Friday 30 August 2019
In this brand new six-part series The Hairy Bikers fulfil a long-held ambition: to take on the world’s most iconic road trip, America’s Route 66, which spans over 2,000 miles of tarmac from Chicago to California.
With a large helping of their signature warmth and humour, Si King and Dave Myers explore modern America via the ‘Mother Road’ and learn how it drives you into America’s past, meeting the communities, cultures and cuisine along the way.
As the Bikers ride from place to place, they share their passion for good food and have some incredible experiences which give them the real taste of America.
From joining modern day cowboys on a thrilling cattle drive through the vast prairies of Oklahoma and experiencing the staggering scale of the Mojave Desert and Monument Valley, to cooking with the Amish community and sampling the very latest LA food trends, the Bikers have an unforgettable adventure.
An acutely timed six-part surveillance thriller that looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services. In this ‘post-truth era’, can we really believe what we see?
When soldier Shaun Emery’s (Callum Turner) conviction for murder is overturned because of flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter.
But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, his life takes a shocking turn - and he must fight for his freedom once again.
DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) is drafted in to investigate Shaun’s case, but she quickly learns that the truth can be a matter of perspective: should she trust Shaun Emery?
An introduction from Ben Chanan, series creator, writer and director
"Video evidence is one of the most successful ways to convict a criminal. Video fakery is becoming ever more convincing. So what happens when these two developments collide? What happens to criminal justice if we can no longer trust what we see?
When I began writing The Capture two years ago, these questions felt firmly like the stuff of hypothetical ‘what if’ drama. I think they still are, but maybe not for long. Now, barely a week goes by without a new warning about the potential horrors of facial recognition, deep-fakes or fake news. Perhaps we will soon have to find new ways to judge the veracity of video footage.
My characters, in their efforts to uncover the truth, fall back on more fundamental, human faculties: memory, trust, instinct. But these things are hardly infallible. Can the traumatised soldier rely on his memories? Can the idealistic police detective trust the institutions that surround her? Eventually, the soldier and the detective will come to question everything they know and believe in.
This turbulent scenario reflects how the world feels to me at the moment. Several years ago, when the foundations for this idea were laid, I was working on a documentary about counter terrorism, interviewing retired agents from US Homeland Security and the CIA. I got a clear sense of where they all were politically - generally Hawkish, George W Bush-era Republicans. Now many of those same spymasters are commentators for CNN. Routinely they lambast a Republican administration, whose President has professed a love for Wikileaks. Up is indeed down, black is white.
My ambition starting out was to create a modern-day conspiracy thriller that evoked the mood and paranoia of my favourite 1970s post-Watergate movies, The Parallax View and Three Days Of The Condor. I had no idea our current era would turn out to be such a good fit."
Sunday 25 August 2019
The Sky original will take viewers on a journey across the globe to watch Dynamo perform close-up miracles, impossible predictions and unbelievable feats of magic that will have a lasting effect both on him and the people he interacts with.
The ambitious, visually stunning special co-produced by Phil McIntyre Television, Inner Circle Films and Motion Content Group will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland in 2020.
Monday 19 August 2019
Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The show will follow unresolved stories from the classic '80s era, and it will follow many of your favorite characters right where they left off when the show ended.
"I'm Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe," declared Smith in a press release. "In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!"
Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering), and Marc Bernardin (Alphas) will serve as writers on the new series. Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Netflix's Castlevania series will be doing the animation.
Posted by JD at 14:03
Copenhagen, August 19, 2019 -- Earlier today Netflix announced its second Danish original series, The Chestnut Man, at Copenhagen TV Festival. The Chestnut Man is based on the debut novel by award winning writer Søren Sveistrup (The Killing) and the series will debut exclusively on Netflix worldwide. Production is slated to begin in Denmark in 2020 with the executive production team SAM Productions, who is also behind the coming Norwegian Netflix original series Ragnarok.
The Chestnut Man is set in the quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery one blustery October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in a playground and one of her hands is missing. Above her hangs a small man made of chestnuts. The ambitious young detective Naia Thulin is assigned to the case, along with her new partner, Mark Hess. They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man - evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and was presumed dead - the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung.
Søren Sveistrup, author of The Chestnut Man: "Netflix has shown a strong, genuine interest in my book and I'm excited about the deal and confident that Netflix will be the perfect place for The Chestnut Man."
Posted by JD at 13:40
Casting for Series Two of The Bay, has today been announced by ITV and Tall Story Pictures. Morven Christie (The A Word, The Replacement) returns to lead the cast, alongside Daniel Ryan (Mount Pleasant, Black Sea), Lindsey Coulson (Funny Cow, Bulletproof), Imogen King (Clique), Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones, Zoo) and Taheen Modak, who made his professional screen debut in Series One.
Joining Christie are; Joe Absolom (A Confession, Doc Martin), James Cosmo (His Dark Materials, The Name of the Rose, Game of Thrones), Stephen Tomkinson (DCI Banks, Trollied), Sharon Small (Trust Me, Mistresses), Sunetra Sarker (Ackley Bridge, Informer), Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve, My Mother and Other Strangers), Steven Robertson (Shetland, T2: Trainspotting), Amy James-Kelly (Safe, Military Wives Choir), Kerrie Taylor (Fallen, Where The Heart Is), Wendy Kweh (Silent Witness, Holby City) Julia Haworth (Clink, Coronation Street) and Jack Archer, making his professional screen debut.
Written by award-winning writer and playwright Daragh Carville (Being Human, The Smoke, Cherrybomb), the first series of The Bay achieved consolidated audiences of 7 million viewers with a share of 26% across six episodes.
Series 2 begins with Lisa Armstrong at a low ebb: forced to do menial police work whilst she watches Med go from strength to strength. But a new case involving a shocking murder within a loving family brings Lisa unexpectedly back into the front line. She must get under the skin of a new family and prove her worth; to her colleagues, to her family and to herself.
Posted by JD at 13:37
A brand new 6-part series written and directed by Ben Wheatley, Generation Z sees rapacious baby boomers and disaffected teenagers at each other's throats…this time quite literally.
First they ate your dreams of a brighter future, now they want to eat you…
In Generation Z, Ben Wheatley brings his trademark pitch-black humour and biting satire to Channel 4. Produced by The Forge, this 6 X 60' comedy drama is a timely, startling and thrillingly outrageous ride through a green and pleasant land rent by division, disappointment and…death.
The future looks bleak for today's youth – seemingly-endless austerity, astronomical house prices, insurmountable student debt, a political system which appears intent on destroying itself… And to add insult to injury, their hard-earned taxes are being eaten up by the old - smug, self-satisfied, small-minded, "Little Englander" pensioners whose remaining sole purpose in life is to make it a misery for everyone else.
In a small British town, tensions come to a head when a mysterious military convoy crashes outside the Sunnywise Retirement Home. The vehicles were carrying a toxic substance, which, as a result of the crash, leaks into the local environment and infects the residents of the retirement community. The symptoms of this infection quickly manifest – an overwhelming appetite for raw flesh. They're old, they're angry and they're on the rampage. As the military scrambles to control the outbreak and keep everything out of the media spotlight, a group of regular teenagers find themselves in the thick of the battle against these flesh-eating baby boomers.
Generation Z follows a group of wide-eyed teenagers caught up in a future far more grotesque and terrifying than anything they could have expected. They wanted to make a difference, this is their chance! But it's going to take more than a pithy meme on social media…this is a bloody and messy battle royale!
Tapping directly into the myriad fears which define the experience of today's youth and bringing viscerally to life the increasingly stark divisions between generations, Ben Wheatley's Generation Z is a compelling, macabre, timely, outrageous, and scabrous satire presenting a modern Britain at war with itself.
Ben Wheatley says: "I'm excited to be working with Channel 4 and The Forge. Generation Z is my first original created tv project and I couldn't think of better partners."
Posted by JD at 13:33
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Robert Lindsay, James Murray, Susannah Fielding, Ellie Kendrick and Navin Chowdhry join the cast of ITV drama, Invisible
Robert Lindsay, James Murray, Susannah Fielding, Ellie Kendrick and Navin Chowdhry join Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia for new ITV drama, Invisible.
BAFTA, Tony and Olivier Award winning stage and screen actor Robert Lindsay (Bounty Hunters, Maleficent) will join Jason Watkins (The Crown, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, W1A) and Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet) for the first episode of ITV's new contemporary crime series, Invisible.
He will star as entrepreneur and multi-millionaire, Max Crockett, alongside Ellie Kendrick (Game Of Thrones, Press), Susannah Fielding (This Time With Alan Partridge, High & Dry) and Rosalie Craig (Endeavour, Lovesick) as his daughters Elenora, Tamara and Megan. Navin Chowdhry (Next Of Kin, Doctor Foster) and Jack Ashton (Call The Midwife, Broadchurch) have also been cast as son-in-laws Pete and Jack, with Cassie Bradley (Coronation Street, Torvill & Dean) as daughter-in-law Kasha.
Age Before Beauty and Primeval star James Murray also joins the cast as Superintendent John Houseman, alongside Pearl Chanda (Motherland, Endeavour) as DC Laura Simpson and Jack Riddiford (Poldark, Murder On The Orient Express) as DC Darren Craig. Natalie Mendoza (Hotel Babylon) and Roger Evans (Da Vinci's Demons) will also feature in the first episode.
Posted by JD at 21:42
Friday 9 August 2019
Action superstar Danny Trejo has joined the cast of Pikchure Zero Entertainment’s new sci-fi action series Paragon, which is currently in production for a 2020 launch.
The series, soon out to networks, will encompass a 7-episode first season, with each 43-minute episode fixing on the human race dealing with the obliteration of Heaven.
Paragon is a sci-fi action series that follows the different factions of society as they deal with Heaven’s destruction. With only a small piece of the after-life to live for, everyone from Death himself is fighting to claim the Elysian for themselves.
“We have always loved the Sci-fi fantasy genre, and we wanted to create a series that explored one of the most intriguing questions of humanity. Where do we go when we die? And what would happen if Heaven no longer existed?”, says Justin Price, who in addition to directing the eps, produces alongside Khu.
Price adds, “Paragon is an edgier and grittier cable style series in the vein of Firefly and Altered Carbon. I believe we have an electric hybrid that explores the human spectrum of dealing with loss and love in a stylistic way. Danny Trejo is outstanding as Kincaid, the half-dead leader of disbanded reapers.”
In addition to Trejo (Machete, 3 From Hell), the series – based on an idea by Price and Khu - stars Franziska Schissler, and Dilan Gwyn.
Wednesday 7 August 2019
We go deeper into the world of Carnival Row with their newest trailer featuring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.
Carnival Row is an upcoming American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham that will premiere on August 30, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.
The eight-episode series is directed by Jon Amiel and stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. In July 2019, it was announced that Amazon had renewed the series for its second season.
Carnival Row will follow "mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. At the center of the drama is the investigation into a string of unsolved murders, which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists."
Orlando Bloom as Rycroft Philostrate
Cara Delevingne as Vignette Stonemoss
David Gyasi as Agreus
Tamzin Merchant as Imogen Spurnrose
Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose
Karla Crome as Tourmaline
Arty Froushan as Jonah Breakspear
Caroline Ford as Sophie Longerbane
Indira Varma as Piety Breakspear
Jared Harris as Absalom Breakspear
Simon McBurney as Runyan Millworthy
Monday 5 August 2019
Multi-award winning actresses Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar star in gripping, emotional thriller, Deep Water, from Kudos.
Set against the beautiful and imposing backdrop of the Lake District, the series is written by BAFTA-nominated Anna Symon (Indian Summers, Mrs Wilson) and adapted from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author Paula Daly.
The six part series follows the lives of three complex and vibrant women, each struggling to keep their heads above very deep water. Like all of us, they seek to do their best for their families, but face tough choices with difficult, and often messy repercussions. The women are connected by the school gates, each with children around the same age.
International Emmy winning actress Anna Friel (Marcella, Butterfly) plays mother of three, Lisa Kallisto, who juggles her hectic family life with running a business, which keeps her occupied at all hours. Chaotic and disorganised, Lisa, is married to Joe who works night and day as a taxi driver.
Physiotherapist Roz, played by RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated actress Sinead Keenan (Little Boy Blue) once had a thriving private practice, but the debts run up by her soulmate Winston leave the family facing financial ruin. If she can pay off their debts they will get their lives back on track. Roz is offered help from an unexpected quarter. The decision she makes could change the course of her life.
Kate Riverty played by Screen Nation Rising Star Rosalind Eleazar (Howards End, Rellik) seems to have it all - wealthy and attractive and with a well-drilled and highly organised family life. Mother to Lucinda and Fergus, and married to Guy, Kate invites her friend Lisa and husband Joe to dinner, but the evening goes spectacularly wrong for Lisa after she makes a spontaneous
With a stunning home overlooking Lake Windermere, Kate and Guy appear to be two of life’s winners, but is it possible Kate is too good to be true?
Episode 1 Synopsis
Deep Water is an emotional thriller set in England’s beautiful Lake District.
Among the epic scenery of lakes and mountains, we meet three ordinary mothers. But, behind closed doors, each woman is struggling with extraordinary moral and ethical dilemmas.
Our strong female protagonists make life-changing decisions with unpredictable consequences for themselves and their families. The series investigates the tangled issues of modern parenting, friendships, relationships and sexual desires. Deep Water explores the challenges of being a twenty first century woman. These are ordinary women making extraordinary choices and watching their journeys is an unforgettable ride.
Over-stretched, working mother Lisa Kallisto (Anna Friel) never lives up to the expectations she sets herself. Happily married to taxi driver Joe, she is mother to three kids and runs a dog kennels business. But Lisa can’t help comparing herself to tiger mum, Kate Riverty (Rosalind Eleazar), who makes the best cakes, organises the best play dates, and is married to the handsome and wealthy Guy. Lisa is delighted when Kate invites her to a dinner party, but the evening takes an unexpected turn when she meets Kate’s charming brother-inlaw.
Haunted by her transgression at the dinner party, Lisa throws herself into family life, determined to bury her guilt. But she makes a further error when she forgets to pick up Kate’s teenage daughter, Lucinda, from school and the Rivertys place the blame firmly at her door.
Lisa’s friend, physiotherapist Roz Toovey (Sinead Keenan) Is stony broke and deep in debt due to the actions of her gambling addicted partner Winston. Desperate to protect her daughter Abby and keep a roof over all their heads, she works every hour she can. But when bailiffs come knocking, her home is under threat, and her partner is nowhere to be seen, an offer of cash for sex from a wealthy client could be Roz’s only option.
Lisa Kallisto - Anna Friel
Roz Toovey - Sinead Keenan
Kate Riverty - Rosalind Eleazar
Joanne Aspinall - Faye Marsay
Guy Riverty - Alastair Mackenzie
Winston Hill - Charlie Carrick
Joe Kallisto - Steven Cree
Scott Elias - Gerald Kyd
Adam - Steve Toussaint
Alexa - Camilla Beeput
Wayne - Matthew Aubrey
Pete Toovey - Carl Rice
Lucinda Riverty - Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness
Sally Kallisto - Nell Williams
Abby Hill - Macy Shackleton
Sam Kallisto - Leo Ashton
Fergus Riverty - Rico Canadinhas
James Kallisto - Jake Hayes
Louise Elias - Audrie Woodhouse
Miss King - Naomi Yang
Client Sue - Heather Phoenix
Taxi Driver - James Puddephatt