincourt.

THE KING, directed by David Michod, will see Chalamet playing the king  who, after his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, takes over the crown in the early 1400s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.

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Mary Queen of Scots (Epic) New images

Photo updates from some of our most anticipated 2018 period set projects this Saturday, people! The spy has found a few new photos from MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS which arrives (or possibly rides as you can see in one of  the photos) into theatres this September starring two current Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as English queen Elizabeth depicted at the time when the Scottish queen plotted against her cousin Elizabeth in order to take over her throne which only led to her own demise.

Notice the intricate details on Mary’s gown!
 Releases USA November 02, 2018

Filming Locations

Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, UK
Derbyshire, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
UK
London, England, UK
Glencoe, Highland, Scotland, UK
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
(studio)
Mary Queen of Scots riding a horse in a magnificent blue gown
Jack Lowden (left) plays one of Mary’s husbands

Jack LowdenDavid Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star. Spy on it more here!

Paul Bettany to play Prince Philip in The Crown – Season 3 and 4

Over at Netflix, the latest gossip coming from Daily Mail say that Paul Bettany is currently negotiating to replace Matt Smith in their THE CROWN series playing a mature age Prince Philip. The 1970s and the 1980s in the life of the British monarch will see Helena Bonham Carter playing Princess Margaret and Olivia Colman taking over the role of queen Elizabeth II.
Paul Bettany is negotiating to play Prince Philip in seasons 3 and 4

“Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents”

PBS: Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents
Sundays, January 28 – February 11, 10-11 pm ET

This series uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth in power for over 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent the world’s first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father and son team had the duty of protecting the queen and the country. This series asks leading historians to each study the period from a different key players point of view. They dissect the minds and motivations of key players to reveal a covert spy network, revealing Elizabethan England as it really was.

Episode 1 (Premieres January 28, 2018)

William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s spy master, intercepts a conspiracy to assassinate the queen. When he discovers that Elizabeth’s own cousin, Mary Queen of Scots is behind the plot, he lays a trap to capture and execute her.

Episode 2 (Premieres February 4, 2018)

Elizabeth’s enemies grow in strength but Robert Cecil, her spymaster, also fights an enemy within. An ambitious aristocrat is trying to takeover his network. At stake is control over the aging queen and the power to choose the next king of England.

Episode 3 (Premieres February 11, 2018)

England has a new monarch, King James I, and Elizabeth’s former spymaster, Robert Cecil, faces his toughest test. A group of religious extremists plan to blow-up the Houses of Parliament with the king inside – what we call the Gunpowder Plot.

 

A Peek at a new Historical Drama – The Noble Coachman

I have just recently self-published a new novel of Historical Romance, which includes paranormal and mystery. I am giving the preview to this site and will include the first three chapters in the weeks ahead.  The digital download is available on Amazon for 3.99 US

Website:  Gene Bohn Novels

Summary:

On a day of beauty and celebration, the life of one young Viscount Trevor Caldwell is irrevocably set off course when a heinous tragedy besets upon his family. Questioning his role, self-imposed guilt is heaped upon him, Trevor elects to abandon his home and station. Now living in London, under a different name and occupation, he embarks on a path of worlds beyond the life he once knew, entrenched in mystery, intrigue, and a new chance for love. However, as he rides under the shroud of anonymity, he soon discovers that all roads lead back to that one horrid day. Led by clues, haunted by his memories, he determines to seek retribution. With all he holds dear, once again under threat he calls on himself and his allies, both living and departed, as he engineers a new path for redemption. But is this quest for revenge worth his nobility? His word? His honor?