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15 items from 2015


News Shorts: November 20th 2015

19 November 2015 10:06 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

USA Today has unveiled three new photos from Rawson Marshall Thurber's action comedy "Central Intelligence" which opens June 17th. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart team-up from the project as former classmates who reunite at their 20-year high school reunion - the once fat and nerdy Johnson is now a deadly CIA agent who has been framed and has to enlist the help of the once popular turned mild-mannered accountant Hart.

"Star Trek Beyond" co-scribe Doug Jung has been hired to pen a re-write of the modestly-budgeted, Julius Onah-directed, sci-fi thriller "God Particle" which J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce. Oren Uziel wrote the original screenplay which follows an American space station crew who, believing they have destroyed Earth via a Hadron accelerator, allow the crew of hostile nations to board their ship with disastrous results... full details

DreamWorks has acquired actor-comedian T.J. Miller and fledgling writer M. Miller Davis »

- Garth Franklin

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Jason Momoa to star in Netflix action-adventure drama Frontier

18 November 2015 5:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has announced Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) is set to star in Frontier, a new six-episode drama series from creators Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and director Brad Peyton (San Andreas) that will explore the 18th century fur trade.

“We jumped at the opportunity to bring this action-packed series to our global viewers” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Local Originals at Netflix. “The creative team behind the series has a very exciting vision for Jason and the show, and we’re thrilled to be working with Discovery Canada on getting a vast, worldwide audience to enjoy it.”

Here’s the official synopsis for the series, which will also star Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and newcomer Jessica Matten:

“The series is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control »

- Gary Collinson

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Momoa Leads Cast Of Netflix's "Frontier"

17 November 2015 2:58 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has picked up six episodes of the action-adventure drama series "Frontier" and has set "Game of Thrones" and future Aquaman actor Jason Momoa to star.

Told from multiple perspectives and in the late 18th century, the story deals with how business negotiations and relations between Native tribes and Europeans are frequently resolved with hatchet fights.

Momoa plays Declan Harp, an ambitious, confident, charismatic and untamed man with a reputation for being a ruthless trader, driven by lust and revenge.

Brad Peyton ("San Andreas") directs and will executive produce with Jeff Fierson, Alex Patrick and John Vatcher. Landon Liboiron ("Hemlock Grove"), Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco and Zoe Boyle also star in the series which will premiere next year.

Filming begins this month in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Cornwall.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Game of Thrones Alum Jason Momoa to Star in New Netflix Adventure Series ‘Frontier’

16 November 2015 12:14 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It may not be Khal Drogo, but Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa’s new role certainly sounds epic. The actor is set to star in a new, six-episode Netflix series called Frontier, an 18th century drama that will be helmed by San Andreas director Brad Peyton and co-created Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie Per Netflix, Frontier focuses on the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts. In addition to Momoa, Frontier‘s cast includes Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Zoe BoyleDownton Abbey) and Allan Hawco (The Book of Negroes), and Canadian newcomer Jessica Matten. “We jumped at the opportunity »

- Chris King

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Jason Momoa to Star in Netflix Adventure Drama 'Frontier'

16 November 2015 9:58 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Discovery Canada announced today that Jason Momoa (Game Of ThronesBatman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) will lead the international cast for its ambitious new original Canadian scripted series, Frontier. Commissioned by Discovery Canada earlier this year and shooting in beautifully vivid 4K Uhd, production is now underway in Canada and the U.K. on the thrilling and richly layered premium drama, the first original scriped series in Discovery Canada history. Created by Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, the six-episode, one-hour drama is produced by leading Canadian independent producers Take the Shot Productions, and Factory Backwards, and will be seen around the world via international broadcast partner Netflix.

Alun Armstrong (New TricksBraveheart), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove, Degrassi), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey, Sons Of Anarchy), and Allan Hawco (Republic Of Doyle), round out the international cast. The series also introduces Canadian newcomer, Jessica Matten.

Cinematic in scope, Frontier will »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New Netflix Series 'Frontier' Features Jason Momoa Fighting Over Fur

16 November 2015 8:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has long made a play to be subscriber's primary, if not sole, entertainment source, and now it looks to be adding a bit of visual grandeur to its resume. With "Game of Thrones" giant Jason Momoa set to star and "San Andreas" director Brad Peyton lined up as an executive producer, "Frontier" looks on paper to be a big screen adventure pared down for your HDTV or iPhone.  Read More: Watch: Seth Rogen Helps John Oliver Take Down Daily Fantasy Sports on 'Last Week Tonight' "Frontier" is a drama following the wild fight over the North American fur trade during the late 18th century. Negotiations are made with violence rather than reason, and the multiple perspectives incorporated to tell the story should provide a voice to everyone involved in the battle, from Native tribes to Europeans. Alun Armstrong (“"Braveheart"), Landon Liboiron ("Hemlock Grove"), Zoe Boyle ("Downton Abbey") and Allan Hawco. »

- Ben Travers

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New Netflix Series 'Frontier' Features Jason Momoa Fighting Over Fur

16 November 2015 8:28 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix has long made a play to be subscriber's primary, if not sole, entertainment source, and now it looks to be adding a bit of visual grandeur to its resume. With "Game of Thrones" giant Jason Momoa set to star and "San Andreas" director Brad Peyton lined up as an executive producer, "Frontier" looks on paper to be a big screen adventure pared down for your HDTV or iPhone.  Read More: Watch: Seth Rogen Helps John Oliver Take Down Daily Fantasy Sports on 'Last Week Tonight' "Frontier" is a drama following the wild fight over the North American fur trade during the late 18th century. Negotiations are made with violence rather than reason, and the multiple perspectives incorporated to tell the story should provide a voice to everyone involved in the battle, from Native tribes to Europeans. Alun Armstrong (“"Braveheart"), Landon Liboiron ("Hemlock Grove"), Zoe Boyle ("Downton Abbey") and Allan Hawco. »

- Ben Travers

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Game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa's Action Series Ordered at Netflix

16 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Game of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa is embarking on a fur-ocious new Frontier at Netflix.

The streaming giant has handed a six-episode series order to a Momoa-fronted action-adventure drama that follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century.

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San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton is on board to direct. Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and Peter Blackie (Majumder Manor) are the co-creators of the project, which will be told from multiple perspectives »

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Jason Momoa to Star in Netflix Adventure Drama ‘Frontier’ from ‘San Andreas’ Director

16 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has ordered a six-episode adventure period drama, “Frontier,” with helmer Brad Peyton, who directed the box office hit “San Andreas,” and Jason Momoa attached to star, Variety has learned.

The drama is slated for a 2016 debut on Netflix everywhere except Canada. Commissioned by Discovery Canada, the first season of “Frontier” will premiere on the cabler in Canada and will then come to Netflix Canada in 2018.

Frontier” is a drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

Peyton will exec produce along co-creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie whose shingle Take The Shot Productions is behind the drama. Jeff FiersonAlex Patrick »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt is a serial killer in ITV's Dark Angel

25 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Joanne Froggatt has begun filming her first project since wrapping up her time in Downton Abbey earlier this month.

The actress will play serial murderer Mary Ann Cotton in ITV's upcoming Victorian drama Dark Angel, which has started shooting in North Yorkshire and County Durham.

Froggatt's character sounds like the complete opposite to Downton's dependable maid Anna Bates, as she has a secret history of adultery, bigamy, fraud and murder.

With each killing, Cotton increases her social and financial standing in Victorian society, while no-one suspects that she could be behind the horrendous crimes. So don't mess with her.

Dark Angel will also star Alun Armstrong, Jonas Armstrong, Laura Morgan, Sam Hoare, Emma Fielding and Penny Layden.

ITV will soon announce the airdates for the two-part series.

Froggatt will return for the final series of Downton Abbey next month, which will conclude with its Christmas special on Christmas Day. »

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Dennis Waterman: New Tricks not the same

28 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Dennis Waterman has admitted 'New Tricks' ''wasn't the same'' without Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong. The 67-year-old actor has starred in the BBC One comedy-crime-drama since it's first episode in 2013 but he's confessed he didn't enjoy it as much after his co-stars quit the show. He said: ''This is no slight on the new cast, but everything did change really dramatically and suddenly when Amanda and Alun left. ''I'd already signed up for the next season. I did ask Amanda if I'd look sad carrying on after everybody else had quit and she said, 'Don't be daft'. And then my wife started »

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‘Downton Abbey’ Finale Takes ‘Christmas Episode’ to Heart (Spoilers)

1 March 2015 8:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Given how fashionable it has become to grouse about “Downton Abbey,” Sunday’s fifth-season finale offered a welcome reminder of just how splendid the show can be – warm, funny and emotional on a dazzling assortment of fronts. Taking the term “Christmas episode” to heart, series creator Julian Fellowes advanced so many storylines to satisfying points it frankly wouldn’t have been a bad place to end the show entirely; still, for those who eagerly anticipate a new journey into the past each January, PBS’ show horse happily gallops on.

Admittedly, the continuing arc surrounding the murder mystery and police suspicion directed at Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and her husband Bates (Brendan Coyle) has grown a bit tedious. Even with a British gift for stiff-upper-lipped understatement, Robert (Hugh Bonneville) wasn’t kidding when he said, “Lord knows they don’t deserve their luck, those two.”

Then again, it’s hard to build »

- Brian Lowry

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Oap heist comedy Golden Years begins shoot

26 February 2015 2:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna head MoliFilms comedy.

Principal photography is underway in the UK on comedy-caper Golden Years, produced by MoliFilms Entertainment executive Mark Foligno (Montana, The Rise).

Bernard Hill (Wolf Hall, Lord of the Rings) and Virginia McKenna (Sliding Doors, Born Free) star in the comedy heist film as a retired couple forced into a life of crime after they fall victim to the pensions crisis.

John Miller (Living in Hope) directs from a script he co-wrote with Nick Knowles and Jeremy Sheldon. It marks the feature debut of UK television presenter Knowles, best known for long-running BBC series Diy Sos.

Funding comes from MoliFilms.

Supporting cast includes Sue Johnston (Downtown Abbey), Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Una Stubbs (Sherlock), Phil Davies (Vera Drake) and Brad Moore (The Rise).

Shoot will take place in Bristol and the Cotswolds during March and April.

Former Molinare executive Foligno, an executive »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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New Tricks to end after 12th series, BBC confirms

23 February 2015 9:06 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

New Tricks is to end after its upcoming 12th series.

The BBC is bringing the long-running crime drama to an end "to make room for new series", Broadcast reports.

In a joint statement, BBC One controller Charlotte Moore and BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson said: "We are incredibly proud of New Tricks and would like to thank Roy Mitchell the brilliant creator, Wall to Wall and Headstrong, and all the cast and teams involved across the 12 series.

"However, on BBC One, it's important to make room for new series and continue to increase the range of drama on the channel, so it won't be returning after the next series airs this summer."

Headstrong Pictures - who are producing the final series - added: "For eleven series, New Tricks has been one of the most enduringly popular dramas on television, and Wall to Wall and Headstrong Pictures are hugely proud of the success of the show. »

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Letter: Bridget Turner’s role in Get Lost!

6 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Related: Bridget Turner obituary

I’d like to add to Michael Coveney’s recollections of Bridget Turner. She gave a fine performance as a radical English teacher, Judy Threadgold, opposite Alun Armstrong’s woodwork teacher in Alan Plater’s Get Lost! This was an ITV series in four parts, shown in 1981. When Armstrong proved to be unavailable for a sequel, Plater took its theme of people going missing as the basis for The Beiderbecke Affair, the first of three series with a different cast.

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- Stephen Herring

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