The Warrior


INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE             Release expected late 2018 or early 2019
Nice casting news for the new period set action series THE WARRIOR, a Bruce Lee inspired martial arts television saga by CinemaxFast and Furious Justin Lin will produce the Tong Wars ten episode series, inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee!

Kieran Bew will play Officer “Big Bill” O’Hara, a hard-drinking Irish cop charged with forming a Chinatown squad and Tom Weston Jones will be Richard Lee, a transplanted Southerner and rookie cop! Olivia Cheng will appear as Ah Toy, Chinatown’s most accomplished courtesan and madame, while Jason Tobin is Young Jun, the hard-partying son of a powerful tong boss. Dianne Doan will play Mai Ling, a beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who, through sheer force of will, has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs! Dean Jagger will be Dan Leary, the unofficial godfather of the Irish community of San Francisco and leader of the Workingmen’s party. Christian McKay will govern San Francisco as Mayor Samuel Blake and Joanna Vanderham will portray Penelope Blake, the aristocratic heir to a railroad fortune trapped in a loveless marriage to the mayor! Joe Taslim is Li Yong, a tong Lieutenant and kung fu master while Langley Kirkwood will be Walter Buckley, a Civil War veteran and Deputy Mayor with his own political aspirations! Perry Yung is Father Jun, the leader of the most powerful tong in Chinatown.

Beowulf’s Kieran Bew leads the cast

The Story of the Warrior

will be set against the backdrop of the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s! The cast is led by Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who travels from China to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown!

Joe Taslim is a kung fu master!
You watched Tom Weston Jones in Dickensian & in BBC’s upcoming Troy
Game of Thrones’ Dean Jagger will be an Irish ruffian!
Dominion’s Langley Kirkwood will be an ambitious deputy major!

Courtesy of HollywoodSpy    |  More at Deadline

The Miniaturist BBC


Meanwhile, Sky’s rival BBC has unveiled first photos presenting the characters from their new three episode period set drama THE

MINIATURIST which will, start airing in two weeks when Howards End finishes!

Set in 1686, it follows 18 year old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor Joy) who knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam.

Anya Taylor Joy is Nella Oortman

Full of hopes and dreams, she has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of wealthy merchant, Johannes (Alex Hassell) Brandt. But instead

Alex Hassell is Johannes in the series

of Johannes, she’s met by his cold sister Marin (Romola Garai) and quickly realises that nothing is as it seems in the Brandt household. When Johannes

Romola Garai and Anya Taylor Joy

finally appears he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a doll’s house replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist,

The series will probably start airing in December

whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways and seem to be predicting and unravelling the future with unsettling accuracy.

Period Drama Forward – Love, Rosie (2014)

What a delightful “coming of age” romance drama.  Seems one that we will look back on in years to come.

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn’t possibly be right for one another…or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. Click title for story



Mata Hari – 12 episode Russian Epic

Although, this 12 episode epic mini series does not show a USA or UK date of release, this trailer is in English. One hopes it comes our way. Already playing in Russia and the Ukraine

This one has already aired in motherland Russian earlier this year, and is currently airing over in Ukraine. MATA HARI is a 12 episode period set drama with an international cast that includes Vahina Giocante, Oisin Stack, Rutger Hauer, Gerard Depardieu, John Corbett, Rade Serbedzija, Christopher Lambert, Pasha Sol, Alexey Guskov and Svetlana Hodchenkova!






Margaret McLeod is penniless and out on the streets after her husband leaves her and gains custody of her only daughter. With no other means of making a living, she decides to become an exotic dancer. Under the stage name of MATA HARI, Margaret soon wins fame and notoriety, becoming extremely popular with the European elite. She becomes a regular guest of luxury villas and magnificent mansions, her every performance creating a real name of MATA HARI, Margaret soon wins fame and notoriety, becoming extremely popular with the European elite.  But the year is 1913 and the world is on the verge of a war that will change the entire course of history. MATA HARI cannot even imagine what fateful role she is to play in these coming events.
The series features Mata Hari’s steamy choreographies!


The name Matahari means ‘eye of the day’ in Indonesian and Malay


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


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?


BBC has released earlier today the first photo from their new period set series A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL which is currently shooting to air sometime

next year in three episodes and will also be aired by Amazon in USA.
It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalised and Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his ex-lover Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) is around, Thorpe’s brilliant career is at risk. Thorpe schemes and deceives – until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed society forever, illuminating the darkest secrets of the Establishment. The Thorpe affair revealed such breath-taking deceit and corruption that, at the time, hardly anyone dared believe it could be true.
Famous Stephen Frears is directing the mini series