Sunday, 24 June 2018
Take Two 1x02 "The Smoking Gun" Season 1 Episode 2 Promo - While working surveillance on a routine cheating spouse case, Sam and Eddie hear gunshots and race in to catch a Hollywood producer standing over the body of his mistress, clutching a smoking gun. It’s case-closed as far as Eddie or any cop is concerned. But when the producer insists he’s innocent, Sam agrees to take on his case, much to Eddie’s chagrin. When their initial inquiries uncover that the producer’s mistress isn’t who she claimed to be, the pair are thrust into an investigation where not everything is as it seems, on “Take Two,” Thursday, June 28th on ABC, streaming and on demand.
12 Monkeys 4x07 "Daughters"- Jones sends Hannah back in time to 2007 on a personal mission that could be the key to everything.
12 Monkeys 4x08 "Demons" - Everything changes when the team finally climbs the steps and rings the bell in the Middle Ages.
12 Monkeys 4x09 "One Minute More" & 4x10 Promo - The beginning of the end approaches as Cole and Cassie embark on their final mission.
Friday, 22 June 2018
Luke Cage Season 2 releases on Netflix, June 22, 2018. After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.
Thursday, 21 June 2018
UKTV has partnered with RTÉ to bring Women on the Verge (6x40), a brand new scripted drama which will air on UKTV's premium entertainment channel, W in the UK and RTÉ in Ireland. The six-part series will be co-produced by Merman and House Productions.
Women on the Verge is based on the best-selling book Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Lorna Martin, which in turn was based on her much loved Grazia column 'Conversations With My Therapist'.
Kerry Condon (Three Billboards, Rome, Better Call Saul), Nina Sosanya (Marcella, W1A, Last Tango in Halifax) and Eileen Walsh (Catastrophe, Patrick Melrose) star in the series which will air on W later this year. The project was picked up in 2011 by Sharon Horgan, who has since been working with Lorna to turn the subject matter into a frank, hilarious and often shocking half-hour UKTV Original drama.
Lorna Martin said:
I feel incredibly lucky to be working with such outstandingly talented people to bring these stories to life. The show is a love letter to women who haven't ticked all the boxes and whose lives are a bit messier and more complicated than they ever thought they'd be.
Set in Dublin, Women on the Verge tells the darkly comic tale of three career-driven friends in their 30's, at various stages of their lives, who share the same nagging concern - that whilst their friends and colleagues seem to be increasingly in control of their lives, their own lives seem to be moving in the opposite direction.
Kerry Condon will play Laura, who is in the process of potentially ruining her career in investigative journalism by sleeping with her boss. Her ambitions take a knock however when she appears to be supplanted in his affections by a bright and talented young blogger called Samara. Laura is persuaded by Katie, played by Nina Sosanya, to seek professional help for her many issues in the form of a long-term commitment to intensive psychotherapy with the enigmatic 'Dr F' - who will be played by Sharon Horgan.
Divorced and single, Katie has recently contemplated a course of IVF to 'complete' her family without a man and have a much longed for sibling for her young daughter Ella. Meanwhile, Alison, played by Eileen Walsh, completes the trio as a character who, after a series of disastrous and border-line scary Tinder-based one-night stands, finds herself back together with her ex Martin. Alison is hooked up to an electronic device that measures her fertility cycle and describes sex with Martin as 'not too bad really, now that there's some sort of point to it'.
Pete Thornton, senior commissioning editor at UKTV said:
The chance to bring this project to life for W represents an exciting opportunity for us as a broadcaster, and for W as a channel. We're delighted to be working with the talented and much in demand teams at Merman and House Productions alongside a brilliant cast - led by the extraordinary Kerry Condon - to delve into the chaotic, sometimes tragic but always gripping lives of Laura, Katie and Alison.
The series has been ordered by UKTV's director of commissioning Richard Watsham and Steve North, genre manager for entertainment and comedy. Created by Sharon Horgan and Lorna Martin, Women on the Verge will be directed by Annie Griffin (The Book Club, Fresh Meat) with Gavin O'Grady (Popatron, I Don't Like Mondays) as producer. Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan will executive produce for Merman alongside Juliette Howell and Tessa Ross for House Productions, whilst commissioning editors for scripted content Pete Thornton and Joe McVey executive produce for UKTV.
Adam Collings, channel director for W added:
Women on the Verge offers a highly original, no holds barred take on a subject matter that will be instinctively familiar to the W audience. Taking the gloss of Sex and the City, combined with the brutal honesty of Girls, this is a project unlike anything else on British TV.
Merman co-founders Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan added:
"We were huge fans of Lorna's book 'woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown' that told her personal story so compellingly and honestly. We are very happy that we're finally getting to bring her story to the screen and destroy whatever privacy she has left."
Juliette Howell, executive producer for House said:
"House are thrilled to be working with such a talented team on this sparklingly funny, truthful and original comedy for UKTV. With razor sharp scripts from Lorna Martin, and a top flight cast, helmed by the brilliant Annie Griffin, this is the one to watch."
Justin Healy, executive producer for comedy at RTÉ added:
"We are delighted to be working with Sharon Horgan, Merman and House Productions on this Dublin based comedy drama. The writing and performing talent across the series is phenomenal, and we are thrilled to be partnering with UKTV to bring this Irish comedy not just to RTÉ, but to a UK audience.
"The fact that UKTV and Sharon were keen produce an Irish scripted comedy is testament to the fact that Irish people are incredibly funny and that we have some of the best creative comic voices around, something we will continue to develop and support at home and internationally."
Women on the Verge is the latest addition to W's growing slate of UKTV Originals which includes recently announced scripted series Flack starring Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo and Lydia Wilson. W also welcomes Emma Willis to the channel this summer in Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and extend its 'Inside the...' franchise with Inside the Vets.
Parade Media has inked its latest production deal with UKTV's Good Food and Foxtel Lifestyle Channel with brand new adventure show, Jack Stein: Inside the Box.
True to his 'Stein' family name, Jack will embark on a unique adventure, one that focuses on his favourite classic British dishes and endeavours to 'flip the norm' by creating his own "Cooking Box" to tour these dishes around the world and try them out on unsuspecting locals. Parade Media have worked with Australian based indie new media house, Projucer, and Jack himself, to develop and craft a 10x30' program which will see Stein visiting 10 global cities, sharing the history and flavours of quintessential English dishes with local chefs and everyday eaters - some of whom may have never encountered these dishes before.
Jack Stein: Inside the Box has been ordered by Foxtel with pre-investment from UKTV. The deal was brokered by UKTV's acquisitions manager, Charlie Charalambous, and Parade Media's CEO, Matthew Ashcroft. Parade are responsible for its distribution.
Good Food's channel director, Vicky Walker, said:
"We're looking forward to seeing this innovative new series with Jack Stein on Good Food where it will perfectly complement our tasty array of cooking shows. Parade's expertise in this genre, along with Jack's outstanding knowledge of British cuisine, will ensure a great show for viewers."
Jack Stein said:
"When I first thought of taking British food abroad and sharing it with people across the world I never thought anyone would have the vision or patience to take it seriously. Fortunately, the team at Parade, UKTV, Foxtel and Projucer did and now we have truly unique show. I cannot wait!"
Parade CEO, Matthew Ashcroft said:
"In a world of globalisation, networks and audiences everywhere demand local relevance with global appeal. Working with "best in class" talent like Jack Stein and collaborating with leading independent producers ensures we meet these demands and deliver cut through original content - this culinary adventure promises to transcend culture and cross boarders as a global hit TV series."
Josh Capelin, Creative Director, Projucer said:
"This idea was ambitious and awesome and we love that stuff. Due to his background, Jack has developed an adventurous spirit and a true passion for great British food, which is the perfect mix in undertaking this show with him. We are excited about the world Jack will share with viewers through the lens of this culinary experiment".
Jack Stein: Inside the Box is in currently in production and is expected to air in 2019
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Based on the best-selling novels by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, SHOOTER follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of normalcy. In Season 3, mysterious details are revealed surrounding his father Earl’s death, leading Bob Lee towards a startling conspiracy that hits close to home.
Shooter returns for Season 3, June 21 at 10/9c on USA Network
Take Two 1x01 "Pilot" Season 1 Episode 1 Sneak Peek - From Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, the creators and executive producers of ABC’s highly popular series “Castle,” comes this upbeat detective series that follows Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Sam uses the skills she learned as an actor playing a cop and proves herself to be surprisingly valuable. The cast also includes Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O’Brien and Alice Lee.