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AMC debuts teasers for ‘Humans’ and ‘Into the Badlands’

30 March 2015 7:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

AMC Networks took advantage of all the eyeballs glued to The Walking Dead season five finale to give audiences a glimpse of its two upcoming drama series Humans and Into the Badlands.

Humans is an eight-part sci-fi drama jointly produced by Channel 4, Kudos, and AMC. It centers on the disturbing events that take place when a suburban family obtains a refurbished ‘Synth,’ a highly-functional humanoid servant.

The series, based on the acclaimed Swedish drama Real Humans, stars William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan. It was penned by British duo Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent. The show will premiere on AMC in the summer of 2015.

Into the Badlands is a six-episode genre-bending martial arts series starring and executive produced by Daniel Wu. Loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey Into the West,” it tells the tale of great warrior and »

- A.R. Wilson

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Watch: AMC Grieves Over 'Mad Men' With New Teasers For Several New Shows

30 March 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Review: 'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 16: 'Conquer' Your Fear As "Mad Men" returns April 5 with its final seven episodes, it makes sense that AMC would want to roll out teasers for their next batch of hopeful successes. These 15 second previews spotlight the sci-fi drama "Humans," martial arts series "Into the Badlands" and "The Walking Dead" spin-off "Fear the Walking Dead." "Humans" takes place in an alternate present where the latest tech-trend is a robotic servant called a Synth. It stars William Hurt and debuts this summer. "Fear the Walking Dead" acts as a companion series to "The Walking Dead," beginning its story just as the virus first begins to spread. It also premieres this summer. And "Into the Badlands," which premieres this fall, tells the story of a warrior and young boy searching for enlightenment in a land ruled by feudal barons. Hong Kong film star. »

- Travis Clark

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Watch: AMC Grieves Over 'Mad Men' With New Teasers For Several New Shows

30 March 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: 'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 16: 'Conquer' Your Fear As "Mad Men" returns April 5 with its final seven episodes, it makes sense that AMC would want to roll out teasers for their next batch of hopeful successes. These 15 second previews spotlight the sci-fi drama "Humans," martial arts series "Into the Badlands" and "The Walking Dead" spin-off "Fear the Walking Dead." "Humans" takes place in an alternate present where the latest tech-trend is a robotic servant called a Synth. It stars William Hurt and debuts this summer. "Fear the Walking Dead" acts as a companion series to "The Walking Dead," beginning its story just as the virus first begins to spread. It also premieres this summer. And "Into the Badlands," which premieres this fall, tells the story of a warrior and young boy searching for enlightenment in a land ruled by feudal barons. Hong Kong film star. »

- Travis Clark

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Humans: Gemma Chan comes to life in AMC and Channel 4's first teaser

30 March 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

AMC has debuted the first look at new drama Humans.

The series, which is a co-production between the Us network and Channel 4, is based on Swedish show Real Humans and is set in a parallel present.

In this society, the latest must-have gadget is a Synth - a highly developed and lifelike robotic servant. The drama sees one strained family decide to buy a refurbished Synth in the hope of improving their lives - but they soon find that sharing life with a machine can have very chilling consequences.

The new clip shows Gemma Chan (Dates, Fresh Meat) as Synth Anita, who is woken with a touch of her chin.

The drama stars Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman) and Tom Goodman-Hill (The Devil's Whore, Mr Selfridge) as the couple who purchase Chan's Synth.

Merlin and The Fall actor Colin Morgan plays Leo, a young man on the run, »

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'Humans' Trailer Offers First Look at New AMC Series

29 March 2015 11:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first trailers for Fear the Walking Dead and Into the Badlands that debuted tonight during the season finale of The Walking Dead, AMC has released the first look at Humans. Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.

William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell and Gemma Chan are to star in Humans - the ambitious new co-production from Channel 4, AMC and Kudos. Written by British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, Humans is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama "Real Humans".

William Hurt plays George Millican, »

- MovieWeb

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First Look: William Hurt in AMC's Sci-Fi Drama Series Humans

24 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Humans, a bold new eight-part drama series from Channel 4, Kudos and AMC, is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. William Hurt plays George Millican, a widower who has formed a close relationship with his out-of-date synth Odi (played by Will Tudor), who he treats more like a son than a piece of machinery. Written by British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good), Humans is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans. Humans, which also stars Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan, recently finished filming in and around London. The »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Doctor Who 10 years on: Where are the class of 2005 now?

23 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.

But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?

Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.

The Cast

After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.

Post-2005, the Northern actor went Stateside to take on the role of invisible man Claude in the Us series Heroes. From there, he popped up in a very amusing Doctor Who-esque cameo as Dr. »

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Sci-Fi Drama ‘Humans’ Set For Summer Premiere on AMC

23 March 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV Horizons: “Humans,” a new eight-part sci-fi tinged drama series from Channel 4, Kudos and AMC, is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. The series will premiere on AMC this summer (2015).William Hurt is cast as George Millican, a widower who has formed a close relationship with his out-of-date synth Odi (played by Will Tudor), who he treats more like a son than a piece of machinery. The British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley penned this […] »

- April Neale

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The Moon And The Sun Is Pulled From Paramount Pictures’ Release Slate

23 March 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sometimes, it’s not easy being a former James Bond. Pierce Brosnan made a movie, titled The Moon And The Sun, with Academy Award winner William Hurt, and Paramount Pictures has just cancelled its imminent release. It would have been Brosnan’s first film since the triple 2014 disappointment of The Love Punch, The November Man and A Long Way Down.

Directed by Sean McNamara (Field Of Lost Shoes), The Moon And The Sun is based on the award-winning 1997 novel of the same name by Vonda N. McIntyre. The story brings together elements of science fiction and historical romance, to tell the tale of the Sun King, King Louis Xiv (Brosnan) in 17th Century France, and his quest for immortality.

Seeking endless youth, he dispatches representatives to capture endangered sea monsters, rumoured to provide eternal life. Father Yves de la Croix (Benjamin Walker) returns with two – one dead and one alive. »

- Sarah Myles

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Pierce Brosnan's The Moon and the Sun loses release date

21 March 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paramount has pulled The Moon and the Sun from its release schedule.

Based on the award winning novel by Vonda McIntyre, the adventure film was due to be released on April 10.

The film stars Pierce Brosnan as King Louis Xiv, whose quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal the life force of a mermaid, which his daughter ends up befriending.

Sean McNamara directed the film, which is yet to be assigned a new release date.

Co-starring in the film is William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing as the captured mermaid.

The screenplay was penned by Academy Award winning writer Ronald Bass, Brokeback Mountain's James Schamus, Barry Berman, Laura Harrington and Bill Mechanic. »

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'Midnight Rider' Director: Train Accident Will 'Haunt Me Forever'

21 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Midnight Rider director Randall Miller, who was sentenced to prison for the tragic on-set death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, has penned a statement taking responsibility for the train accident and revealing the circumstances that led him to plead guilty. The filmmaker behind the Gregg Allman biopic said the incident atop a railway trestle in rural Georgia "was a horrible tragedy that will haunt me forever" and that "my decision to shoot the scripted scene that caused this tragedy."

After pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing stemming from the February 2014 incident, »

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Randall Miller Says ‘Midnight Rider’ Accident Is ‘My Responsibility’

20 March 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Making his first comments since he was sentenced to two years in jail, director Randall Miller said in a statement on Friday that he accepts responsibility for the Feb. 20, 2014 train accident on the set on “Midnight Rider.”

“It was a horrible tragedy that will haunt me forever,” Miller said in a statement. “Although I relied on my team, it is ultimately my responsibility and was my decision to shoot the scripted scene that caused this tragedy.

He added, “The location manager, the production designer, the unit production manager, the cinematographer, assistant director and others all made mistakes that lead to this, but I have taken responsibility because I could have asked more questions and I was the one in charge.”

Miller, serving his time in Wayne County Jail in Jesup, Ga., was sentenced on March 9 after pleading guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. »

- Ted Johnson

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Paramount takes 'The Moon and the Sun' off schedule

20 March 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sean McNamara’s historical fantasy, starring Pierce Brosnan, was set for an April 10 release.

Paramount has pulled The Moon and the Sun from its release schedule.

Sean McNamara’s historical fantasy, starring Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt and Kaya Scodelario, was originally set for an April 10 release but is now undated.

The film centres on King Louis Xiv (Brosnan) who, on a quest for immortality, captures and steals a mermaid’s life force, only for his illegitimate daughter to discover the creature.

Meanwhile, the studio has set Michael Carney’s Same Kind of Different as Me for an April 29, 2016. The film stars Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Greg Kinnear. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Paramount takes off 'The Moon and the Sun' from schedule

20 March 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sean McNamara’s historical fantasy, starring Pierce Brosnan, was set for an April 10 release.

Paramount has pulled The Moon and the Sun from its release schedule.

Sean McNamara’s historical fantasy, starring Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt and Kaya Scodelario, was originally set for an April 10 release but is now undated.

The film centres on King Louis Xiv (Brosnan) who, on a quest for immortality, captures and steals a mermaid’s life force, only for his illegitimate daughter to discover the creature.

Meanwhile, the studio has set Michael Carney’s Same Kind of Different as Me for an April 29, 2016. The film stars Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Greg Kinnear. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Paramount Pulls ‘Moon and the Sun’ From April 10 Release

20 March 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has pulled Pierce Brosnan’s historical fantasy “The Moon and the Sun” from its release schedule, less than a month prior to its April 10 launch.

The studio had acquired domestic rights to the film, which is now without a date, last summer. Sean McNamara directed the medieval-set pic starring William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing.

In the film, Brosnan portrays King Louis Xiv, whose quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal the life force of a mermaid. His plans are complicated by his daughter, who befriends the creature and defies the most powerful monarch on earth.

Paramount has also set faith-based drama “Same Kind of Different as Me” for an April 29, 2016, opening. Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Renee Zellweger and Jon Voight star.

Same Kind of Different as Me” is based on the book by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent and Ron Hall. Michael Carney »

- Dave McNary

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Anthony Mackie to Star in Jesse Owens Project at Relativity

16 March 2015 6:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity is in talks to develop a biopic about American track and field hero Jesse Owens with Anthony Mackie attached to star.

It’s the third Owens movie in the works in Hollywood, following the completed “Race” at Focus and an untitled Owens project at Disney, based on the book “Triumph,” written Espn host Jeremy Schaap.

Owens, the son of an Alabama sharecropper, shattered Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 400-meter relay in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Hitler had insisted Jewish people and African-Americans not be allowed in the games, but relented when threatened with a boycott. He shook hands only with the German victors on the first day of competition and then skipped all further medal presentations.

Race” stars Stephan James opposite Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten and William Hurt. »

- Dave McNary

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Cast Set For ITV's "Beowulf" Event Series

12 March 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

William Hurt, Joanne Whalley ("The Borgias") and Kieran Bew ("Da Vinci's Demons") have joined the cast of ITV's thirteen-part drama series "Beowulf".

Also onboard are Ed Speleers ("Downton Abbey"), David Ajala ("Black Box"), Ian Puleston-Davies ("Coronation Street") and Ellora Torchia ("Indian Summers").

Created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, the story is set in the mythical Shieldlands and is based on the classic Danish poem. Bew will play the title role while Dormer writes and executive produces.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Kieran Bew Cast as Lead on ITV’s ‘Beowulf’

12 March 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Beowulf” has found its lead in Kieran Bew. The “Avp: Alien vs. Predator” actor will join William Hurt and Joanne Whalley on James Dormer‘s ITV reimagining. Hurt plays Hrothgar, Whalley is Rheda. Bew has also starred in “Green Street Hooligans” and TV’s “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Filming will begin on the action-packed literary re-imagining — created by Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman — in northeast England in April. Also Read: Netflix-Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Adds Six to Cast The first episode will see the titular Beowulf who, after spending many years wandering as a mercenary warrior, returning to Herot to »

- Tony Maglio

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William Hurt, Joanne Whalley to Star in ITV’s ‘Beowulf’

12 March 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — William Hurt, Joanne Whalley and Kieran Bew have been cast in ITV’s 13-part drama series “Beowulf.”

Bew, whose credits include “Da Vinci’s Demons” and “The Bletchley Circle,” plays Beowulf.

Cast also includes Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”), David Ajala (“Black Box”), Ian Puleston-Davies (“Coronation Street”) and Ellora Torchia (“Indian Summers”).

Show, which has been created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, is set in the mythical Shieldlands, “a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.”

Dormer (“Strike Back,” “Wallander,” “Outcast”) writes and executive produces the show.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Kieran Bew Cast As Lead In ITV’s ‘Beowulf’

12 March 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kieran Bew (Da Vinci's Demons) has been cast to play the lead role of Beowulf in ITV's epic re-imagining of the iconic Old English poem following the exploits of the titular warrior as he battles a fearsome monster during Britain’s Dark Ages. Kieran will star alongside William Hurt (Humans), and Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall).  Created by James Dormer (Strike Back), Tim Haines (Primeval) and Katie Newman (Primeval), the action-packed 13 part series is produced by ITV Studios… »

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