UPCOMING NEW EPIC DRAMAS (part1) 2019

MOST ANTICIPATED EPIC & PERIOD SET 2019 SERIES: CATHERINE THE GREAT, BEECHAM HOUSE, MEDICI, WAR OF THE WORLDS, HIS DARK MATERIALS, NAME OF THE ROSE, SPANISH PRINCESS, LES MISERABLES AND OTHERS!

LES MISERABLES

One of the first ones to arrive is BBC One’s six part adaptation of LES MISERABLES which will air in UK from December 30th and later on at PBStoo. Starring Lily Collins and Dominic West it is set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more. Spy more here!

 

 

THE LONG SONG

Arriving a bit sooner, also on BBC One, from December 18th is three part 19th century saga THE LONG SONG starring Jack Lowden and Hayley Atwell bringing the story of an enslaved woman (Tamara Lawrance) living in Jamaica in 1838 under British rule.Spy more here!

 

 

DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES

Already airing on BBC is another three part historical drama DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES starring Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys. It is an epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885. Spy more here!

 

 

MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT
This one is technically a 2nd season not a new series, but the title and the cast are new: MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT has already aired in Italy but will air soon on Netflix with Daniel Sharman playing Lorenzo De Medici who is now taking over the family’s business with his brother played by Bradley James. Spy more here!

Death on the Nile

ARMIE HAMMER BOARDS THE CRUISE

Another casting addition is also set for Kenneth
Branagh‘s movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s DEATH ON THE NILE! Joining Gal Gadot, who was announced earlier this week, is Armie Hammer! As ‘Deadline’ reports today, he will play the lead role in the movie scheduled for December 2019 in which Branagh will again play famous detective Hercule Poirot beside directing the movie. The film will see him investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on. But just as he identifies a motley collection of would-be killers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery.
Armie Hammer will lead the stellar cast

‘CARNIVAL ROW’ VICTORIAN FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES

ORLANDO BLOOM TO LEAD
We haven’t seen him much on film in recent years, but he is now moving onto the small screens: as ‘Deadline’ reports, Orlando Bloom will lead Amazon’s fantasy series CARNIVAL ROW an eight part drama set in a neo Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population.

In the series that follows the investi- gation of a string of unsolved murders that are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists, Orlando Bloom will play the man in the centre of it, Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl on CARNIVAL ROW. Rycroft is not supposed to care about the death of another faerish refugee, but he does, and getting to the bottom of what happened to her will come at a big cost.
Bloom is also a producer on the show, with Teen Wolf and Castle veteran Rene Echevarria writing and acting as showrunner while Victor Frankenstein’s Paul McGuigan directs. Carnival Row will begin filming in the fall, and it’s expected to be available on Amazon Prime in 2019.
8 Episode Series
2019 Expected on Amazon Prime
Orlando will be a police inspector

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