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Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself. The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.
The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The story follows a warrior knight in King Edward I's charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.
Series regulars include Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Kurt Sutter, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys.
The pilot recently wrapped production in Wales and shooting on the rest of the season will resume this summer before the series begins airing this Fall. The first photo from the series has also gone online.
- Garth Franklin
Hot off the conclusion of his long-running FX series Sons of Anarchy, Kurt Sutter is reteaming with the network on medieval epic The Bastard Executioner, which has just been green-lit for a 10-episode first season to air this fall.
Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Kurt Sutter and Sam Spruell all star in the period drama, which, according to FX’s official press release, tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. Expect a bloodstained, gritty series comparable to Game of Thrones and Camelot.
- Isaac Feldberg
Sons of Anarchy may be over, but Kurt Sutter won’t be long gone from your television screens. FX announced today that it has ordered the Sons of Anarchy creator’s new show The Bastard Executioner to series, with the 10-episode first season slated to debut on the network this fall. The series puts Sutter in period drama territory, as it tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. Newcomer Lee Jones, True Blood actor Stephen Moyer, and Soa alum/Sutter’s wife Katey Segal lead the show, with Sutter also taking on a role. The series regular cast also includes Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, »
- Adam Chitwood
FX has given a 10-episode order to the drama created by the “Sons of Anarchy” creator about a Late Middle Ages warrior knight who gets pulled back into fighting just when he thought he was out. Lee Jones plays titular executioner Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge.
There will be blood. #Tbx
— kurt sutter (@sutterink) May 22, 2015
Sutter wrote the pilot. He is exec producing along with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay. Barclay directed the pilot. Sutter also appears in the series, along with his wife, Katey Sagal, Stephen Moyer, Flora Spencer-Longhurst and Sam Spruell. The cast also includes Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and Matthew Rhys.
“I love history. I love theology. I love blood. It’s been very satisfying weaving »
- Whitney Friedlander
Per the official description, the 10-episode period piece “tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.”
Related FX Sets Dates for Married and Tyrant Returns, Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs
The Weinstein Co. has revealed the first poster for Adam Jones (originally titled Chef), starring Bradley Cooper in the title role as a Parisian chef who loses his job and relocates to London, where he starts building a team to create the greatest restaurant of all time. If we're being honest, the poster does very little, merely featuring its title star in nothing more than a publicity shot. Directed by John Wells (August: Osage County) and written by Steven Knight the film features a stacked cast that reunites Cooper with his American Sniper co-star Sienna Miller along with the likes of Omar Sy, Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey), Lily James (Cinderella), Uma Thurman and Matthew Rhys. readmore postid="170181" Here's the official synopsis followed by the poster. The film is slated for an Oct. 2 release and will likely enjoy a Toronto Film Festival premiere. »
- Brad Brevet
Cannes — Harvey Weinstein appears to be in a good place. The Weinstein Company is, after all, coming off three-straight hits with "The Imitation Game," "Paddington" and "Woman in Gold." Thursday evening the industry titan held court for his annual Cannes preview, noting that he loved this year's slate while insisting that that's not always the case. The highlight of the evening was intended to be the first footage screened of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," but this pundit was much more impressed with Garth Davis' "Lion." Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, "Lion" chronicles how, thanks to his inherent curiosity, a 5-year-old boy is separated from his family in India. Now, 25 years later, Saroo (Dev Patel) has grown up after being raised by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and begins a search for the biological family he believes is still waiting for him to come home. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline reports that Pinto will take on a live-action role in the blockbuster pic, on which Serkis is set to make his directorial debut. She joins The Americans star Matthew Rhys, who is playing explorer John Lockwood, and Bad Words breakout Rohan Chand, who won the role of Mowgli, in the production, which will blend live-action and motion-capture to adapt the classic by Rudyard Kipling.
No details yet on which part the actress will play, but Jungle Book: Origins tells the story of an orphaned human boy raised by jungle animals including a friendly bear and a wise panther, so it’s perhaps likely that Pinto is playing either an explorer or Mowgli’s birth mother.
The motion-capture cast is »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: In a reteam of sorts, I hear that Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is joining the Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins at Warner Bros. She’s lined up to play one of the live-action roles opposite Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand in the hybrid motion-capture pic that’s based on the Rudyard Kipling classic. Slumdog breakout Pinto was in 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes with Serkis who is directing Jungle Book from a script by Callie Kloves. He’s also… »
Yesterday, the nominations for the 5th annual Critics Choice Television Awards were announced. The sister group to the Critics Choice Movie Awards, this is what could be looked at as a bit of an Emmy Awards precursor, if you will. I’m not exactly an expert when it comes to TV and this awards season (it’s mostly film or bust for me in that regard), but I watch a handful of shows and follow along with the race. Not enough to accurately do predictions, mind you, but I did think this nomination announcement was worthy of a mention. As such, today we have the list of Critics Choice nominees, which I’ll be revealing to you shortly. Among the titles that fared best this year with the nominations, we have Justified lead the way with five nominations. Following that, we have The Americans, The Good Wife, and Transparent with four apiece. »
- Joey Magidson
It’s time to start honoring television again, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association has released their (our) nominations for the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
HBO comes out especially strong with a whopping 27 nominations.
Any release of nominees also means its time to talk snubs, and generally start the wheels of backlash turning, and I want to know you’re reaction.
But, before that kicks off, lets see who the nominees are.
By the way, don’t miss the awards! Sunday, May 31st at 8:00pm Et on A&E!
HBO leads the networks in nominations with 27, followed by FX which garnered 16. Topping the list of nominated series are Justified (FX) and Olive Kitteridge (HBO), both with five nominations. The Americans (FX),Bessie (HBO), The Good Wife (CBS), Transparent (Amazon) and Wolf Hall »
- Marc Eastman
The critics are out for (new) blood!
Nominations for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday, and the list is chock-full of first-time nominees from rookie hits and established series.
In something of a surprise, FX’s Justified parlayed widespread acclaim for its final season into a leading five nominations, including best drama series, lead actor for Timothy Olyphant, supporting actor for Walton Goggins (who’s also up for his guest work on Sons of Anarchy), supporting actress for Joelle Carter and guest performer for Sam Elliott. »
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominations for its annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, with HBO leading the networks with 27 nominations and FX coming in second with 17.
FX’s “Justified” and HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” tied for most-nominated series with five bids each, followed by FX’s “The Americans,” HBO’s “Bessie,” CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Amazon’s “Transparent” and PBS’ “Wolf Hall” with four each.
“From streaming television to broadcast and cable, single-camera to multicamera productions, inventive reality shows to high-end drama series, this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards contenders really span the gamut,” said Btja president Joey Berlin. “It’s thrilling to continue to see such creativity and diversity in television programming, and as television journalists, it’s exciting to be able to share our favorites with viewers.”
The awards ceremony will be held May 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast live starting at 8 p. »
- Whitney Friedlander
New series are ascendant in the Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations, but it's the final season of "Justified" that reigns supreme.
The FX drama topped the nominations list with five nominations, including Best Drama, Best Actor for Timothy Olyphant, and Best Supporting Actor for Walton Goggins. "Transparent" was the leading comedy, with four nominations.
Here's the full list of nominees:
Best Drama Series
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor In A Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Best Actress In A Drama Series
Eva Green, »
- Kelly Woo
FX’s hit show The Americans goes from strength to strength, having recently been picked up for a fourth season, and now it has been announced that Frank Langella is set to return to the show as Gabriel, the Kgb handler for main protagonists Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell).
Executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg said about Langella’s return: “We’ve been huge fans of Frank’s work for a long time, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know Frank himself in the beginning stages of working together on the character of Gabriel….We look forward to a great season together, and to what we’re sure will be a phenomenal creative collaboration.”
- Scott J. Davis
Gабриэль возвращается. After recurring on the third season of FX’s Cold War drama The Americans, Frank Langella is set to return for Season 4, reprising his role as Gabriel, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth's (Keri Russell) mysterious Kgb handler. Set in the early 1980s, The Americans, which just concluded its third season, centers on the complex marriage of two Kgb spies (Russell and Rhys) posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. "Frank brings such instant… »
Even if Matthew Rhys hadn't had a standout performance in The Americans' Season 3 finale this week -- and, of course, he did -- I probably still would have bestowed him as the TV Performer of the Week, because he deserves to be named actor of the season. The Americans has always been an acting tour-de-force for Rhys his co-star and on-screen wife Keri Russell, though this season has truly belonged to Rhys' Philip, and to Rhys' dexterity as an actor. For those unfamiliar, The Americans is a show built on the idea and deconstruction of identity. Rhys and Russell play a pair of high-level Kgb spies developed specifically to infiltrate the United States in the 1970s and 80s, living as American citizens ("Philip and Elizabeth Jennings") while carrying out complex Soviet spy orders. [caption id="attachment_316780" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via FX[/caption] Over the course of its three seasons, The Americans has also slowly »
- Allison Keene
Brian Lowry proclaims this season of "The Americans" its best yet following Wednesday's third season finale. Spoilers Ahead. He says the FX drama derived "considerable strength" from the main storyline involving characters played by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as they finally told their teen daughter they are really Russian spies. In the final episode, mother and daughter covertly visited Russia, a murder took place in Washington, and FBI agent Beeman (Noah Emmerich) almost lost his job. The season ends with daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) on the phone with her pastor giving up her family secrets. Lowry also praises the "enormous touch of class" brought by guest star Frank Langella as their Russian handler in America. Variety -Break- Ray Romano will host a special devoted to the 33-year late night run of David Letterman. The 90-minute CBS program airs May 4 and will include clips highlighting his best interviews, top 10 lists, »
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