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Gillian Anderson is staging an impressive return to the TV.
Later this month, "The Fall," a five-episode successful BBC 2 series starring Anderson, makes its way to Netflix. The series, which co-stars "The Good Wife's" Archie Panjabi and "Once Upon a Time" veteran Jamie Dornan, is a provocative murder mystery that follows Stella Gibson (Anderson), a detective superintendent who is called in to investigate a serial killer in Belfast.
All five episodes will be on Netflix beginning May 28 and Anderson says it won't disappoint. "Finish 'The Fall,'" she told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. "It gets better and better, I promise."
Anderson, who spent nine seasons as Dana Scully on "The X-Files," is returning to viewers' lives in a big way. Later this year, the actress, who's been recurring on NBC's "Hannibal," will also be in the Peacock Network's "Crisis," a new drama from Rand Ravich. »
- Chris Harnick
John Lucking reviews the eighth episode of Hannibal....
This week’s episode of Hannibal is brought to you by the sense of sound, and Will’s mental degradation is first under the microscope as we see him relaxing at home (by fixing things of course) before hearing the sound of a wounded animal from outside. The sound is tracked to an open field with nothing to be seen, and it’s already clear that there is no animal to be found. In animals Will finds solace, but his mind also uses them against him -as with the stag- and so it’s only fitting that his subconscious would torture him further with the cries of an innocent creature. Alana is called to help him search for the animal in distress, but what follows is the biggest step towards romance the show has taken thus far as they discuss Will’s dating credentials. »
- Flickering Myth
BBC Two’s The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, debuts on Netflix on May 28. My take on Anderson and Dornan’s searing performances and why you need to watch. At The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, "The Dark Lure of Gillian Anderson's The Fall," in which I review BBC Two's serial killer drama The Fall, which stars Gillian Anderson and which makes its Stateside debut next week on Netflix. It is virtually impossible to talk about The Fall—BBC Two’s addictive and provocative serial killer drama, which begins streaming stateside on Netflix on May 28—without mentioning the ghost in the room: Prime Suspect. The allusion to Prime Suspect, a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic, is well founded. For one, The Fall is the closest that television has come to capturing the taut alchemy of Prime Suspect: part police chase, »
- Jace Lacob
Last night on the Late Show, David Letterman made it a mission to figure out the cause for the lag in reuniting the Arrested Development cast. "It was, uh, nothing really exciting," Jason Bateman stuttered. "Money, huh?" Letterman interjected. "Um, yes, uhh, no, ahhh." "Who was the holdout?" "Will Arnett." Oh, Gob. Plus: Gillian Anderson, seated between two bearded gentlemen, Aziz Ansari and Jimmy Fallon, caused a bit of a quibblefest over the manliness of manscaping. Also, Tom Hanks, in his quest for a new theater, disrupted David Letterman's monologues over and over and over. As Hanks sees it, the Ed Sullivan theater will soon go the way of the Tonight Show. And finally, Craig Ferguson's zany comedy left Zach Galifianakis utterly defeated and speechless. Watch our compilation to see what you missed. »
- Caroline Shin
BBC Two's The Fall held steady for its second episode on Monday night, according to overnight figures.
Gillian Anderson's crime drama dipped around 100,000 viewers to 3.38 million (14.7%) at 9pm. Earlier, the Chelsea Flower Show attracted 3.02m (13.1%) at 8pm.
On BBC One, The One Show was the most watched programme outside of soaps with 4.27m (22.0%) at 7pm. A repeat of Miranda amused 2.63m (11.2%) at 8.30pm.
Hillsborough documentary How They Buried the Truth was seen by 2.84m (12.3%) at 9pm.
ITV's The Dales attracted 3.05m (13.6%) at 8pm, with a further 200k (0.9%) on +1. Vicious dipped over 100k to 2.55m (11.0%) at 9pm (186k/1.0% on +1). The Job Lot fell to 1.91m (8.3%) at 9.30pm (114k/0.8%).
Channel 5's Ohio Slave Girls documentary was seen by 842k (3.7%) at 8pm. CSI thrilled »
ABC 8:00 The Bachelor's Funniest Moments (new) 9:00 Dancing With the Stars (new, season finale) 11:35 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guests Ethan Hawke and Desiree Hartsock) 12:37 Nightline (new) CBS 8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (repeat) 9:00 NCIS (repeat) 10:00 NCIS (repeat) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guest Jason Bateman) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guests Zach Galifianakis and Andrea Riseborough) Fox 8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (new) NBC 8:00 The Voice (repeat) 9:00 The Voice (new) 10:00 Grimm (new, season finale) 11:34 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Eric Stonestreet and Jeremy Wade) 12:37 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guests Aziz Ansari and Gillian Anderson) The CW 8:00 The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 9:00 America's Next Top Model: College Edition (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
It airs on Monday nights. There's a murder. It must be the new Broadchurch.
Early previews and gossip about The Fall couldn't have been more inaccurate unless they had billed it as a replacement for The Great British Bake Off. Broadchurch was brilliant and so is The Fall. And yes, they both have police investigations. But at that point the similarities end.
The Fall is a jet black murder series, unflinching in its method and ice cold in its delivery. There's no Olivia Colman, comedy West Country accents or whodunnit guesswork to lighten the mood in this Belfast-based drama.
Plus, if The Fall was a whodunnit, it would be the worst whodunnit of all time. The biggest mystery in the show is how many ex-Hollyoaks cast members keep popping up. Seriously, you can't move for them.
Tonight's episode two was a deeply disturbing hour of television that wasn't for the faint-hearted. »
20th Century Fox TV
Robin Williams’ biggest commitment to series television since the days of “Mork & Mindy” highlights a 20th TV slate that is deep, even if not necessarily brimming with international star appeal.
Williams is teaming with another recognizable face, Sarah Michelle Gellar, in the single-cam, father-daughter workplace comedy “The Crazy Ones,” from the pen of a scribe with no small amount of global cachet himself: David E. Kelley.
Kelley’s star Stateside hasn’t shined quite as brightly of late — “Harry’s Law” (NBC) lasted only two seasons, while “Monday Mornings” (TNT) didn’t make it past one, and half-hour isn’t exactly where the “Picket Fences” and “Ally McBeal” creator made his bones, but a series starring Williams in an accessible setting is filled with worldwide potential.
A slam dunk for interest is the limited-series return of Kiefer Sutherland in “24: Live Another Day.” The condensed format »
- Cynthia Littleton
Gillian Anderson has said that she expects an X-Files 3 movie.
The actress said that she thinks that creator Chris Carter might already be working on a new script during her Reddit Ask Me Anything interview.
"I would say that there is a very good chance that Chris is in the process of writing it, and as with any creative endeavour, it needs time and space and patience, and I have no doubt that at some point, when it's the right time, and he is happy with it, it will see the light of day, and that will be the beginning," she said.
When the X-Files show ended in 2002 after nine seasons, Carter promised that it would continue in a series of films. »
Rugby League: Leeds v St Helens
7.30pm, Sky Sports 1
After being halted by Huddersfield in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup last weekend, Leeds will be keen to get back to winning ways against a St Helens team that has struggled all season, losing against Widnes and London Broncos recently. St Helens coach Nathan Brown has put his faith in young players this season, with forwards Anthony Walker and Jordan Hand impressing, and will be hoping youthful exuberance can topple a Rhinos side with more than its fair share of seasoned campaigners. Lanre Bakare
Gillian Anderson is the marquee name atop this Belfast-set cop drama, and a fine job she does as detective Stella Gibson, finding unexpected weirdness amid the professionalism. »
- Lanre Bakare, John Robinson, Martin Skegg, Ali Catterall, Bim Adewunmi, Rachel Aroesti, Gwilym Mumford, David Stubbs
Title: Shadow Dancer Directed by: James Marsh Starring: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhall Gleeson, Brid Breenan, David Wilmot, Martin McCann Running time: 104 Minutes, Rated R, Available on VOD 05/20 & in theaters 05/31 Set in the early 1990′s a single mother is given the choice to go to prison or be an MI5 informant against her family after an aborted Ira bomb plot in London. The film starts out with a young girl being asked to run to the store to get her father cigarettes. She convinces her younger brother to go since “she went last time” and moments later her little brother is carried [ Read More ]
The post Shadow Dancer Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Yet another serial killer? Gillian Anderson can fix it… unless, of course, it's one of Britain's 700 real-life murders
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Another week, another serial killer. There's a pattern emerging here, a whole succession of serial killers occupying the centre stage of drama. I'm afraid to say that we're dealing with that television phenomenon known as serial serial killers, an endless continuum of fictional homicidal psychopaths designed, it seems, with the express purpose of generating work for locksmiths and security alarm firms.
The latest example is The Fall's Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), an enigmatic grief counsellor by day who likes to unwind at night by spooking, then torturing and murdering Belfast's attractive brunettes. A handsome father of two small children, Spector does not fit the bill of alienated loser or crass misogynist from whose clammy ranks »
- Andrew Anthony
Titled Crisis, NBC has set Sunday nights at 10pm to broadcast the Lance Gross thriller from writer/executive producer Rand Ravich. Gross stars alongside Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson, in what is described as an emotionally-charged political action thriller set in Washington DC, that will follow Marcus Finley (played by Gross), an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the center of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection, when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped. Here's NBC's official synopsis for the series: It’s »
The actress revealed that she enjoyed playing Stella in the Belfast-based series because of her sexual confidence, the Daily Mail reports.
The new series also stars former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan as a stalker and serial killer.
The 44-year-old admitted that she has "played a succession of tightly-wound, dark, confused, suicidal women" since portraying Dana Scully in The X Files.
On The Fall, she said: "If Stella finds a man attractive, she doesn't hesitate to make the first move. I quite like that in a woman, I've discovered.
"I like the way Stella is so sexually confident but there are consequences to that, as you'll see over the serial.
"I would quite like to be like her. But I found filming the sex scenes difficult. It always is. Both sides get very nervous and you think, »
Hannibal, Season 1, Episode 8: “Fromage”
Directed by Tim Hunter
Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC
Breaking Bad; Boardwalk Empire; Mad Men, Justified; Sons Of Anarchy; Louie; Girls; Shameless, The Americans; Game of Thrones; The number of new quality TV series keeps growing, and we can now add Hannibal to that list.
Over the past 30 years, television has undergone vast improvement. The wave of high-quality niche series may have started as early as the 1980s with Miami Vice, and later with the success of Twin Peaks in the 90′s, but it was only recently that several of these intelligent niche productions have been leading the pack with the highest ratings. Back in the days, a network’s goal was to equally please as many viewers as possible. Now the aim is to please relatively fewer viewers but keep them coming back each and every week. »
In case you weren't on our TV page at all this week (how dare you?), and you missed all the big news coming out of network Upfronts, we thought it might be a good idea to do a roundup of all the info and scoop that came out of New York City. Because you probably have a lot of questions. Where can I see the trailers for the new ABC shows? Which shows are Josh Holloway, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Gillian Anderson starring in? Did my favorite show get canceled of renewed? What's the deal with the American Idol judges? Ok, you ask too many questions. Geez. But here is all the network news you need to know, broken up by network: ABC ABC Fall Schedule: Dancing With the Stars Downsizes to One Night, »
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic drama Last Love, based on Françoise Dorner's French novel La Douceur Assassine. Starring Oscar winner Michael CaineThe Dark Knight Rises, Inception), who recently signed on to star in Interstellar - his 6th Christopher Nolan film, Last Love is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, and co-stars Clémence Poésy (In Bruges, 127 Hours), Justin Kirk (Goats, Showtime's Weeds), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Jane Alexander (Dream House, Terminator Salvation). Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment, made today's announcement.
Image acquired the film from producers/financiers Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Bavaria Pictures GmbH and Kaminski Stiehm. Global Screen is handling international sales and will be attending the upcoming Cannes film market. The film will be released via ultra VOD in October and then theatrically in markets across the country.
Last Love stars Michael Caine »
Hannibal Episode 107
Directed By: Tim Hunter
Original Airdate: 16 May 2013
In This Episode...
This week’s victim is Douglas Wilson, a trombone player with the Baltimore Orchestra. He is found with his neck broken, dangling almost behind him, a cello neck shoved down his mouth, throat cut open. The killer was trying to play the victim’s vocal chords like a violin. We know that Tobias is the killer. He owns a cello and violin shop, where he makes his own strings from human guts.
Franklin is on to Tobias. Or at least, he thinks he is. Franklin tells Hannibal that he has been concerned over some of the dark things Tobias has been saying, and checked off a multitude of psychopathy markers. Then Douglas shows up dead, and Franklin remembers that Tobias once said he wanted kill someone and play them like a violin. »
- Alyse Wax
Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic drama Last Love , based on Francoise Dorner's French novel "La Douceur Assassine." Starring Oscar winner Michael Caine ( The Dark Knight Rises , Inception ), who recently signed on to star in Interstellar - his 6th Christopher Nolan film, Last Love is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, and co-stars Clémence Poésy ( In Bruges , 127 Hours ), Justin Kirk ( Goats , Showtime's "Weeds"), Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") and Jane Alexander ( Dream House , Terminator Salvation ). Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment, made today's announcement. Image acquired the film from producers/financiers Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Bavaria Pictures GmbH and »
A few quick thoughts on tonight's "Hannibal" — and other recent developments on the show — coming up just as soon as I take a hammer to my chimney... Other end-of-season bits of work have gotten in the way of me writing anything about the previous two episodes of the show — both of them dealing with Dr. Lecter's side career as the Chesapeake Ripper — which is a shame, as they were two of the strongest episodes so far, and boasted fine guest performances by Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson (who continued tonight as Lecter's therapist). My hope is that »
- Alan Sepinwall
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