4 items from 2015
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
"Completed the final draft of The Silver Chair today. I've had the immense pleasure to work on the project for over a year now. So fulfilling." [Source: NarniaWeb]
Callaghan's book deals with how he began writing short inspirational notes on napkins to put in his daughter Emma’s lunchbox daily. It became more significant when he was given five separate cancer diagnoses. [Source: Variety]
Ann Peacock ("The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe") has just »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Ann Peacock (Chronicle Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe) has just closed a deal to to adapt The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah for Elizabeth Cantillon (Concussion) to produce at TriStar, which had previously optioned the title. The Nightingale is an epic family drama about two sisters living in France during WWII and follows them as one becomes a prisoner in her own home and the other fights for the resistance. It was published in February of this… »
Designed to play as a moving adaptation of Alice Hoffman’s bestseller, “The Dovekeepers” is more of a wounded duck. Similar in tone to Lifetime’s “The Red Tent” by entering into such a story from a female perspective, the entire first half of this two-part miniseries essentially feels like an extended preamble to night two, which closes on a sobering note but proves dramatically flaccid until then. Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have made a splashy migration into scripted epics with “The Bible” and NBC’s sequel “A.D.,” but anyone who can endure this with their wits is a true survivor.
Granted, it’s been a generation since the 1981 miniseries “Masada,” but assuming it’s available somewhere, going back and watching that splendid pairing of Peter O’Toole and Peter Strauss is an infinitely preferable prospect.
As is, “Dovekeepers” should be most notable to fans of “NCIS »
- Brian Lowry
"It's great to back to CBS. It's been 20 years since Touched by An Angel…we made over 200 episodes, Roma Downey reminded TV critics this morning as she pitched her two-part miniseries The Dovekeepers to TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Ann Peacock was tapped a year ago to adapt the Alice Hoffman bestseller for Downey and husband Mark Burnett – Hollywood’s It Couple when it comes to religious programming since scoring massive ratings for their The Bible 10-part… »
- Lisa de Moraes
4 items from 2015
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