Mandalorian

   ‘THE MANDALORIAN’ STAR WARS
TV SERIES STARS NEXT WEEK
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.

Mandalorian IMDB

The new series hits Disney + November 12th
Gina Carano and Karl Weathers will also star in the new series

 

 A Lone Gun FighterThe lead role has been given to Pedro Pascal who plays a lone gunfighter and bounty hunter with advanced combat skills and questionable moral character in the outer reaches of the galaxy from the time after the Empire has fallen in Return of the Jedi, and before the rise of the First Order in The Force Awakens which means it is a time when lawless chaos ruled in certain parts of the galaxy. He will be joined in the series by other characters that you can see in the posters in today’s spotlight: former Rebel Shock Trooper turned mercenary Cara Dune (Gina Carano), bounty hunter leader Greef Carga (Carl Weathers) who hires the Mandalorian to track a valuable asset, lethal bounty hunter droid IG-11 (voiced by Taika Waititi), and an alien character whose name is Kuiil (Nick Nolte). Giancarlo Esposito will appear as Moff Gideon, a former governor under the Empire whose life changed after the Rebels destroyed the second Death Star.

 

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian

 

 

The series will also have droids and strange new alien creatures in the cast

 

 

 

 

His Dark Materials 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.

The story is set in an alternate reality where humans are accompanied by magical animal companions called daemons. The evil Magisterium seeks to control this world and all the others connected to it  and the only way to do that is through sick procedures involving children and their sentient counterparts. It’s up to Lyra, and her daemon companion Pantalaimon to rescue the children. Along the way she will also have the help of armoured polar bear Iorek Byrnison who also talks.

His Dark Materials starts this November

The series will have 8 episodes in the 1st season with the 2nd shooting shortly

 

 

His Dark Materials Nov 4

‘HIS DARK MATERIALS’
STARTS WEAVING TONIGHT!
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!

The Eight Part Saga
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.

Dafne Keen is Lyra Belacqua

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.

James McAvoy is Lord Asriel

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.

Ruth Wilson is Mrs Coulter

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is Lee Scoresby

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.

Ruta Gedmintas is Serafina Pekkala

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.

Will Keen is Father MacPhail

MacPhail is the president of the Consistorial Court of Discipline, an

Will Keen is also the real life father of Daphne Keen!

important part of the Church, and he has designs to track down Lyra or have her assassinated. His dæmon is a lizard.

 

Foundation

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

 

 

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