1-20 of 42 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Showtime President David Nevis took some questions during this week's Television Critics Association press tour and spoke of two key upcoming series for the network - the second season of "Penny Dreadful" and the proposed live-action "Halo" TV series which Steven Spielberg is executive producing.
Despite the shuttering of Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios, the "Halo" series is still going forward and Showtime remains in talks with the company about co-producing the series:
"My understanding is that they decided not to build a new streaming service, and they decided not to make the investment in that. On the other hand, the conversations about Halo are ongoing with those guys. It’s their premium property, and there’s enormous will in the company to do the right thing, or find a way to bring it to a new medium, in an exciting way. If we can put all the pieces together, it »
- Garth Franklin
This week has been full of TV network bosses talking about their plans for the next year. Now Showtime’s David Nevins opened up about Dexter spin-off, Happyish and other shows. He shut down the idea of a spin-off for Dexter, while also admitting that anything is still possible. He also confirmed that they will need to recast the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Here is all that he had to say on those two subjects, while also updating us on other series.
(Dexter)there’s no particular next project….always possible, but there’s nothing actively happening, (Spoiler)____No one pitched the idea of killing Dexter. Neither Michael nor the producers thought that was the appropriate ending.
(Happyish) I now am sitting on five scripts…that I think are brilliant. If I can cast it right, it’s something I will probably make. It’s got to be perfectly put together. »
- Sarah Peel
That possible Dexter spin-off? Don’t hold your breath for it.
While Showtime President David Nevins said Friday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills that he’s kept in touch with star Michael C. Hall, “there’s no particular next project” in the works between the actor and the network.
An offshoot is “always possible, but there’s nothing actively happening,” Nevins clarified.
As far as the rumors that the Dexter producers were forbidden by execs from offing the »
Up next in the never-ending series of TCA press tour live-blogs? Showtime President David Nevins. Showtime hasn't had an especially controversial or drama-filled year, but we're sure to have lots to discuss including the new season of "Homeland," series development and more. Follow along... 1:45 p.m. David Nevins starts with pre-question updates. Eight of Showtime's nine shows got Emmy nominations. Showtime has 10 shows, but "Penny Dreadful" won't be eligible until next year. He notes that "Penny Dreadful" was the network's most-watched new show on OnDemand and ShowtimeAnytime. As was announced earlier, "Homeland" is back for 12 episodes on October 5. In case you've forgotten, "Homeland" hit ratings highs. 1:48 p.m. October 19 is the premiere date for "The Affair." That'll be paneling later today. It's not quite what I was expecting, which I mean in a good way. On November 1, Showtime will premiere the original doc "Lost Songs: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Continues" 1:49 p. »
- Daniel Fienberg
It may seem to some of you as if Showtime’s Penny Dreadful just got underway, and those of you who feel that way wouldn’t be entirely wrong. After only eight episodes, the season finale is now upon us, despite it feeling like showrunner John Logan is only just starting to show us the extent of the gorgeous, Gothic world he has so excelled in creating. “Grand Guignol” is a spectacular finale befitting Penny Dreadful‘s spectacular first season – and it left me both satisfied and beyond excited to leap back into the story when the show returns next year.
As many of you predicted, this finale wraps up the hunt for Mina, Brona’s illness and Caliban’s search for a mate, in addition to some other smaller character arcs. Let’s take a look at how it broke down.
We open as Vanessa and Malcolm discuss their plans to rescue Mina, »
- Isaac Feldberg
There have been numerous interweaving and not so interweaving plots during this inaugural season of "Penny Dreadful," but there have been two constants. The first has been the search by Sir Malcom (Timothy Dalton) and Ms. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) to save Mina (Olivia Llewellyn) from the clutches of a vampire demon. The second has been the systematic haunting of Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway, Jr.) by his first creation (Rory Kinnear), a vindictive son who brutally demands a bride from his creator. If the series finale told us anything it's that creator John Logan had no intention of dragging these story lines out any more than necessary. More so, Logan appears to have a lot more in store for "Dreadful's" unexpected group of flawed "heroes." Two of the series' best performances have been from Green and Dalton. Their characters have behaved like two adversaries forced to grit their teeth »
- Gregory Ellwood
Icymi over the weekend, I finally unveiled the first round of Oscar charts and pontificating and naturally Best Actress generated the most commentary from you though I readily admit I expected a little more discussion than we got on Screenplay (wah-wah). But maybe that's because I find that topic inherently interesting.
When I'm working on reviews or charts or any topic that involves opinion-making (*cough*) I tend to avoid reading other people on the same topic until I'm finished. Naturally this approach has drawbacks because I forget things. For instance, Sasha Stone recently talked up Best Actress and threw out some names that aren't on my chart (like Diane Keaton in And So It Goes...) and Kris, Guy, and Gregory at In Contention also talked up '20 movies that aren't on your radar' and my biggest miss there from the Oscar charts is surely the civil rights drama Selma from »
- NATHANIEL R
A wonderful season to see exciting actresses begins on Friday when Carey Mulligan, who before she turned to movies was a luminous presence on stage, begins her run opposite Bill Nighy in David Hares Skylight. Stephen Daldry directs at Wyndhams. From 14 July the supple and subtle Helen McCrory becomes the slaying Medea in Ben Powers new adaptation, directed in the Olivier by Carrie (Dolls House) Cracknell. And on 23 July, in one of the most widely anticipated openings of the year, Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. She is directed at the Young Vic by Benedict Andrews, whose dark, jagged Three Sisters was a revelation. Sc
Continue reading »
- Susannah Clapp, Kitty Empire, Guy Lodge, Laura Cumming, Fiona Maddocks, Michael Hogan, Miranda Sawyer, Luke Jennings, Killian Fox
Penny Dreadful continues to impress with more nightmarish intrigue in its second episode. Here's Becky's review...
This review contains spoilers.
The second episode of Penny Dreadful begins with another horrific murder on a foggy London street and whilst not mentioned again for the rest of the narrative, it re-affirms that the city at night is a dangerous place. The focus then shifts to the characters we were introduced to last week, but with some new faces in amongst the familiar. Chandler (Josh Hartnett) is still coming to terms with the events he has just witnessed and finds himself drawn to Brona Croft (Billie Piper). Meanwhile, Murray (Timothy Dalton) continues to work with Vanessa (Eva Green) to search for his daughter whilst Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) introduces his new creature, Proteus (Alex Price) to the world for the first time.
If the first episode was merely a taster of the »
(Cbr) Can’t wait to see Josh Hartnett and Eva Green in all their gory, gothic glory on "Penny Dreadful", the new Showtime horror series? You’re in luck: Assuming you have nothing better to do today, you can watch the series premiere right now. Showtime has released the first full episode of "Penny Dreadful" online, weeks ahead of its scheduled televised debut. "Penny Dreadful" doesn’t arrive on the small screen until May 11, but you can already tune into the premiere below. "Penny Dreadful" stars Hartnett, Green, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory and more, all of them involved in a mishmash of murder and mayhem. If you get the chance to watch the premiere, come back here and let us know what you think in the comments below. Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
The jury’s still out on Showtime’s upcoming original series, Penny Dreadful, which has already been put in the unsavory position of going up against major hits like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley. The cast, which includes Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton, is superb, but it’s unclear whether the horror series will debut with enough narrative force to make much of an impression.
Unfortunately, fears that producer Sam Mendes is aiming for style over substance with Penny Dreadful won’t be allayed with the latest trailer, which features ominous voice-over, some creepy shots of the main cast… and little else. Check it out below:
“No matter what secrets you possess, no matter what fears you hold, no matter what darkness you hide, no matter how monstrous your dreams, no matter what hungers you feed… there are others, just like you,” various characters whisper throughout the preview. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Jamaica Inn: BBC One, 9pm
First of a three-part adaptation by Emma Frost of Daphne du Maurier's bleak romance. In 1821, Mary Yellan, a headstrong heroine, is forced to live with her aunt at Jamaica Inn in Cornwall following her mother's death. Danger and disaster await her on Bodmin Moor.
Her bullying uncle Joss is revealed to be a notorious smuggler, whose gang has control across the entire Cornish coastline. Life at the inn soon changes Mary as she begins to wonder whether she will change herself, surrounded by such immoral criminals. Even so, she cannot resist the charm of her uncle's enigmatic younger brother Jem.
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This: ITV, 9pm
Feature-length drama exploring the life of much-treasured comedian Tommy Cooper, written by Simon Nye and starring David Threlfall (Frank Gallagher from Shameless). There is attention given to Cooper's practised incompetence with magic tricks, »
A trailer for Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This has been released.
Struggling to choose which of the two women he wanted to be with, he suffered a heart attack live on air in 1984 and passed away.
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This airs on Monday, April 21 at 9pm on ITV. »
There's nothing like an awards 'do to get TV watchers all riled up - where was my favourite show? Why isn't actor X nominated? And where the heck was Insert-Name-Here?!
The Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards are no different, so following the unveiling of this year's nominations, here's just a few unloved shows and stars that were snubbed.
This year's Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards ceremony will be held in London on Sunday, May 18.
The It Crowd, Southcliffe lead BAFTA Television Awards nominations
Dornan's towering, terrifying performance as killer Paul Spector blew us away, but Anderson - a veteran of Us television who's won an Emmy and a Golden Globe - was equally impressive with a much less showy part. »
Over the past week Showtime has been releasing a batch of character images from Skyfall screenwriter John Logan's upcoming psychosexual Victorian era thriller series Penny Dreadful, giving us a look at Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) as Ethan Chandler, Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives, Billie Piper (Doctor Who) as Brona Croft, Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Dorian Gray and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) as Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Well, another two posters have now arrived online via TV Line, this time featuring Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights) as Sir. Malcolm Murray and Danny Sapani (Doctor Who) as Sembene...
Meanwhile, Showtime has also released a featurette which takes us behind the scenes of the series, with new footage and comments from the cast and crew...
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday we brought you four character posters from Showtime's upcoming Victorian era psychosexual thriller Penny Dreadful featuring Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) as Ethan Chandler, Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives, Billie Piper (Doctor Who) as Brona Croft and Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Dorian Gray [see here], and now it's the turn of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, played by Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger); take a look courtesy of Hitfix....
Penny Dreadful will premiere on Showtime on May 11th, with a cast that also includes Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Helen McCrory (Skyfall), Danny Sapani (Doctor Who), Simon Russell Beale (My Week with Marilyn), and Anna Chancellor (The Hour). »
- Gary Collinson
E4 has brought together some of Britain’s brightest young talent from film, TV, stage and music to star in the new series including:
Jessie Cave, best known as Lavender Brown in Harry Potter;
The young cast also features:
Tommy McDonnell, currently in cinemas in acclaimed British prison »
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
Showtime has released four character posters from the upcoming psychosexual thriller Penny Dreadful from Skyfall scribe John Logan, which gives us a look at Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) as Ethan Chandler, Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives, Billie Piper (Doctor Who) as Brona Croft and Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Dorian Gray; check them out courtesy of The Huffington Post and Bloody Disgusting....
Penny Dreadful is set to get underway on Showtime on May 11th, with a cast that also includes Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Helen McCrory (Skyfall), Danny Sapani (Doctor Who), Simon Russell Beale (My Week with Marilyn), and Anna Chancellor (The Hour). »
- Gary Collinson
It’s an undeniably vital part of every production and so we’re proud to share the nominations for BAFTAs annual British Academy Television Craft Awards. It celebrates and recognises the people who produce all the craft and hard work that goes into every show out there.
They honour the very best behind-the-scenes talent from television and new media and the ceremony will be held at The Brewery, in the City of London, on Sunday 27th April 2014 and once again hosted by the entertaining Stephen Mangan.
Leading the way with six nominations is BBC Two’s gangster family epic Peaky Blinders, featuring Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory. ITV’s Broadchurch follows closely with five nominations, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman as the officers investigating the murder of a young boy in a small coastal town, whilst Channel 4’s Utopia, receives four nominations. With three nominations apiece are: Doctor Who »
- Dan Bullock
London -- BBC Two’s gangster family epic Peaky Blinders, featuring Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory, leads the field with six nominations for this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards. The awards are handed out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and aim to honor the best behind-the-scenes talent from television and new media. Peaky Blindersdirector Otto Bathurst is among the show's six nominations in the best director, fiction category. The awards will be dished out at a ceremony at in the British capital April 27. ITV’s police crime drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman,
- Stuart Kemp
1-20 of 42 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners