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6 items from 2016

Starz Begins "White Princess" Production

13 June 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Starz has announced today that production has officially commenced on "The White Princess" miniseries, the follow-up to their acclaimed mini-series "The White Queen" from Company Pictures and Playground.

Adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins' War book series, "The White Princess" sees England ostensibly united by the marriage of Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII.

However, their personal and political rift runs deep and the war that rages between them threatens to tear the kingdom apart once again. Jacob Collins-Levy, Jodie Comer, Essie Davis, Joanne Whalley, Michelle Fairley, Suki Waterhouse, Rebecca Benson, Rhys Connah, Caroline Goodall, Kenneth Cranham and Vincent Regan also star in the production.

The eight episode drama is by writer Emma Frost ("The White Queen," "The Man in the High Castle"), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Jamie Payne ("Legends," "Quantico") and will direct most of this. Shooting takes place in Bristol and around the UK.

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- Garth Franklin

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Olivier Awards 2016: Complete list of winners (and nominees)

4 April 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Winners of the 40th annual edition of the Olivier Awards were announced on April 3. Musical theater vet Michael Ball hosted the kudofest at the Royal Opera House. Unlike the Tony Awards, which are showcased live on CBS, the Olivier Awards get only a clips package on ITV later that evening and a live feed on BBC Radio 2. (Read the full report Here.) -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Tony Predictions Plays Best Play Farinelli And The King The Father X - Hangmen People, Places And Things Best Comedy A Christmas Carol Hand To God  X - Nell Gwynn Peter Pan Goes Wrong Best Play Revival Hamlet  Les Liaisons Dangereuses X - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom  The Winter's Tale  Best Actor Kenneth Branagh for The Winter's Tale X - Kenneth Cranham for The Father Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet  Adrian Lester for Red Velvet Mark Rylance for. »

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Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories brings tales of 'psychological cannibalism' to TV

12 February 2016 4:29 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Rita Tushingham, Johnny Vegas and Jarvis Cocker come on board the twisted Gaiman adaptation – and the author himself will make a Hitchcockian appearance in each episode

A host of British talent has been unveiled for the forthcoming TV adaptation of four short stories by the fantasy writer Neil Gaiman. The show will feature an original score written by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.

Veteran actor Kenneth Cranham, comic Johnny Vegas and 60s kitchen-sink drama doyenne Rita Tushingham will head up Likely Stories, which will be broadcast on Sky Arts later this year.

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- David Barnett

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TV News: Supergirl, Master, Stories, Promos

12 February 2016 2:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


CBS has released the first photo and details from the February 29th episode of CBS' "Supergirl" in which Kara will come face to face with Laura Vandervoort's villainous Indigo. More importantly the episode finally shows off Superman's Fortress of Solitude which Kara travels to in the hopes of trying to find out how to defeat Indigo. [Source: Cbm]

Master of None

Netflix has renewed comedian Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" for a second season, the decision coming several weeks after creator Ansari said he and cohort Alan Yang were still trying to figure out how a second season would play out.

The first season drew from Ansari's personal experience and stand-up specials, work which took years to craft. 'Master,' which ended up on many best of lists last year, joins Netflix's growing list of original programming which includes other upcoming comedies like "Love," "The Ranch," "Flaked" and "Fuller House". [Source: The Live Feed]

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- Garth Franklin

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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Likely Stories’ Heads to Sky Arts

11 February 2016 4:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — A collection of Neil Gaiman’s short stories are set to be produced in a new four-part adaptation for Sky Arts, the channel has confirmed.

“Likely Stories” is produced by Sid Gentle Films and will be directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the duo behind Nick Cave docu “20,000 Days on Earth.” Jarvis Cocker will score the four 30-minute stories, which will topline George MacKay (“Pride”), Tom Hughes (“The Game”), Johnny Vegas (“Moone Boy”), Kenneth Cranham (“Maleficent”) and Rita Tushingham (“Doctor Zhivago”).

The “dark and strange” London-set tales will center on the act of storytelling in a world that moves seamlessly between reality and fantasy. Gaiman will appear in each story in an “unusual way,” with subtle nods to his wider work that will appeal to his fanbase.

The four adaptations are titled “Foreign Parts,” a story of identity, ghostly tales “Feeders & Eaters” and “Closing Time” and the life-spanning story “Looking for the Girl. »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Sky Arts To Tell Neil Gaiman’s ‘Likely Stories’ With George MacKay, Tom Hughes

11 February 2016 2:34 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A four-part adaptation of short stories penned by Neil Gaiman, Likely Stories will be produced by Sid Gentle Films for Sky Arts. Nick Cave 20,000 Days On Earth helmers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard are directing. Jarvis Cocker is scoring the half hours which star George MacKay (Pride), Tom Hughes (The Game), Johnny Vegas (Moone Boy), Kenneth Cranham (Maleficent) and Rita Tushingham (Doctor Zhivago). Set in London, the “dark and strange” stories center on the act of… »

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