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‘Riviera’, ‘Bounty Hunters’ To Get Second Seasons At Sky

In an official press release, Sky has revealed that it has commissioned second seasons of Julia Stiles-led south of France crime series Riviera, as well as another run for Jack Whitehall’s Bounty Hunters. It also confirmed Gareth Evans’ Gangs Of London, which we reported news of yesterday and a total of 50 original series for broadcast in 2018.

24 of the 50 productions are returning shows, so says the broadcaster.

Following its phenomenal success earlier this year Sky’s best-performing original series to date, Riviera returns with Julia Stiles reprising the role of Georgina Clios for another high-octane series about the lives of the super-rich on the Côte d’Azur. Jack Whitehall’s comedy thriller Bounty Hunters is set to return for more action and adventure. And brand-new drama Gangs of London, a fresh and original gangland thriller, will take viewers on an adrenaline-fuelled journey into the hidden heart of the capital.
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Hugh Bonneville interview: Paddington 2

Ben Mortimer Nov 10, 2017

Hugh Bonneville chats to us about Paddington 2, reshoots, Hugh Grant and the key to prison reform...

Rounding off our interviews for the delightful Paddington 2, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Mr Hugh Bonneville to talk about the movie. And here's how it all went...

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I did hear the other day that I shouldn’t trust what actors say, as they’re professional liars.

Absolutely. Some of the most devious people – what was it? Devious and dangerous people on the planet – absolutely. Spoken by Dame Julie Walters.

I’m curious how the experience differed for you from the last Paddington...

It was different in so far as, the family’s story is separate to Paddington’s really, and I thought that was interesting, and I wasn’t sure how it would fit together. And so in
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Fear The Walking Dead season 3 episodes 15 & 16 review: Things Bad Begun & Sleigh Ride

David S.E. Zapanta Oct 16, 2017

Fear The Walking Dead wraps up its tumultuous third season with an explosive finale. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.15 Things Bad Begun & 3.16 Sleigh Ride

As Fear The Walking Dead’s third season draws to a close with much sound and fury, I can’t help but wonder what it all signifies. This season saw the rise and inevitable fall of Broke Jaw Ranch, and also saw inevitable destruction of the dam. We witnessed many, many deaths, most notably Travis, Ofelia, and the entire Otto family. And yet, despite all of this death and destruction, the Clark family somehow stayed intact. This isn’t to say they never found themselves in harm’s way, because just the opposite is true.

The Clarks are
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Former Walking Dead Actress Labels Andrea/Governor Storyline “Utter Nonsense”

A lot can happen in 99 episodes.

With The Walking Dead closing in on that big 100, there’s a tremendous amount of nostalgia and wistful reminiscence lingering over AMC’s undead juggernaut. And though the show’s ardent fanbase have cut together some truly inspired, gut-wrenching highlight reels, not to mention Entertainment Weekly’s celebratory portraits of Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and the gang raising a glass, this timely retrospective isn’t free of criticism.

Take Laurie Holden’s recent comments as an example. For three seasons, the actress played the part of Andrea, before she was ultimately killed off at the hands of David Morrissey’s demented Governor. But in the eyes of Holden, that subplot between Andrea and her manic captor was “complete and utter nonsense,” as she largely feels The Walking Dead made a mistake by deviating from Andrea’s arc in the comics.

I think the whole
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The Walking Dead Season 7 Limited Edition Spike Walker Blu-ray available to pre-order now

Entertainment One has announced the upcoming release this this year’s limited edition set for The Walking Dead, with season seven of the hit zombie series featuring a statue of Winslow, the spiky, metal head Walker that engaged Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in gladiatorial combat.

The Walking Dead: The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray Limited Edition “Spike Walker” Statue with Matte Digipak will be available exclusively to Zavvi.co.uk this October. The set, which includes the complete seventh season housed in special six-disc digipak packaging, comes complete with an interactive Winslow bust. Remove one of the many spikes driven through Winslow’s body, place it back in, and the gruesome sculpture unlocks access to the discs underneath.

As with previous limited editions, McFarlane Toys has once again created a striking, must-own packaging concept. McFarlane Toys have released special edition busts to accompany the Blu-ray sets, including the Governor’s
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The Missing: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Starz?

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Vulture WatchWill Alice help Julien Baptiste find Sophie? Has The Missing TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Missing season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A BBC One crime drama anthology on the Starz premium cable channel, season two of The Missing stars Tchéky Karyo, David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Abigail Hardingham, Laura Fraser, and Roger Allam. In 2003, Sam (Morrissey) and Gemma Webster's (Hawes) daughter Alice went missing. Eleven years later, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and announces she is Alice (Hardingham). Her return raises suspicions throughout Eckhausen. Alice may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl,
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The Missing: Season Three? A Spinoff Is More Likely for BBC & Starz Series

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Will there be a third season of The Missing? Recently, creators Harry and Jack Williams spoke with Digital Spy about the future of the BBC TV show.The anthology drama, which airs on Starz in the U.S., follows detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) as he solves cases of missing children. The cast also includes David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Abigail Hardingham, Laura Fraser, and Roger Allam.Read More…
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6 Things We Learned at Telluride, Including Oscar Chances for Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, and Gary Oldman

The Telluride Film Festival is about a lot more than Oscars. Co-directors Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger certainly set out to program the year’s likeliest Oscar contenders, including Joe Wright’s Gary Oldman vehicle “Darkest Hour,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” starring Sally Hawkins, and “Battle of the Sexes,” starring a luminous Emma Stone as real-life hero Billie Jean King.

But Telluride was also a crucible for conversations about the state of the motion picture industry throughout the weekend, as Netflix and Amazon threw parties and checked out several high-profile movies without distribution — including Francis Ford Coppola’s musically-enhanced “The Cotton Club Encore” — that banked on the festival boosting their critical and audience cred before top buyers.

Here’s what we learned over the Labor Day weekend:

1. Christian Bale is fat.

The subject of two well-deserved weekend tributes
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6 Things We Learned at Telluride, Including Oscar Chances for Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, and Gary Oldman

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The Telluride Film Festival is about a lot more than Oscars. Co-directors Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger certainly set out to program the year’s likeliest Oscar contenders, including Joe Wright’s Gary Oldman vehicle “Darkest Hour,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” starring Sally Hawkins, and “Battle of the Sexes,” starring a luminous Emma Stone as real-life hero Billie Jean King.

But Telluride was also a crucible for conversations about the state of the motion picture industry throughout the weekend, as Netflix and Amazon threw parties and checked out several high-profile movies without distribution — including Francis Ford Coppola’s musically-enhanced “The Cotton Club Encore” — that banked on the festival boosting their critical and audience cred before top buyers.

Here’s what we learned over the Labor Day weekend:

1. Christian Bale is fat.

The subject of two well-deserved weekend tributes
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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz’s New Project + More Industry News

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Irl couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will take their love to the big screen.The two will star as Pablo Escobar and Virginia Vallejo in “Loving Pablo,” a project Bardem (also producing) has been working on for a long time. The film will reportedly premiere at Venice Film Festival and is based on Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo’s book “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar” about her romantic relationship with Colombian drug lord. (Deadline) Riz Ahmed, Emilia Clarke and more back plan for free drama schooling in the U.K.Open Door is a new initiative founded by United Kingdom-based actor David Mumeni, intended to give 30 young actors assistance with acting training, bursaries, workshops, and opportunities to see theatre free of cost. Established actors Riz Ahmed, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, and David Morrissey have signed on to serve as patrons for the initiative. (Backstage) Actresses come forward to talk about disturbing,
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Riz Ahmed, Emilia Clarke + More Back Plan for Free Drama Schooling in the U.K.

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Some of today’s biggest working actors are hoping to help give back to the next generation of talent. Open Door is a new initiative founded by United Kingdom-based actor David Mumeni, intended to give 30 young actors assistance with acting training, bursaries, workshops, and opportunities to see theatre free of cost. Additionally, eight applicants will also receive free one-on-one tutoring as well as cost-free auditions at six of the most prestigious drama schools in the U.K. That includes the Royal Welsh College of Music and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Applicants must be based in London and between the ages of 18 and 25. They must also have a combined family income that equates to £30,000 or less. They cannot have already obtained a degree. The application deadline is Sept. 25. Established actors Riz Ahmed, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, and David Morrissey have signed on to serve as patrons for the initiative.
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Maleficent 2 Finally Moves Forward with James Bond Writer

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Don't worry, Disney fanatics. Maleficent 2 is definitely still happening. It's just taken a while to get off the ground, what with Angelina Jolie pursuing her own career as a director and having gone through a very public split from longtime partner Brad Pitt. It sounds like Jolie is getting ready to put the horns back on. Disney has finally hired a new writer to get the script into fighting shape. And things should pick up quickly.

From the sounds of it, Maleficent 2 should, by all accounts, go before the camera sometime next year. There is no confirmed release date, but Disney has many open slots staked out for a variety of untitled Fairy Tale projects. The guy tasked with breathing new life into this long-awaited sequel is Jez Butterworth. And he has his own special set of skills that he will bestow upon Jolie's anti-heroine.

Butterworth has recent
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The Missing: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Starz?

Vulture WatchWill Alice help Julien Baptiste find Sophie? Has The Missing TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Missing season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A BBC One crime drama anthology on the Starz premium cable channel, season two of The Missing stars Tchéky Karyo, David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Abigail Hardingham, Laura Fraser, and Roger Allam. In 2003, Sam (Morrissey) and Gemma Webster's (Hawes) daughter Alice went missing. Eleven years later, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and announces she is Alice (Hardingham). Her return raises suspicions throughout Eckhausen. Alice may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl,
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Doctor Who and tabloid rumours: when have they got it right?

Mark Harrison Aug 24, 2017

When have tabloid rumours been spot on about Doctor Who, and when have they been, er, less accurate?

“Look Who's the Doc's new assistant!” On Tuesday, the Mirror's front page trumpeted an exclusive reveal that Bradley Walsh would be Jodie Whittaker's companion in the new series of Doctor Who.

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The one-time Sarah Jane Adventures guest star would be the first companion actor to have hosted a quiz show with the same name as a 1960s serial, but beyond trivia, the report has been fairly well received as far as we can see – Walsh is a decent actor, who's worked with incoming executive producer Chris Chibnall before on Law & Order UK, and a fun screen presence. But given the source, might it all be a load of bobbins?
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The beginner’s guide to Wittertainment

Catherine Pearson Jun 21, 2017

All you need to know about Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Review show...

Hello to Jason.

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The term ‘Wittertainment’ was originally coined by a fan of Kermode And Mayo’s Film Review radio show and podcast on BBC Radio 5 Live. Easily mistaken for a nod to Mark and Simon’s sharp and witty banter, the term in fact comes from the continual on-air wittering of the pair. It is truly the bromance of the modern age.

The witterings of film critic and double bass extraordinaire Mark Kermode and radio giant and novelist Simon Mayo are the highlight of this glorious show, a show that they frequently remind listeners is not, in fact, about film at all. Just like Jaws is not about a shark. Confused? Most likely. Allow me to introduce you into the vast, colourful and friendly listenership of the hugely popular radio show that recently won the British Podcast Awards’ ‘Listeners’ Choice’ award, a trophy that Simon frequently reminds Mark on air that they ought to be sharing.

The Church of Wittertainment

Fans of Kermode And Mayo’s Film Review are better known as members of the Church of Wittertainment and the show devotes a great deal of time to catching up with their listenership. Letters from listeners, or rather ‘Wittertainees’, have led to the coining of new Wittertainment slang (Gerrard Butler now goes by ‘Shut Up Butt Wot’ after a listener explained her child’s mishearing of the actor’s name), lively debate around the latest film releases and some funny, fascinating and truly moving stories. Simon’s considerate and empathetic reading of fan letters makes Wittertainment more than a two-man show with a bunch o’ film reviews; it’s a family.

Emails to the show feature all sorts, from thanking the show for its assistance during an operation or marathon to requesting a small corner of the Church for the practise of one’s own faith, occupation or tendency to be female pipe smoker (apparently it’s a rare thing). Following an architect’s blue print of the ‘Witterthedral’ that was sent in to the show, it is now possible to view the different areas of the Church in its large, W-shaped building, including ‘Clergy Corner’, ‘Humanist Hollow’ and the ‘Transgender Transept’. Fan contributions in 2016 saw the creation of the country of Wittertania complete with (scarily legitimate looking) passports and even a national anthem. A number of emails are also sent in to ask for Mark and Simon’s advice on film and life choices and, more recently, to report WRIs.

What is a Wri, you ask? It is just one of the many acronyms Wittertainment correspondence can contain, the most frequent being:

Ltl: long-term listener.

Stl: short-term listener.

Fte: first-time emailer.

Wri: a Wittertainment related injury, often the result of a sudden outburst of laughter or Mark suddenly banging his hand on the desk, putting headphone-wearers at considerable risk.

Aals: Altitude Adjusted Lachrymosity Syndrome. Have you ever noticed that you have a greater tendency to cry at films whilst on a plane? You’re not alone... and it’s something to do with the cabin pressure.

In the last year, emails from Church members have frequently opened with ‘wassup’: a phrase Simon often begins the podcast with, asking Mark “wassup with your bad self?” Other phrases you are likely to hear in the course of the show include ‘two-d’ and ‘threed’ (a much more efficient, and let’s face it cooler, way of saying 2D and 3D), ‘tinkety tonk old fruit and down with the Nazis’ (a sign-off adopted by correspondents after it came to light that the Queen Mother ended all of her wartime letters with this phrase) and, of course, ‘Hello to Jason Isaacs’.

Friends and features of the show

Go to Google and search for Jason Isaacs. Have a look at what appears at the top of the search results page. There you go, proof if ever you needed it that everyone is a fan of Wittertainment. It has become Wittertainment tradition to say ‘hello to’ the famous friends of the show, with Jason taking top billing as he was a schoolmate of Mark’s. Also, like everyone who is a friend of the show, he’s just an all-around top guy. Among the other famous names who receive a ‘hello’ are Stephen Fry, David Morrissey, Tom Hanks, Sanjeev Baskar and more recently the lovely Tom Hiddleston, with some of these film review friends having taken to the microphones when the men themselves are on the cruise (see ‘The Wittertainment Cruise’).

The weekly Wittertainment podcast will always open with some Class A wittering. More often than not, Mark is unaware that Simon – or the eagle-eyed and much loved Producer Robin – has clicked the record button and will ask if the podcast has started, followed by any excuse to bring up The Comsat Angels. In the course of the show, you can expect the ‘Top 10’ (a relatively short and comprehensive overview of the top 10 films at the Box Office and Mark’s opinions of them), a selection of film reviews from Mark interspersed with fan emails and a celebrity interview with Simon. The show is rounded off with Mark’s ‘Film of the Week’, ‘TV Movie of the Week’ and ‘DVD of the Week’, the latter even having its own theme music to which Mark and Simon have taken to chuckling over before fans attempt to guess Mark’s choice. The fun and shenanigans also continues beyond this flagship film review show as Wittertainment has its finger on the pulse with Facebook, Twitter, a “Snaptat” account and even a ‘Wittr’ app. Designed by a dedicated listener, the app and enables listeners to geo-locate fellow Wittertainees all around the globe. Mark and Simon initially stressed that they are not affiliated with this app, before admitting that it fuels their now extremely opulent lifestyles and has brought them wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

The Code of Conduct

Whilst Wittertainment is a very inclusive show, there are a few rules. All the best groups have them. For Mark and Simon, there are strict cinema-going rules that can be downloaded and affixed to a feature wall here. Love film but hate the disruptions that ruin the experience? So do Mark and Simon. Encountering a Code of Conduct-abiding screening is such a rare delight and, alas, you cannot claim to be a true member of the Church unless you consistently follow these cinema guidelines. Highlights include not using the cinema as a babysitter, no knitting during a film, no foraging of any kind and Turning Off Your Phone. If you would like to see Mark and Simon’s bad selves explain the Code of Conduct in their own words, follow this link. Soft rolls with no filling all around!

Things that Mark and Simon like

For those unfamiliar to the show, Mark Kermode may be best known for his rants. It is true that when Mark hates a film he does not hold back (we all know the Sex And The City 2 and Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 reviews), but his attitude towards film and his overall outlook is very optimistic. He will only unleash his signature Kermodian rants on the most deserving of film subjects and ultimately wants to enjoy what he is about to watch, whether that involves a comedy film passing his ‘6 Laughs Test’ or a drama moving him to tears.

Mark likes Manchester (he went to university there), The Exorcist (his favourite film of all time) and flapping his hands in cinema-induced excitement. Simon likes Warwick (he went to university there), doing creepy voices to scare Mark and putting on a different jumper to transform himself into Peter from Germany (a confession of his childhood alter-ego that was met with much hilarity). The pair are apparently never happier than when they are in possession of a ‘fart gun’: a toy from the film Despicable Me 2 that they can be heard firing at one another whilst giggling “hehehe Bottom” in the style of the mischievous yellow Minions. The pair also enjoy chatting about their joint-family holidays and the antics of their spouses; for Mark ‘the good lady professor her indoors’ and for Simon ‘the good lady ceramicist her indoors’.

Mark frequently mentions his other favourite films, including Mary Poppins and Dougal And The Blue Cat as well as a film that he tracked down from his childhood cinema-going experience, Jeremy. Mark wants Simon to see Jeremy. Simon doesn’t fancy seeing Jeremy. The jury is still out as to whether the Good Doctor (a nickname for Mark whose Phd was on horror fiction) has managed to convince Simon to see what, in his view, is a cinematic masterpiece. For Simon, the name Jeremy is met with the same disdain as the long-running and somewhat stale joke about an iPod being referred to as a ‘fruit-based device’. Mark also has a tendency to sigh, or even just pause briefly, before he is about to give a review of a film, something Simon has recognised to be a sign of a negative review on the way. The pair have also become quite adept at signalling when Producer Robin will begin to play a track of birdsong to censor their witterings, something that has happened on the podcast on a few occasions during these tumultuous political times.

The Wittertainment Cruise

How do you get tickets for the cruise? You just get tickets for the cruise. It might be worth explaining that this approach is integral to the Wittertainment philosophy. It’s very simple to do something; you just do it. In this spirit, it is very easy to get the cruise to stop at your port of choice because you just get Mark and Simon to pull the cruise liner over.

For full details of previous guests and embarkation points it is worth consulting the Witterpedia page on the Cruise. For those of you who are completely confused, I don’t want to say that the cruise is not a real event per se, just that you might find it more fun if you use your imagination. When Mark and Simon take their summer holiday and leave us bereft of their on-air company for at least a couple of weeks, fear not, because it means that the Wittertainment Cruise is coming to a port near you! Mark and Simon are very flexible about stop-offs and also promise everyone a go at taking the helm. The cruise is bursting at the seams with Code of Conduct-abiding screenings of the latest flicks, celebrity faces and activities that include quoits, shuffleboard and a limbo competition. Simon is the current reigning limbo champion having defeated the affectionately nicknamed Sir Ken Chuckles Branagh.

It is little wonder that Wittertainment is such a long-running, astronomical success. Not only do Mark and Simon really know their stuff, they’re very humble and infinitely generous to their listeners. Whilst Kermode And Mayo’s Film Review is theirs, Wittertainment is a community that they built with their listenership. If you love film, you’ll love this radio show and podcast, but chances are you’ll fall for this show anyway. On top of the expert film criticism and all of the shenanigans, Wittertainment has a great deal of heart, and sometimes all you need is to hear Mark’s trademark reassuring phrase: “Everything is going to be alright.”
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26 new UK TV shows to look out for

Louisa Mellor Jun 1, 2017

Some exciting new UK drama and comedy commissions are making their way to TV over the next year or so…

We know, we know. You still have two episodes of Fargo season two before you can think about starting season three. You’ve already fallen behind on American Gods. Your planner memory is chock-a-block with Big Little Lies and that Oj Simpson thing and some Spanish prison series your workmate bullied you into recording. You’re struggling to make time for Twin Peaks. New Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. And guess what, Netflix UK have just added a whole new season of It’s Always Sunny, those sods. You need a list of new TV show recommendations like you need a hole in the head.

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And yet, as long as they keep making them, we’ll keep recommending them.
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David Morrissey to star in The City & The City TV series

Rob Leane Apr 24, 2017

China Miéville’s fantasy crime novel The City & The City is coming to BBC Two, with David Morrissey starring...

China Miéville’s The City & The City is a novel that blends crime procedural with high concept fantasy. It focuses on a detective, a murder investigation, two overlapping locales, and an ancient legend.

BBC Two announced a four-part TV adaptation not that long ago, with Red Riding and The Young Pope's Tony Grisoni writing the scripts, and House Of Cards/The Missing alum Thom Shankland on directorial duties. Today, the cast has been announced.

David Morrissey (who's still best known as The Governor from The Walking Dead, although he's since starred in The Missing and Extant) will play the central investigator, Inspector Tyador Borlú.

"I am delighted to be working with the brilliant Tony Grisoni again on this exciting project," Mr Morrisey said. He previously worked with
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China Mieville's The City And The City Coming To The BBC

Big news for fans of speculative fiction with word that David Morrissey has signed on as the lead in a long gestating adaptation of China Mieville's The City And The City for the BBC. Mieville is an absolute titan in science fiction and fantasy circles, his work rich and complex and both demanding of its readers while rewarding for those who put in the effort. For fans Mieville has long been considered one of those wish list sort of authors, one who we would love to see on screen but whose work has largely been considered unfilmable. Except now they're filming it. Acclaimed writer Tony Grisoni (Southcliffe, Red Riding, The Young Pope) has handled the adaptation with Tom Shankland on tap to direct a four...

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David Morrissey Takes Up Residence in ‘The City and the City’ for BBC

David Morrissey Takes Up Residence in ‘The City and the City’ for BBC
David Morrissey will head the cast of Tony Grisoni’s adaptation of “The City and the City” for BBC Two.

The international cast also features German actress Maria Schrader, recently seen in “Deutschland 83,” and U.S. actor Christian Camargo (“Dexter,” “Penny Dreadful”). Also starring are rising British actress Mandeep Dhillon (“Some Girls”) and veteran British actors Ron Cook and Danny Webb.

Described by the BBC as a “genre-busting thriller” based on the “mind-bending” 2009 novel by China Mieville, “The City and the City” follows the investigation of Inspector Tyador Borlu (Morrissey), a detective in the Extreme Crime Squad of the fictional rundown European city of Beszel, into the death of a foreign student. He soon discovers that the dead girl came from Beszel’s sister city, Ul Qoma, and was involved in the political and cultural strife that exists between the two. To do his job, Borlu must work alongside the Ul Qoman police.

“This
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Rory Kinnear interview: Guerrilla, Bond, Penny Dreadful, Count Arthur Strong

Louisa Mellor Apr 20, 2017

We chatted to actor Rory Kinnear about his roles in Sky Atlantic's Guerrilla, Bond, Penny Dreadful and more…

In Rory Kinnear’s first answer during our chat about his role in Sky Atlantic drama Guerrilla, he makes a wry joke at his own expense. He’s not a well-known actor, he says, and perhaps not one with “a particularly heroic face!” he laughs when we talk about the moral complexity of his roles. Give him an outright compliment and he deflects the praise elsewhere, onto writers and directors, John Logan for Penny Dreadful, John Ridley for Guerrilla. His role as Bill Tanner in the James Bond franchise is a “very, very small” part of an enormous machine, he stresses.

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