“Here and Now” features Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter as a couple who have adopted children from Vietnam, Colombia, and Liberia. Now that all the children are older, the show tracks how the family dynamic changes between parents and siblings, including the couple’s lone biological child. To complicate matters, one of the children’s therapist and his family find themselves connected in ways they hadn’t anticipated.
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Ostensibly set in Portland, “Here and Now” looks like it will split its time
Joining actress Holly Hunter, the Academy Award-winning actor best known for his performance in the classic prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, will star in the 10 episode family drama from the man behind Six Feet Under.
Robbins will play a philosophy professor named Greg and the series will revolve around a contemporary family as Greg, his lawyer wife, their three adopted kids and one biological child, deal with harbouring rifts that start to affect the family.
The drama received a straight to series order last summer and is the latest collaboration between HBO and Ball who have worked together on dramas True Blood and Six Feet Under.
Ball will serve as executive producer for this new series along with Peter Macdissi.
Based on Rebecca Skloot's nonfiction best-seller of the same name, the biopic tells the story of Henrietta Lacks (Winfrey), a poor black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951.
Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry.
Byrne will play Skloot, a young journalist who formed a close bond with Henrietta's charismatic yet complicated daughter Deborah as part of her effort to tell the story of Henrietta's 'immortal' cells.
Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher will executive produce. George C. Wolfe ("Lackawanna Blues," "Angels in America") wrote the screenplay and will direct the film which begins production this summer.
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We have spoilers on the last three episodes of the Banshee TV show on Cinemax, including "Requiem," the Banshee TV series finale. Check them out, below. While Cinemax did not cancel Banshee, the creative team decided to end the show with a fourth and final season. From the audience's perspective, that leaves Banshee effectively cancelled. The Banshee TV series finale is slated for May 20, 2016.
An American action drama, Banshee stars: Anthony Starr, Ivana Miličević, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Matt Servitto, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Tom Pelphrey, Eliza Dushku, Casey Labow, Chris Coy, and Ana Ayora. Banshee was created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler. It debuted on Cinemax in January 2013. Banshee is executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum, and Ole Christian
Based on Rebecca Skloot's nonfiction bestseller, the story follows a poor black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry.
Both Winfrey and "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball have been attached as executive producers for several years, but the project is only now moving forward and will begin shooting this Summer.
George C. Wolfe ("Lackawanna Blues," "Angels in America") wrote the screenplay and will direct, while Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher will executive produce.
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Banshee Returns for Fourth and Final Season April 1
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Cinemax Announces Start Of Production For Fourth Season Of Hit Action Series "Banshee"
New York, April 8, 2015 - Production has begun in Pittsburgh on the fourth season of the Emmy(R)-winning Cinemax action series Banshee, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The eight-episode season will air in 2016, with Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen executive producing.
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Australian actor Lindsay Farris has landed a lead role in Alan Ball.s HBO pilot Virtuoso. Set in the 18th century, Virtuoso follows a group of young musical prodigies from all over Europe who are enrolled at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence. It is Executive produced by Alan Ball, Elton John, Peter Macdissi, David Furnish, and Steve Hamilton Shaw. Hailing from Sydney, Farris is a classical pianist as well as an actor, and will play Heinrich, an Austrian piano prodigy. His previous credits include The Code and Parer.s War as well as appearing on stage in Noises Off and Mojo, both for the Sydney Theatre Company. He is also set to appear in Joseph Sims. soon-to-be-released feature Observance, which he also co-produced.
Production on the hour-long pilot will take place this spring in Budapest.
Lindsay is represented by Lital Spitzer (3 Arts Entertainment) in La and Nicky Gluyas
Cinemax Renews Emmy(R)-Winning Hit Action Series "Banshee" For Third Season
Los Angeles, Jan. 30, 2014 - Cinemax has renewed the Emmy(R)-winning hit action series Banshee for a third season, scheduled to debut in 2015, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The show is currently in its second season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (Et/Pt).
Executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, Banshee stars Antony Starr ("Rush") as Lucas Hood and Ivana Milicevic ("Charlie's Angels," HBO's "Mind of the Married Man") as Carrie Hopewell. The series tells the story of Hood, an ex-con and master thief who tracks down Hopewell, his
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